The season of surf and sand is here, so if you haven't already updated your playlist with Summer jams, then we suggest you get cracking! We're helping you out with a crash course in the current songs that are perfect for backyard BBQs, beach parties, and lazy days in the park, and while you may already have some on rotation — "Blurred Lines," anyone? — there are a few tunes that we're hoping to turn you on to. Check out our list of Summer jams below (plus a Spotify playlist so you can hear them all), and thank us later!

The Songs You Probably Know Already:

"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell
"We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus
"Come & Get It" by Selena Gomez
"Here's to Never Growing Up" by Avril Lavigne
"I Love It" by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
"#Beautiful" by Mariah Carey ft. Miguel
"Cruise (Remix)" by Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly
"The Way" by Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller
"I Need Your Love" by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding

See the Summer jams you need to know about, and get the Spotify playlist when you read more.


The Songs You Need to Know, Like, Now:

"Unbelievers" by Vampire Weekend
"Lovehate Thing" by Wale ft. Sam Dew
"The Walker" by Fitz and the Tantrums
"Bound 2" by Kanye West
"Treasure" by Bruno Mars
"Q.U.E.E.N." by Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu
"Red Eye" by Kid Cudi ft. Haim
"Neon Lights" by Demi Lovato
"Latch" by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
"The Mother We Share" by Chvrches
"Royals" by Lorde
"Losing You" by Solange