The perfect playlist is an integral part of any summertime activity. Whether it’s cruising down the highway on the way to vacation, lounging on the beach, or the background to your BBQ, the music will make the event. The ideal summer mixtape has the perfect balance of mellow and upbeat music, as well as some old time classics. We’ve created what we feel could be the perfect soundtrack to your summer, so load up your iPod and enjoy!

1. Dexey’s Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen
2. The Beatles- We Can Work It Out
3. Bruce Springsteen- Thunder Road
4. Bob Dylan- Just Like a Woman
5. Vampire Weekend- Holiday
6. Lovin’ Spoonful- Summer in the City
7. Hall and Oates- You Make My Dreams
8. Feist- Mushaboom
9. Counting Crows- Hanginaround
10. The Beatles- Ob-Li-Di, Ob-Li-Da
11. Rusted Root- Send Me On My Way

What’s on your summer playlist?