Tuesday Tuneage, Summer Mixtape Edition

It's a Thursday edition of Tuesday Tuneage! 

Several years ago I was inspired by a Vulture feature that had prominent DJs or musicians assemble an ideal summer mixtape. Since then, I've made a point around Memorial Day weekend to put together a long playlist of tunes I can use for parties, barbecues, or car rides from now until Labor Day.

The key to a great mixtape is ensuring there's an eclectic collection of musical styles, some popular favorites and some obscure tunes and an overall feeling of summer relaxation. If you need a good party mix this summer (five and a half hours of music!), feel free to steal this, put it in iTunes and hit shuffle:

The Apples in Stereo - Tidal Wave
The B-52's - Strobe Light
The Band / Van Morrison - Caravan
The Beach Boys - Girls on the Beach
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
The Beat - Rotating Head
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Bee Gees - Winds of Change
Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
Blur - Girls & Boys
Boards of Canada - Sherbet Head
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things
Breeders - No Aloha
The Cardigans - Lovefool
The Cars - Good Times Roll
The Clash - Police & Thieves
Common - Resurrection
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Devo - Through Being Cool
Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Fugazi - Epic Problem
The Gap Band - Outstanding
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give It Up
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Al Green - Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
Guided by Voices - Game of Pricks
Hieroglyphics - Dune Methane
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Wyclef Jean - Staying Alive
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
LL Cool J - Around the Way Girl
Major Lazer - Watch Out for This (Bumaye)
Masta Ace Incorporated - Born to Roll
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
MGMT - Congratulations
Minutemen - Corona
Mos Def - Priority
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
Nas - Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
New Order - Age of Consent
Nirvana - Blew
Notorious B.I.G - Juicy
Of Montreal - Don't Ask Me Explain
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
Outkast - Ms. Jackson
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Parilament - Give Up the Funk
Pavement - Range Life
Peter Bjorn and John - Amsterdam
The Pharcyde - Runnin'
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Portishead - Sour Times
Puff Daddy - Been Around the World
Raekwon - Ice Cream
RATATAT - Seventeen Years
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Sleater-Kinney - Dance Song '97
Slick Rick - Teenage Love
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Sonic Youth - 100%
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Stone Temple Pilots - Big Bang Baby
The Strokes - Hard to Explain
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
that dog. - One Summer Night
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
Violent Femmes - Add It Up
Weezer - In the Garage
Kanye West - Heartless
Wire - Men 2nd
Wiz Khalifa - The Race
Stevie Wonder - Living for the City
2Pac - I Get Around