The “Not My President” Playlist

If you’re reading this, you most likely voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. And if you voted for Hillary Clinton, you’re probably still experiencing some residual pain, anger, and/or fear at the thought of what a Donald Trump presidency really means for this country.

I decided to add to my slowly-growing collection of Spotify playlists by putting up a post on Facebook asking people to tell me what songs were speaking to them right now, in the wake of the election. Click on the Spotify logo to be taken to the playlist, or check out the list of songs in the “Not My President” playlist below.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed. This is a solid, diverse list, and while it shows mostly sadness and anger, there’s a smidge of humor and hopefulness in there as well.

And hey, if you voted for Donald Trump, then just enjoy some good tunes, I guess.

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1. 2Pac – “Changes”
2. 10,000 Maniacs – “What’s the Matter Here?”
3. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”
4. Arrested Development – “Revolution”
5. The Beatles – “The End”
6. The Beatles – “Yesterday”
7. Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
8. Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
9. Carly Simon – “You’re So Vain”
10. CeeLo Green – “Fuck You”
11. Common – “Glory”
12. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”
13. David Bowie – “I’m Afraid of Americans”
14. David Bowie – “This Is Not America”
15. The Doors – “The End”
16. Gary Jules – “Mad World”
17. Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
18. Gramatik = “Illusion of Choice”
19. Green Day – “American Idiot”
20. GRiZ – “Gotta Push On”
21. Guy Fox – “Let’s Move to Canada”
22. Imogen Heap – “Hide and Seek”
23. Jefferson Airplane – “Volunteers”
24. John Mayer – “Waiting on the World to Change”
25. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
26. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
27. Ledinsky – “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack”
28. Lily Allen – “Fuck You”
29. Method Man – “Judgement Day”
30. Nas – “The World is Yours”
31. Nas – “My Country”
32, Neil Young – “Southern Man”
33. Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam”
34. Nine Inch Nails – “The Day the World Went Away”
35. Plain White T’s – “Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)”
36. Pretty Lights – “Change Is Gonna Come”
37. Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
38. R.E.M. – “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”
39. Rage Against the Machine – “Wake Up”
40. Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
41. The Smiths – “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
42. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
43. Three Days Grace – “I Hate Everything About You”
44. YG/Nipsey Hussle – “FDT”

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New Playlist: Starts With P

Of all the theme parties I attended in college (and there were many), my favorite was probably “Starts with P,” which I was fortunate to have as a party theme on more than one occasion.

The premise is pretty simple: dress up as something that starts with the letter “P.” It’s a beautifully freeing theme which, unlike most college theme parties, does not mandate that women dress provocatively. It also allows those who are more tentative about putting on a costume to do something less extravagant without feeling half-assed.

(For the record, I was a big fan of dressing up as a pirate, and probably still would if I encountered this theme ever again. Maybe when I start my dream festival I’ll have a “starts with P” theme day.)

Anyway, I had the brilliant idea *pats self on back* for a “Starts with P” Spotify playlist, so..here we are! No other explanation necessary. Click on the Spotify logo, and enjoy!

I realize the Spotify embed may not be working – so if that is the case, click on over to the playlist the old fashioned way, because technology is a jerk sometimes.

Introducing: Curated Playlists!

Putting together curated playlists has been on my bloggy to-do list for months.  And while I have a ton of ideas for themes, I never actually put any playlists together… until now!

My first playlist is entitled, “Ladies I Love,” and it’s full of songs by female artists (duh). While I don’t love the fact that making a no-boys-allowed playlist was even a consideration, the fact of the matter is that my music library is sadly male-dominated and I will likely end up making a number of playlists comprised only of male artists without even trying to do so. So here is a list of kickass women that spans multiple genres.

While I like to think that I can occasionally the purveyor of new, awesome music, there are lots of familiar names on here because how could I make a Ladies I Love playlist without Britney Spears or Adele? I’m only human.

Click the Spotify logo to be taken directly to the playlist, and check out the track list below for a preview!

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Ladies I Love
1. Mapei – “What’s Innit 4 Me”
2. Mo – “No Mythologies to Follow”
3. Santigold – “Can’t Get Enough of Myself”
4. ZZ Ward – “Put the Gun Down”
5. Lindsey Stirling – “Take Flight”
6. Britney Spears – “Work Bitch”
7. Rezz – “Lost”
8. Maddy O’Neal – “No Master Plan”
9. Katy Perry – “Roar”
10. Lady Gaga – “Dope”
11. Tkay Maidza – “Brontosaurus”
12. Rye Rye – “Bang”
13. Ke$ha – “Take It Off”
14. Gwen Stefani – “Used to Love You”
15. Missy Elliot – “WTF (Where They From)”
16. Lorde – “Tennis Court”
17. HAIM – “Let Me Go”
18. Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
19. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang”
20. Adele – “When We Were Young”