Whether you’re a) driving to the beach (with the top down, of course), b) already at the beach (lucky!), or c) stuck at the office wishing you were at the beach (like us), you deserve an uplifting summer playlist. Enter Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, who asked us to put together the perfect playlist to soundtrack your summer. These are the tracks currently pumping on the stereo here at Flavorwire/Flavorpill HQ. Enjoy!
Shamir: “Call it Off”
We’re already on record as big Shamir fans. Can’t beat this disco-tinged anthem.
Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcan: “I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times”
As our compatriot mentioned, this song really depends on your tolerance for Young Thug. But for us? Major jam.
IGBO: “Gimme Gimme” Guaranteed to pack a dance floor (or start a chair dance party if you’re still stuck at work).
Tame Impala: “Let it Happen”
What was the last song of the summer to clock in at 8 minutes? Tame Impala bring the funk.
Total Giovanni: “When We Break”
Italo-disco by way of Melbourne. This is Summer, folks.
Vic Mensa feat. Kanye West: “U Mad”
Chi-town Kanye protege Vic Mensa brings out the big brass for this one.
Time Wharp: “Cole Dub” A sprightlier take on New York deep house. A perfectly uplifting track from this BK-based producer.
Fetty Wap feat. Drake: “Come My Way”
Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is already dominating summertime playlists. We’re moving on to this banger featuring Drake, who knows a thing or two about “songs of the summer.”
Bonus: The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff: “Summertime”
Because no summer playlist is complete without this classic.