The Headphone Jack

With those of us who are vaccinated getting to finally go out again, we created a playlist for everyone who’s finally trying to have their own “Hot Girl Summer” (regardless of gender).


'Darwin Derby' by Vulfpeck (feat. Theo Katzman and Antwaun Stanley)

This past year has been rough, and we could all stand to get back to the same energy from before the pandemic. Try to listen to this song and not feel happy and dance. 


'Juice' by Lizzo

Lizzo’s vibrant personality and confidence are contagious throughout this bright, funk-influenced song. When it comes to a mood booster, this is definitely it.


'Cruel Summer' by Taylor Swift

Far from her country girl origins, Taylor perfectly encapsulates the feeling of new love with pop instrumental. This song feels like a fast burning summer fling, which is finally safe to look for.


'Hot Girl Summer' by Megan Thee Stallion (feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj)

How could we make a playlist like this without the quintessential song for the summer? The title has become an iconic phrase, fitting an iconic song.


'MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)' by Lil Nas X

The biblical symbolism of this video may be hot as hell in a literal sense, but this song is hot in more ways than one. The sultry lyrics really top it off, and let’s be real, we all wish we could be as hot as Lil Nas X.


'Get Down On It' by Kool and the Gang

This song is quite retro, but that doesn’t diminish it at all. Honestly, the fact that this is still just as enjoyable 40 years later makes it clear that this song is a timeless bop.


'3 Musketeers' by ppcocaine and NextYoungin

This song took off on TikTok, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good in it’s own right. For those who like high energy trap music, don’t overlook this banger.


'Bubblin' by Anderson .Paak

This song has a refreshingly unique instrumental, not to mention Anderson .Paak’s flow. When most of us have spent the entirety of last summer isolated, this can make you get out and move.


'Up' by Cardi B

The confident energy of this song is really the vibe we all need this summer. Listen to this song if you wanna feel powerful, even if staying at home the past year has been rough on you.


'Vroom Vroom' by Charli XCX

When driving around with the windows down this summer, this song will encapsulate the free and dynamic feeling of the season. If you want something with a heavy beat and an electro-pop sound, look no further.


'In the Party' by Flo Milli

FloMilli’s flow is as immaculate as ever in this song. Its energetic, bouncy sound will have you shaking your hips all summer long.


'Oops!' By Yung Gravy

We wish we could always be as lively and unbothered as this song makes us feel. This song comes off pretty cocky, but that self-assuredness is definitely justified; this song slaps.


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