Summer is all about the sun, the fun, and the music—happily, we're well into summer shindig season with a slew of hot new songs to choose from. Whether your party is a kickback or fancy fete, get your guests dancing to these hot playlist picks:
1."Get Lucky:" Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" is perfect for a summer kickback—definitely a party song but soft enough to unwind to. Pharrell's addictive vocals are offset by Daft Punk's cool electro sound.
2. "Blurred Lines:" This jam brings one hot trio together—Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. create a great new sound bite for summer (watch for the in-tandem "You the hottest bitch in this place!").
3. "Can't Hold Us:" Dance floors from coast to coast have been giving this catchy song from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis a spin: Ray Dalton's smooth hook is the perfect balance to Macklemore's sick rhymes.
4. "The Way:" Ariana Grande's collaboration with Mac Miller is just right for a night out on the town—the song enmeshes the piano melody from Brenda Russell's classic "A Little Bit of Love" with a new spin on the melody.
5. "22:" Taylor Swift is known for popular summer tunes, but this one is our new favorite: "22" is all about letting loose, going out with your girls and having it all for one night.
6. "Work:" The Australian artist Iggy Azalea is not only a bombshell—she knows how to rhyme. "Work" is a provocative girl-on-her-way-up tune with a kitschy, melodic hook.
7. "Right Now:" What would a summer party be without a little Rihanna? "Right Now" brings the right beats (courtesy of Master DJ David Guetta)—making it our pick for most club-worthy song.
9. "I Love It:" This might be the most ubiquitous song of this summer (for good reason). Icona Pop's memorable anthem featuring Charli XCX is the perfect crowd-pleaser for your summer get-together.
10. "Safe and Sound:" Capital Cities has penned the ultimate indie anthem for this summer—"Safe and Sound" is mellow enough for an outdoor fete but loose enough to dance to.