Summer Anthems 2016: The Ultimate Party Songs Playlist

V Festival 2012

Presenting the ultimate round-up of summer songs to help soundtrack those amazing days in the sun.

Summer is on the way, and whether you’re flying off to somewhere tropical or throwing an epic BBQ, you’ll need the perfect playlist of songs to soundtrack your summer experience. Here are the songs that we think will takeover your summer ’16.

Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - 'Rockabye'

Clean Bandit have smashed it again with this addictive track, with a couple of helping hands from Sean Paul and Anna Marie.

Nevada Feat. Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap - 'The Mack'

This fresh remix pays homage to the 20th anniversary of the original song - and it's perfect for summer. 

DJ Snake Feat. Justin Bieber - 'Let Me Love You'

Bieber is back with another summer jam - 'Let Me Love You' is the singer's first collaboration with DJ Snake. 

Bob Marley Feat. LVNDSCAPE & Bolier - 'Is This Love'

How can you get any more summer than Bob Marley & The Wailers? A tropical remix of Bob Marley & The Wailers, that's how. 

Tory Lanez – ‘Controlla’ (Remix)

Canadian singer Tory Lanez dropped off a huge remix of Drake's sun-soaked 'Views' song 'Controlla'.

Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ – ‘Cold Water’

Major Lazer have linked up with Justin Bieber for potentially the biggest song of the summer so far! This is huge.

AlunaGeorge Feat. Leikeli47 & Dreezy – ‘Mean What I Mean’ 

AlunaGeorge dropped off a huge dance single for Summer '16 with huge vocals from US rapper Dreezy and Leikeli47.

Tyga - '1 Of 1'

Tyga's summer single may sound very similar to Drake's 'Controlla' but its still a big song nonetheless. 

Lethal Bizzle - 'Wobble'

UK rapper Lethal Bizzle dedicated his summer smash to his love of the female derrière! 

Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris - 'Hype'

Dizzee Rascal linked up with Calvin Harris for an uptempo banger.

Lee Walker Vs DJ Deeon Feat. Katy B - 'Freak Like Me'

Katy B provided the vocals for one of the soundtracks to summer 16!

Chris Brown & Benny Bennassi - 'Paradise'

Chris Brown and Benny Bennassi last linked up on 2011 summer hit 'Beautiful People' and they have returned with another huge hit to soundtrack your summer. This will have you jumping around in no time!

Alicia Keys - 'In Common'

Alicia Keys' comeback single 'In Common' sounds like warm nights on the beach. Picture the sun setting as you sway to the infectious melody.

Drake - 'One Dance'

Drake switched up his sound to create a certified summer banger! The Funky-house themed track, featuring Kyla and Wizkid, is guaranteed to be playing very loudly this summer. 

Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna - 'This Is What You Came For'

Calvin Harris and Rihanna have already proved they are the perfect duo for a summer anthem, and 'This Is What You Came For' is no exception. Expect to hear this playing loudly at all summer destinations. 

Justin Timberlake - 'Can't Stop The Feeling'

Just in time for the summer, Justin Timberlake has delivered his first new song in three years. In the words of JT: "Put some sunshine in your pocket".

Rihanna Feat. Drake - 'Work'

Rihanna's Carribbean-themed smash is the perfect song to show off your dance moves this summer. We dare you not to sing Drake's part!

Sigala Feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers - 'Give Me Your Love'

UK producer Sigala linked up with Nile Rodgers and John Newman for a catchy House song that will get plenty of plays this summer.

WSTRN - 'Come Down'

UK trio WSTRN followed-up their hit single 'In2' with a catchy sunshine anthem to dance to in the coming months.

Major Lazor Feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG - 'Light It Up' (Remix)

Despite the official audio being released at the end of 2015, Major Lazor's upbeat dance hit has powered through 2016 and will be the backdrop to unforgettable memories this summer.

Remember to check back for all the latest additions to our list!

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