As we approach the 4th of July weekend, perhaps the most important question on everyone’s mind is not “where should I watch the fireworks,” but instead “what should be on my summer playlist?” The search for this year’s summer jam has been written about at great length. It would seem whether you like it or not, you will not be able to escape Iggy Azalea’s Fancy for the next three months. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about.
Summer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure there are BBQs and rooftop parties, but science says we’re not really even supposed to eat red meat, and the majority of rooftops are not meant to hold more than one or two people. Summer is a lie. It’s a myth. An idea made up by marketers who want to sell cold drinks and coagulated milk products. There’s no real reason to feel altogether like a more happy person just because the earth axis’ rotates at a 23.5 degree angle, causing temperatures to rise and days to become longer.
What I’m saying is that outdoor parties and whirlwind romances needn’t only be accompanied by a DJ Mustard banger. No, summer songs come in all BPMs. There’s plenty of great songs that don’t deserve to be forgotten this weekend just because they aren’t about A) doses or B) mimosas.
With that said, we put together an Anti-Summer Jam playlist for everyone to turn down for, because the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer.