John Mayer once said, “Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” We wholeheartedly agree. Come sunshine season, it’s all smiles, tan lines, bikinis and bottomless pitchers of your favourite drink. For those lucky enough to have swimming pool in their backyard or building, it’s time to plan that once-a-year, unforgettable pool party. And if you’re playing host, then you have lots to think about—from the games, food, and drinks. As for the music that is a much-needed accompaniment to all the above—we’ve got you covered.
Cosmo India curated the ultimate poolside party playlist that is the perfect combination of old-school iconic numbers and pop culture’s latest hits. Get ready to lounge by the pool, win a few round of beer pong and dance the evening away with these tracks.
A summer poolside party would definitely be incomplete without this song and it’s absolutely ideal to kick-off the pool party, and jump in! You can also take cue from Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s outfits for a super-chic and summery look.
“Yeah, we're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time
It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines.”
Need we say more? This iconic number by Taylor Swift screams a young, wild and crazy summer in every way possible. It’s just how we’d wanted it to be.
A pool-side party, without Katy Perry? Doesn’t seem right. This song is perfect to sing along to for a round of karaoke, or even a game of truth or dare. For all those planning to push someone into the pool, this might be the song to do it!
Now, if you’re ready to groove to the music as the sun sets, it is definitely a song that needs to be on your playlist. The song exudes a sense of freedom, dance, and excitement.
Tum Hi Ho Bandhu
Remember Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan dancing to this Bollywood classic? We’d one hundred per cent recommend grooving to the same. If you’re looking to turn the heat up with someone you met at the party, inch a little closer to them while dancing to this song—it’s bound to do the trick.
Sooraj Dooba Hai
This is the ultimate dance number, so for all those who have just been lounging about the pool, it’s time to dance your heart out with your besties to this song—think Jaqueline Fernandes and Arjun Rampal.
Nashe Si Chadh Gayi
Here’s another groovy number to take a dip in the pool to and if you’re up for it, you can even try recreating Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s dance steps.
A personal favourite, Ilahi from the film YehJawaani Hai Deewani screams summer in so many ways and is perfect to be played at any point during the party. In case you want to get really adventurous, take cue from the last shot of the video, and take a run up and jump into the pool with your beau or bestie.
This iconic number by Calvin Harris is a major throwback to summer 2016. If not for anything else, let this song be on your playlist to make you feel super nostalgic.
Walking On Sunshine
For all those who are fans of karaoke, Walking on sunshine by Katrina and the Waves is super fun and exciting song to sing along too and even play the various poolside games that you have in store for your guests.
If you’re looking for your hot-girl summer song, look no further. Any and every song by Dua Lipa is bound to give you main character energy like never before. So, put on your swimsuits and sunglasses and be the head-turning moment of the party.
Don’t think we need to convince you for this one, do we?
Dil Dhadakne do
Put on your sundresses and sing and dance along to this number. You can also get your partner’s to jive along with you!