How the fuck is it July already? In what feels like the blink of an eye, we’ve gone from hoping for snow days to hoping torrential downpours don’t ruin our cookouts. This also means it’s time for the annual annoying conversations and debates about the “song of the summer.” (For example, discussing whether “Trap Queen” or “My Way” will be this summer’s anthem, when the former surfaced over a year ago.)

I might’ve entertained this in the past, but, as with many other things, the Internet has made it insufferable. What’s more, because I grew up with DJ aspirations#, I’d rather give people a full soundtrack for the summer than argue over one song.

With that said, this is Random Nerds’ “Damn, It’s Really Summer” Playlist.# Hopefully it brightens your holiday weekend, and if it’s a little too “ethnic” for your tastes, I’m only kind of sorry.# Enjoy.

The Track Listing:
A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
Mariah Carey – Dreamlover
Jade – Don’t Walk Away
Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
Rick Ross – Magnificent
Kelis – Suga Honey Iced Tea
Snoop Dogg – Loosen Control
Dom Kennedy – Grind’n
Snoop Dogg – California Roll
Hole – Malibu
En Vogue – Hold On
Bone Thugs n Harmony – Foe the Love of $
Jodeci – Come and Talk to Me Remix
Clipse – I’m Good
The System – Don’t Disturb This Groove
Toro y Moi – Saturday Love
Mary J. Blige – Everything
Erykah Badu – Stay (Live Version)
Rufus f/Chaka Khan – Sweet Thing
Sugar Ray – Someday
Justin Timberlake – Senorita
Smashing Pumpkins – Today
The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Pharrell f/ Daft Punk – Gust of Wind
The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
N.E.R.D. – Run to the Sun
Little Dragon – Seconds
T.I. – Freak Though
DMX – How’s It Going Down
SWV – Downtown
Gina Thompson f/ Missy Elliott – Things U Do (Bad Boy Remix)
Total f/ Da Brat – No One Else
A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go
Minnie Ripperton – Inside My Love
Tony Toni Tone – Whatever You Want
D’Angelo – Lady
Rick James – Summer Love
Teena Marie – Ooh La La La
Tyler, the Creator – Okaga, CA