The song of the summer holds a kind of mythic power in a way no other hit songs do the rest of the calendar year. It could be the fact that we're more likely hear it at beach parties, cookouts, and on car trips. Or, perhaps it's because, in the winter, we're too busy listening to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" on repeat to wonder what other song will best capture the season.
While summer may be winding down, we're not ready to give up those sun-soaked tunes quite yet. Instead, we're taking it one step further with an even better way to enjoy some of the biggest hits: paired alongside a specialty cocktail. We looked at music videos, lyrics, and took some artistic license to ultimately figure out which song pairs best with each summery drink.
Ahead, a boozy suggestion for each of the tunes that keep cropping up on Spotify. Take a note from "Despacito" and sip slowly — we don't recommend trying all ten in one night.