The summer months are over, but it’s still boiling hot outside. Why not pop on this playlist, ditch your books for the beach, and take advantage of the last few scorchers of the year?
“Chameleon” by Pnau
Put this song on while you’re studying, and even hours of organic chemistry will make you feel like you’re the star in a music video. A rather uneventful one, but still.
“Elephant” by Tame Impala
This Aussie group is one of my go-tos for summer car rides. “Elephant” comes with a downright filthy bassline, perfect for rolling into your 9 am lecture a half hour late.
“Havana (feat. Young Thug)” by Camila Cabello
I unapologetically perform a song-and-dance routine to this song in my empty apartment on Friday nights. Leaving Fifth Harmony was a controversial move, but Camila, you’re doing amazing, sweetie.
“Blaze Up The Fire (feat. Chronixx)” by Major Lazer
My hot take is that Major Lazer can make anything sound good.
“Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis
Set this song as your morning alarm and you’ll be venturing out into the choking humidity in no time.
“Rollin (feat. Future, Khalid)” by Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris released a few contenders for song of the summer this year, but this one takes the gold for its mellow vibe.
“Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean
Frank’s newer stuff is great, but it’s hard to overshadow the classics. Soak in this gorgeous piece while lounging poolside — preferably not at the Athletic Centre.
“High Alert (feat. Sara Hartman)” by Netsky
Take this one with you outdoors. The instrumentals will hit you like a gust of wind.
“San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s
Ridiculously catchy, this song is substantially sunnier than the foggy city it’s written about. Give it a couple of listens, remember that winter is two months away, then move to Cali and call it a year.