An all-ages playlist of the summer songs of 2018 it can be done gas efficient cars under 15000

I like playlists that are diverse, not just in terms of genre (pop, hip-hop, rock, country), but in terms of era. So I picked 3?½ hours of songs dating back to the early ’70s — Kendrick Lamar, Fleetwood Mac, Sturgill Simpson, Hall and Oates, SZA, Spoon, Avicii, you name it.

But because I didn’t want it to sound like I had been in a coma for six months, I made myself a challenge: Include a dozen songs released in 2018. And as this was to be a family-friendly party — and one between professional colleagues at that — try to avoid songs bearing Spotify’s "EXPLICIT" tag.

This was harder than it sounds. Many 2018 Song of Summer candidates are explicit in some way, from Drake’s Nice for What and God’s Plan to the bulk of Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, and might not be the best backdrop for a kid-friendly soiree.

Should it matter? Would tots and grannies really be scandalized by hearing Post Malone moan Psycho over chicken tenders and pasta salad? Nah, probably not. Still, it speaks to the challenge of creating a middle-of-the-road playlist for everyone that doesn’t sound out of sync with today’s music landscape. In our splintered and hand-curated culture, are there songs out there that can still appeal to everyone?

One of the year’s best debut albums — one of its best albums, period — comes from Colombian-American singer-songwrier Uchis, who channels classic slow-jam funk here. Bonus points for recruiting Bootsy for authenticity, and for coaxing eight genuinely sexy bars out of occasional enfant terrible Tyler.

This one, a throbbing embrace of Monae’s inner Prince, did earn an explicit tag from Spotify, but it’s not apparent why. Yeah, it’s about sex ("Maybe it’s lust, maybe it’s love, maybe it never ends"), but lyrically, it’s pretty clean. I deem it safe.

Like Paramore, Walk the Moon or their fellow Brits the 1975, Fickle Friends embrace highly saturated, highly danceable synths and guitars across their new album You Are Something Else. Rock like this might not actually have existed in the ’80s the way these bands seem to think it did, but with songs as irrepressible as Say No More, it doesn’t really matter.

Fine, whatever. At this point it’s practically a war crime to create a summer playlist and not include one Drake song. At least the old-school-flavored Nice for What is one of Aubrey’s brighter, more danceable singles, unlike the dreary God’s Plan.

If not for a mumbled Young Thug f-bomb in the middle, this would have made the all-ages playlist. Political songs are risky at parties, especially one as intense as This Is America. But it bum-rushed the Song of Summer debate upon its release because it’s just so catchy and quotable and, well, it’s everywhere. Lando Calrissian, you space scoundrel, you’ve done it again.

Welp, here’s the song every high school sports team will be blaring in the locker room and on the team bus after every victory next season. The blasting horns and Rock’s unconstrained cockiness give it the feel of classic UGK, Ludacris or any number of No Limit rappers.

I don’t know if you’re ready to hear this — it certainly took me a while to admit it — but Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys is the vibe album of summer 2018. The whole world’s into half-rapped, half-moaned, midtempo, sad-boy club music, and while Post Malone himself may be a drip, this LP delivers a solid hour of the good stuff. Pick any track you like; I’ll go with the aching, borderline romantic Spoil My Night, featuring the more interesting half of Rae Sremmurd.