We’ve talked plenty about the fashion for the summer, and for good reason. Swimwear, vacation outfits, colorful accessories—there’s a whole lot to love. But while making plans in the sun has been long overdue, you also have to make sure you’ve got your playlist ready. Whether you use Apple Music or Spotify, you must have your go-to songs chosen and qued up to set the tone for the season ahead. We’ve done the same—except we’ve taken it a little deeper than just music.
There are a few songs on the charts right now that not only make you feel good but have the power to make you want to be a part of the song itself. Don’t you remember as a kid in the backseat of your parent’s car, listening to the radio and pretending you were in a music video? We’ve rounded up songs that capture that feeling because the best kind of music is the one that can completely transform your mood. Olivia Rodrigo will make you want to feel like a teenager again, Dua Lipa will have you prepared for the perfect night out, and Lorde’s latest single will have you ready for the beach in no time. We’ve relayed the six songs that give us those “experiences” below, and of course, featured the sartorial choices to match. (We are still a fashion site, after all.)