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Your Ultimate Guilty Pleasure Summer Playlist

Who doesn’t love a gloriously dumb summer song?

In the issue of EW on stands this Friday, we examine the phenomenon of hits like Magic!’s “Rude” and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “She Looks So Perfect” — sunny, sonically undemanding wonders that seem to rise when the mercury does.

It also got us thinking about some of our favorite non-Mensa tracks from summers past, so we made a decade-spanning Spotify playlist featuring hall of famers like Color Me Badd, Coolio, Nelly, and Tag Team. Whoomp! Here it is: READ FULL STORY

Summer Music Preview: Hear Scottish trio CHVRCHES' summer playlist

Glaswegian synth-rock trio CHVRCHES seemed to be everywhere last summer with the pulsing singles “Recover” and “The Mother We Share,” from their debut album The Bones of What You Believe, released last September.

But with the album’s reach still expanding — and a slate of major festival dates coming up, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands — we’re ready to make this another summer of nearly-vowel-free Scots.

Listen to their playlist of summer songs below, curated especially for EW and featuring artists ranging from Pavement to Major Lazer, Sonic Youth and the Cocteau Twins: READ FULL STORY

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