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Time to roll down the car windows, fire up the grill, re-up the sunblock, and get into all kinds of summer tunes. Our personal best-of-summer list runs the gamut from cool to hot, easy-listening to classic pop-punk (and does not include LFO*). Enjoy!
*In 1999, LFO released the detestably catchy white-boy R&B “Summer Girls,” complete with Abercrombie & Fitch product placement lyrics. So bad it makes us long for snowstorms.
1.) DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
A laid-back, hip-hop summer anthem from 1991—its smoothed-out R&B sound owing in large part to its sample of Kool & the Gang’s “Summer Madness”—this never fails to bring a smile.