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Summer Playlist: 12 Great Tunes For Entertaining

Kickstart your entertaining with the perfect summer playlist!

Whether you’re throwing the perfect summer party, getting a summer project done or just lounging by the pool, the perfect playlist makes summer even sweeter. We’ve all got favorite songs from this summer’s top hits — and from summers past. But here’s a list of some songs to get your summer entertaining playlist started:  Check them out after the break!

(If you’re not sure about how to make an iTunes playlist — it’s easy! Check out the simple directions.)

Here are some sounds, old and new, that you might like!

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  • Everything is Everything / Phoenix 1 of 12
    Everything is Everything / Phoenix
    You've probably heard all the great tracks from their Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album, but this album is just as great. Start with "Everything is Everything" and its laid-back cool.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing / Jack Johnson 2 of 12
    Sitting, Waiting, Wishing / Jack Johnson
    Our family loves Jack Johnson's laid-back music (I remember going to see him on a date with my husband at an outdoor amphitheater after his first album!). Here's a more uptempo track.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Cruel Summer / Bananarama 3 of 12
    Cruel Summer / Bananarama
    My husband remembers listening to this song when he drove off to his freshman year in college .. but it's a summer classic.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole best-of album download here.
  • Rock Your Body / Justin Timberlake 4 of 12
    Rock Your Body / Justin Timberlake
    This is another awesome summer track that makes me feel like dancing every time.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Symmetry / Little Boots 5 of 12
    Symmetry / Little Boots
    The whole Little Boots "Hands" album is great -- and she's working on a new one -- but this duet with Phil Oakey form the Human League is a lost classic. Trust me.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Aint That Peculiar / Marvin Gaye 6 of 12
    Aint That Peculiar / Marvin Gaye
    There's something about Motown that says summer -- and Marvin Gaye is just amazing.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Bang Bang Bang / Mark Ronson feat Q-Tip and MNDR 7 of 12
    Bang Bang Bang / Mark Ronson feat Q-Tip and MNDR
    This is a really fun song ... and my favorite part is the last 30 seconds! "Un, deux, trois ..."
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole Record Collection CD here.
  • Call It What You Want / Foster The People 8 of 12
    Call It What You Want / Foster The People
    Foster the People are everywhere, it seems, but this song is one of my favorites and I don't hear it as much as the others!
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Youth without Youth / Metric 9 of 12
    Youth without Youth / Metric
    The new Metric album is awesome -- and this single is super fun for summer.
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole Synthetica CD here.
  • Move In The Right Direction / Gossip 10 of 12
    Move In The Right Direction / Gossip
    What a horrible album cover for a great CD. Gossip's last two albums have been fun and upbeat -- and this inspirational track will get your toe tapping and help you feel inspired! (And the video's fun, too.)
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.
  • Ready to start (Remixed by Damian Taylor and Arcade Fire) / Arcade Fire 11 of 12
    Ready to start (Remixed by Damian Taylor and Arcade Fire) / Arcade Fire
    I love Arcade Fire. My husband is a big music fan, and he tracked down the limited edition vinyl for this song on Record Store Day this year. You can find it (And a remix of "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" on the same single -- and they're remixes that actually improve the originals! It's download only unless you want to break out a turntable!
    Download the MP3 EPhere
    .
  • Go! / Santigold feat. Karen O 12 of 12
    Go! / Santigold feat. Karen O
    We really enjoyed Santigold's first album, and her second is fun, too. On the opening track, with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she gets your blood pumping!
    Download the MP3 here
    or pick up the whole CD here.

What’s your favorite summer song? Leave it in the comments — we’d love to know!

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