Listen Up: Kate Brien’s Summer Kickoff Playlist


When we asked View From The Topp blogger Kate Brien to put together a playlist, she gravitated toward laid-back tunes with a decidedly sun-and-sand vibe. (After all, we like to believe that if you play enough Beach Boys songs, warm weather appears.) Her decades-spanning mix will get you in the mood for denim cutoffs and tank tops—even if you may have to wait just a little longer to wear them.

1. “In The Summertime,” Mungo Jerry

2. “Nancy From Now On,” Father John Misty

3. “Wondering Where The Lions Are,” Bruce Cockburn

4. “One Headlight,” The Wallflowers

5. “The Wire,” HAIM

6. “Unbelievers,” Vampire Weekend

7. “Bermuda,” Kisses

8. “Kokomo,” The Beach Boys

9. “Moi Je Joue,” Brigitte Bardot

10. “Big Yellow Taxi,” Joni Mitchell

11. “Queen Bee,” Taj Mahal

12. “That Summer Feeling,” Jonathan Richman

Stream this and all our other playlists on rdio.