Danger Mouse Gives Vulture His Endless Summer Playlist

Who needs the hassle of composing a playlist for each and every rooftop cookout? Not us. And not Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton of Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells), whom we asked to create this exclusive list of summer songs — 165! 170! — that you can put on shuffle. “Some of it is old, some new,” explains Burton, whose album with Sparklehorse, Dark Night of the Soul, is out July 13. “I wanted to spend the summer sitting on a porch listening to stuff like this, but it looks like I’ll be touring … ” (You can load up his list yourself; it’s on iTunes as Vulture’s Endless Summer Playlist part 1 and part 2.)

? and the Mysterians, “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby”

A.C. Newman, “Drink To Me, Babe, Then”

Aimee Mann, “Phoenix”

Al Green, “I Wish You Were Here”

The Animals, “It’s My Life”

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, “Bright Lit Blue Skies”

Arthur Verocai, “Caboclo”

Azure Ray, “If You Fall”

The B-52’s, “52 Girls”

Bananarama, “Cruel Summer”

The Bar-Kays, “In The Hole”

The Beach Boys, “Girl Don’t Tell Me”

Beach House, “Walk In The Park”

Ben E. King, “On The Horizon”

Bettie Seveert, “Kid’s Alright”

Big Daddy Kane, “Smooth Operator”

Big Star, “Thirteen”

The Black Keys, “Everlasting Light”

Black Moon, “I Got Cha Opin’ (Remix)”

Blondie, “A Shark in Jets Clothing”

Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Natural Mystic”

Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Brendan Benson, “Them & Me”

Brigitte Bardot, “Contact”

The Builders and the Butchers, “Find Me in the Air”

Buzzcocks, “Breakdown”

Camu Tao, “Plot for a Little Bit”

Can, “Vitamin C”

The Cardigans, “Happy Meal 2”

Caribou, “Melody Day”

Cass McCombs, “Equinox”

Cee-Lo Green, “Gettin’ Grown”

Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Heaven Can Wait”

The Chills, “Part Past Part Fiction”

Colin Blunstone, “Caroline Goodbye”

The Coral, “Who’s Gonna Find Me”

The Coral, “Dreaming Of You”

The Coral, “Secret Kiss,”

Craig Mack, “Flava In Your Ear”

Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Helplessly Hoping”

Crowded House, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Da Youngsta’s, “Crewz Pop”

David Bowie, “Modern Love”

David Bowie, “Oh You Pretty Things”

Davie Allen & The Arrows, “Ghost Riders In The Sky”

The DB’s, “From a Window to a Screen”

De La Soul, “Oodles of O’s”

Depeche Mode, “Hole To Feed”

Diana Ross & The Supremes, “My World is Empty Without You”

Donald Byrd, “Cristo Redentor”

Donovan, “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”

The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

Earlimart, “All They Ever Do Is Talk”

Eddie Hazel, “California Dreamin’”

Elf Power, “Olde Tyme Waves”

Elf Power, “Jane”

Elvis Costello, “I’m Not Angry”

The Faint, “Violent,”

Faust, “The Sad Skinhead”

First Aid Kit, “Heavy Storm”

Fleetwood Mac, “Dreams”

Frank Black, “Los Angeles”

Funkadelic, “I’ll Stay”

Gang Starr, “Alongwaytogo”

George Harrison, “I’d Have You Anytime”

George Harrison, “What is Life”

George Jones, “She Thinks I Still Care”

Ghostface Killah, “Daytona 500”

Giorgio Moroder, “First Hand Experience in Second Hand Love”

Gloria Lynne, “Speaking Of Happiness”

Gorillaz, “Empire Ants”

Grand Puba, “360”

Grandaddy, “Everything Beautiful is Far Away”

Grenadine, “Mexico Big Sky”

The Guess Who, “Shakin All Over”

Holly Golightly, “Time Will Tell”

Husker Du, “Pink Turns Into Blue”

Husky Rescue, “Summertime Cowboy”

Iggy Pop, “Lust for Life”

The (International) Noise Conspiracy, “Baby Doll”

Isaac Hayes, “Ike’s Mood”

