Takeover Tuesday: Capital Cities Share Exclusive Playlist Following 'Swimming Pool Summer' EP Release

Capital Cities
Piper Ferguson

Capital Cities

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.

This week, following the release of the EP Swimming Pool Summer?, dance-pop duo Capital Cities share an eclectic playlist of favorites (Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian each picked five tracks). The two opted for some tracks reminiscent of the '70s, like Merchant's pick "Aimer D'Amour" by Boule Noire ("The perfect song for a French woman to dance to in the ballroom of The Beverly Hills Hotel circa 1978") or Simonian's selection of "Sunny" by Boney M. ("It brings you close to a '70s party life that we'll never get to truly experience").

Merchant also tells Billboard that he included "Gust of Wind" by Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk because it's his "go-to song to open a DJ set at a party that has gone stale. It commands attention and movement."

Listen to the full playlist below:


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