Spring 2020 Playlist

Happy spring…right? While most of us probably don’t have access to an outdoor space, I hope you’re able to find some sort of outdoor time (alone, of course) to enjoy my Spring 2020 playlist. As always, this playlist will be updated continuously, and you can see it at its most up-to-date on Spotify. I’ll update this post occasionally to reflect the changes.

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Pop-Punk Workout Playlist

A new workout playlist is HERE and I’m amped. A few people have asked me to share this playlist recently and it took me a while to actually make a separate playlist solely of songs from this genre, but once I started, it was easy to keep adding songs!

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Winter 19/20 Playlist

Welcome to the winter! I hope you find a way to deal with seasonal depression better than I do. Below is the start of my winter playlist. You can follow it on Spotify here.

Every artist who has an asterisk next to their name means they have shows coming up at some point in Chicago. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

“Love It If We Made It” – The 1975*
“All Yours” – APRE
“Paranoid” – ASHS
“Bad Behavior” – Austin Millz, Remi Wolf
“THAT BITCH” – Bea Miller

“Supalonely” – Bea Miller
“For The First Time” – Best Coast*
“Ignore Me” – Betty Who
“MY SHINE” – Bishop Briggs
“Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” – Bombay Bicycle Club

“Keeping Up” – Boniface, Spike Stent
“High School” – Chloe Lilac
“Closer To You” – Clairo
“Easy” – Claud
“Let It All Out (10:05)” – COIN

“Shibuya” – Free Nationals ft. Syd
“Feel Love” – From Indian Lakes
“Colours” – Goth Babe*
“Sound of Your Voice” – Griff
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles*

“Shaking” – Hazel English
“Riding Solo” – Hinds
“Free Gloss” – Holy Fuck ft. Nicolas Allbrook
“Time Alone With You” – Jacob Collier* ft. Daniel Caesar
“Kiss Like The Sun” – Jake Bugg

“CRAZY” – Jessie Reyez
“NA NA SONG” – THE JON JOHNS
“Sister Winter” – Joseph*
“Everybody Does” – Julien Baker
“On Our Own” – Kar

“Strange Maneuvers” – Lady Lamb
“Prayer of Love” – Lady Lamb
“Fool’s Good” – Lucy Dacus
“The Gold” (Cover) – Phoebe Bridgers
“Go Easy” – Matt Maeson

“Ride My Bike” – Maude Latour
“Stayaway – Recorded at Electric Lady Studios” – MUNA
“Brain Soup” – Nasty Cherry
“Fuck Modern Love” – Nasty Cherry
“Ticking” – Nick Leng

“Closer” – Nine Inch Nails
“Monster” – OVERSTREET
“Smoke Signals” – Phoebe Bridgers
“One Little Soldier” – Regina Spektor
“Closer” – Sea Girls

“Lazy Boy” – Shy Girls
“Glorious” – Sudan Archives*
“Funeral Singers” – Sylvan Esso ft. Collections of Colonies of Bees
“Teenage Blues” – Vistas
“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd

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My 119 Favorite Songs of 2019

It’s honestly so weird and terrifying to think that another year is coming to a close. It feels like just yesterday I was crafting the list of my favorite songs of 2018. While I do think that last year had better music overall, this year has shaped up to be an interesting one in terms of what is going to end up on my favorite album list (I have 19 solidified as of now, but I’m still working out the order). Last year I ordered my top 10 favorite songs, this year I wanted to make it a bit longer, so it’s at 25 right now. I’ve been listening to this playlist in its entirety nonstop, and so many of these tracks could have been included in the top 25. It’s also really tricky to make these sorts of lists when songs come out towards the end of the year compared to January or February, as it gets harder to figure out if you like a song more because you’ve known had more time to sit with it, etc. I digress.

Here we go!

  • Top 25 songs are listed at the top
  • The rest of the list follows, in alphabetical order, not in a ranked list
  • The playlist is also in alphabetical order and doesn’t follow the way I ranked them

Top 25 songs released in 2019:

  1. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  2. “You Make It Easy” – Red Hearse
  3. “Number One Fan” – MUNA
  4. “Back In My Body” – Maggie Rogers
  5. “Cruel Summer” – Taylor Swift
  6. “Assume Form” – James Blake
  7. “Gone” – Charli XCX ft. Christine and the Queens
  8. “When Am I Gonna Lose You” – Local Natives
  9. “Want You In My Room” – Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. “Mother’s Daughter” – Miley Cyrus
  11. “How Long?” – Vampire Weekend
  12. “Young Enough” – Charly Bliss
  13. “Devotion” – Liza Anne
  14. “Pressure To Party” – Julia Jacklin
  15. “All For Us” – Zendaya ft. Labrinth
  16. “Cellophane” – FKA Twigs
  17. “Exception to the Rule” – Better Oblivion Community Center
  18. “Now I’m In It” – HAIM
  19. “Only Child” – Tierra Whack
  20. “People” – The 1975
  21. “Lights Up” – Harry Styles
  22. “JFK” – Ryann
  23. “Bags” – Clairo
  24. “Presence” – Joseph
  25. “think of me” – Vérité

In alphabetical order:

