imageThe weekend is upon us, so whether you’re hanging inside, lounging in the pool to beat the heat, or braving the elements to hit Joining Hearts 23, here’s a playlist packed with sonic goodness for your weekend.

To get you hot and bothered for the full slate of parties that are Joining Hearts Friday through Sunday, be sure to check out our photo gallery from last year’s event (top photo).

With your eyes enticed, here are 10 pieces of irresistible ear candy to go with it and really set the mood. Ready, set, go!

image“Beautiful Monster” (Tony Moran and Warren Rigg Save Soul Club Mix)
Ne-Yo

“Crossfire”
Brandon Flowers

“Run This Town/Posthumus Zone” (Medley)
Jay-Z featuring Rihanna

image“Commander” (Chuckie and Neve Remix)
Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta

“Rock That Body”
Black-eyed Peas

“California Gurls” (Hyper Crush Mix)
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

image“Where Did You Come From” (Jayma Club Mix)
Matt Zarley

“Body Shots” (Mig and Rizzo Club Mix)
Kaci Battaglia featuring Ludacris

“Dynamite” (Stonebridge Club Mix)
Taio Cruz

image“All the Lovers” (Fear of Tigers Remix)
Kylie Minogue

Of course, supporting your local gay retailers with your hard-copy music purchases is always encouraged. Remember Brushstrokes and Outwrite when you’re out shopping for CDs, DVDs and other gay sundries. Both places are great about orders for out-of-stock items, too.

imageProfessional university administrator by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.