One thing’s for sure: there’s nothing better than the smell —and taste— of barbecue on a sunny summer day. That’s why we want to help you host your coolest cookout yet!
To do that, you’re going to need four things. Ready?
- A grill. (If you’re fortunate enough to live in an apartment community with shared grills, like The Commons on Kinnear in Columbus and The Reserve on West 31st in Lawrence, Kansas, you have one less thing to worry about.)
- Drinks. (Preferably ones that require limes or fruit soaked in liquor.)
- An awesome playlist.
Luckily for you, we’ve got no. 4 covered.
Below is a list of 10 songs sure to make your cookout sizzle. Appropriately, they all have “summer,” “summertime,” or “California” (where it’s perpetually summer) in the title.
Summertime — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Summer Love — Justin Timberlake
California Love — 2Pac Featuring Dr. Dre
California Gurls — Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
Cruel Summer — Bananarama
Hot Fun In The Summertime — Sly and The Family Stone
Summer Girls — LFO
Summer Nights — John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
California Girls — The Beach Boys
Summertime — New Kids On The Block