Wednesday, July 18, 2012


You guys, it's hot. Like, not the "Oh, I went to school in Arizona and this hot dry desert air is actually super good for my skin" kind of hot, but the "How is this real the air is so heavy it's making my brain slower and everything is sticking to me" kind of hot.

We experience these heat waves on and off all summer, every summer - but that certainly doesn't make them any less brutal when you're trapped in Manhattan with no relief but the measly A/C unit by your bed. (If you have central air - holler at a blogger, I'm coming over.)

What's a girl to do, musically speaking, that is?

1. Try and soothe the sweat into submission with mopey, moody, slow-as-molasses songs.

2. Acknowledge that you know what? Hot damn, this is summer. We whined and complained in anticipation the entire rest of the year, so we better get on board or get over it. Let's f*cking jam.

So on that note, here's what I've been listening to of late. While running errands, commuting, working, working out, partying, cleaning, blogging - these are my mid-summer songs.

This playlist starts with my favorite tune off the new Hot Chip album and keeps up the pace for a while before slowing down into a more sultry - perhaps even sexy - vibe. After all, what's a heat wave without a little relief?

Hot Jams For A Heat Wave

  1. Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
  2. Maroon 5 - One More Night
  3. Passion Pit - Take A Walk
  4. Breakbot - One Out of Two (Oliver Remix)
  5. Imagine Dragons - It's Time (Penguin Prison Remix)
  6. Icona Pop - I Love It
  7. The Knocks - Geronimo
  8. Dragonette - Let it Go
  9. Xaphoon Jones - Oui Got It Wrong (Madeon x St. Lucia)
  10. Neon Indian - Polish Girl
  11. Beat Connection - The Palace Garden, 4 am
  12. Katy Perry - Part of Me (RAC Remix)
  13. Tennis - Petition (Vacationer Remix)
  14. Bahamas - Caught Me Thinkin'
  15. Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
  16. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
  17. Childish Gambino - Heartbeat
  18. Jay-Z - Girls, Girls, Girls
  19. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
  20. Pharrell Williams - Frontin'
  21. Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
  22. James Yuill - No Surprise
  23. The xx - Angels
  24. Ellie Goulding - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
Listen to the Grooveshark playlist below! I couldn't find a couple of the songs, though. Which I guess means I'm too hip for my own good. Those songs have been linked to other sources for you above.

[You can listen to my previous summer playlist here!]


  1. As of yesterday I could empathise but now Im back in very-comfortable Vancouver. (also empathise about the left-handedness). Listening to the mix nonetheless!

  2. Oh my dear I beg of you do not complain! cus we here in Beautiful England Birmingham to be exact have had very little sun and ITS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER like wth seriously it was raining just this morning i mean seriously this is not life, So pleaseee empathise with us over here where the sun doesnt feel the need to grace us with its presence!
    Haha rant over Cool list hun so much variation I mean youve got some electropop bands that ive never even heard of before like Passion pit (who im gonna deffo be downloading), youve got a Katy perry remix, Pharell , Janet Jackson, The weekend and somemore bands ive never heard of all in one pot! Totes amaze selection Hun xoxo

  3. this post cracked me up! it's so true we whine and complain that it's not summer and then when it gets here we whine and complain about how hot it is. excellent playlist ;)

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  4. I love your blog! And I completely understand hating heat! I'm form Texas where it's 100 degrees year round! gotta love it!

  5. incredibly gorgeous! We whined and complained in anticipation the entire rest of the year, so we better get on board or get over it. Man health pillsJust wondering.

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