Memorial Day weekend is finally here—and with it: the unofficial start to summer.
In preparation for the big festivities, this week we’ve helped you choose the right grilling apron, pick up a nifty bottle opener and learn the ins and outs of spending an entire three-day weekend pleasantly sloshed. And now, there’s only one thing left: the music.
There are a million ways you could go with this sort of thing—but there’s one theme that every barbecue party in America is going to have this weekend: summer. And that’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive, multi-genre-and-era-spanning playlist that either has the word “summer” in its title or the season plays a major part in its lyrics. And we conveniently turned it into a Spotify playlist, embedded after the jump.