Our Labor Day Playlist

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Labor Day weekend is upon us. Yes, just as your sunburn finally healed and you've mastered the art of grilling, summer's on the way out. Whether this means a return to school, yardwork or regular television watching for you, this weekend marks the last party to ensure this summer goes out with a bang. That in mind, here's our Labor Day playlist.

Robin Thicke f/ Pharrel and TI - "Blurred Lines" 2013

This summer's most inescapable song, it only makes sense to give it a spin at your final get together. Chances are the people at your party will either be in love with the infectious grooves, offended by its alleged misogyny, opinionated on its Marvin Gaye similarities or just thrilled to talk about Alan Thicke again. Everyone has something to say about it, so let's fire up the BBQ and have that conversation one last time. Twerking optional.

Labi Siffre - "I Got The" 1975

While it's been said that there ain't no cure for the summertime blues, the end if summer blues can be even worse. Luckily, Labi Siffre made being sad when the season succumbs sound cool with "I Got The." Perhaps most famous as being the sample source material for Jay-Z's "Streets is Watching" and Eminem's "My name Is," this song happens to be the jam in its own right, closing with the perhaps fitting "Just a lonely soul/summer slowly dying. I was smiling hard, but I was lying." So for those being forced to attend labor day get togethers, fake it 'til you make it a good time!

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