December Playlist

December 27, 2013

I was very fortunate to see a lot of great live music in 2013. I got off to a hot start in January with Muse and ended strong with Stevie Wonder in December. For my final playlist of 2013, each track represents an artist I got to see live this year (in chronological order). Enjoy and Happy New Year!

  1. Knights of Cydonia – Muse
  2. The Funeral – Band of Horses
  3. What’s Golden – Jurassic 5
  4. Sleep – Allen Stone
  5. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear
  6. Entertainment – Phoenix
  7. Retrograde – James Blake
  8. Holiday – Vampire Weekend
  9. Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chili Pepper
  10. She Don’t Have To Know – John Legend
  11. Cryin’ – Aerosmith
  12. Tom Ford – Jay Z
  13. Take Back The Night – Justin Timberlake
  14. Wake Me Up – Avicci & Aloe Blacc
  15. I’m On A Boat – The Lonely Island
  16. Wonderboy – Tenacious D
  17. Backseat Freestyle – Kendrick Lamar
  18. Bound 2 – Kanye West
  19. Sally’s Song – Danny Elfman (as performed by Fiona Apple)
  20. Violence – Blink 182
  21. As – Stevie Wonder
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November Playlist: Holiday Season

December 3, 2013

November’s playlist is one that you can play the entire month of December. Happy Holidays!

  1. Santa’s Lost His Mojo – Jeremy Lister
  2. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen
  3. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
  4. Christmas Is All Around – Billy Mack
  5. Christmas/Sarajevo – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  6. The Nutcracker Suite – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  7. I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas – Gayla Peevey
  8. The Chipmunk Song – Alvin & The Chipmunks
  9. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  10. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
  11. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
  12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Weezer
  13. Goyim Friends – The LeeVees

October Playlist: Halloween Time

October 29, 2013

This month’s playlist is dedicated to setting the mood for Halloween time. All of these songs have a spooky, creepy, eerie feeling to them. Perfect leading up to Halloween.

  1. Intro – The xx
  2. Welcome to the Machine – Pink Floyd
  3. The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning – Smashing Pumpkins
  4. Lucky – Radiohead
  5. People Are Strange – The Doors
  6. Coldest Winter – Kanye West
  7. The 2nd Law (Unsustainable) – Muse
  8. Helena – My Chemical Romance
  9. Revolution 9 – The Beatles
  10. Bike – Pink Floyd
  11. Thriller – Michael Jackson (ft. one of the most influential music videos of all time)
  12. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  13. Halloween Spooks – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

Happy Halloween, everyone!


September Playlist: Summer’s Most Played

September 26, 2013

This month’s playlist includes the songs that I have listened to the most over the summer (according to iTunes “Plays” filter). The only qualification is that the song had to have been released from March – August 2013. There are some songs that are repeats from previous playlists.

  1. Holy Grail – Jay Z (ft Justin Timberlake)
  2. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (ft T.I. & Pharrell)
  3. Get Lucky – Daft Punk (ft Pharrell)
  4. Who Did That To You? – John Legend
  5. Tom Ford – Jay Z
  6. Jolene – The White Stripes
  7. Back To Black – Beyonce & Andre 3000
  8. Somewhere In America – Jay Z
  9. BBC – Jay Z (ft Nas, Pharrell, & Timbaland)
  10. Black Skinhead – Kanye West
  11. Walk – Foo Fighters
  12. Vehicle – Ides of March
  13. Bound 2 – Kanye West (ft Charlie Wilson)
  14. Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford & Sons (w/ The Best Music Video Of All Time)

August Playlist: Mash-Ups

August 27, 2013

Tired of the same old song? Looking to listen to something new? That’s what mash-ups are for.

  1. Ignition (1901 Remix) – R. Kelly & Phoenix
  2. Sloop John Bonham – The Beach Boys & Led Zeppelin
  3. Drake & Diane – Drake & John Mellencamp
  4. Crazy Little Thing Called Rehab – Amy Winehouse & Queen
  5. Hello Brooklyn – Jay Z & Marvin Gaye
  6. Cry Me A Superman – Eminem & Justin Timberlake
  7. Gettin’ Lucky Wit It – Daft Punk & Will Smith
  8. Red Hot Chilipop – Red Hot Chili Peppers & Lil Wayne
  9. 7 Nation Teen Spirit – The White Stripes & Nirvana
  10. Juicy In The USA  – The Notorious B.I.G & Miley Cyrus
  11. Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay Z & The Verve
  12. Fat Bottom Girls Come Together – Queen & The Beatles
  13. Troublemaker, You Drive Me Crazy – Olly Murs & Britney Spears
  14. Suit & Treasure – Justin Timberlake & Bruno Mars
  15. I Wanna Blur Some Lines – Whitney Houston & Robin Thicke
  16. Stayin’ Hot – The Bee Gees & Nelly

July Playlist: Summer Mix

July 24, 2013

We’re in the dog days of summer, so this month’s playlist is a collection of songs you can listen to while you take a drive or relax by the pool/beach (or imagine you are). These songs are either about summer or just remind me of summer.

  1. Saturday In The Park – Chicago
  2. Hot Fun In the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
  3. Waterslide – The Bonedaddys
  4. Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
  5. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
  6. Through with You – Maroon 5
  7. Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – Nine Days
  8. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  9. Summer Girls – LFO
  10. Corona and Lime – Shwayze
  11. Flake – Jack Johnson
  12. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  13. Make Some Noise – Beastie Boys (BONUS: Great song. Better video)
  14. Summer Love – Justin Timberlake
  15. Summer In the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  16. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – The Rolling Stones
  17. Stay With Me – Rod Stewart & The Faces
  18. The Song Remains The Same – Led Zeppelin
  19. Hot Summer Night – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 
  20. Life In The Fast Lane – The Eagles

June Playlist: Covers

June 27, 2013

This month’s playlist is dedicated to cover songs. I tried to pick covers that you may not have heard before, but also threw in some classic favorites. Enjoy!

  1. God Put a Smile On Your Face – Mark Ronson (Coldplay Cover)
  2. Jesus Is Just Alright (ft Eric Clapton) – Robert Randolph & The Family Band (The Art Reynolds Singers/Doobie Brothers cover)
  3. Come On Eileen – Save Ferris (Dexys Midnight Runners cover)
  4. War Pigs – Cake (Black Sabbath cover)
  5. Everywhere – Yellowcard (Michelle Branch cover)
  6. Jolene – The White Stripes (Dolly Parton cover)
  7. Your Love – The Rescues (The Outfield cover)
  8. I’m Looking Through You – The Wallflowers (The Beatles cover)
  9. The Way You Look Tonight  – Maroon 5 (Fred Astaire/Frank Sinatra cover)
  10. Beautiful Boy – Ben Harper (John Lennon cover)
  11. Jumper – Bedlight For Blue Eyes (Third Eye Blind cover)
  12. Hurt – Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails cover)
  13. A Case of You – James Blake (Joni Mitchell cover)
  14. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Pomplamoose (Aerosmith cover)
  15. White Rabbit – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (Jefferson Airplane cover)
  16. Sally’s Song – Fiona Apple (originally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)
  17. I Wanna Love You – The Maine (Akon cover)
  18. Sleazy – Ben Folds (Ke$ha cover)
  19. Take Me Home, Country Roads – Toots & The Maytals (John Denver cover)
  20. Wake Up (ft The Roots) – John Legend (Arcade Fire cover)