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I'M BACK!!! | New Music Monday #46


I'M BACK!!! | New Music Monday #46

Back again with some new music to start the week off right! 

Some items of note: I'm excited to see Kesha back with her first single since 2013 #SupportKesha and check out all the Major Lazer for a good time! The whole playlist is available on my Spotify!

Have a great week y'all!

New Music Monday #46

"2U (feat. Justin Bieber)" David Guetta

Category: Sucker for the Biebs

"Adeline" alt-J

Category: One of the greatest qualities of alt-J is their ability to build up a song. The ominious crescendo gives me life.

"Are You With Me" Easton Corbin

Category: Who would have thought a deep house hit would lend it so well to a country cover? I’m obsessed. Shout-out to @ktwilliams10 on Twitter for sending this to me!

"...Baby One More Time" Ed Sheeran

Category: Best Sing-a-Long of the Week

"Buscando Huellas (feat. J. Balvin & Sean Paul)" Major Lazer

Category: Because Diplo

"Call" Neiked

Category: Happiest

"Carry Me (feat. Julia Michaels)" Kygo

Category: Most Uplifting (Literally)

"Cross My Mind"                 A R I Z O N I A

Category: Loveliest

"Dig Down" Muse

Category: Most Likely to Make Me Interpretive Dance

"Feel It Still (Lido Remix)" Portugal. The Man

Category: Most Likely to Be Used by a World of Dance Crew

"Fool" Fitz and the Tantrums

Category: Best Homage to Mama Not Raisin’ a Fool

"Front of the Line (feat. Machel Montano & Konshens)" Major Lazer

Category: I’m not gonna lie this whole Major Lazer EP is on here, but it’s seriously so good. Wait for the drop in this song…

"Hands" Mike Perry, The Vamps & Sabrina Carpenter

Category: Biebiest Song That’s Not By Biebs

"I Like Me Better" Lauv

Category: Snappiest and most likely to be playing while I’m driving around in my car

"I'll Find You (ft. Tori Kelly)" Lecrae

Category: Most Inspirational

"Jump (feat. Busy Signal)" Major Lazer

Category: That Horn Section Tho

"Old Friends (Jonas Blue Remix)" Jasmine Thompson

Category: Old Friends Are Dope

"Particula (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna)" Major Lazer

Category: Because Diplo

"Praying" Kesha

Category: Because women support other women. Because it’s important we fight for her to have a continued career. And more than everything else, because it’s really fucking good.

"Ride" Naika

Category: Ride the Good Vibrations

"Singles You Up" Jordan Davis

Category:  Best Country Song of the Week

"Sua Cara (feat. Anitta & Pabllo Vittar)" Major Lazer

Category: THAT FLUTE THO, also most likely to make me learn Portugese so I know what I’m singing

"Trees on Fire (feat. Amber Mark & Marco McKinnis)" DJDS

Category: most likely to make you nod your head to the beat

"Walking the Wire" Imagine Dragons

Category: Imagine Dragons can do no wrong

"When Someone Stops Loving You" Little Big Town

Category: Saddest :(

"Your Song" Rita Ora

Category: No More Sad Songs





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Alone - Billy Lockett

"Alone" Billy Lockett

Category: Piano Ballad of the Week

Beautiful Life - Lost Frequencies

"Beautiful Life (feat. Sando Cavazza)" Lost Frequencies

Category: Best Use of Whistling

Black Honey - Thrice

"Black Honey" Thrice

Category: A Nod to My Youth

California - Kina Grannis

"California" Kina Grannis

Category: Because I'm Craving a Trip to Cali

Can't Think - Dawg Yawp

"Can't Think" Dawg Yawp

Category: Best Use of Sitar

Dreamin' - Embody

"Dreamin' (Live Acoustic) [feat. Camden Cox]" Embody

Category: Best Use of Steel Drums

Empire Builder - The Dead Tongues

"Empire Builder" The Dead Tongues

Category: Best Use of Banjo

Ga$ - Ro James

"Ga$" Ro James

Category: Best Poncho on an Album Cover

Good Girls - Elle King

"Good Girls" Elle King

Category: For the Bad Gals

Half Light - Banners

"Half Light" Banners

Category: Most Likely to Be Danced To

Headlights - Filmore

"Headlights" Filmore

Category: The Kind of Parties I End Up at Usually

i twerking - Polar Bear

"i twerking" Polar Bear

Category: Most Likely to Make You Habitually Check Your Phone & Feel a Little Like Pavlov's Dog

In the Night - Jasper Dietze

"In the Night (ft. Aaron Richards)" Jasper Dietze

Category: Best Weeknd Cover

Luh Me Like Dat - LeeYou & Danceey

"Luh Me Like Dat (ft. Margo Laia)" LeeYou & Danceey

Category: Gimme Some Luh

Millionaire - Cash Cash

"Millionaire (ft. Nelly)" Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals

