Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean and Migos – “Slide”
The first in a series of the EDM darling’s recent pop smashes, it’s been on repeat since it dropped in February—and will remain that way even after his Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 drops June 30.
Goldlink – “Have You Seen That Girl?”
This is what we’ll be asking strangers when the sundresses come out.
MOOSE the Coolest feat. JR Aquino and Marion Write – “City Never Sleeps”
Why rep other cities when you can rep your own? Roll down the windows, turn up this Vegas anthem and drive slow, homie.
Drake – “Passionfruit”
The tropical jam from Drizzy’s More Life playlist pairs perfectly with a mai tai.
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “Loyalty
“Humble” and “DNA” will no doubt be played at every cookout, but bump this one for the chill out.
Khalid feat. Goldlink – “Let’s Go (Remix)”
The song directly instructs you to do something uninhibited, which is the sole purpose of summer.
HAIM – “Want You Back”
It sounds like something from a John Hughes soundtrack, yet somehow this indie-retro jam also sounds oh-so-fresh.
Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
If there was a 2017 Beach Blanket Bingo reboot (please don’t, though), this would fit swimmingly on the soundtrack. The remixes, especially Medasin’s, are flames, too.
Tuxedo – “2nd Time Around”
Anything off Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One’s recent sophomore LP will funk you up, but this might just be the grooviest.
Post Malone feat. Quavo – “Congratulations”
If you graduated from college this year, this will be your song all summer—until you realize you’re in inescapable debt and still working for minimum wage. Congrats, fam!
Sylvan Esso – “Die Young”
Contrary to its name, this shimmery synth-pop jam will give you life.
Bleachers – “Everybody Lost Somebody”
When the party’s over and it’s just you and your closest friends reminiscing about the ones who couldn’t be there, put this on for a beautiful, ’80s-inspired group hug.
Ghost Town DJ’s – “My Boo”
If someone’s not dancing and singing along when this comes on, you kick them the fuck out ASAP.
The Dove Shack – “Summertime in the LBC”
Every city becomes Long Beach when this g-funk era classic comes on.
Ramones – “Rockaway Beach”
Because “Surfin’ USA” is for yuppies.
Blue Cheer – “Summertime Blues”
There actually is a cure for the summertime blues. This is it.
Alice Cooper – “School’s Out”
So burn all your books.