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2014 Soundtrack

2014 Soundtrack

As always the end of the year makes me pensive and nothing evokes wandering thoughts more than a wandering playlist. Certain songs will always evoke specific moments in my life. A song can evoke a flashback to when I first heard it, when it really resonated with a momentous life event, or surface a memory from an angsty time when I had a certain song on repeat.

A big shout out to my music Guru Plums! Check out her AWESOME blog HERE if you want to know what will be on the radio a year and half from now. Half of these songs were her recs.

Enjoy my 2014 Rewind Playlist (Check out this link to hear it all on Soundcloud):

  • Do it Again – Robyn & Ryksopp
    • Appropriately on repeat all day long when starting my new job. Gay icon anthem at the seemingly gay mecca of ad agencies. I couldn’t be happier of my move to gay mecca.
  • Texas – Magic Man
    • Evoking an innate positive exuberance that can’t help you to smile. The perfect morning run song.
  • Waste of Time – MØ
    • When they aren’t paying attention to you? This is the perfect hairflip song.
  • Hard Time – Seinabo Sey
    • As I was battling snow on a Peruvian mountain, I was gritting my teeth and listening to this song to get me through.
  • My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit
    • “I’m don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living, too fast too slow.” My mantra for the year.
  • Victor – Prinze George
    • The angst in this song is on point.
  • Young & Beautiful – Lana Del Rey (Cedric Gervais Remix)
    • My love song with New York City. Most listened to song this year on my iPod.
  • Empire – Shakira
    • Any power balad where a betch is running around in a wedding dress in a field, away from a chapel, is fine by me.
  • Riptide – Vance Joy (FlicFlac Edit)
    • Sometimes a remix is so much better than the original. That’s the case with this gem of a find.
  • Pressure – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji (Alesso Edit)
    • My Half-Marathon pump up song. A testament to the fact that my music taste pendulum has officially shifted to into the realm of house… like mostly everyone else in our generation.
  • Comeback – Ella Eyre
    • The biggest hairflip song of the year.
  • Running for Cover – Ivan & Alyosha
    • The perfect song to let your mind wander when crossing the Moroccan dessert. And falling sleep into Faye’s lap.
  • You’re not the One – Sky Ferreira (Blood Diamonds Remix)
    • I’ll admit it. This song resonates with my life. No more of this in 2015 but for now sing it betch, he’s not the one.
  • Runaway – Galantis
    • This was on repeat during T-giving. Not sure what the undertones say there.
  • Walk this Way – MØ (Lido Remix)
    • One more MØ song, my artist of the year – Danish, Fabulous, and doesn’t give two shits what you think. Good workout song when trying to empower yourself for the day ahead.
  • Don’t Save Me – Haim
    • My anthem going into the New Year. Essentially: Say you will save me. But I want it all, if you can’t hold on and you’re dumb betch then don’t save me.
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2013 Soundtrack

When at the gym the other day listening to my iPod, slightly zoning out and staring out across the Hudson, I began thinking about how each year of our lives can be described through a string of memorable songs. I don’t know if you’re like me, but certain songs evoke specific moments in my life. A song can evoke a flashback to when I first heard it or induce a memory of a time in angst when I had a certain song on repeat.

While Baptism reminds me of racing down the Henry Hudson Parkway in twilight so I could get back to the city and go clubbing at the Darby, Poet evokes a summertime, post-penetration walk in the EV.

Enjoy the 2013 Soundtrack to my ma belle vie:

  • The Night Out – Martin Solveig
  • I love it – Icona Pop
  • Reminder  – Mumford and Sons
  • Mrs. Cold – Kings of Convenience
  • Over the Love – Florence and the Machine
  • Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
  • Baptism – Crystal Castles
  • Better Times – Beach House
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Wake me Up – Avichi
  • Poet – Bastille
  • The Way We Touch – We R Twin
  • Houdini – Foster the People
  • Walk on By – Noosa
  • You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • Dreamers – Savoir Adore
  • Eat that Up, It’s Good for You – Two Door Cinema Club
  • Work Bitch (Azalea Banks remix) – Britney Spears & Azalea Banks
  • Burn – Ellie Golding
  • World Alone – Lorde

Thinking about your own playlist? As I always tell myself, embrace the pensive bouts. It’s healthy to be introspective.

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