Summertime Essentials

Summertime Essentials

Summer is a time for kicking back, letting loose, and running free—and this playlist will help you set the mood for the season when longer days and warmer temperatures take over. If you’re heading out for a top-down road trip, classics by The Beatles and The Killers can soundtrack your highway ride. For anyone getting ready to take over the grill, stretched-out soul jams by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Bill Withers, and Maze & Frankie Beverly await. Upbeat cuts by Outkast, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams are perfect for poolside hanging and carousing—and there are songs for dance parties that stretch into the wee hours, too, with beat-heavy cuts by Billie Eilish, Dr. Dre, Rihanna, and Snoop Dogg. Summertime is a vibe as much as it is a season, and this mix of songs will help channel that feeling any time of year.

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