PLAYDAR: 7 Sizzlin’ Songs for Summer

This week, G Philly's resident DJ rounds up must-listen songs for this weekend's summer kick-off.

Every Friday, G Philly resident DJ Patrick DeMarco mixes a roundup of tunes to take you into the weekend. This week, he shares seven smokin’ tunes to start your summer off right.

I would first like to start off by shouting out some love and thanks to the guys and gals who helped rebuild the Jersey Shore after the destruction Hurricane Sandy wrought last October. These people have come together and worked hard to get the boardwalk communities and beaches ready for today, the official start to the 2013 summer season. There are a lot of people out there, myself included, who have fond memories of trips to the Jersey Shore, and we all look forward to making new ones that are bigger and better than before.

Now, let’s get this summer started!

Today, one phrase will be in everyone’s vocabulary, and we all get excited to say it all year long. This phrase is the reason you haven’t touched a carb since the holidays, and it’s the reason why you’ve worn out your 12th Street Gym membership tag. Yes, today marks the days of squeezing that hard-worked beach bod into that extra-small speedo; the days of soaking up the sun’s rays and hitting on all the boys at the bars in Rehoboth. Summertime is perfect for new memories, steamy flings, and — here’s where I come in — hot music meant to keep that thermometer rising.

One of my favorite things about summer is making the perfect playlist. Whether it’s a sexy, chill groove on a beach, or a hard club beat on a packed, sweaty dance floor, there is no such thing as music I don’t love blasting through my speakers in the summer months. This week, I wanted to share some summer-themed tracks that will make great additions to the start of your own summer playlist. Even though the weather for the first half of the weekend looks to be as spastic as an Amanda Bynes tweet, these songs will take you to that special place. For all the boys livin’ it up J-Lo style this weekend, have fun, and be safe … but I wouldn’t get in that water just yet — it looks a little cold, and we all know that’s never a good thing.

Enjoy these sun-kissed tracks for your kick-off to Summer 2013!

1. “Summer Dreaming” by Kelly Rowland

2. “Summertime” by Fresh Prince

3. “Summer’s Calling (Suneil S and Stu-Con Radio Edit)” by Liam Keegan, featuring Charlie G

4. “Summerfish (Sunset on Ibiza Vocal Mix)” by Leonid Rudenko

5. “Summertime (Ghostface Killah Version)” by Beyonce

6. “Summer Moonlight” by Bob Sinclair

7. “Summer Girls” by LFO

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