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Beaching-est Songs Ever! Our Top 10 beach-tune picks for your summer playlist

Beaching-est Songs Ever! Our Top 10 beach-tune picks for your summer playlist

Summer’s here and the time is right for slathering on the sunscreen and compiling your go-to beach playlist.We can’t help you with the slathering, but here are the most essential beach jams of all time.Go ahead, we dare you to try not playing them.

10. “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow (2002)

It began as an ironically cheery rumination on the Columbine shooting, but Sheryl Crow abandoned that lyrical road and engineered the feelgood summer song of the naughts — replete with Beach Boys harmonies, an earworm for a guitar riff, and a video showing the lovely singer surfing and, although by then over age 40, baring more skin than she ever had.

9. “Hot...

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