24 Music Videos That Are So Distinctly Summer, You'll Have Turn a Fan on While Watching

Ah, Summer: backyard barbecues, sweaty afternoons in the park, and lazy days spent by the pool sipping Rosé and thumbing through magazines. Of course, none of these activities are complete without music blaring from the speakers — and many artists have made sure to pay homage to these perfect sunny-day activities in their music videos. We've rounded up the ones that will never fail to get us excited for summertime.

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"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

This one was a given.

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"Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato

We still wish we were invited to Demi's backyard bash.

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"New Rules" by Dua Lipa

This video makes you want to grab your BFFs and hit the pool.

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"Big Pimpin'" by JAY-Z feat. UGK

OK, so you can't charter a yacht — but you can live vicariously through this classic.

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"Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Is there anything better than Rihanna dancing in a hot room? Short answer: no.

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"Sometimes" by Britney Spears

That all-white look? Labor Day is SHOOK.

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"Summer Girls" by LFO

The tune that introduced us to girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch, not to mention "Billy Shakespeare."

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"Steal My Sunshine" by Len

This song and video is all over the place, but that's what makes it so amazing.

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"Thong Song" by Sisqo

Sorry, I had to.

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"Miami" by Will Smith

Is Will Smith the king of Summer videos?

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"Beautiful" by Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams

BRB, booking a ticket somewhere tropical!

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"Rock the Boat" by Aaliyah

Aaliyah's final video before her tragic passing is definitely one of her most memorable.

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"What I Got" by Sublime

Sublime's laid-back, California sound is so perfect for the season.

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"Someday" by Sugar Ray

If you didn't have a crush on Sugar Ray-era Mark McGrath, you're lying to yourself.

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"Smooth" by Santana feat. Rob Thomas

You can't even hear the first few notes of this hit without pouring a margarita.

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"I Like It" by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin

If you're not playing this song at your BBQ, don't even bother inviting me.

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"I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears

This video has so much heat, you'll start sweating just watching it.

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"If It's Lovin' That You Want" by Rihanna

An oldie but fire goodie.

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"California Gurls" by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

Everyone remembers where they were when Katy Perry put those cupcakes on her boobs.

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"Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" by Lady Gaga

This Lady Gaga deep cut will take you back.

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"Malibu" by Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is stripped down (literally and figuratively) for this beachy video.