Famous Canadians release Apple Music playlists for the summer

May 23 2019, 3:59 pm

Few things go together better than summer and an epic music playlist.

From driving to the cottage with the windows down to warm days spent at the beach or on a dock, no summer day is complete without the perfect soundtrack.

And it just so happens Apple Music is the perfect way to find old summer classics and discover new music.

This summer, Apple Music invited Canadian guest celebrities including singers, Olympians, chefs, and fitness gurus—to create a series of exclusive summer-themed playlists based on their personal summer rituals and experiences.

Apple Music’s Summertime Sounds playlist includes curated summer playlists from celebs like Shawn Mendes and rising stars like Toronto celebrity chef, Matty Matheson, London-born Olympian Alysha Newman, Vancouver fitness guru Phil Mackenzie, and Quebec’s singing sensation Marie-Mae.

So the next time you need some music soundtrack inspo, here are five epic Apple Music playlists curated by some of Canada’s most recognizable faces to keep you company all summer long.

Shawn Mendes: @shawnmednes

Shawn Mendes/Apple Music

Playlist: Shawn’s Summer Mix

  1. If I Can’t Have You – Shawn Mendes
  2. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
  3. Summer Games – Drake
  4. Island in the Sun – Weezer
  5. Summer Friends – Chance The Rapper feat. Jeremiah & Francis & the Lights
  6. Get Stupid – bülow
  7. Sincerity is Scary – 1975
  8. Too Good – Drake, Rihanna
  9. Lost In Japan – Remix – Shawn Mendes, Zedd
  10. Kids – MGMT
  11. Under Pressure – Shawn Mendes, teddy<3
  12. Psycho – Post Malone, Ty Dolla Sign
  13. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
  14. Sundress – A$ap Rocky
  15. Still Woozy – Lucy
  16. Get It Together – Drake, Black Coffee, Jorja Smith
  17. Don’t Call Me Up – Mabel
  18. Talk – Khalid, Disclosure
  19. Okay – LANY, Julia Michaels
  20. 3 Nights – Dominic Fike
  21. Truth Hurts – Lizzo
  22. Wow – Post Malone

Chef Matty Matheson: @mattymatheson

Matty Matheson/Apple Music

Playlist: Summer Rules Forever

“All of these songs remind me of summer, Neil Young’s On The Beach brings back so many memories of jumping in the lake with my best friends. Neil Young, will you be my best friend?” – Matty Matheson

  1. Soda – Gob
  2. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
  3. Almost Cut My Hair – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  4. Eden’s Island – Eden Ahbez
  5. China Cat Sunflower (Live In Paris) – Grateful Dead
  6. On the Beach – Neil Young
  7. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – The Byrds
  8. Rockaway Beach – Ramones
  9. Work Hard / Play Hard – Palace Music
  10. Another Day – [email protected]
  11. Waddlin’ Around – The King Khan & BBQ Show
  12. Swimsuit Issue – Sonic Youth
  13. Summertime – Girls
  14. Midas Touch (feat. The Weather Station) – Jennifer Castle
  15. Prizes Through the Mazes of the Jungle – Ian Daniel Kehoe
  16. You Are My Angel – Horace Andy
  17. Hurt So Good – Susan Cadogan
  18. Shibandza – Penny Penny
  19. Sun Zither – Laraaji

Alysha Newman: @alyshanewman

Alysha Newman/Apple Music

Playlist: Alysha Newman’s Summer Road Trip

“I love listening to Finest Hour by Cash Cash before I compete, it has such a great build up. What gets me with this song is the line “not my finest hour.” No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. This song reminds me to never give up. You have to keep moving!” – Alysha Newman.

