Jags’ Favorite Summer Music Hits


Dylan Padron

Arms raised and heads bopping, students vibe to their favorite summer tune through the car’s speakers. The song is just one of many favorites Jags found themselves listening to this summer. (Graphic by Dylan Padron, Photo by: Hailey Tesser)

Samantha Miragliotta and Rebecca Lim

   Windows rolled down, the sun shining, wind whipping your hair around…a perfect summer day for many. But there’s one thing missing–the perfect summer playlist blasting through your car’s speakers! More specifically, that one specific song that you hum to yourself while cleaning, bop your head to in the car, and can’t get out of your head. Whether they’re oldies-but-goodies or new releases, pop or hip-hop, or mellow or vibrant, the songs students have on repeat over the summer are there for a reason. Here are just a few of them: 

Question: What was your favorite song (or songs) that you listened to over the summer including favorite hits/new releases? And why? 

“My favorite summer song is “Salvatore” by Lana Del Rey…my favorite part of it is the chorus, and my favorite lyris is ’soft ice cream’.” – Freshman Valeria Perez

“My favorite summer song is “Doin’ Time” by Lana Del Rey and I like it because it has a nice vibe to it… it’s always a song that I kinda go to. My favorite lyric in it is probably when it says ‘Evil, I’ve come to tell you that she’s evil, most definitely’.”– Freshman Daniella Castellano

“I listened to “Father Stretch My Hands” by Kanye West and Ye because I love the lyrics like ‘beautiful morning’. It’s also very motivating.”– Sophomore Valentina Mesa

“My favorite song to listen to over the summer was “Tarot” by Bad Bunny, it’s upbeat and a fun song to listen to.”Sophomore Santiago Delgado 

“‘Locked Out of Heaven’ by Bruno Mars [is my favorite summer song] because it is an uplifting song you can vibe to–perfect for summer.”Junior Mia San Angelo

“I liked the song ‘I Ain’t Worried’ by OneRepublic. It was one of my favorite songs to listen to over the summer.” – Junior Annabelle Rodas

“I listened to ‘Headlines’ by Drake over the summer because it’s a feel-good and catchy song.”  – Senior Reef Ostendorf 

“I listened to ‘Massive’ by Drake over the summer on repeat. The song had great energy and hyped me up for my workouts.”Senior Alyssa Gonzalez

“I listened to ‘Cruel Summer’ by Taylor Swift from the show The Summer I Turned Pretty over the summer.” – Senior Gabriella Kinsey 

“I listened to the song ‘Efecto’ by Bad Bunny because it’s a really good song to vibe to in the summer.”Senior Briana Correa 

“My favorite song from the summer is ‘Good Vibrations’ by The Beach Boys because I can play it on the guitar.” Senior Amanda Roman