No point in getting too philosophical about the music, advises our summer experts. “I just like to play what people like to hear,” says Kirstin.

Best Summertime Songs Made in Michigan

• Night Moves, Bob Seger, Lincoln Park

• Nutbush City Limits,  Bob Seger

• All Summer Long, Kid Rock, Romeo

• Born Free, Kid Rock

• School’s Out, Alice Cooper, Detroit

• Lust for Life, Iggy Pop, Muskegon

• Holiday, Madonna, Rochester

• I Wonder, Sixto Rodriguez, Detroit

• When the Sun Goes Down, Uncle Kracker, Mt. Clemens

• You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder, Saginaw

• Lose Yourself, Eminem, Detroit

• My Girl, Temptations, Detroit

• Rubberband Man, The Spinners, Ferndale

• You Really Got a Hold on Me, Smokey Robinson, Detroit

• Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie, Sufjan Stevens, Petoskey

• Take it Easy, Glenn Frey/Eagles, Detroit

• Big Mama Brown, May Erlewine, Ann Arbor

• Together, Ted Nugent, Detroit

• Let’s Stay Together, Al Green, Grand Rapids

• Mony, Mony, Tommy James, Niles