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This week’s playlist: Ultimate Pool Party Mix

Eric Webb

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 25, 2014

Summer is finally here. Grab your floaties, because it’s pool party time.

We here at Team 360 are dedicated to helping you make the most of your fun in the sun, and we know you’ll need some tunes to soundtrack your foam noodle warfare. Don’t mess with Pandora, and put away the CD wallet. We’re pleased to present the Ultimate Pool Party Mix.

The perfect poolside playlist must contain multitudes: upbeat, chill, new, classic, genre-crossing. You wouldn’t want to listen to two straight hours of “Kokomo,” after all. Our mix kicks things off with some beachside classics, from bands like The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. As the party gets going, kick things into high gear with cuts from modern surf-inspired rockers: “The Only Place” by Best Coast, “King Of The Beach” by Waaves and more.

That’s just to set the mood. You can’t have a hit party without a few radio hits — and nothing says “song of the summer” like Iggy Azalea right now. Over the course almost three hours, you’ll also hear party-starting standards from Nelly, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake; tropical indie tunes from Dan Croll, Solange and Yeasayer; pop perfection from Katy Perry and Tegan and Sara; alt throwbacks from blink-182, Weezer and Beastie Boys; and of course, Sisqo’s “Thong Song.” (You’re not going to skip the track. Don’t front.)

Oh, and the whole thing ends with “Kokomo.” Stream the Ultimate Pool Party Mix on Spotify.