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A Summer 2016 Playlist

If I had a Jeep Wrangler, these are the songs I’d blast out of it while cruising the neighborhood.

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A Summer Playlist

As we head into the July 4th weekend, what better time to create a summer playlist? (Besides a month ago.)

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A Summer Playlist, Why Not

Is mid-July too late for a summer playlist? I hope not.

 

The sequence is meant for a picnic or dinner party, with the tracks gathering steam as the sangria takes hold. Some of the songs, like “Do You” and “Problem,” are included simply because they’re addictive as hell. After the boozy, hectic midpoint, around “22 Grand Job”–the all-time best pop song about low wages, even if it is in British pounds–things slow down to encourage a laid-back, flirtatious vibe.

Oh, and a hat tip to the bartender at Skylark for introducing me to “Pass the Hatchet.”

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Labor Day / Summer’s Not Over Playlist

Mid-August is about the time everyone looks at their Summer To-Do list, panics, tells the boss they have mono, and decamps for beaches and BBQs. Here’s a playlist to go along with all that

A little of something for everyone. Play it sequentially and you’ll start with some classic Brazilian and reggae, then add a little funk, maybe some Brit-rock and House, then it basically becomes really schizophrenic. In a good way.

 

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The Music in Hell’s Waiting Room

After a treacherous bit of fact-finding, I have discovered the actual music they play in Hell’s waiting room. So for most of us, consider the following a preview. (Oh, and there’s a Spotify playlist too.)

“Two Princes” by the Spin Doctors
“Rockabye” (a.k.a. “Lullabye”) by Shawn Mullins
“Smile” by Vitamin C (The video also plays on all the TVs down there)
“I Need to Know” by Marc Anthony
“Walking on Broken Glass” by Annie Lennox
“Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex
“Follow Me” by Uncle Kracker
“I Can’t Dance” by Genesis
Everything Ever Recorded by AC/DC (Don’t shoot the messenger.)

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