What’s Your Playlist for Hamptons Summer 2012?

There’s something magical about the songs of summer that gives them a special place in our hearts and headphones. And what better playlist for your ride to the Hamptons, your day at the beach, your afternoon at the pool, or wherever and however you enjoy your summer days and nights on the East End, than one that takes you down memory lane? Next week we’ll be back with our picks for songs that are all about summer itself, but now, with iPod in hand, we celebrate the biggest summer hits of the past 25 years.

1987                 “Alone” by Heart

1988                 “Roll With It” by Steven Winwood

1989                 “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx

1990                 “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey

1991                 “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You” by Bryan Adamn

1992                 “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot

1993                 “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” by UB40

1994                 “I Swear” by All-4-One

1995                 “Waterfalls” by TLC

1996                 “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio

1997                 “I’ll Be Missing you” by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat.  

1998                 “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy & Monica

1999                 “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera

2000                 “It’s Gonna Be Me” by ‘N Sync

2001                 “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

2002                 “Hot In Herre” by Nelly

2003                 “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z

2004                 “Confessions Part II” by Usher

2005                 “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey

2006                 “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland

2007                 “Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

2008                 “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry

2009                 “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

2010                 “California Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

2011                 “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

Whether summer 2012 will ultimately be ruled by Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” or some other tune remains to be seen, but until that champion is crowned, this playlist of summer hit will keep you singing until through Labor Day. But let’s not think about that just yet! It’s summer in the Hamptons!

What’s your favorite song of summer? Share it in the comments below!

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