Here I am to remind you that the writer behind this blog is still alive (sorry, it’s been a while) and to introduce a new monthly post I’m going to do my best to keep up. As you can tell by the title, yes, this is going to be one of those posts that takes little effort from my end but hopefully opens your
eyes ears to new music that will earn a spot on your iPod. Before I get into it, there are two things you need to know about me:
1. I listen to everything and anything.
There are the kind of people who say they listen to everything and when you scroll through their iTunes list, it’s like 90% one genre and 10% radio songs. Then there are the people who say they listen to everything and mean it. I like to think of myself as the second half. In fact, I have some pretty hard evidence supporting this fact about me. You can take a look at what’s on my iPod and you’ll see a good mix of songs spanning genres like pop, country, edm, hip hop, r&b, pop rock, alternative, indie, you name it. Well, don’t name screamo or hardcore, that you will not find (unless you jump into a time machine and check out grade 8 wannabe rocker me’s iPod, you may find some Alexisonfire, The Used, My Chemical Romance on there). But the real truth is when you shuffle through my box of concert tickets where you’ll find ticket stubs from One Direction, Taylor Swift, Warped Tour, Florida Georgia Line, Drake, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, The Maine, The Fray, One Republic… this list could go on forever but hopefully you get the point. When someone spends their money to see an artist live, their love for that type of music better be real.
2. I go through phases with my music.
Now that you know my ears don’t discriminate genres, you should also know that I have my phases when one genre seems to trumph others. I’ll go through a country phase, an edm phase, a rap phase, a Backstreet Boys phase and it usually repeats. That meaning I’ll listen to like 15 country songs at once as opposed to a mix of everything.
3. I name my playlists by the month and year on my iPod.
I have no clue whether this is normal or weird but when you scroll through my ipod you’ll see January 2013, January 2014, January 2014. Every month for the past three or four years I’ve been naming my playlists this way and throughout the month I just tag on new songs that I find. To me, a song can sometimes reconnect you the memory more than a picture can. And so sometimes when I’m feeling like a throwback, I go back to an old month and it takes me back to the events and things I experienced then. Okay, this is definitely weird.
AND SO I PRESENT THE SONGS OF MARCH 2015, songs that pretty much got me through lovely 45 minute commutes.
I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
This song came out, it was really really really really really really catchy, so I listened to it non-stop for like three days before getting completely sick of it. Also I kinda related to its lyrics? Now it’s definitely the song I hit next on within the first two seconds.
Can’t Stop Drinking About You – Otto Knows vs Bebe Rexha
Otto Knows worked his magic on this song.
Make You Mine – High Valley
I came accross this song while accidently listening to a country music radio station. My sister turned it on thinking it was an indie station LOL. Anyways, SO catchy and it’s by a Canadian band woo.
Be Okay – Oh Honey (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
This song came to my attention thanks to Toronto DJs Dzeko & Torres, and while their remix is great, I’m so happy to have found out about Oh Honey. My sister says the chick sounds like a mix of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry LOL, but their songs have like a pop-indie vibe to them and I’m definitely digging all of them. The original of this version is pretty darn awesome too.
Last Girl On Earth – Craig Smart Ft. Ashley Macisaac (Danny D & Saltone Remix)
When I’m bored of the 2304 songs on my iPod, I usually switch on the radio to Z103.5′s Drive @ 5 Street Mix, which is how I came across this song. Just listen to 3:38. YAASSS.
Gold Skies – Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft. Aleesia (Tiesto Remix)
Been jamming out to the original for a while, but just discovered this remix where King Tiesto touched it and turned it into GOLD.
Hey Mama – David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack
Say what you will about Mr. Guetta, but this song just amps me uppppp. Probs my fave from his new album.
The Lost Are Found – Hillsong
I’m not gonna lie, Christian music used to be a thing I reserved for my dad and other super religious people. But last year, Oceans found a special place in my heart and iPod and then I found myself downloading a bunch of other Hillsong songs (legally, yeah I actually paid for music). So basically my goal now is to move to NYC or LA… well that’s always been the goal, but now being able to attend their seemingly awesome services is another reason to do so. And if I happen to run into Selena Gomez or Vanessa Hudgens during them, so be it. Other notable songs: No Other Name, I Surrender, Gracious Tempest.
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. Stay tuned next month for the songs that got me through the commute in April.
One thought on “March Playlist”
Great list of songs! You sound a lot like me, I actually do listen to a little bit of everything and my moods tend to dictate what I listen to at that moment. (Right now I’m hooked on Turnpike Troubadours, Relient K, and Alt-J!)