Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Lindsay Ell Gets Beach Ready With Tunes From Kenny Chesney, Avicii & More

John Shearer
Lindsay Ell

The country star is set to take the stage at this weekend's Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.


Ahead of her performance at the Tortuga Music Festival on Saturday (April 13), country singer Lindsay Ell is sharing her favorite tracks by other artists on the beachy Florida festival’s lineup.

The Canadian singer kicks things off with Sheryl Crow’s classic “All I Wanna Do,” which she calls “one of my fav songs, from one of my fav records. I’ve grown up with this song, covered it in bands. This bass groove is nothing short of awesome.”

Also making the cut on the 15-song playlist are sun-drenched tracks from Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" (“Listening to Kenny always makes me feel like I want to head to the beach”) and Thomas Rhett's "Vacation" (“Who doesn’t love to make vacation feel like every day of their life?”) to Michael Franti & Spearhead’s now-classic reggae fusion song “Say Hey (I Love You).” 

After shouting out one of her own danceable tunes ("Mint," from her 2017 album The Project), Ell shares a few of her favorite tunes from artists who won't be at Tortuga this weekend, but help round out a beach-ready soundtrack: Jonas BrothersMarshmello, Post Malone and Avicii. The latter’s “Wake Me Up” wraps up the playlist, with Ell calling it, “the perfect song to listen to with your feet in the sand, hanging out with your friends, singing at the top of your lungs.”

Check out Lindsay Ell’s Takeover Tuesday playlist below, and get passes for Tortuga Music Festival here.