Alliteration. Copious references to summer. Delicious chillwave tracks that melt into one another like a scoops of ice cream on a hot day. These are the things that a perfect 2012 summer playlist is made of. When my sister asked me to do her a "favor" and make her a playlist for her pool party this weekend. I was like, "Sure!" And when she said, "And, um, it needs to be long. Like, really long." I was like, "No problemo, sister. I've got you covered." Even better, she has no requests and trusts my judgement. 36 hours later I leaned back into my couch and surveyed the finished product: 9 hours of pool party perfection that will be popular everywhere from NYC to Annapolis. It starts with classic rock favorites, then goes into some fun 80's rock tracks, then a few nostalgic 90s songs and old school hip-hop interspersed with 2011 and 2012 mashups, before dropping into current indie hits, then fading into some beachy chillwave right around dusk before jumping--around when everyone is ten beers deep--into cheesy pop hits that everyone loves to sing along to, before finally ending in excellent dance music. My friend IMed me today at work saying he's building a playlist for the Hamptons and did I have any recommendations. Setting aside the fact that he isn't actually inviting me and is just asking for my song recos, I was like, "I'm way too busy for this obviously, I'm not getting any work done for the next half hour. Hold on, here are twenty songs you should add." Yeah. I love music. I've shared the list on Spotify here: However, there area bunch a tracks you can't find on Spotify and have to download. Plus, not everyone has Spotify. So I've listed all the tracks for you below. If the song title is linked, you need to listen to it/download it from SoundCloud to experience it. It's worth it, I promise. The rest are available on Spotify and probably iTunes. Classic Rock Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane Joy to the World - Three Dog Night Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd I Get Around - The Beach Boys California Girls - The Beach Boys Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones Take on Me - a-ha Paradise City - Guns n Roses Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Song of the South - Alabama Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen Your Love - The Outfield Centerfold - J. Geils Band Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams 80s Pop You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates Black or White - Michael Jackson Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle Young Turks - Rod Stewart Don't Stop Believin' - Journey 90s Nostalgia Walking on Broken Glass - Annie Lennox Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind Lovefool - The Cardigans Summertime - Sublime Summer Girls - LFO Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow Miami - Will Smith Cold Beverage - G. Love & Special Sauce Feel-Good Hip Hop and Mashups Feels So Good - Mase Keepin' the Faith - De La Soul Body Movin' - Beastie Boys Dutchie Courage - Star Slinger Sunshine - Atmosphere The Good Life - Chiddy Bang Summertime - Will Smith The Way You Move - Outkast Candyman - Cornershop Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature Tupac - Do for Love - Vodka & Milk  Runnin (Philippians RMX) - The Pharcyde History Town - Mos Dub Midnight Life - The White Panda Dancing With the DJ (Chiddy Bang) - The Knocks God of Joy (Dionysus) - Anthem  Foreign Exchange Student - XV  Stage Dive - Sol  Current Indie Hits and Songs That Should Be Hits New in Town - Little Boots Around the Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Kids - MGMT Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Now We Can See - The Thermals Daylight - Matt & Kim Lisztomania - Phoenix Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club Burn It All Down - VHS or Beta Houdini - Foster the People Don't Stop - Foster the People Bombay - El Guincho Rain of Gold - Young Empires Nobody Lost, Nobody Found - Cut Copy Show Me - Mint Royale Lights & Music - Cut Copy Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People Hearts on Fire - Cut Copy Remixes and Mashups Don't Move - Phantogram Flowers - Teeth Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) - Whitest Boy Alive  Sunshine (Justin Faust Remix) - Picture Book Polish Girl - Neon Indian Passion Pit - Sleepyhead Remix - Streetlab Diet Mtn. Dew [the original, not album version] - Lana Del Rey Breathe - Capital Cities ft Tupac Shakur Chill(ish) Wave (Like, Not Strictly but Close) Brooklyn Sunburn - Teen Daze  Just Another Day - Stori  License to Drive - Work Drugs Lovers Carvings (Bruno Be & Eddie M Remix) - Bibio Untitled - Interpol Myth - Beachhouse You Can Be the Boss - Lana Del Rey Under the Kicks - Ellie Goulding vs Foster the People I Wanna Go - Summer Heart Fifteen - Goldroom Luv Deluxe - Cinnamon Chasers Too Young for Love - Superhumanoids Learn to Fly - The Knocks More Fun Remixes We Found Love (Star Slinger Remix) - Rihanna Hollywood Featuring Penguin Prison - RAC The Night Out - Martin Solveig Reasons ft. Andrew Allen (Kiely Rich Remix) - Project 46 Your Body - Gigamesh FACT mix 327 - Disclosure  Pop Hits Paper Planes - M.I.A. Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn We Found Love - Rihanna, Calvin Harris Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson Last Friday Night - Katy Perry Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus California Gurls - Katy Perry Friday - Rebecca Black Firework - Katy Perry I'm on a Boat - The Lonely Island Super Bass - Nicki Minaj TiK ToK - Ke$ha You Make Me Feel - Cobra Starship Blow - Ke$ha Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO In the Dark - DEV Memories - David Guetta, Kid Cudi Give me Everything - Pitbull Like a G6 - Far East Movement We R Who We R - Ke$ha Solid Dance Songs Call me Skrillex J. Robinson - The Jane Doze Call on Me - Eric Prydz On the Beach (Andy Duguid Remix) - Above & Beyond The Veldt - Deadmau5 Allein - Pryda Image credit:  iamliam on Flickr