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Top 10 Pool Party Songs


One of the best ways to cool off in the hot summer is a pool party, and a key element of a great pool party is great summertime music! Here's a list of the Top 10 Pool Party Songs alphabetical by artist.

1. Blues Traveler - Run-Around (1994)

Laidback blues boogie that goes down easy on a summer day. The lyrics turn concern for a rough spot in a love relationship into a celebration of individual optimism.
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2. Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun (2002)

There has rarely been a song more perfect for lazing around the pool and catching some rays with a group of friends. Sheryl Crow lightened up on this album while keeping her impeccable musicianship.
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3. De La Soul - Me, Myself and I (1989)

De La Soul ushered in the far-too-shortlived hip-hop day-glo "Daisy Age" with this tune from their first album 3 Feet High and Rising. Fortunately, we've got this neo-psychedelic classic as a souvenir.
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4. Nelly - Hot In Herre (2002)

Tread carefully...it could be an incitement for skinny-dipping. Nelly's music is some of the best party music in hip-hop.
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5. No Doubt - Hey Baby (2001)

One of No Doubt's best celebrates sitting back, sipping herbal tea, and watching sexy bodies go by. Could it be poolside? Most certainly. Let Gwen direct the boys and girls singalongs.
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6. Outkast - Hey Ya! (2003)

Let Andre 3000 of Outkast lead the party through this hip-hop epic. You'll soon have the whole pool shaking "like a Polaroid picture."
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7. Smash Mouth - Walking On the Sun (1997)

Crunchy guitars drive the sun-washed garage band psychedelia here. Turn the speakers up to feel the fuzzed up guitar.
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8. Sugar Ray - Fly (1997)

This song introduced us all to the good-time vibe of the band Sugar Ray. The lazy ska beat of "Fly" is absolutely irresistible as is the group singalong chorus "I just wanna fly!"
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9. Tag Team - Whoomp! There It Is (1993)

This is still one of the best party songs of the 90's even if the Tag Team duo has long faded from the spotlight. Irresistible? Or annoying? Play it and find out.
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10. Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life (1997)

Most of us can relate to Third Eye Blind's depiction of a "semi-charmed life" and all the joys, and longing, that go with it. Strap those lyrics to a gently rocking groove, and it's a great recipe for classic "party by the pool" music.
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