Well, it’s officially reached 100 degrees here in New York City! In addition to being downright brutal, it’s the perfect excuse to make yourself a cold drink, sit in front of the air conditioner, and tune out while tuning in to your favorite song of the summer. Don’t have one yet? Take our quiz or try out a few of the Flavorpill staff’s favorites. Don’t forget to share your favorites in the comments!
‘In the Summer,’ by Crystal Fighters or ‘Fembot’ by Robyn. -Doug Levy
Drake’s FIREWORKS. “While summer jams typically are forget-all caution-to-the-wind bombast, ‘Fireworks’ is a counterpoint, reminding you subtly to take absolutely nothing for granted.” -Russ Marshalek
‘Celebrated Summer’ by Husker Du. ”My favorite song for every summer.” -Dylan Schenker
‘In a Funny Way’ by Mercury Rev -Jane McCarthy
‘Weekend in Brooklyn’ or ‘Bermuda,’ both by Kisses. -Danielle Brock
‘The Rain’ by K-OS, “if only because my apt in Harlem doesn’t have AC, and rain makes me feel better.” - Spencer Lund
‘Toe Wop’ by Ninjasonik. ”now where you from…where you from…” -Alexandria Gamlin
‘Pumped up Kicks’ by Foster the People “is a great summer song.” -Ashley Waghorne
Anything from Bob Marley’s Legend. (Try the classic ‘Stir it Up’) “I grew up in South Florida, so it always evokes summer memories of days spent at the beach or lounging on a hammock in the Florida Keys..” -Heather C. McCalla
‘Narayana/For Your Love‘ by Krishna Das, ‘Eyesdown’ by Bonobo, and ‘By The Time I Get to Arizona’ by Public Enemy (DJ Spooky remix). ”An eclectic trio that will keep you bouncin…” -Sascha Lewis
Still too hot to function? Try our Heatwave Mixtape: 13 Songs About Taking off Clothes.
Photo credit: http://www.scienceprogress.org/2008/10/heat-islands/