As you can see, I’ve switched things up a bit. Since 2012, I have been curating free Spotify playlists to aid your musical discoveries but – as Spotify doesn’t have a huge number of unsigned artists – I thought it might be time to give Youtube a go.
I have even VJed for you. Watch my short introduction and listen to the full playlist via the video above! Enjoy!
I think most people become musically moody over summer. In my experience, a little sunshine can turn a kohl-rimmed rock babe on to the one hit wonders of the Top 40, and make lyrical aficionados swoon over an eight-minute stretch of drum and bass.
I am not unaffected by these mood swings (As I’m sure it will become clear from this month’s free Spotify playlist). One minute, I’m ‘Feet In The Sand Girl’ (accompanied by Gavin DeGraw) ans the next, I’m pretending I can out-drink and out-tan everyone around me (Ace of Base, natch). It may not have a ‘theme’, but July’s Spotify playlist will put a smile on your face one way or another.
…and, yes, I’ve hidden the Saved By The Bell cast in this month’s Spotify ‘cover art’. Hashtag #NoRegrets.
Follow Through (Live) by Gavin Degraw
Right Hand On My Heart by The Whigs
Four Days Straight by Scattered Trees
Cheap Kicks by Noisettes
Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Wings by Birdy
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) by Blu Cantrell
Please Ask for Help by Telekinesis
Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette
Stay High – Habits Remix by Tove Lo and Hippie Sabotage
Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pills N Potions by Nicki Minaj
Cassy O’ by George Ezra
Bitch by Meredith Brooks
All That She Wants by Ace of Base
Take It Back by Ed Sheeran
This month, I seem to spending all of my time singing acoustic versions of dirty rap songs. In my head, of course. It took some full-force willpower to not create an Ultimate Dirty Rap Song Playlist, but I managed to restrain myself. A bit. Welcome to October’s free Spotify playlist!
Pray On Me by Kill It Kid
Golden Skans by Klaxons
Believe by The Bravery
Lose Control by Missy Elliott
Tennis Court by Lorde
Surf Hell by Little Barrie
She Loves Me by Willy Moon
Nothing But Time by Opus Orange
Don’t Kick The Chair by Dia Frampton and Kid Cudi
Pass It On by The Coral
Wristwatch by Hungry Kids of Hungary
Everyone Nose by N.E.R.D.
Candy Flippin’ Girl by The Vines
Surrender by The Duke Spirit
SPACE by M.I.A.
Tomorrow is February 1st. Naturally, Valentine’s Day is about to be shoved down our media-consuming throats.
Even as an engaged woman, I can only hear Celine Dion or Marvin Gaye croon about true love (or true getting it on) so many times before I want to rip my ears off and throw them in an empty box of Ferrero Rochers.
For those who feel the same, I have created the Un-Valentines Spotify Playlist. With FOE, Supergass, La Roux, Kate Nash, The Hives, Caesars and more at your disposal, this playlist should be able to get you through the month without feeling like you need to find a boyfriend or watch The Notebook.
And, because I feel like writing infomercial-style, POPULAR LYRICS INCLUDE…
“My worst mistake was that I never let you down…”
“There’s a breeze in the tree singing ‘your black heart, your black heart needs a transplant’…”
“Get your head out of the sand, but it’s too late…”
“It starts out easy, something simple, something sleazy, something inching past the edge of the reserve….”
“I’ll never let you sweep me off my feet…”