“Dirty AF1s” – Alexander 23
“Don’t Go Changing” – Aly & AJ
“Leaning On Myself” – Anna of the North
“NASA” – Ariana Grande
“Find Someone” – A R I Z O N A

“Tennis Fan” – Banoffee ft. Empress Of
“Fuckboy” – BAUM
“Didn’t Know What I Was In For” – Better Oblivion Community Center
“My City” – Better Oblivion Community Center
“ilomilo” – Billie Eilish

“My Shine” – Bishop Briggs
“BOY BYE” – Brockhampton
“Fear This Body” – Calliope Musicals
“For Sure” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Real Love” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Look At Me Now” – Caroline Polachek
“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” – Caroline Polachek
“Chatroom” – Charly Bliss
“Blown To Bits” – Charly Bliss
“Self Explained” – Cherry Glazerr

“who knew” – Chloe x Halle
“North” – Clairo
“Sofia” – Clairo
“The King” – Conan Gray
“Summer Lover” – Cub Sport

“Thing For You” – Martin Solveig ft. David Guetta, Sasha Sloan
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“About You” – FLETCHER
“Dancing Around” – flor
“Moderation” – Florence + The Machine

“Everything Is Good Now” – Foreign Air
“Did We Change” – From Indian Lakes, Lynn Gunn
“No One Else” – From Indian Lakes
“I Turned My Back on The Written Word” – Generationals
“bad idea!” – girl in red

“We Appreciate Power” – Grimes, HANA
“RUNAWAY” – half alive
“Graveyard” – Halsey
“Unwanted Guest” – Hatchie
“Without A Blush” – Hatchie

“Would That I” – Hozier
“It Won’t Always Be Like This” – Inhaler
“Into The Red” – James Blake
“Where’s The Catch?” – James Blake ft. André 3000
“In My Head” – Joseph

“Enough In Your Eyes” – Joseph
“Wild Girl” – Kito, Empress Of
“okay” – LANY, Julia Michaels
“Hope Is A Heartache” – LÉON
“Pachinko Song” – Lily & Madeleine

“Tempo” – Lizzo ft. Missy Elliot
“Megaton Mile” – Local Natives
“Shy” – Local Natives
“Overnight” – Maggie Rogers
“Retrograde” – Maggie Rogers
“Charlie” – Mallrat

“Don’t Leave Me Lonely” – Mark Ronson, YEBBA
“Truth” – Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, The Last Artful, Dodgr
“Go Easy” – Matt Maeson
“Ride My Bike” – Maude Latour
“Superfruit” – Maude Latour

“Call Me Snowflake” – Middle Kids
“Pink Light” – MUNA
“Hands Off” – MUNA
“Stayaway” – MUNA
“I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” – Mura Masa, Clairo

“Live Forever” – Nasty Cherry
“In Your Head” – Nilüfer Yanya
“Erase Me” – Quinn Christopherson
“Born To Bleed” – Red Hearse
“Everybody Wants You” – Red Hearse

“Half Love” – Red Hearse
“Doctor” – Remi Wolf
“Hypersonic Missiles” – Sam Fender
“Will We Talk?” – Sam Fender
“The Best” – Self Esteem

“Seventeen” – Sharon Van Etten
“Don’t Know When I Will Believe” – Shy Girls
“Lazy Boy” – Shy Girls
“boys in bands” – Silver Sphere
“boys r dumb! duh!” – Silver Sphere

“Purple Hat” – Sofi Tukker
“Confessions” – Sudan Archives
“Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince” – Taylor Swift
“Paper Rings” – Taylor Swift
“Natural Affair” – The Growlers

“Missed Connection” – The Head and the Heart
“Talk” – Two Door Cinema Club
“WHAT’S GOOD” – Tyler, The Creator
“Harmony Hall” – Vampire Weekend
“Sympathy” – Vampire Weekend

“good for it” – Vérité
“Scrawny” – Wallows

These types of posts are so fun to compile together and write, so thank you for reading!

Check out my favorite songs from 2015-2018 herehere, here and here.

Did your favorite song make the list?

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Fall 2019 Playlist

It’s my favorite time of year for music! There’s something so special about crafting playlists specifically for this time of year and I’m super excited to share the start of my Fall Playlist.

I always try to make my posts relevant in more ways than one – so for this one, each artist featured with an asterisk * means they have a show coming up in Chicago. This post will continue to be updated as I add more music to the playlist.

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Summer 2019 Playlist

Welcome to summer, finally! It’s been long time coming in Chicago, we’re barely at 70 degree days but that means we appreciate them even more when they’re here.

I love creating playlists for the seasons as my mood for what I want to listen to always changes during the different times of the year. This one will definitely continue to grow as more music comes out and this is just the start!

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Spring 2019 Playlist

It’s finally warming up in Chicago and although I have a ton of stuff cooking for the blog coming up in the next couple weeks, but I wanted to get this playlist post up because we all know how much I love starting new seasonal playlists.

This one is at 55 songs at the moment and will continue to grow. To make it more relevant for my readers, I wanted to go ahead and make a note of which of these artists have shows coming up in Chicago. And I bet in just 24 hours more of these artists will have upcoming shows since the Lollapalooza lineup will be out so soon!

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