Mondays are the bane of existence for some. For others, it is the first thought when it comes to pure joy. Whether or not Mondays are what make you moan and groan, this playlist is made to get you up and motivated to face the week head-on.
Ever feel like you’re going to lose your mind if the weekend does not swing around to pick you up? If so, this playlist helps you jam out during the well awaited Friday. 35 minutes of upbeat and head banging bops are what you will find in this playlist.
Friday I’m in Love by The Cure
Your Soul by Forrest. (ft. Biskwiq)
Pick U Up by Foster The People
Violet by Sea Girls
Saturday Sun by Vance Joy
New Perspective by Panic! at the Disco
Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) by Panic! at the Disco
It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) by The 1975
Salutations, ghouls and goblins! Ranging from the classic “Monster Mash” to the more recent “Calling All the Monsters” by China Anne McClain, this playlist has all of the tunes to bring you out of your grave and onto the dance floor.
Calling All the Monsters by China Anne McClain
Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Transylvania Twist by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.
The Time Warp by Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell
This PLAYlist is perfect for playing BINGO on Friday with your virtual pals on zoom. Use a virtual BINGO card generator like My Free Bingo Cards. From there, click on Custom Bingo Card Generator where you can add your own BINGO title and list of songs to be included in the cards.
Here’s the list of songs that go with this playlist. Copy and paste this into the BINGO generator referenced above to make your virtual BINGO cards. The BINGO generator makes it easy to send everyone the same link and it makes a different card for each person (up to 25 for the free version).
As the months of boring quarantine have come to an end, a new year of online education has begun. In these weird times, things are very unpredictable, unplanned and quite stressful. Here is a list of songs that commemorate the strange freedom of being home for five months and introducing the new school year.
This week has been characterized by uncharacteristically intense and unusual weather for Redlands. From high winds to legitimate freeze warnings, the desire for warmer days to return is becoming unbearable lately. Those idyllic, and admittedly unrealistic, days of bike riding on the beach or laughing at park picnics may only be a few months away, but the carefree music that accompanies these activities persist all year long.
In this era of contemporary music, most radios are bumping the melodies of the most notable artists out there. Across the airwaves, Lizzo or Post Malone are filling ears with their popular tunes, but the occasional listener will continue to enjoy the songs that are lesser known or simply lost to time. These are the songs that are considered either alternative or indie, but overall haven’t received the recognition they deserve.
Remember when the world was supposed to end because the Mayans failed to make a calendar that extended past Dec. 21, 2012? Well, we sure do. With the mania surrounding the supposed catastrophic event, people of all ages were understandably paranoid about the future. Of course, this sense of impending doom did little to stop the flow of high quality musical releases. Here’s the soundtrack for the end of the world.
Gangnam Style- Psy
Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye ft. Kimbra
Thrift Shop- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
I Love it- Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX (explicit)
Swimming Pools (Drank)- Kendrick Lamar (explicit)
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
Some Nights- fun.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift
Music nowadays is considered very diverse and everyone has a choice in what they decide to listen to in their free time. The oldies is a genre that has been around for a while, but it has increased in popularity in recent years. Famous singers like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin have made a comeback with an increasing amount of listeners in 2019. Original songs have inspired current artists in contemporary songs, and they can be heard almost anywhere you go. The genre varies throughout the time period of 1950-1980. This specific genre is sadly uncommon on the radio, as there are few stations dedicated to these songs and artists. Currently, the genre is popular among multiple generations, as it looks back into a time when, according to some people, music held true meaning. My personal top 10 songs vary in artist and time period, and they are in no particular order. However, in my opinion, these are the best of the best from their time.
A certain sight, smell, feeling or even sound can instantly transport someone to another time or place defined by that sensory detail. Songs have the ability to grab hold of someone, and remind them of memories with friends, enemies or mere acquaintances. Whether they introduced you to the tune, jammed with you in the car or were mindlessly singing it on some random Tuesday, the people with whom these memories were created will certainly resurface while the song plays. For this week, I have asked several friends and family members which songs they associate with me, and this eclectic playlist is the result:
Come on Eileen- Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Mr. Brightside- The Killers
I Speak Six Languages- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Tongue Tied- Grouplove
Take Me or Leave Me- RENT
Wannabe- The Spice Girls
Pretty Funny- Dogfight
Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s
Which songs would you add to a personal association playlist about yourself? Leave thoughts in the comments below.
Before we begin, I want to give a little introduction as to why I started this series. For myself and many others, the music we listen to plays an important role in our lives. We wake up, great dressed, put in headphones and walk out the door to start our day. Chances are you are hearing music playing from somewhere right this minute, either from a radio, a TV or your phone. If you go outside right now and look around, most people will have some form of audio transmission, including Airpods, earbuds or a portable speaker. We may have such a strong attachment to music due to its ability to connect to our emotions purely by sound, or the way the beat flows to please the mind. Whatever the reason, music has great importance to our current teenage population and to my life personally, so I will be including my top ten songs of all time, in no particular order, as a final farewell to Ethic, and I hope you enjoy what this series has to offer.
Blue Monday- New Order
Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye
Marvin’s Room- Drake
Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers
See You Again- Tyler, The Creator (explicit)
Ivy- Frank Ocean (explicit)
Block Rockin Beats- The Chemical Brothers
XXX-Kendrick Lamar (explicit)
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic- The Police
Out of My League- The Fitz and the Tantrums
Which songs would you add to this playlist? Leave suggestions in comments below.