May 16, 2023
Putting together a summer playlist? These tunes are perfect for summer's dog days
It's officially summer and we want to help you make the most of it. So whether you're heading out for a road trip, enjoying some pool time or a meeting friends for a backyard barbeque, add these tunes to your summer soundtrack, then plug in and jam out! Because so many of these titles are always available on hoopla, you don't have to wait to get your party started!
"psychofreak," featuring Willow, is the perfect pool day bop-- cool and refreshing.
Come Home the Kids Miss You
This summer, don't settle for anything less than "First Class." You're worth it.
Florence + the Machine
Heading into the wilderness this summer? Queue up the wild-hearted energy of "Free."
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The rollicking country rocker, "Keys to the Country," will put you in a summer state of mind.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Blxst and Amanda Reifer help make "Die Hard" a sun-kissed R&B jam.
Saddle up! "If I Was A Cowboy" is an easy-on-the-ears fantasy trip to the country.
The powerhouse pop track "As It Was" will make your feet dance and your head spin.
Based on a Jo Dee Messina tune from the '90s, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" is an upbeat country bop.
Dangerous: The Double Album
The heartbreak ballad "Wasted On You" is the perfect accompaniment to any long, contemplative drive.
Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 81
"Stay"ing power is what 2021's Kid Laroi x Justin Bieber catchy collab has.
Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 82
Soak up all the pop-rap swagger of Latto's "Big Energy."
Chicago: The Very Best Of
You'll want to listen to "Saturday in the Park" all summer long, not just on the Fourth of July.
The Essential Bill Withers
For a sure-fire boost of summer positivity, listen to "Lovely Day."
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys
"Good Vibrations" is catchy and lush, a musical masterpiece.
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Any track by the reggae icon is pure summer, but "Sun is Shining" is exceptionally chill.
Mascara and Monsters
For full-on rock and roll, "School's Out" earns top marks.
Motown 50: Fanthology
Marvin Gaye's disco ditty "Got to Give It Up" is the soul of summer.
New Wave Hits of the '80s Vol. 5
Go-Go's on and admit it, "Vacation" really is all you ever wanted.
Portrait of a Legend, 1951-1964
"Summertime" is so gorgeous it'll bring tears to your eyes.
Fountains of Wayne
Welcome Interstate Managers
"Mexican Wine" is a must-add to your poolside playlist.
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