Throwing caution to the wind by kicking it poolside or even hitting the beach this summer? You're going to need a soundtrack to set the mood, so we've pulled together some of the songs that make us thinking of dipping our toes into the calm blue waters and then splashing into them cannonball style to make a big, wet wave.
Make a splash with hits from Lizzo, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Mac Miller, and, of course, you've gotta give the old classic "Wipeout" one spin. Summer is hot, but these bops are hotter. There's only one way to cool down: jump in the pool. (Or at least pretend to.)
Lizzo "Water Me"
A little reminder from Lizzo that we all need water to grow, wrapped up nicely in a song that will make you shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Mac Miller feat. Wiz Khalifa "Keep Floatin'"
If your pool party is 420 friendly, this is a must while you drift around on your pizza-shaped pool float
Mustard & Migos "Pure Water"
Does your pool party have enough sparkle? Mustard and Migos will make you question everything.
Miley Cyrus feat. Swae Lee, and Mike WiLL Made-It "Party Up The Street"
Cyrus dropped a chilled out party anthem on her new EP
, so why not drop it on the crowd at your pool party?
If you've got the swag sauce because you're dripping Swagu, this should be your pool party's theme song.
Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Whatever you do, don't drink a swimming pool full of liquor.
Mr. Eazi "Pour Me Water"
Poolside with some Afrobeats tunes — there's nothing better.
ScHoolboy Q feat. 21 Savage "Floating"
Get weightless in the pool for this one, but please remember it is not Kidz Bop-friendly.
Friendly Fires "Jump in the Pool"
You know you want to.
Capital Cities "Swimming Pool Summer"
Don't hesitate to collect some numbers at the pool party.
Salatiel, Pharrell Williams, and Beyoncé "Water"
Let's keep it real — you can play all of The Gift at your poolside function to set the vibe. but if you have to just pick one to add to your playlist, this will do.
The Neighbourhood "Float"
And definitely don't hesitate to jump into the deep end.
Cody Simpson & The Tide "Underwater"
Slip into a sexy moment underwater.
The Submarines "Swimming Pool"
An infectious bop is exactly what every pool party needs.
Fergie feat. Q-Tip and GoonRock "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (Dance Until We Drop)"
When you need a pick me up, this one from The Great Gatsby (the start of all legendary Hamptons pool parties) soundtrack will do the trick.
Chase Atlantic "Swim"
The forward stroke never sounded so good.
Yung Bans feat. Lil Skies "Waterslide"
The double entendres are thick and meaty in this tune.
Florence & The Machine "Swimming"
So many of Florence Welch's lyrics are about water, it would be a shame to skip her on your pool playlist.
nite swim "Pool Party"
It's not the kind of pool you expected.
The Breeders "Cannonball"
Play this one when you're feeling like the last (and greatest) splash.
Miniature Tigers "Swimming Pool Blues"
Actually not sad, despite the title!
The Surfaris "Wipeout"
Nostalgia runs deep, and this song runs deeper.