Playlist: The Hottest Songs for Summertime

Because, you know, heatwave

It’s hot and it’s gross out, but some people like the punishing heat. BUT, I am not one of them. As a ginger, summer is a sweaty, sunburned nightmare, so I prefer to hang out in the AC and count the days until September. Here is a list of “hot” songs for all of you warm weather lovers.
 

Guided By Voices – “Hot Freaks”


Indie pioneers GBV get steamy on this lo-fi classic.
 

Beck – “Hotwax”


Old-school Beck from Odelay is a perfect soundtrack to a hazy summer afternoon.
 

Le Tigre – “Hot Topic”


This feminist anthem is my jam and always gets the dance floor going on a hot summer night.
 

Ini Kamoze – “Here Comes The Hotstepper”


Do I need to explain this one? HE’S THE DANG LYRICAL GANGSTA!
 

CSS – Music Is My Hot Hot Sex


An ode to music being your life partner from Brazil’s most well know indie poppers.
 

The Beatnuts – Hot


One of NY’s greatest production teams/hip hop crews drops a little heat here.
 

Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell – “Drop it Like it’s Hot”


Before “Happy,” Pharrell was was producing tracks like this with his Neptunes production team.