  1. Finest hour (feat. Abir) cash cash
  2. Old town road  (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
  3. Carry on – Kygo
  4. Light years -Yellow Claw
  5. Man down (feat. AlunaGeorge)
  6. Chariot- Gavin DeGraw
  7. 7 rings- Ariana Grande
  8. Look back at it – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  9. Without me – Halsey
  10. Peer pressure – James Bay (feat. Julia)
  11. Heaven – Kane brown
  12. I just want it all – Kid Ink
  13. Tequila- Dan + Shay
  14. Whenever – Kris Kross Amsterdam and The Boy Next Door (feat. Conor Maynard)
  15. Love the way you lie – Eminem (feat. Rihanna)
  16. Over my head (cable car) – The Fray
  17. Heart break back – RH3AB x Frank Walker (feat. Riley Bieberer)
  18. If you ever want to be in love – James Bay
  19. Light it up – Major Lazer, peace is the mission (feat. NYLA & Fuse ODG)
  20. Swervin -A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (feat. 6ix9ine)

Phil Mackenzie: @Leansquad

Phil Mackenzie/Apple Music

Playlist: Phil Mackenzie’s Summer HIITs

“One of my favourite songs from my list is “SOS (feat. Aloe Blacc)” – this song gets me excited to get outside and moving. Whatever I am doing, Avicci knows how to get me ready to smash my day” – Phil Mackenzie.

  1. Old Town Road (Diplo Remix) – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Diplo
  2. In My Mind – Dynoro and Gigi D’Agostino
  3. Talk (Alle Farben Remix) – Khalid
  4. Body [Orjan Nilsen Remix] – Loud Luxury (feat. Brando)
  5. Happier (Breathe Carolina Remix) – Marshmello and Bastille
  6. There’s Nothing Holding Me Back (NOTD Remix) – Shawn Mendes
  7. SICKO MODE (Skrillex Remix) – Travis Scott and Skrillex
  8. Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
  9. IDWK (Loud Luxury Remix) – DVBBS and blackbear
  10. Sweet Lovin’ – Sigala (feat. Bryn Christopher)
  11. Dirty Sexy Money – David Guetta (feat. Charli XCX and French Montana)
  12. Love No More (Fedde Le Grand Remix) – Loud Luxury and Anders
  13. I Like It (Dillon Francis Remix) – Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin
  14. Shape of You (Major Lazer Remix) – Ed Sheeran (feat. Nyla and Kranium)
  15. Going Bad – Meek Mill (feat. Drake)
  16. Close to Me [Felix Cartel Remix] – Ellie Goulding (feat. Diplo and Swae Lee)
  17. Your Love – David Guetta and Showtek
  18. Came Up – Flosstradamus, FKi1st, and Graves (feat. Post Malone & Key!)
  19. Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais) [Cedric Gervais Remix] – Lana Del Rey
  20. All Day and Night (Jax Jones and Martin Solveig Present Europa) – Jax Jones
  21. This Feeling – The Chainsmokers (feat. Kelsea Ballerini)
  22. Moonlight – Gaullin
  23. Give Me Your Love – Sigala (feat. John Newman and Nile Rogers)
  24. Carry On (From “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu) – Kygo and Rita Ora
  25. Love Lies (Snakehips Remix) – Khalid, Normani and Snakehips
  26. SOS – Avici (feat. Aloe Blacc)

Marie-Mai: @mariemaireal

Marie-Mai/Apple Music

Playlist: Marie-Mai’s Summer at the Cottage

  1. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
  2. Denim on Denim – Tebey
  3. T-Shirt – Thomas Rhett
  4. What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum
  5. Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
  6. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
  7. Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
  8. Cover Me Up – Jason Isbell
  9. I Want You – Bob Dylan
  10. Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967
  11. Traveller – Chris Stapleton
  12. Solving Problems – Brent Cobb
  13. Minimum – Charlie Cunningham
  14. Only Love – Ben Howard
  15. Lighthouse – Axel Flovent
  16. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  17. Shine on Rainy Day – Brent Cobb
  18. Morning Is Made – Hush Kids
  19. Keep Breathing – Ingrid Michaelson
  20. Exhale / Inhale – Matt Holubowski