All Summer 16′: 16 Songs To Jump-Start Your Summer Mood

20 Jun

With today being the first day of summer (seriously,where did the time go 2016?) it’s only right you welcome it equipped with a proper playlist. Below is a mixture of that “new-new” and a few feel-good classics to get you pumped up for the warm weather and all the adventures to come.  Whether you’re heading to the beach, cleaning with all your windows open, turning up at a cookout, filling up pages on your passport, or simply enjoying the sun with a glass of lemonade, these 20 tracks ranging from hip-hop to reggae should help get you in the mood for some good ole’ summertime madness.

1.Major Lazor “Light it up” (remix)

This tracks is a great blend of dancehall and pop and sure to turn any event into a “lituation.”

2. Chris Brown & Benny Bennassi “Paradise”

Though these two haven’t collaborate since 2011’s “Beautiful People”, clearly time has done nothing to diminish the magic they create together.

3. Ameriie “Why dont we fall in love”

Ameriie recently dropped an LP this year after a nearly decade long hiatus from the music scene and though her new music is popping who could forget her debut track that had us all thinking of a certain someone special and wondering the same thing?

4. Ariana Grande “Into You”

5. Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla “One Dance” 

Nuff’ said.

6. Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work from home”


7. Tupac featuring Dr. Dre “California Love”

Even if you’re not from the sunshine state, this is a classic banger.

8. Fat Joe, Remy Ma featuring French Montana “All the way up”

Also #NSFW…..unless you’re walking out the door.

9. Rihanna featuring Drake “Work”

This is Ri-Ri’s 14th number one hit and though she released it in January, it’s still on top of the charts. Even President Obama loves it.

10.  M.O “Who do you think of?”

You may not have heard of this British group yet, but this dancehall inspired track is a strong contender for a top-ten hit this summer.

11. Calvin Harris and Rihanna “This is what you came for”

12. Justin Bieber “Company”

I can’t lie, I wouldn’t mind keeping the Biebs company. Don’t judge me.

13. Carl Thomas “Summer rain”

This soul-soothing melody is perfect for a calmer setting like an evening walk along the beach or relaxing on van island vacation.

14. Chance the Rapper “No problem”

One could argue every song off “Coloring Book” is masterful, but this one seems like it’ll be a  dance-inducing summer anthem.

15. Justin Timberlake “Can’t stop the feeling”

So maybe you’re at work and it’s an especially beautiful summer day you can’t wait to run out to. Throw this on for a 5 minute dance break for you and your coworkers. Who knows, your boss might jump in too…MIGHT.

16. Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff “Summertime”

“Drums please!” Ok, any summertime playlist wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) be considered  complete without this classic from the former Fresh Prince and his DJ partner in crime. This song literally touches on every good part of the summer: great weather, memories made with loved ones, and the promise of ample opportunities to turn up with friends or just sitting back and unwinding.

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