Not gonna lie, my summer was pretttttty basic. But as far as music goes, it was probably one of the dopest yet.

It seemed I was constantly filling my days listening to album after album; new release after new release (shout out to ZANE LOWE’s World Record that really got me onto the live album stream release again; it’s almost like music has regressed back to the old days when we actually appreciated a new song coming out thanks to the music streaming availability).

And music is cool like that; we’ve lived through all these crazy evolutionary eras of pop and jazz and soul and hip-hop. Sometimes it’s just like how are we ever supposed to top *that*? And then a this wave of groundbreaking never-before-heard music gets released and we’re all like “OMG WTF THIS IS THE BEST LOL”

In light of the end of long summer days and warm weather feels, I wanted to give you guys my RIP SUMMER SIXTEEN playlist with all the songs that really stuck with me the past few months (available on Apple Music and soon-to-be Spotify):

  1. “Skateboard P” – madeintyo
  2. “Zaddy” – Ty Dolla $ign
  3. “Savage Mode” – 21 Savage and MetroBoomin
  4. “30 Hours” – Kanye West
  5. “Future Swag” – Young Thug
  6. “No Shopping” – French Montana feat. Drake
  7. “Go Off” – MIA
  8. “Hang Me Out to Dry” – Metronomy feat Robyn
  9. “TOGETHER” – KAYTRANADA feat. AlunaGeorge
  10. “Body” – Dreezy feat. Jeremih
  11. “CRZY” – Kehlani
  12. “E.V.P” – Blood Orange
  13. “Work For It” – DJ Khaled feat. Big Sean
  14. “Superlove” – Tinashe
  15. “sdp interlude” – Travis Scott
  16. “Boss” – Disclosure
  17. “My Jam” – Bobby Brackins feat. Zandaya
  18. “This Girl” – Kungs Music
  19. “Safari” – J. Balvin feat. Pharrell
  20. “We Do This Shit Every Night” – MOD Sun feat. Dej Loaf
  21. “Gold” – Kiiara
  22. “In Too Deep” – dvsn
  23. “Blow You Up” Yogi feat. AlunaGeorge
  24. “Work” Rihanna


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Kaitlin Duffy is a writer from Cleveland. When she's not blogging or pondering the great complexities of the world and outer space, she is finding rare vinyl steals, visiting new places, laughing often, Instagramming everything in sight, watching movies, or working on her first feature Port de Cleve.