There’s awful construction that involves pile drivers outside of my office right now, and so I really needed a playlist to just help me get through the noise. For me this involves some chill and slow songs, and then some songs that just really make me happy. So, here goes:
‘So very hard to go’ – Tower of Power
Ok, admittedly this song sometimes makes me a little sad sometimes, but it’s also just a really really awesome song.
‘Hotel California’ – The Eagles
A little sad, but also an incredibly sexy song. I’m not sure why I think it’s so sexy, maybe that’s because it just is.
‘So high, so low, so wide, so long’ – These United States
I didn’t discover these guys until pretty recently but I really really like this song.
‘Love will come through’ – Travis
I know what you’re thinking. This is really whimsical, and it is. It’s sad but upbeat, and I like that.
‘Waiting Line’ – Zero7
Kind of a weird transition I know, but another incredibly sexy song
‘Lebanese Blonde’ – Thievery Corporation’
Okay, in case you didn’t pick up on it that’s two songs in a row from Garden State, I know, I can’t help myself.
‘Honey I’m Good’ – Andy Grammer
Okay, sort of sad but upbeat (this seems to be a trend). This one just picks me up a little bit when I’ve been working for a while and I just need to be sing-songy happy.
‘Listen to the music’ – Doobie Brothers
Just can’t get enough of this.
‘Shut up and dance’ – Walk the Moon
It’s about at this time that I get a snack and get into the mood for a like more 80s flavor.
‘ Need you tonight’ – INXS
Do you even have to ask?
‘Don’t You (Forget about me) – Simple Minds
Such a great song, can’t get enough of it.
‘House of the Rising Sun’ – Animals
When it’s time to mellow down again and get to work.
‘Geronimo’ – Sheppard
I like to listen to this when I feel like being a little bit hipster.
‘El Camino’ – Amos Lee
I love Amos Lee, and this is one of the best songs for just having in the background while working.
‘You are the best thing’ – Ray LaMontagne
Who doesn’t love a little raspy voice during the work day?
‘Jolene’ cover by Miley Cyrus
I’m sorry if you give me crap for this but it’s a great cover.
‘Fast Car’ – Tracy Chapman
Who doesn’t love this song and couldn’t play it on repeat? Okay, don’t answer that question just listen.
‘Last Request’ – Paolo Nutini
I have to force myself not to cry every time I hear this, but I still love it.
‘Warwick Avenue’ – Duffy
Gotta love her voice.
‘Back to Black’ – Amy Winehouse
I think we all go back to black sometimes.
‘I need a dollar’ – Aloe Black
‘Tears dry on their own – Amy Winehouse
We can’t just stop with one Amy Winehouse song.
‘Summertime Saddness’ Remix – Lana del Rey
I love her voice and now that we’ve been working for a while we just need something upbeat and rocky.
‘Wake me up” – Avicii
A great mix of country/folk with techno.