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The ultimate summer throwback playlist

This summer's music lineup is a certified hit, featuring trending tunes by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Doja Cat and more—but who says you can't cop a throwback playlist as well? Transport back in time to the days of summer camp singalongs and water balloon battles; although large group activities are currently suspended, reminiscing about childhood faves can provide you with a sense of nostalgia and positivity amid these difficult times. As you soak in rays, feel free to blast this season's standout singles of the past—the music will ring so loud, social distancing could never intercede.


"Problem" by Ariana Grande
The former Victorious star's pulsating pop song will be playing on repeat as you chill poolside.

"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
Swift's 2014 smash will have you belting out every last word to your besties over FaceTime.

"Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
Transform any activity into a celebration by cranking up the volume on this tune.

"Cheerleader" by OMI
This catchy hit is guaranteed to bring out your inner cheerleader and boost your spirits in quarantine.

"Firework" by Katy Perry
The message of Perry's pop anthem still stands for Summer '20: always lead with confidence and "show 'em what you're worth."

"Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
This hip-hop/pop hybrid is guaranteed to get you and your family energized and out of your seats.

"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
The addictive beat of this tune is perfect to accompany your next outdoor barbecue.

"She Looks So Perfect" by Five Seconds of Summer
Jam along to the band's pop rock medley as you bond with family in the ocean and sand.

"What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
The boy band's debut singe was a frequent radio record, not to mention a beach day essential.

"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepson
Recall trips to the summer camp canteen by turning up this tune, ice cream cone in hand, of course. 

Check out the whole playlist here!

Comment which one of these songs is your fave!


by Carrie Berk | 5/19/2020