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!


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!

12 Pop Songs That’ll Kick Your Butt During A Workout


I’ve been wanting to update my workout playlist post for awhile, but I decided to just do a new post about some of the pop songs I’ve been listening to during my workouts that help me push through. I just recently started training for my second half marathon and my  workout playlist definitely needed a face lift. A few of these are songs that I’ve relied on for my long runs for awhile – some over a year old, and some are new ones that I’ve really enjoyed listening to.

My 118 Favorite Songs of 2018

The end of the year is always fun for music writers to craft their “best of” lists – and I’m starting mine today! While I know that I’m taking a chance on releasing this list with a month left into the year, I’m pretty sure that the list of my favorite songs that I’ve heard this year isn’t going to change. If you take a special look at this, you will notice that there’s multiple songs by the same artist on this list: this means they’re ending up on The Top 18 Albums of 2018 list I’m still finalizing (list is complete – order, not so much).

Fall 2018 Playlist

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already fall of 2018…this year completely flew by.  Fall is probably my favorite time of the year in general and for music…I think it brings a completely different vibe to things and it’s my favorite time of the year to create playlists for. With that being said…here is the start to my Fall 2018 playlist! It still feels like summer in Chicago but September is unofficially the start of fall to me.

The artists featured with an asterisk next to their name mean they’re touring in Chicago this fall (as of now. Obviously these things get announced all the time so by the time you are reading there will likely be more scheduled).

You can follow the playlist on Spotify here.

Summer 2018 Playlist

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Hey all!

I noticed that a few people have been recently viewing my Summer 2017 playlist so I figured it was time to share the beginning of my Summer 2018 playlist. Like I say with these posts, it’s always a work in progress so I can try to update this in a few weeks once the playlist gets longer. It’s hard to get inspired and discover new music when it’s gloomy outside (Chicago has had pretty chilly weather over the last few days) but I know this playlist will continue to grow once we have long-term sunshine.

I’ve been really busy with work and hope to get my Taylor Swift review up soon. I have a few shows coming up so we’ll see how I end up formatting my reviews. Keep an eye out!