8 Jams To Add To Your Playlist To End Summer 2018 With A Bang

8 Jams To Add To Your Playlist To End Summer 2018 With A Bang

If you need a few more songs to jam to before the summer of 2018 is over... you've come to the right place.


With only a few short weeks before school pick backs up, I've saved you the effort of searching for the perfect summer song. These are the jams that have made the summer of 2018 one for the books.

You're welcome.

1. "The Way it Was" by Coast Modern

This is a song you can roll your windows down to. It's impossible to listen to this song without feeling like a rebellious teenager in a high school movie or like you're in a music video. It's a great road trip song, as well. Coast Modern did it to us ... Actually... they did this FOR US.

2. "She Way Out" by The 1975

Even though this song has been out for a while, it still has this vibe to it that I simply can't describe. It's a tune that will never go "out of style." The 1975 makes songs with such variety, so even if "She Way Out" isn't your forte, you can count on them to have something on one of their albums you'll like. Give them a listen. Seriously.


To put it plainly... this song is a BOP. It's a song for a summer night. It has a unique beat and chorus guaranteed to make your toe tap.

4. "Hope" by Tim Legend

Similar to "GOT IT GOOD" it's a good song to put on in the car with your friends on a summer night. The lyrics, the voice, the whole thing. Just slaps. 10/10 would recommend.

5. "American Honey Blonde" by Woodlock

Okay. Picture this.

You're out in the middle of nowhere on a patio. On a hammock. And sunlight is peaking through the trees and screen porch. You have a book in your lab, but your eyes are slowly slipping shut as the wind blows past your face calmly. That's the vibe this song gives off. Trust me.

6. "Survivor" by Destiny's Child

An oldie, but a goodie. Ladies, if you are coming out of a summer fling or relationship, this one is for you. You are a strong independent woman. Destiny's Child is preaching in this. And I'm still here for it.

7. "365 Days" by ZZ Ward

Again, a powerful anthem to all of you who are embracing single life or for those of you who just want a song to belt out. ZZ Ward is so underrated, and this song really showcases her range. A true gift to the ears. It's also super catchy.

8. "Super Trouper" by Cher

This song is from the "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again" soundtrack, which is arguably the best movie of the summer. This song is a classic with a refreshing new sound. If you haven't seen Mamma Mia yet, get on it. It will honestly change your life.

These have been my summer anthems. My playlists for the beach, for nights out on the town, or for laying on my couch reading. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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11 Reasons Why You'll Never Regret Going To A Reptile Expo

There's only one downside- you can't take home every pet.


You may ask, what's a reptile expo? It's a place where breeders of reptiles, amphibians, and bugs gather to sell and educate their adorable pets. There's so much to see and do at a reptile expo, below I listed 11 of the top reasons you'll never regret going to one.

11. Shopping

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There's no shortage of shopping at a reptile expo. There's plenty of novelty items with cute reptiles and puns on shirts, mugs, and vinyl stickers. They also have some unusual pieces like once I found animal skulls. You'll always be surprised at what you might find even if you're just browsing.

However, beyond the souvenirs, it's a great place to shop for your reptile pets. They have everything you could possibly imagine from feeder insects to substrate, terrariums, plants both real and fake, and so much more. Basically, anything you can think of to complete the perfect habitat for your pet. You have to watch prices from vendor to vendor but their generally cheaper than the average pet store. I've gotten steals for crickets and a cricket keeper for my Baby Basilisk.

10. Frogs!

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You can't resist these cool fleets of nature. There's so many different types and each unique herp is precious.

9. Hold Cute Pets

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Although be careful. Some vendors let people hold pets no problem, others are warier because they don't want their pets to catch any potential diseases. It just depends on the vendor.

8. Creating Memories with Friends

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Yeah going to the movies and the park is fun with your friends. Yet, the reptile offers a unique experience to spice up your adventures with your friends. You can experience it together and create new memories.

7. Snakes!

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Just look at these danger noodles! How precious!

6. Always Something New

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Every time I've been to an expo there's always been something. One expo it's axolotls and the next it's baby alligators. New vendors and new pets equal new and exciting experiences.

5. Turtles!

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D'aw, they're just so adorable. There's so many mini ones it's absolutely adorable.

4. Education

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Just ask and the vendors are willing to answer any question you have on care, health, and the general species. They are pretty knowledgeable about what they do, considering for a lot of them this is their full-time job. Some vendors even keep care guides that have helpful and useful info on the care of pets.

3. Lizards!

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There are little so many different types of Lizards. There's bearded dragons, geckos, iguanas, and so much more. The possibilities are endless with them.

2. Creepy Crawlers!

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My personal guilty pleasure. I would never own one but I think their cool to admire from a distance. You'll be surprised by how many different types of bugs people keep as pets beyond the scorpion and spider.

1. Finding Your New Best Friend

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With so many different animals there you're bound to find one, or two, or three, or more that you'll want as your new best friend.

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