17 Tracks Summer 2010 Mix

     The 17 Tracks Summer Mix is an annual tradition, and this, it's third installment, is the best yet.  You won't find any gag-worthy trash like "California Gurls" [sic] on it, but you'll find some rocking jams to blast with the windows rolled down and the wind in your hair.  Long live summer.  If you want a copy, you know who to ask.  If you like the artists, support them and buy their album.

See the tracklisting after the jump.

1. "Good Time" - Roll Deep feat. Jodie Conner
From the album Winner Stays On  (UK only)

This is basically the British "I Gotta Feeling" but better.

2. "XXXO" -M.I.A.
From the album /\/\/\Y/\ (MAYA) out July 11

M.I.A. capitalizes on her new found success with this catchy track about tweets, Tarantino, and being yourself.

3. "Magic" - B.o.B. feat. Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
From the album B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray in stores now

He might have scored a trans-Atlantic No. 1 single, but I still don't know who B.o.B. is, what his stage name stands for, or why the 'o' isn't capitalized, but Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is in it, so I listened to it, and I liked it.

From the album Habits in stores now

These guys aren't all that cutting edge ("Animal" sounds like it's from 2004), but they're good...and they're from Provo!  Neon Trees just might give David Archuleta a run for his money for Utah's best musical export in the post-Osmond world.

From the album Good Ass Job out Fall 2010

Kanye West is back!  Rather than record a deeply heartfelt apology that sampled "You Belong With Me", he made yet another cocky song.  It's got tribal beats and Mr. West ditches the auto-tune to rap once again.

6. "Commander" - Kelly Rowland
From the album Kelly Rowland out September 21

With the help of producer David Guetta ("I Gotta Feeling", "Sexy Chick"), Kelly Rowland is making a strong case for being Destiny's Child top graduate.

7. "Winner" - Jamie Foxx feat. Justin Timberlake & T.I.
From the album Body out July 20

This song was an NBA playoff theme song, so I'm a little bitter about it because that one team won.  It's still a rocking track though.

8. "Clap Your Hands" - Sia
From the album We Are Born in stores now

Sia became a household name this year after her "Breathe Me" was used in an Olympic ad and she wrote songs for Christina Aguilera's flop record, and this is how she capitalized on it.

9. "Everything You Wanted" - Kele
From the album The Boxer in stores now

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is taking time during his band's hiatus to pursue a solo career which allows him to go more electro-shock than even the remixed version of Intimacy allowed.

10. "Guns and Horses" - Ellie Goulding
From the album Lights (UK only)

Ellie Goulding won BBC's Sound of 2010 and the Critic's Choice Award at the 2010 Brits, so it's no surprise her debut album, Lights, is amazing.  "Guns and Horses" opens the album up and it's folk pop at its finest.

11. "Find Your Love" - Drake
From the album Thank Me Later in stores now

Drake is more than just one of hip-hop's top rising star, he's its future.  The Kanye West-produced "Find Your Love" is one of the catchiest cuts from his emo-rap Thank Me Later.

12. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
From the album 31 Minutes to Takeoff out August 10

Mike Posner seems destined for one-hit wonderdom despite the brilliance of his debut single.  Like Santogold, Sam Sparro, and MPHO before him, one ground breaking pop song does not a career make.

13. "Dancing On My Own" - Robyn
From the EP Body Talk Pt. 1 in stores now

Robyn is the indie-pop queen of heart-wrenching dance songs.  "Dancing On My Own" is the perfect sequel to the monumental "Be Mine", both songs you can tap your feet to with tears in your eyes.

14. "Baby" - Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris
From the album My World 2.0 in stores now

This song is no guilty pleasure.  Justin Bieber is the new Donny Osmond, and "Baby" is a modern Motown classic.

15. "Rude Boy (Rub-a-Dub Reggae Remix)" - Rihanna
From the album Rated R in stores now

Rihanna's most recent chart topper ir completley reinvented with this reggae remix courtesy of Rub-a-Dub.  Take it, take it, baby, baby.

16. "Young Forever" - Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson
From the album Blueprint 3 in stores now

There are those summer moments where you feel like you're in an 80's teen movie.  Everything feels possible and both youth and the summer seems endless.  Hova captures that with "Young Forever".

17. "Crossfire" - Brandon Flowers
From the album Flamingo out Fall 2010

There's no better way to end the mix than with Brandon Flower's epic anthem "Crossfire".  Beautiful, larger, than life, and inspiring.  Well done Brother Flowers.
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Nick said...

I know someone who wants a copy and to possibly make a CD cover.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I heard this at the Provo Pita Pit! So good!

hun*ter said...

Thanks anonymous. If you want a copy, let me know who you are and I can get you one. E-mail is at the top of the page.

Cait said...

kels, you're so sneaky. but really, i love the mix.

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