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My 2011 Summer Playlist

There’s no doubt that the best party is a summer party — and not just because the weather is warm. Summer music is, by far, the best music: poppy, fun, and filled with memories.

I had a barbecue a couple weeks ago and had a few friends ask me for the playlist from the party. But I decided to do them one better. I’ve compiled well over 100 essential summer jamz (both new and old) below for your summer party pleasure. The list is by no means definitive — but I do think it’s pretty damn good. Put it on at your next party.

Full YouTube playlist available here (starred songs were not available).

Aaliyah ft. Timbaland – Are You That Somebody?

Bad Company – Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy

Beck – Loser

Benedek – Shooting Stars*

Beyonce ft. Andre 3000 – Party*

Big Boi ft. Vonnegutt – Follow Us

Big Punisher ft. Joe – Still Not A Player

Big Tymers – Still Fly

Billy Joel – You May Be Right

Blink 182 – All The Small Things

The Bloods – Button Up

Blu Cantrell – Hit Em Upstyle (Oops!)

Bob Marley – Natural Mystic

Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey – I Know What You Want

Cam’Ron – Hey Ma

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now

Chromeo – Tenderoni

The Clash – The Magnificent Dance

Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear

Curren$y – This Is The Life

Daddy Yankee – Ella Me Levantó

Daft Punk – Face To Face

Damian Marley – Welcome To Jamrock

Danny Daze & Zarate – For This Love*

David Banner & Lil Flip – Like A Pimp

Destiny’s Child ft. T.I. & Lil Wayne – Soldier

DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne – I’m On One

Don Omar ft. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro

The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music

Dr. Dre – Xxplosive

Drake ft. T.I. and Swizz Beats – Fancy

Elite – Rock The House (Part 1)

Eminem – The Real Slim Shady

Eve ft. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind

Fabolous – Can’t Deny It

Fat Joe ft. Ashanti – What’s Luv?

Field Mob ft. Ciara – So What

Frank Ocean – Songs For Women

Free Energy – Free Energy

The Game & 50 Cent – Westside Story

Greg Street ft. Nappy Roots – Good Day

Groundation – Dem Rise

Heavy D – Long Distance Girlfriend

The Honeydrippers – Impeach The President

Hot Chocolate – Heaven Is In The Backseat Of My Cadillac

Ice Cube – We Be Clubbin’

Ja Rule & Case – Livin’ It Up

The Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles

Jadakiss – We Gonna Make It

Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl

Jason Aldean ft. Ludacris – Dirt Road Anthem

Jay-z ft. Mecca – Feeling It

Jeremiah ft. 50 Cent – Down On Me

Jim Jones – Believe In Magic

Joe ft. G-Unit – Ride Wit Me

The Juan Maclean – Give Me Every Little Thing*

Jurassic 5 – Baby Please

Justice & Simian Mobile Disco – We Are Your Friends

Justin Timberlake – Señorita

Juvenile – Slow Motion

Kanye West – All Of The Lights

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Killer Mike – A.D.I.D.A.S.

Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight

La Roux – In For The Kill

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)

LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away

Len – Steal My Sunshine

Lil Rob – Summer Nights

Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot

Lil Flip – Sunshine

Liquid Liquid – Cavern

Lloyd ft. Yung Joc – Get It Shawty

Ludacris – Splash Waterfalls

Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz – Out Of My Head

Maino ft. T-Pain – All The Above

Manu Chao – Bongo Bong

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up

Mike Jones – Back Then

Missy Elliott – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

Murs – L.A.

Mystikal – Danger

Naughty By Nature – Jamboree

Neil Young – Old Man

Nelly – Ride With Me

Nicki Minaj – Did It On Em

No Doubt – Underneath It All

Notorious BIG – Juicy

Old Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money

Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmusik

Phoenix – 1901

Prince – Erotic City

Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls

R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)

Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s On It

Rick James – Give It To Me Baby

Robyn – Hang With Me

Rupee – Tempted To Touch

RZA – Grits

Sagat – Funk Dat

Sean Bones – Easy Street

Sean Paul – Give It Up To Me

Sergio Mendes – Mas Que Nada

Snoop Dogg ft. Nate Dogg – Ain’t No Fun

Steve Miller – Take The Money And Run

Sublime – Pawn Shop

Sugar Ray – Fly

T.I. – Let’s Get Away

Talib Kweli – Get By

Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town

Tom Petty – American Girl

Twista – Overnight Celebrity

UGK ft. Outkast – International Players Anthem

Wizard – It’s On

Young Gunz – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

311 – I’ll Be Here Awhile

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