No, this is not about Lebron James and his $110 million migration to Miami. We mean the heat wave that has swept New York and much of the country, a.k.a. summer in the northern hemisphere in the era of global warming. In honor of the season, our favorite summer-themed jams from the last decade.
5. Queens of the Stone Age, Feel Good Hit of the Summer
Nicotine. Valium. Vicodin. Marijuana. Ecstasy and alcohol. Also, cocaine. Why even bother with subjects or verbs? Also, we love the meta title.
4. Best Coast, Summer Mood
The retro pop of Best Coast is growing on us. Like many of the songs on their debut album Crazy for You, this one is short and sweet with only a handful of lyrics. Five of them are: “There’s something about the summer.” Indeed. And with the way they channel the past, we bet Best Coast was thinking of this 1993 ode to summer. Ready when you are.
3. Nelly, It’s Getting Hot in Herre
When the temperature is so hot it hurts, take off all your clothes. Bodacious!
2. Animal Collective, Summertime Clothes
When Merriwether Post Pavilion came out last January, we were still bundled and eating Mrs. Ptak’s curry to stay warm. As soon as we heard this song, we were ready for summer. And we still want to walk around with you.
1. Jay-Z (Feat Li’l Wayne), Summer in Brooklyn
Sure, everybody loves Kings County. But how many people want to name their kid Brooklyn Carter?