As Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer (finally!), the @VeraWangGang have continued the tradition and compiled a 2012 playlist of our fave summer tunes…perfect for any upcoming road trips! From rooftop hopping to outdoor summer movies, homemade Mojito’s to finding the perfect fish tacos – summer in NYC is one of a kind and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Let those splendid summer days roll on in…
JULIAN LABAGH – EA to EVP/Creative Director
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac – Best song for summer BBQ’s – even better if it’s on an NYC rooftop!
GEORGINA MCDONALD – Digital Media Coordinator
You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine (The XX Remix) – Why do I love this song? Well, I love Florence and I love the XX and the combination of them together is perfection.
PETER HALE COONEY III – Assistant Designer
Off to the Races by Lana Del Rey – A cool song by a cool artist with a lot of NYC references. Another favorite to walk too!
GISELLE GHOFRANI – Associate Designer
Myth by Beach House – Beach House is my favorite band! Their concert was the first one my boyfriend and I went to together here in NY.
ERICA GRIFFIN – VP of Bridal
Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones – a good old Stones kind of summer song.
JESSICA BURZICHELLI - Account Executive RTW
Brokenhearted by Karmin – Perfect flirty and fun summer song to jam to or sing at the top of your lungs!
PRIYA SHUKLA – VP of Public Relations
Love on Top by Beyoncé – I am going to see Beyoncé in concert Memorial Day weekend and cannot wait.
JOSHUA TOMME – Reception
Polish Girl by Neon Indian – Feels like those spontaneous LA summer getaways to Laguna and Palm Springs – windows down, speakers up, driving a little too fast, not a care in the world.
DENNIS JOHNSON - Hospitality Services
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson – This song makes me happy! I play it over and over again and dance around and lip synch in front of the mirror while no one is watching, lol (I can’t believe that I actually told anyone this!)
TYLER WALTON - Assistant, Licensing
Princess of China by Coldplay feat. Rhianna - It’s a little slow, but any song with Rihanna is amazing.
MATILDA KLAEBE – Coordinator, Advertising & Creative Services
Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban – I love this song as it reminds me of hanging at the beach in Australia and long lazy summer days.
ANDREW ARRICK – VP of RTW Sales
You Get What You Give by the New Radicals – This is a great song that will never get old.
CHARLOTTE PIZARRO – Human Resources Assistant
I Feel Love by Donna Summer – When I would go over to see my Grandma she always played this song and she’d dance around the room like Grannies do. Always made me giggle.
LYLE MALTZ – VP of Licensing
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction – You can’t help but dance!
OLIVIA THACHER – Licensing Manager
Wildflowers by Tom Petty – A light and breezy classic for summer road trips.
IRINA BINDER – PR Assistant
Memories by Kid Cudi feat. David Guetta – Reminds me of summertime, always a good one to listen to before going out!
SAMUEL DUMAS - EA to President
Hurting by Friendly Fires – My original choice was the remix that you can listen to here but unfortunately it was not available via Playlist. Well, enjoy!
DEE DEMEO - Senior Sales Executive, Bridal Sales
Hotel California by The Eagles – I like this song for its dream-like, stream-of-consciousness sound, which never fails to immediately transport me back to warm summer nights in the past.
LINDA PETERS - Digital Sales Consultant
Born to Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez - Summer of 79. The best dancing song, ever!
NINA FURIA - Assistant to Bill Mitchell
Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun - A song you’ll never mind sitting in traffic to when you’re leaving the city to go out east or down the shore.
And here’s a look back at the @VeraWangGang’s 2011′s Summer Playlist - in case you get nostalgic…
HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!