Yes for holiday weekends, graduation parties, and cookouts! This weekend is sure to be packed with friends and family enjoying the unofficial summer kick-offs. While you’re figuring out who is going to bring the meat, who is assigned to a specific dish, and who is in charge of drinks, don’t forget the music. You might thing you can just throw on your ipod or turn on the radio, crafting the perfect playlist takes a little more effort. You’re helping set the tone for your event. Everything in your iTunes may not be child- or parent-friendly and people really aren’t trying to hear commercials. Here are a few joints that make me think of summer and backyard BBQs:

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

Lighter Shade of Brown – On A Sunday Afternoon

The Dove Shack – Summertime in the LBC

Arrested Development – Everyday People

Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (That Thing)

What are your favorite summer jams?

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