Playlist of the week: Social summer cookout

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Although the Fourth of July has passed, cookouts remain the best way to spend time with friends and family during the summer. Something about firing up the grill and gathering around a table outside to eat hotdogs and hamburgers is the perfect picture of summer. 

Even during a pandemic, it’s easy to plan a physically distanced outdoor meal with others — just space seats 6 feet apart. There’s no better way to bond with loved ones than enjoying good food and conversation, and this playlist of sing-alongs will keep the party going late into the night. 

"We Are Family" — Sister Sledge 

"Happy Hour" — Weezer

"Wagon Wheel" — Old Crow Medicine Show 

"Don’t Worry Be Happy" — Bobby McFerrin

"Jessie’s Girl" — Rick Springfield 

"Santeria" — Sublime 

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" — The Beatles 

"Let’s Get It Started" — The Black Eyed Peas

"Smile" — Uncle Kracker

"Walking on Sunshine" — Katrina and The Waves

"Dancing Queen" — ABBA

"American Pie" — Don McLean 

"Hey Ya!" — Outkast 

"You and I" — Lady Gaga 

"The Less I Know the Better" — Tame Impala

"You Belong With Me" — Taylor Swift


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