Turn the heat up: A hot, new playlist to end the summer with

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School’s about to start, you’re trying to mentally prepare yourself, and you realize … you don’t want summer to come to an end. Well, fear not, this playlist filled with pumped up songs will turn up the heat and make you feel that your “hot girl summer” will never end!

Join us at the Clog and end your summer with a bang with this hot playlist! Grab your stereo, put on a cute groovy outfit and jam out to these funky fresh songs.

“Summer” by Calvin Harris

Arguably, the title says it all. This is a perfect song to play in the summer. This song captures Harris’ carefree, romantic and fun-loving vibes all in one. You can dance or relax to the music. Warning: You won’t be able to help yourself from singing along. Plus, if you play this song in your car or on speakers, it changes the entire energy of the room. Try it for yourself and see what happens!  

“Dance This Mess Around” by The B-52’s 

Whenever I want to let my hair down and dance like nobody’s watching, I always play this song. It starts off with a beat that gets you in the groove. Then, 37 seconds into the song, it picks up the pace … until one minute and two seconds, when it becomes my favorite song on the entire planet. The lyrics “Why don’t you dance with me” prove a point — why won’t you? Everything about this song is so much fun when you want to exert some energy and feel funky. You may know this band from its famous song “Love Shack,” but this hidden gem is definitely going to become your new favorite.

“Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun 

This song is absolutely perfect to play when you’re trying to tan, with sunscreen of course, and you need to pull yourself together to go into the cold lake water to join the rest of your family. The feathery vibe of the music makes the lyrics feel natural as if you’ve heard this song a thousand times before. This song is more than a vibe — it’s a reminder that you shouldn’t be afraid to go full speed or fall in love — just go for it. If you’ve never heard this song before, you’re in for a treat.

“Poolside” by The Anxiety, WILLOW and Tyler Cole

This song just came out recently … and oh my goodness, it rocks. I had to get up from my desk to dance around my room because I was filled with adrenaline from the first 10 seconds of the song. This song was an experience in and of itself. With soft vibes, you feel comfortable but also excited, making this the perfect song to end your summer with. So next time you want to go to the beach, play this. This song reminds you to be real, and nothing but real. Stand up for what’s right, do whatever you want to do and don’t hide the real you.

“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

When you are with your family, cue this. Its upbeat vibe and fun lyrics will definitely get you moving and your family bonding. Also, I don’t know about you, but I sing at the top of my lungs whenever this song plays in the car! The lyrics say, “It’s time to feel good.” So what are you waiting for? Hit play on Spotify.

“Jamming” by Bob Marley and The Wailers

Bob Marley, king of sunny summer songs, and The Wailers allow you to cool off after stepping out of the pool with this chill beat. You will definitely be “jamming” to this song. Next time it’s hot and you have to run to the grocery store to buy ice cream, play this in the car. You won’t regret it.

“Young, Wild & Free” by Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars

A classic song for all year round, but especially fun to sing to in the summertime, this song gives me nostalgia. It reminds you to be a kid again, to stop taking things so seriously and to have fun whenever you can. We are supposed to be young, wild and free … so play this so you don’t forget it.

“Rivers” by Thomas Jack

Whether it’s a family pool party or a road trip with friends, the beat, the lyrics and everything about this song is golden. This song encourages you to make the best of every situation. Be yourself and make everything around you beautiful and wonderful. In my opinion, I find this song inspiring because it reminds me to stay humble and enjoy what comes my way.

“Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis

This party song will show you that the heat is truly on. It will make you want to run away from all the stress that comes from the beginning of the school year and stay in the summer mentality forever, where you and your friends are the only things that matter and you can do whatever you want. This song makes me feel free as if I’m truly running from all the bad things in life and surrounding myself with the good.

“Dance Monkey” by Tones and I

This song plays on the radio every single time I’m in the car. But, thankfully, it never gets old! The beat is so much fun and you feel free as you’re singing at the top of your lungs. End this summer with a bang by “dancing just one more time.”

In my opinion, these are a bunch of crazy fun songs that are from a few different genres, but still manage to flow together! This summer is ending with a heat wave, so don’t miss out on playing these fun beats so your vibe can match the weather!

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