17 Songs To Beat The Summer Blues



Let's get real: Summer in Chicago has never been just a three-month run of 90-degree days (even though this past week would have tourists thinking otherwise). And since the steamy season is more a state of mind than the expectation of rising temps, we've hit up local personalties to pick the songs that celebrate the carefree, carpe diem attitude we've been rocking since June. Ahead, the playlist for summer's bon voyage party.

1. Ryan Beshel, public relations coordinator, 900 North Michigan Shops: "Applause" by Lady Gaga


2. Dana Gordon, designer, Dana Rebecca Designs: "Heartache" by Noosa


3. Samantha Sleeper, designer: "Empty Streets" by Ghost Beach


4. Alicia Roman, NBC meteorologist: "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode


5. Jacob Neminarz, owner, Sugar Hills Bakery: "Safe and Sound" by Capitol Cities


6. Jena Gambaccini, ChiCity Fashion: "Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar
7. Monika Dixon, owner, MDPR: "I Fink U Freeky" by Die Antwoord


8. Laura Modica, director of nightlife and special events, Ian Schrager Company: "Take A Walk" by Passion Pit


9. Ikram Goldman, owner, Ikram Boutique : "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone


10. Elaina Vazquez, founder, Boutique Bites: "Need Your Love" by Ellie Goulding


11. Agga B., designer: "It Takes Muscle To Fall In Love" by The Spectral Display.


12. Helen Berkun, photographer: "Body Electric" by Lana Del Rey
13. Azeeza Khan, founder, Atelier Azza: "The Love Club" by Lorde


14. Rosie Clayton, owner, Roslyn Boutique: "June" by Wild Belle


15. Graham Kostic, Glossed & Found: "Don't Worry Baby" by Beach Boys


16. April Francis, Dose Market: "Like Ice Cream" - Diving Fits


17. Angi Prizno, host of 103.5 KISS FM: "Holy Grail" - Jay Z