A 2010 Summer Mix Tape

Explanations for why I chose each individual song for this playlist are not necessary; the umbrella explanation is this: put all of these songs on a CD — and then hop in a car with rolled-down windows, your ipod while strolling down a sunlit street, have a random patio dance party with your friends, and so on — it’s an instantaneous party! I chose some of the songs for this list that may not otherwise make the summer mix tape 2010 cut – because you haven’t heard of them or they’re old and for-the-moment forgotten or something. I chose other ones because they’re timely and everyone knows them and those songs have a place too, right? These are songs that I’ve been obsessed with this summer because they evoke the good times, and they represent the present, and they’re fun. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: a lot of these songs aren’t by any means quote-unquote “good” – but they’re fun. And isn’t summer all about frivolity?

1. Hanson – Thinking ‘Bout Something
2. Train – I Got You
3. Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle
4. Down With Webster – Your Man
5. Kylie Minogue – All the Lovers
6. Katy Perry – California Girls
7. Josh Ritter – Lantern
8. Kate Nash – Take Me to a Higher Plane
9. Ke$ha – Your Love is My Drug
10. The Virgins – One Week of Danger
11. The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile
12. LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
13. Library Voices – Drinking Games
14. Kate Earl – Melody
15. Three Dog Night – Shambala
16. The Flaming Lips – Children of the Revolution
14. Hot Chip – Alley Cats

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