5 Songs to Add to Your Summer Playlist

Acoustic guitar placed next to tree on beach

Music makes the world go ‘round. Here in Southwest Florida, we embrace it with open arms. We believe listening to the right music on your vacation is a great way to connect visitors with the locals, activities and environments that make up our coastal culture. Here are five songs that will make the perfect summer playlist to enhance your stay on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

“Sunny and 75” by Joe Nichols

It’s Joe Nichols at his very best. This upbeat pop-country phenomenon is the perfect high-energy jam to wake up to. Listen while you cruise the streets of Downtown Fort Myers or take a healthy stroll by the sea. “Sunny and 75” was charted at number 39 on the Hot 100 and gave Nichols his fourth number-one country hit on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. 

“Pearly Shells” by Burl Ives

This one should come as no surprise. With a beat as steady as the waves, this famous number from the legendary Burl Ives is sure to put you in a shelling state of mind. Listen while you comb the beach in search of treasures from the sea or kick back in a hammock and sway to the smooth rhythm of this 1960s classic.  

“Toes” by Zac Brown Band

This song is a musical guarantee that’s bound to bring you a great day on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. It stands as the third top-ten country hit for Zac Brown Band. With carefree lyrics and an uplifting beat, this number is the right jam to play with your feet in the sand. 

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys

Music doesn’t get any cheerier than this. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is a simple, hopeful song led with high spirits and energy that’s perfect for – well, just about anything. It’s a bright and sunny ‘60s hit you can listen to a million times that never gets old. You might try playing it while hanging out with your friends, family or significant other while treating yourselves to ice cream on the beach. 

“When The Sun Goes Down” by Kenny Chesney

After sunset, press play on this toe-tapper to liven up the night. Post up at a beach-front bar with a drink of choice and play this single that sold over 500,000 copies in its first week. If you’re visiting with your significant other, you might just find yourselves dancing beneath the stars, swaying to the sound of this smooth country tune. 

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