With summer just around the corner, the music industry is poised to start dropping tons of new tracks in hopes of bringing the heat -- but what to listen to on the days you don't feel like sweating it out on the dancefloor? To craft the perfect soundtrack for beating the heat, ETonline has turned to Haley Strode, star of Nickelodeon's newest hit series, Wendell & Vinnie.
"This is a compilation of what I consider to be necessary summertime tunes," Strode tells ETonline, "meant to be listened to in this order."
Tobias Froberg, Somewhere in the City
"There must be a party ... somewhere in the city." These rad lyrics help inspire a carefree summer.
The La's, There She Goes
This songs is nostalgia at its core, summer in middle school, knee socks and all.
James Brown, It's a Man's Man's Man's World
This song reminds me of a summer I lived in NYC; James Brown is a bad ass.
Eddie Cochran, Summertime Blues
An instant feel-good summer tune!
Local Natives, Gorilla Manor
This one is the kind you can't help but dance to. I have trouble fighting off a fist pump :)
Regina Spektor, Summer in the City
The sweetness of summer made into a song.
Janis Joplin, Summertime
This embodies everything that makes you think of summer: heat, crushes ... and heat.
The Gossip, Southern Comfort
Something to feed my southern roots.
Broken Social Scene, Swimmers
This song makes me nostalgic in a different way. Two words come to mind: college angst.
Camera Obscura, Razzle Dazzle Rose
The effervescence of this song is like 7-Up on a hot day!
Cat Power, Metal Heart
The amount of soul that goes into this song by Cat Power is mind blowing!
Feist, So Sorry
This one is just so so sweet in sound and in its lyrics.
The Gossip, Yr Mangled Heart
This is one of my favorite songs of all time, so it must be included in any and every playlist.