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In our wildest dreams we have Memorial Day Weekend plans that include a beachside picnic with Ina and Jeffrey Garten. She’d bring her famous roast chicken, we’d be in charge of the wine, and Jeffrey would have the good olive oil.

While we can’t actually soirée in the Hamptons with the contessa this year (next year, maybe), we can listen to some of her favorite summer songs and pretend otherwise. Ina just shared her very own Barefoot Contessa Beach Party playlist and we’re already queueing it up for our next backyard barbecue.

“Nothing gets a summer party going like a great playlist!! I’ve assembled all my favorite oldies for my Barefoot Contessa Beach Party playlist,” she posted on Instagram, along with a photo of a beach sunset. “All you’ll need are some great friends, a cold drink, and you’re on your way to a fabulous, fun weekend! Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend everyone!!”

Unsurprisingly, the playlist (which you can find below) is a collection of hit after hit. We imagine Jeffrey had a hand in it, too—he must have chosen “Maneater,” right?

Until next Memorial Day, Ina. We'll be spending this one sobbing into our potato salad because we're not partying it up with you.

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