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Celebs chime in: Favorite summertime party song

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Pumped Up Playlist

No self-respecting summer party calls itself fun without some killer tunes! Take a peek at what celebrities will be listening to at their summer shindigs.

Pumped Up Playlist


"Rise Up/My Dream is to Fly Over the Rainbow" by Yves Larock.

Vanessa Hudgens

"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People. [I saw them at Coachella] and they were so good. Their music is just fun and very uplifting.

Paris Hilton

"I've Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas.

Janel Parrish

It's still "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen. I know it's last season, but every time I hear it, I'm like, "Ooh, put the top down on the car and just rock out."

Want more?

Here are a few picks to round out your playlist

  • "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys
  • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
  • "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
  • "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters
  • "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta ft. Akon
  • "Soak Up the Sun" by Sheryl Crow
  • "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" by Fergie ft. GoonRock & Q-Tip
  • "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams
  • "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock
  • "Doin' Time" by Sublime
  • "California Gurls" by Katy Perry
  • "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Bryan Hyland
  • "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama
  • "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira
  • "Hey Ya!" by Outkast
  • "Stir It Up" by Bob Marley
  • "Starships" by Nicki Minaj
  • "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
  • "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band

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