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.
"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
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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
But, take two sips every time you hear:
Have fun! And remember to drink and party responsibly. Alcohol and sun poisoning are real things.
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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