20 Swelteringly Hot Summer Road Trip Songs

Summertime is here and whether you're in terminally sunny South Florida or the northernmost regions of Seattle chances are you're hot. But if you also happen to be a car buff, even the most scorching temperatures won't keep you from piling in and revving up for an epic road trip.

To help keep your mind off the miserable heat, your fellow auto enthusiasts here at E3 Spark Plugs offers this list of our top 20 favorite summertime tunes, whether you're blazing down the highway at top speed in your late-model muscle car or tootling along at a leisurely pace in your classic roadster, taking in the scenery - some sultry, some slow, some fast and some just plain fun.

In no particular order…

  • Hot in the City, Billy Idol
  • The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey
  • Long Hot Summer Night, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Heat Wave, Martha and the Vandellas
  • Summer in the City, Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Windows are Rolled Down, Amos Lee
  • Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik
  • Call Me the Breeze, Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Summer Breeze, Seal and Crofts
  • Cruel Summer, Bananarama
  • Summer Girls, LFO
  • In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry
  • Hot Hot Summer Day, The Sugarhill Gang
  • Temperature, Sean Paul
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly and the Family Stone
  • Summertime (And the Livin’ is Easy), Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Summer Breeze, Seals & Croft
  • Summer Wind, Frank Sinatra
  • Summer of '69, Bryan Adams
  • Summertime, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

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