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Your Ultimate Summer Playlist

Whether you’re spending the summer chilling on the beach, exploring theme parks, and chatting up lifeguards…or you’re spending it stuck inside hiding from the heat and babysitting for your little cousin, you’re always in need of a great musical soundtrack. The playlist below will take care of all your summer jam needs, from beach-y classics to the latest top tunes. So grab your flip-flops and listen while it’s still hot!

“I Like It Like That,” by Hot Chelle Rae ft. New Boyz

“Fins,” by Jimmy Buffett

“I Love It,” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX

“Surfin’ USA,” by The Beach Boys

“Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons

“Summertime,” by New Kids on the Block

“Can’t Hold Us,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” by Kenny Chesney

”Best Song Ever,” by One Direction

“Summer of ’69,” by Bryan Adams

“One In A Million,” by Down With Webster

“Summer Paradise,” by Simple Plan

“Red Hands,” by Walk Off the Earth

“Boys of Summer,” by Don Henley

“Come & Get It,” by Selena Gomez

“Margaritaville,” by Jimmy Buffett

“Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line

“Summer Girls,” by LFO

“We Can’t Stop,” by Miley Cyrus

“Wipeout,” by The Sufaris

“Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.

“Kokomo,” by The Beach Boys (with John Stamos in a pink tank top on drums!)

“My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” by Fall Out Boy

“Soak Up The Sun,” by Sheryl Crow

“Get Lucky,” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

“Summer Nights,” by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta