The Blerd Summer Playlist [Free Download]
Summer is (finally) here. If you haven’t downloaded your summer playlist yet, you should start here. I’ve included some older songs and some new stuff but everything is blerd approved. The playlist spotlights many of the artists we have featured here, including some up and comers that you should definitely be paying attention to.
No summer is complete without a nod to the anthems of yesteryear. Amerie might be most known for her hit “1 Thing” but “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” was her introduction to the music world. And it is just as quintessentially summer now as it was when it dropped. Kanye West’s “Through The Wire” reminds us of when the burgeoning rapper was all about old school samples and wit. And Janet Jackson’s “I Get Lonely” was hot all by itself, but adding Blackstreet on the remix upped the energy factor.
The playlist also features samplings from some newer artists that are on the verge of blowing up. Sebastian Mikael’s “4U” featuring Rick Ross has the feel-good, sing along feel every summer song needs. Candice, one of Ne-Yo’s new protégés, has been producing impressive YouTube covers for years, and “Never Turn Down” can get any party crunked. Janelle Monae’s new artist Jidenna shows up here twice, first on his infectious “Classic Man,” and then sharing another summer hit “Yoga” with Ms. Monae herself. And not to be left out, Timbaland’s new discovery Tink samples Aaliyah’s “One In A Million,” rapping and singing over a reworked version of the beat.
The playlist is fire from front to back. Stream the songs and download the set below!
2015 WaterCoolerConvos Summer Playlist – DOWNLOAD
1. Amerie – Why Don’t We Fall In Love
2. Sebastian Mikael – 4U
3. MC Lyte feat. Lil Mama and AV- Ball
4. Jidenna feat. T.I. – Classic Man
5. Tink – Million
6. Janet Jackson feat. Blackstreet – I Get Lonely (Remix)
7. Kevin Ross – Money Over Love
8. Candice – Never Turn Down
9. Jhene Aiko – Spotless Mind
10. Emily King – Animals
11. Janelle Monae feat. Jidenna – Yoga
12. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
13. Jazmine Sullivan – Brand New
14. Ciara – I Bet
15. Tamia – Stuck With Me
16. Tahj Mowry – Flirt
17. Luke James – Dancing in the Dark
18. Kanye West – Through the Wire
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