"Timebomb," by Kylie Minogue
"Kylie's baaaaack. Miss Minogue's created a gay-friendly summer jam, "Timebomb," that's been on repeat at the office, my apartment, and the gym more than even Grouplove. A can't-get-it-out-of-my head hook (get it?) makes for good mirror dancing. And that "whoop" that comes on again and again? So much better than you're thinking it is."
—Kristian Laliberte, senior editor "Anjalee," by Lucero
"Everything about this song reminds me of summer in the southeastern part of the U.S. — red dirt that sticks to your skin in humidity; giant, iridescent palmetto beetles; lightning bugs; homemade root beer, and 10 p.m. sunsets. Oh, and True Blood starts this weekend again, so this should totally get you in the mood."
—Christie Craft, managing editor "Dreaming," by Mayer Hawthorne
"From his newest album (which could really be a summer favorite in its entirety), 'Dreaming' is Mayer Hawthorne's musical version of innocence, in my opinion. I think we all have a desire to revert to childhood when temps rise, and this will help you get there, in spirit."
—Shani Silver, Chicago editor "Sixteen Saltines," by Jack White
"Jack White is just so cool. This track can really be anything — angry, pump-up, party. It has lots of range and lots of feeling. What more could you want from a song? Sometimes it's nice to have a departure from the remixes (and remixes of remixes), and this is raw and refreshing."
—Annie Georgia Greenberg, New York editor "Murderous Joy," by Carter Tanton
"This song is the perfect soundtrack to lazy Sunday afternoons spent in your pajamas, surrounded by books, snacks, and random projects."
—Connie Wang, global editor Now, do us a solid and return the favor – tell us what's on your iPod (or ironic discman), this summer, in the comments. If you "Like" this post up at the top, and add your comment below, you'll be entered to win one of three $50 iTunes giftcards!