Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start sorting out your playlist and your summer wardrobe. So why not hit two birds with one stone? We’re starting Summer Fridays early with a collage of super stylish pool party anthems, street raves, and blissed out beach scenes both fresh and throwback. Get amongst it below.
1. Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl”
10 years on this is still our shit. If it didn’t teach you how to spell bananas it definitely taught you that beanies and crop tops are a solid summer combo.
2. Shamir “On the Regular”
Shamir has mad flow and rocks heart shades harder than Lolita. His debut LP drops May 19th, and we’ll definitely be bumping this jam at the beach this summer.
3. Enormous Forces “Oh Yeah”
This music video by un-kwown and un-signed party-anthem band, Enormous Forces, ticks all the right boxes. It’s an upbeat sound with a chorus you can’t possibly screw up, plus a bunch of hot babes, sick shades, and utopian backdrops.
4. Beyonce “Party”
From the multi-shade glitter makeup to the bright accessories and matching drinks – and the fact that Beyoncé is there – this pool party is giving us massive FOMO.
5. Le Pie “Secrets”
If you like pastry, dream pop, and ‘80s silk bomber jackets, you’ll love upcoming Sydney songstress Le Pie. This is the perfect track (and outfit) for wandering home on a summer night.
6. TLC “What About Your Friends”
Overalls, baggy t-shirts, and neon spray paint – who needs to look sexy when you got your friends? Condoms are more consistently effective as fashion accessories anyway.
7. Raury “Cigarette Song”
Smoking is bad, but this video is not. Why can’t more OkCupid dates look like this?
8. Bananarama “Cruel Summer”
This ‘80s throwback is a necessary addition to every summer playlist. Dig out your overalls and start practicing your synchronized swagger now.
9. Anna Lunoe “All Out”
Aussie expat Anna Lunoe’s firm grasp on dance music knows no limits, and neither does her festival-ready wardrobe. This track and this hairstyle are perfect for any daytime disco.
10. Hole “Malibu”
No matter where you stand on Courtney Love, this video is a very tempting invitation into her messed up Malibu fantasy. All hail the ’90s naked dress.