Stream: The Ultimate Summer Playlist, Created by You


We agree on quite a few things here, like where to get a killer iced latte and the best nearby beach for a day off. But there is one debated hot topic (pun intended): which songs should go on our Ultimate Summer Playlist. To settle matters, we handed DJ privileges over to you. You tweeted us your warm-weather favorites and we just slotted them in.

The result? A playlist with something for everyone and every occasion, from The Kooks’ fuzzy rock and Leon Bridges’s throwback soul to a sing-it-aloud ballad, courtesy of Florence + The Machine. Now all you need is a good DJ name.

  1. “Pool!” Cub Sport
  2. “Boy,” Ra Ra Riot
  3. “Falling Over,” The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  4. “Moony Eyed Walrus,” Cayucas
  5. “Electric Love,” BØRNS
  6. “Love Who Loves You Back,” Tokio Hotel
  7. “Say My Name,” ODESZA featuring Zyra
  8. “Ship to Wreck,” Florence + The Machine
  9. “Handsome,” The Vaccines
  10. “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
  11. “Drive-In Movies,” Ray LaMontagne
  12. “Lay, Lady, Lay,” Bob Dylan
  13. “Feel It All Around,” Washed Out
  14. “Leyndarmál,” Ásgeir Trausti
  15. “Genesis,” Grimes
  16. “Townie,” Mitski
  17. “Always Where I Need to Be,” The Kooks
  18. “Don’t Save Me,” HAIM
  19. “Stay Dreaming,” Friends
  20. “A Place in the Sun,” Marine Girls
  21. “A Year with No Head,” Blue Orchids
  22. “St. Croix,” Family of the Year
  23. “Coming Home,” Leon Bridges
  24. “No Diggity,” Chet Faker
  25. “Broken Record,” SoySauce featuring Joni Fatora
  26. “The Fool,” Ryn Weaver
  27. “Blame It on Me,” George Ezra
  28. “Bridges,” Broods
  29. “Believe,” Mumford & Sons
  30. “Seven Nation Army,” Zella Day

Stream the entire playlist here and browse our other playlists on Spotify here.

Photo courtesy of @kristencesiro.