The Isley Brothers, “Voyage to Atlantis”

Jane Birkin, “Kawasaki”

Janis Joplin, “Summertime”

Jenny Lewis, “Bad Man’s World”

Joe Jackson, “One More Time”

Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control”

Judy Henske, “High Flying Bird”

Julian Casablancas, “Left & Right in the Dark”

Keith Murray, “The Most Beautifulist Thing in this World”

The Kinks, “Waterloo Sunset”

Kraftwerk, “Showroom Dummies”

La Roux, “In for the Kill”

Laura Branigan, “Self Control”

Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra, “Summer Wine”

Leonard Cohen, “So Long, Marianne”

Little Dragon, “Blinking Pigs”

Lois, “Bonds in Seconds”

Lois, “Sorora”

Love, “You Set the Scene”

The Maisonettes, “Heart Ache Avenue”

The Mamas & The Papas, “I Got a Feeling”

Martha Reeves & The Vandelles, “Nowhere to Run”

The Marvelettes, “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Prey”

Marvin Gaye, “I Want You”

Mary Wells, “Bye Bye Baby”

Mel Torme, “Comin’ Home Baby”

MGMT, “Song for Dan Treacy”

Mic Geronimo, “Shit’s Real”

Mick Farren, “Summertime Blues”

Miike Snow, “Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)”

Milton Nascimento, “Tudo Que Podia Ser”

The Morning Benders, “Wet Cement”

Neko Case, “Hold On, Hold On”

Neutral Milk Hotel, “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”

Nick Nicely, “Hilly Fields”

Nik Freitas, “Sun Down”

Neil Young, “Tell Me Why”

Olivia Tremor Control, “California Demise”

Patti Smith, “Free Money”

Pavement, “Shoot the Singer”

Peter Ivers, “Deborah (Terminal Love Version)”

Peter Ivers, “Audience of One”

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, “I Got a Love”

The Pharcyde, “Runnin’”

Plants and Animals, “Tom Cruz”

Porter Wagoner, “Indian Creek”

Prince, “All the Critics Love You in New York”

R.E.M., “Moral Kiosk”

The Remains, “Why Do I Cry”

Roots Manuva, “Witness (1 Hope)”

Sam Cooke, “Cupid”

Santo & Johnny, “Tear Drops”

Scott Walker, “The Old Man’s Back Again”

Serge Gainsbourg, “La Chanson De Slogan”

The Shins, “Australia”

Shocking Blue, “California Here I Come”

Sly & The Family Stone, “Stand!”

Slum Village, “Players”

Sparklehorse, “Knives of Summertime”

Spartan Fidelity, “18 Rabbit”

The Specials, “Ghost Town”

Stevie Wonder, “A Place in the Sun”

Stu Phillips, “Look Up at the Bottom”

The Sunshine Fix, “The Future History and the Irrelevance of Time”

Super Furry Animals, “The Turning Tide”

Super Furry Animals, “Ohio Heat”

Supergrass, “Late in the Day”

Supergrass, “St. Petersburg”

Supertramp, “The Logical Song”

Surf Punks, “My Wave”

Suzanne Vega, “Head Shots”

T.Rex, “Planet Queen”

Talk Talk, “It’s My Life”

Talking Heads, “Good Thing”

Tame Impala, “Sundown Syndrome”

Tears for Fears, “The Hurting”

The Thrills, “Just Traveling Through”

Toto, “Hold the Line,”

A Tribe Called Quest, “Electric Relaxation”

Violent Femmes, “Add it Up”

Wanda Jackson, “Funnel of Love”

Wes Montgomery, “A Day in the Life”

We All Together, “Children”

The White Stripes, “Apple Blossom”

Wire, “The 15th”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Soft Shock”

Zapp & Rogers, “Computer Love”

The Zombies, “Care of Cell 44”

The Zombies, “Beechwood Park”

Editor’s note: Five songs — by Davie Allan & the Arrows, Gloria Lynne, Grenadine, Stu Phillips, and Mick Farren — were added to this list on the afternoon of June 22.

Danger Mouse Gives Vulture His Endless Summer Playlist