Takeover Tuesday: Jack & Jack Create Their Ideal Soundtrack for Being on the Road
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
This week we enlisted pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, who released a new EP titled GONE just before Memorial Day, which has resulted in quite the busy summer promoting their latest material. The pair's most recent venture was performing at Billboard's Hot 100 Fest this past weekend (Aug. 20), and their next big stop is at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in Queens, New York on Aug. 26 to kick off the U.S. Open -- an event that's close to their hearts.
"It’s an honor to be performing at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day this year," the guys told Billboard. "In high school we actually played doubles tennis together, so we’re stoked to not only put on a show for our fans but to help launch Net Generation, a program to get kids involved in tennis.”
While tennis was a high school pasttime, Jack & Jack's main focus now is performing for their fans all over the country. With the amount of traveling they do, the guys (Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson) always make sure they're equipped with a perfect on-the-road playlist.
"Driving is something that we do a lot in LA and we’re on the road a lot," These are songs that we listen to when we’re driving around. If you are ever on the road, we hope you can enjoy this playlist too."
Simply titled "Driving," Jack & Jack's playlist might not be what you'd expect for a road trip. But featuring the likes of Rae Sremmurd, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Frank Ocean, this collection of songs will definitely keep the car bumping. Roll down the windows and take a listen to Jack & Jack's "Driving" playlist below.
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day will also feature performances from Sofia Carson, Why Don’t We, Saving Forever, Alex Aiono and New Hope Club. Fans can purchase tickets on the event's official website.