25 Jams For An Eclectic Summer Soundtrack

You know how you can hear a song that was popular years ago and it takes you back to that feeling you had during the time of it’s rotation?  This summer, many tracks will become the ultimate soundtrack to this time in your life, whether it’s a radio hit or a new release that’s popping up here and there.  I’m sure by the end of our warm weather season we will all be so sick of “Get Lucky” (if you aren’t already) that another spin will drive us over the edge.  But there’s no stopping the mainstream media outlets that will continue to blast us with these familiar sounds.  On the other hand, many of these songs will not receive much, if any, mainstream attention yet their relative newness allows them to be a part of this list.  Here are 25 new(ish) summertime jams for your listening pleasure (or not).

Mariah Carey and Miguel “Beautiful”


NIN “Come Back Haunted”


Robin ThickPharrell and T.I. “Blurred Lines”


Young Galaxy “New Summer”


J Cole featuring TLC “Crooked Smile”


Charli XCX “Take My Hand”


Selena Gomez “Come and Get It”


A$AP Rocky ft Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam “Wild For The Night”


Haerts “All of the Days”


Janelle Monae with Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.”


Krewella “Alive”


Will.i.am with Mlley Cyrus “Fall Down”


Lana Del Rey “Young and Beautiful”


Phoenix “Entertainment”


Tegan and Sara “Closer”


Kitten “G#”


MS MR “Hurricane”


Capital Cities “Farrah Fawcett Hair”


Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey”


The 1975 “The City”


Smallpools “Dreaming”


Daft Punk “Get Lucky”


Queens of the Stoneage “I Appear Missing”


Empire of the Sun “Alive”


Chvrches “Now is Not the Time”


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