If you're going to be playing DJ for any upcoming event--be it a daytime pool party, a chill hangout on the beach, or a late night rager--I've got you covered. Mix up your top-40 playlists with these often forgotten throwback jams. Follow FlockU on Spotify to download these playlists directly to your Spotify.
Summer rage playlist:
Chill beach playlist:
Pool party playlist:
And for those of you without Spotify...
Pool Party Playlist:
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Arguably the anthem of 2009.
Summer Paradise - Simple Plan ft. Sean Paul
This song only came out four years ago, but Simple Plan is the ultimate throwback band so it counts.
Ooh Ah (My Life Be Like) - Grits ft. Toby Mac
Super smooth and summery hip hop.
Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
You'd be surprised how many of the words you still remember.
Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
Because you'll obviously be drinking fruity gin drinks by the pool.
Fly - Sugar Ray
Super chill, super summery.
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
There's been a lot of 2000's pop in this playlist, so let's throw it farther back.
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Everyone's favorite summery pop punk anthem!
Surfin USA - The Beach Boys
Because duh, The Beach Boys are crucial summer listening.
Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
Who doesn't love JT?!
Chill Beach Playlist:
Santeria - Sublime
Those ska vibes make for the ultimate summer soundtrack.
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
The most adorable song ever written, perfect for a carefree day on the beach.
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
The sweet, slow Beach Boys song that will undoubtedly make you smile.
Day N Nite - Kid Cudi
Definitely a little different than the acoustic vibe of a lot of this playlist, but still so chill.
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
How could I not include this cute, acoustic hit of 2008?
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
To get even chiller, use the acoustic version in your playlist!
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
This song will lull you to sleep on the beach. Seriously.
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
The adorable, ukulele-ridden indie track that you'll remember as soon as you hear it!
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
A super sweet, chill track that showcases Ingrid's amazing voice.
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
I could include so many more Jack Johnson songs, but I'll stick with this favorite.
Summer Rager Playlist
Where the Party At - Jagged Edge ft. Nelly
It's at your place, obviously.
Tipsy - J-Kwon
"Errybody in the club gettin' tipsy!" is one of the most iconic lines from any song.
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Remember how Lady Gaga's first album was the greatest thing to ever happen back in 2009?
Heaven - DJ Sammy
I'm finding it hard to believe we've all forgotten about this amazing song.
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Can you believe this song came out 6 years ago? But we all still love the chorus regardless.
Temperature - Sean Paul
Sean Paul's 2005 album The Trinity has SO many good songs, and they all feel right for summer.
Superstylin - Groove Armada
It has that vibe that makes you wanna dance and sweat your ass off.
One More Time - Daft Punk
On the same album as "Harder Better Faster Stronger" which came out in freaking 2001!
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
You'll totally recognize this song when you hear it!
Thong Song - Sisqo
How is this not already on your party playlist?! Let me see that thong!