Summertime Girls Got It Going On...

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For today's M & P joint post, we turned to our iPods and iPhones for inspiration. Temperatures in Boston finally soared past 75 degrees this afternoon (and, well, it's always hot in Kuwait). I ate my Berryline frozen yogurt (for free at their new Fenway area location until 9pm!) and wanted to drive with the top down. Unfortunately, cabs in Boston don't have convertable tops (boo), but I could jam away to some of my favorite summertime songs.

The Classics:

And by the classics, I don't mean The Beatles and Aerosmith (although I love both!). I mean classic 1999 style summery pop music anthems. Is your iTunes lacking such musical masterpieces? Consider these tracks.

LFO - Summer Girls (the ultimate New England prep school girl's summertime anthem in 2000. We all wore Abercrombie & Fitch and thought those LFO guys were incredibly attractive. Who knew they were from Massachusetts? Another reason to love them.)

Fergie - London Bridge (perfect to blast out of the car speakers on a girls' night out on the way to a club or bar. Don't lie, you know you've done it too. Although P has to ask, what was Fergie Ferg alluding to when she sang about everybody wanting to down...ohhhhh)

New Radicals - Get What You Give & Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life (maybe my favorite late 1990s songs)

Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel (Okay, apart from the fact that MJ's tragic death this past week has made everyone and their mama rush out and download "The Essential Michael Jackson," there is no denying that this track is fun fun fun)

Beyonce - Crazy In Love (Oh COME ON, like I even really need to explain this pick...It's B at her finest! Uh oh uh oh uh oh oh no no)

Any Britney Spears song (Ain't no shame in it...blast that Britney...Summertime is the only time you can without fear of being looked down upon by music snobs :P)

The Strokes - Reptilia (Awesome guitar solos, energetic drumming, a sexy vocalist...equal parts rock and indie....what more could you want?)

John Mayer - No Such Thing (Remember John Mayer before his current creepalicious phase? Sigh. This song might help jog your memory.)

Jay-Z - Can I Get A...(Ok, I just picked that track randomly, but you're good to go with pretty much anything that Jay puts out....old, new...I'll take it all please, thanks.)

The Donnas - Take It Off (Most songs by The Donnas make me smile, but "The Hangover" reminded me of this particular track)

Current Music Obsessions:

Maino - All The Above
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Lady GaGa - Paparazzi
Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad (featuring Blair Wald... I mean Leighton Meester)
Kristina DeBarge - Goodbye
Drake - Best I Ever Had
Crazy Cousinz - The Funky Anthem (featuring DJ Reflex)
Robyn - Cobrastyle
Young Love - Find A New Way
Jay-Z - D.O.A
The Veronicas - Take Me On The Floor
Pitbull - I Know You Want Me

Oh my goodness, there are so many amazing songs we've left out and some we're sure we're going to kick ourselves for forgetting...anyway, hope this list at least gets you motivated enough to make your own playlist to enjoy while you work and play this summer.

- M & P

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