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Ultimate summer block party playlist (and drinking game)

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Listen up, drink up
and party hard

"I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch." (We defy you to avoid getting these songs stuck in your head all. Summer. Long.)

Summer Block Party Playlist

Every block party and backyard barbecue needs a well-planned playlist! We're here to help you out. Plus, we've created a little drinking game just for fun.

The playlist

"I saw you Blink" – Stornoway
"Sunset in July" – 311
"Barefoot Blue Jean Night" – Jake Owen
"Shake Me Down" – Cage The Elephant
"Summertime in the City" – Scouting for Girls
"Summertime" – Kenny Chesney
"Summer Girls" – LFO
"Wipeout" – The Surfaris
"Cruel Summer" – Bananarama
"Pontoon" – Little Big Town
"Summer of '69" – Bryan Adams (or the Bowling for Soup version)
"California Love" – 2Pac
"California Gurls" – Katy Perry (feat. Snoop Dogg)
"Cruise" – Florida Georgia Line (use the one featuring Nelly if you want a little more bass)
"Knee Deep" – Zac Brown Band
"22" – Taylor Swift

Listen to the entire Summer Block Party Playlist below. Spotify members: Don't forget to subscribe!

Want even more music? Check out this pool party playlist >>

The game

This is definitely not a game meant to be played with shots or you'll never make it through your first round of cornhole. We suggest a Margarita party mix, or just sippin' on your favorite beer. Then, follow these rules while hanging out with your friends and neighbors.

Take a sip every time you hear:

Beach cities like: California, Florida, Miami, Los Angeles
Water references: Lake, ocean, beach, sea, tide, pool
Activities: Roll windows down, cruise, swim, boatin', party, dancing, surfing
Clothing: Bikini, shorts, flip-flops, tank tops
Weather: Sun, hot, heat, moon
Time: Noon, July, June, August, Midnight

Party like grown-ups >>

But, take two sips every time you hear:

Summer
Summertime
Sunshine

Have fun! And remember to drink and party responsibly. Alcohol and sun poisoning are real things.

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With a nearly endless supply of music, it's hard to be all-encompassing. If you have a favorite band or summer song that needs to be on the list, let us know!

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