Rules: we’re snooping up on your playlist. set your entire music library on shuffle and report the first 10 tracks that pop up and then choose 10 additional friends.
Thanks to @justkeeponthegrass for tagging me!! I’ve got an… interesting taste in music so let’s see how this goes…
“Future Looks Good” by OneRepublic – I’ve been a huge fan of OneRepublic for a lot of years (they were my first concert and I almost cried when I saw them) and their most recent album (which this one was off of) was a different type of sound that took me off guard for a bit, but I really love it now!
“Valley Forge (Demo)” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (The Hamilton Mixtape) – I think it is a surprise to literally no one following this blog that I love Hamilton. The Mixtape is also pure genius… This song is a cut song from the musical, which I always regretted got cut because it calls Congress “you fucking skinflints.” And, let’s be honest, that’s a very relatable feeling. If you know the musical, most of this song became “Stay Alive,” but it’s still great to hear this version.
“Take It Like A Man” from Legally Blonde– Again, more musicals. (Honestly, I think I have 13 hours worth of musicals in my library.) This musical is such a wonderful feminist statement and this song is one of those parts: “Take It Like A Man” is about shopping. Not exactly what you normally think of when you take something “like a man.” Also it’s when Emmett and Elle really start falling for each other and I’m a huge shipper soooo I really love it.
“Forever and Always” by Parachute– I was obsessed with this band when I was a teenager. They’re kinda boy band-ish, but without the terrifying fangirls that One Direction has and they’ve got a really sweet sound that super relaxing. Of course, this song is depressing as hell. It’s about an engaged couple where one of them gets into a car crash and is about to die so they have an impromptu wedding so they can be married. I also happen to cry very easily and so I normally skip this song with a very bitter jam of my finger into my phone screen.
“Ave Maria” by Celtic Women – My sister has been very into Celtic Women as long as i can remember, and I just kind inherited the obsession. (Also helps that my dad’s side of the family is very Irish and 100% encourages all of this.) Listen, these women have beautiful voices. I’m constantly in awe of how amazing they sound… I have about three albums worth of their songs on my phone.
“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber – First things first: DON’T JUDGE ME. Listen, this thing said to put my entire library on shuffle, not my favorites playlist. But, basically, my freshman roommate at college was a huge Belieber and had fun playing me lesser known songs of Justin’s that I would go “Huh, I like this song! Who is this?” and basically tricking me into liking his music. So I have one of his albums on here
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ they’re catchy, okay?
“On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons – This is pretty Top 40 so I’m decently confident you all know this song, but its such a great pump up song. Definitely tops my running playlist and never fails to get me going. Not my favorite of their songs or their albums, but still not bad!
“In The Light” by The Lumineers – Such a fantasitc album. If you all haven’t heard it you 100% need to. This song is so relaxing… I can fall asleep listening to it, and it inspires dreams of well lit, grassy fields… Let’s forget that is completely not what the lyrics are about, but it feels very nostalgic and I really love it.
“Holy Ground” by Taylor Swift– I remember one time I told someone at school that I was a Taylor Swift fan and he just kinda laughed and said he assumed because I definitely look the part. (Basic white girls like Taylor Swift, who would have guessed?) But I maintain that this is one of the best Taylor Swift songs, off my favorite album, Red. This one didn’t get a single or radio attention, so not too many people know it but it’s one of my favorites. Also biased, because I got this album about the same time I got a car and so I really connect this song with that feeling of early teenage independence.
“Rock Steady” by Bad Company – Bad Company was one of my dad’s absolute favorite bands; he used to play it for my siblings and I an awful lot when we were young (probably too young to be listening to it, honestly), which makes it feel nostalgic in multiple ways now. I’m shamefully lacking in the amount of Bad Company on my phone, just one “Greatest Hits” album, but whenever I want to feel closer to my dad, I turn it on.