Your Spring Break 2012 Playlist

Fruity drinks, all-inclusive perks, and afternoon naps on white sand beaches. It’s finally Spring Break. You might be swathed in Mexican sunshine or if you’re really lucky,at grandma’s timeshare in Florida. No matter your locale, we’ll bet an iPod’s in your carry-on. Get ready to lay down a few bucks for these download-worthy tunes—we've got songs to match every mood and moment of Spring Break 2012.

Pre-Departure Tasks

For last-minute cardio and crunches, listen to mashups of top 40’s hits and songs you haven’t heard since seventh grade. If you're headed to a climate where the sun is stronger than the cocktails, you might chill with self-tanner on for some base color—we recommend songs to help you zone out without zonking out.

Let it Out Girl Talk
Down for the Count Girl Talk
Little Secrets Passion Pit
Fire Ingrid Michaelson
Youth – Beach Fossils
Young Blood The Naked and Famous
Sick MuseMetric
In the Sun She & Him
Getting There
Oh, the anticipation!  Ease jetlag or carsickness with soothing, but upbeat songs. But if you’re looking to get excited pre-arrival, Lady Gaga never fails.

LightsEllie Goulding
Shuffle a Dream Little Dragon
Part of Me Katy Perry
Jealous Girl – Ben Kweller
WiresMatt & Kim
Shake It OutFlorence & The Machine
AmericanoLady Gaga
Marry the Night Lady Gaga