Summer has officially begun and it’s time to indulge in some serious fun in the sun. There’s no better way to set the tone for a backyard barbecue, an afternoon by the pool, a night under the stars, or a summer road trip than with some great music. My latest Spotify playlist, “Summer Lovin’,” has just the right mix of upbeat jams and chillout tunes you need for the warmer weather. There’s the rhythmic beats and hooks of Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower”; the soulful yet retro “Dancing with a Stranger” by Sam Smith with former Fifth Harmony member Normani; the steamy hip-hop collaboration with Offset and Cardi B, “Clout.” And what 2019 playlist would be complete without this summer’s breakout hit, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (and a sampled instrumental track from Nine Inch Nails). Enjoy!
What’s your favorite summertime jam, classic or current? Tweet me at @MICHAELSTRAHAN with your picks.