I began this Solohope//SUMMER playlist by picturing myself sitting on a blanket in the grass, watching the sun go down as I waited for fireworks to start. So the first tracks that I added were the classics. (Think Springsteen and the Beach Boys.)

Then I tried to produce the perfect soundtrack for other summertime favorites – grilling out, watching fireflies, tossing corn hole bags, and jumping into bodies of water.

Finally, I topped it off by sprinkling in a few of my favorite blasts from the past. (What up DJ Jazzy Jeff!)

Here’s hoping these songs keep you cool in the swelter!