Ultimate playlists for all things summer

Jun 10, 2011 at 6:39 p.m. ET

The weather’s heating up and so are the outdoor activities, which means it’s always nice to have the perfect pool party or barbeque music.

Whether you're heading on a long road trip or breaking a sweat at the gym, check out our top five summer music playlists so you can be sure to rev up your mood in the right direction.

Pool Party BBQ

Whether you're throwing a Fourth of July pool party, summer dance party, or just grilling up some steaks, these songs will be sure to get you and your guests into party mode.

  1. Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
  2. Dirty Dancer by Enrique Iglesias with Usher feat. Lil Wayne
  3. Give Me Everything by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo
  4. Don't Wanna Go Home by Jason Derulo
  5. The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco
  6. I Wanna Go by Britney Spears

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