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    Summer in 10 nostalgia-inducing songs

    Summer is coming to an end, and the reality of classes, late-night studying and painful exams are coming back in full swing. However, the memories of summer can be relived by listening to some of its most memorable hits.

    1. “Trap Queen” — Fetty Wap

    Fetty Wap’s debut single “Trap Queen” made the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this year. Its catchy beat and sing-a-long lyrics have everybody jumping out of their seats and running to the dance floor. Everybody wants to be a trap queen now; well, at least when the song comes on.

    2. “Lean On” — Major Lazer and DJ Snake

    “Lean On” was a club hit during the summer and a great song to spin around and move your body to with your best friends on the dance floor. It really gets you nostalgic about warm nights out with friends and not having a worry or care in the world.

    3. “You Know You Like It” — DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge

    DJ Snake did it again with another great club banger for the summer. This song is more laid back but still gives you that summer feeling of a careless attitude.

    4.  “Cheerleader” — OMI (Felix Jaehn remix)

    OMI’s tropical feel in the song “Cheerleader” makes it perfect for the summer. Even if you weren’t able to make it to the beach, this song takes you there in a matter of minutes. Its fun, light beat and smooth voice give it a laid back feel that makes you feel like you’re on the beaches of Jamaica drinking a margarita. Isn’t that what we all want to do during the summer time?

    5. “Feeling Myself” — Nicki Minaj feat. Beyonce

    The video for “Feeling Myself” debuted this summer and gave the perfect summer vibe with pools, swan-shaped floaties, a Chicago Bulls jersey swimsuit and a careless attitude. It is definitely a track most have playing in the background while getting their “pretty on fleek” for a night out.

    6. “Alright” — Kendrick Lamar

    Kendrick has been on fire this year, and his conscious rap style has won the hearts of many. With so many recent cases of police brutality, this song offers hope to the oppressed communities all around the U.S. “Alright” was chanted by protesters at a Black Lives Matter protest in Cleveland, Ohio. His songs are becoming the voice for this generation, and he is positively taking advantage of his platform.

    7. “Yoga” — Janelle Monae and Jidenna

    What’s more popular then actually doing yoga? Yoga pants! Janelle Monae brought the yoga trend into a song and brought herself into the mainstream music scene. “Yoga” is a perfect summer song to get your groove on and imagine yourself on the beaches of Copacabana.

    8. “Here” — Alessia Cara

    Although this is not a fun-loving song for the summer, we can’t forget about those who simply like to kick back with true friends. This song is a shout out to the introverts that feel the pain of house parties that Cara describes. I hope your summer was more enjoyable then hers.

    9. “Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

    If you saw the video for “Bad Blood” and were just as surprised as I was to see Kendrick Lamar on the track, then it really set the tone for the start of your summer. Not to mention all the big celebrities that played rough and rowdy characters in the video going one-on-one with Taylor Swift. Why is this a great summer song? Because you feel awesome listening to it.

    10. “Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

    The Weeknd keeps on spitting out hits, and “Can’t Feel My Face” was a great love song for the summer! The heavy bass presence and simple hi-hat and snare beat on the drums gives it a funky feel. You’ll want to dance like Michael Jackson when you hear this song.

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