There’s no better way to kick off the summer than with some of your favorite tunes, preferably poolside or in the car en route to the nearest beach. Even better when those tunes are part of the soundtrack to a nostalgia-inducing summer movie. For all the memories you’ll be making in the coming months, we’ve got a lineup of 5 summer movie soundtracks you simply must add to your playlist!
There hasn’t been a summer movie in recent memory that has nailed their official soundtrack quite as well as all those involved with Guardians of the Galaxy did! The second movie soundtrack is just as good, so we recommend you check them both out while you’re at it! It’s a perfectly curated collection of classic hits from Jackson 5 to the Runaways to Jay & The Americans. These easy-on-the-ears tunes capture the many comedic moments on Peter Quill’s journey to evade Yondu, who’s put out a bounty on his capture for stealing a mysterious orb, and Gemora who’s also hot on his trail!
If you’re looking for something a little more mellow, the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack might just do the trick — piano instrumentals, ballads and a few Italian songs on the list are sure to put you at ease. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the film, set in 1980s Italy, when romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
There isn’t much more that needs to be said about Grease, a favorite amongst all ages around the world! Inspired by the summer romance between Sandy and Danny, the soundtrack is full of sing-along hits like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightnin’” — certain to put a pep in your step this summer!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a sweet tale of four best girlfriends who devise a plan to stay connected with one another during their first summer apart, and as their lives start off in different directions. The girls find a pair of jeans that inexplicably fits them all perfectly, and they decide to share the jeans throughout the summer — appropriately dubbing them the Traveling Pants. The movie soundtrack is a pleasant compilation of acoustic and soft pop favorites sung by many notable female artists, including Natasha Bedingfield, Chantal Kreviazuk and Brandi Carlile.
Having grown up in privileged surroundings all her life, Baby never imagined that she would fall head over heels for the dance instructor at the resort she’s staying at with her family in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains — especially because his background is drastically different from hers. Eventually filling in for Johnny’s dance partner, the two fall in love and their relationship must withstand the personal turmoil involving Johnny’s dance partner and by extension, Baby’s unforgiving father. Check out the Dirty Dancing soundtrack for loads of dance-worthy favorites like “Hungry Eyes” and “Be My Baby”.
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