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Keep the summer going with this dorm-party playlist

| Friday, August 21, 2015

Another summer gone by, another jam-filled season gone, just like the days of sunshine soon enough with fall quickly approaching. Thankfully, just because summer’s retired doesn’t mean you need to retire these summer hits. Play this to get to your happy place, and absolutely play them at your next dorm party.

1. “Cool for the Summer” — Demi Lovato

An absolute must to start things off. You can still cling to the bit of summer and sing along with Demi from the top of your lungs. Win-win.

2. “Express Yourself” — N.W.A.

With the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” released in mid-August, people can get funky enough and rep their favorite Compton-based rap group with one of their most iconic singles. I personally endorse one of their few PG-rated songs for the dorm party scene, but if you choose to delve further into the catalogue, I won’t hate it.

3. “Hot Line Bling” — Drake

In case you were living under a rock or actually doing something important with your summer and missed one of the hottest rap beefs of the century, Drake dropped back-to-back diss tracks that essentially ended Meek Mills’ career. This song is not one of them, but it is extremely catchy.

4. “679 (feat. Remy Boyz)” — Fetty Wap

The summer of 2015 will go down as the summer of Fetty Wap. Everywhere you turned, every radio station you turned, every concert you attended (still really jealous that people got to see a Taylor Swift and Fetty Wap two-for-one special), Fetty Wap was right there in your face delivering non-stop jams.

5. “Planes (feat. J. Cole)” — Jeremih

Thought we would slow things down, but still keep things light. This lofty single can just ease all the vibes in the room, and make it that much easier to talk to that special someone across the room. Only “if you ’bout that life right now.”

6. “Marvin Gaye (feat. Meghan Trainor)” — Charlie Puth

I’ll admit, I’m a huge Meghan Trainor fan. I don’t know too many of her songs, but the ones I do know are always sure-fire hits. Mix in Marvin Gaye’s name and one of his most irresistible singles, “Let’s Get It On,” and it’s a can’t-miss formula for success.

7. “White Iverson” — Post Malone

Things already slowed down, so let’s keep it mellow with “White Iverson.” This song is as chill and catchy as anything you’ve listened to in about two years. Don’t believe me? Give it a listen, and if you’re not bellowing out how you started ballin’ when you were young, then I don’t know what to tell you.

8. “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” — Omi

Listen to it, bob your head uncontrollably. Rinse, repeat. Mix in some singing. The horns are infectious, and the chorus comes spilling out of your mouth whether you want it to or not. Enough said.

9. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) — Silentó

Okay, I don’t actually like this song, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this. You know that song in middle school we all danced to that taught us the moves? “Right foot, let’s stomp / left foot, let’s stomp / CRISS CROSS!” Well this is the 2015 version of it. People don’t actually like it, but I dare you to not (try to) dance when this comes on.

10. “Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” — Taylor Swift

Taylor owns the summer. It’s really that simple. To end this playlist on anything other than a T. Swift banger is absolutely disrespectful and flat-out wrong. Sub this one out for “Shake It Off” if you want, but either way everyone will be so glad you ended the party on a high note.

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