Category: Happiest

My Girl - Dylan Scott

"My Girl" Dylan Scott

Category: Crown and Sprite? Give the Poor Girl Some Ginger Ale

Nothing is Promised - Mike WILL Made-It

"Nothing is Promised" Mike WILL Made-It & Rhianna

Category: Because Rhianna

Revolution - Helly Luv

"Revolution" Helly Luv

Category: Best Use of a Drumline

Surprise Yourself - Jack Garratt

"Surprise Yourself (GRYFFIN x Manilla Killa Remix)" Jack Garratt

Category: Most Likely to Be Added to My Running Playlist

Talk - DJ Snake

"Talk (ft. George Maple)" DJ Snake

Category: Best Use of Xylophone

Tears - Clean Bandit

"Tears (ft. Louisa Johnson)" Clean Bandit

Category: Most Likely to Make Me Cry

Wanna Be - Mister Jam

"Wanna Be (feat. Vanessa) [Bick Deboni Remix]" Mister Jam

Category: Best for the Club

Waving Goodbye - Sia

"Waving Goodbye" Sia

Category: Because Diplo

Welcome to Paradise - CS

"Welcome to Paradise (ft. James Carter & Emma Carn)" CS & Miskeyz

Category: Best Clap-It-Out Section

Wonderful Life - Kiso

"Wonderful Life (ft. Kayla Diamond)" Kiso

Category: Most Inspirational

XO - Nightly

"XO" Nightly

Category: Most Rock Influence

"You Always Win" Dropout

"You Always Win" Dropout

Category: Because I Always Win :)







I love roadtrips. Driving does not stress me out at all. In fact, I think it has the opposite effect. I love making new playlists and listening to a mix of new things that peak my interest and oldies, but goodies. This week, with all the driving back and forth for cheerleading that I will be doing, I thought it was only appropriate to put together the ultimate roadtrip playlist, especially since I've missed a couple of weeks of New Music Mondays. I'll spend at least 13 hours on the road this week and want to have something to look forward to. Hopefully this will motivate me to take an actual roadtrip during an upcoming off week!

Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flats

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This is one of those emotional songs that everyone knows. Even if you think you don't know the lyrics, you actually do. Just sing along and enjoy the ride. 

Drive - Incubus

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Incubus was one of my favorite bands as a kid. This was the first song I had ever heard by them. I would sneak out of my room and watchlate night MTV. I love that the lead singer and my voices favor the same register. This is one of my favorite shower singing songs. Plus it's called "Drive", perfect for a road trip. 

Empty Space - The Story So Far

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This isn't necessarily a song about driving, but get ready to air drum on your steering wheel anyways! This band definitely hasn't gotten the full popularity it deserves. They are so talented and such good dudes. Danny and I will be going to see them in May and I am seriously counting down the days. 

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

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I wouldn't suggest actually taking the advice of this song during your trip. Google Maps just has a better idea of directions I'm guessing. But, it's a great song to just chill out to. Little known fact, I'm named after Lindsey Buckingham, the lead guitarist of Fleetwood Mac.

Hold On We're Going Home - ASTR

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If you haven't figured it out from every playlist I have ever put together, I am telling you now, I am a sucker for a good cover song. Throw in a little Drake and have a girl with a fun voice sing it?!? YES PLEASE. Plus, what's more Road Trip-y than going home?

Holland Road - Mumford and Sons

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Holland Road is my favorite song off of Mumford and Sons' 2012 album, Babel. It's on this playlist because it's a good song and it's about a road :)

Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

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I am an old school Ed Sharpe fan. I first out about them when Danny played a Bamboozle back forever ago, right whenWe the Kings was first blowing up. If you look back far enough, my very last MySpace profile song was Ed Sharpe's first song he ever released. Home was an unbelieveable hit, and definitely belongs on this list.

Life is a Highway - Rascal Flats

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It's not like I'm a huge Rascal Flats fan, but like I said, I am a huge cover song fan. This song is just more fun to sing with a little country twang. And I mean, check out the cover art! That's the road I want to be driving down while on my road trip!

Long Drive - Jason Mraz

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Nothing is better than a Jason Mraz love song. His voice is like butter. Long Drive is off of his newest album, and officially entering into the list of favorite Jason Mraz songs. It's hard to do because there are so many good ones. 

On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

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You can't have a road trip playlist without this song on it. It's not like I'm going to listen to it every time it comes on, but it just can't be passed over. Ya know?

Radar Love - Golden Earring

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I love me a good classic rock song. I have no idea who Golden Earring is, although my Dad defiitely explained them to me and how they had other great songs, but this is the only one that blew up or something... the man's a wealth of knowledge about 60's, 70's and 80's rock music. Anyways, I also don't know what radar love is, but they make it sound really fun. 

Revolution - Diplo

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I'm just going to start calling it #DefinitiveDiplo and it's the must have Diplo/Jackü/Major Lazer track for the week. Diplo always bring the fun.

Running on Empty - Jackson Browne

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Another classic road trip anthem. Just listening to this evokes cinematic images of driving scenes from movies past. I can't remember a specific one, but I know they're out there.

Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna

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What do you need when you're on the last leg of a trip and are just grasping at any bit of motivation to not pull over and take a nap in your backseat? Look no further than Rihanna telling you to Shut Up and Drive to finish out the trip. 

Slow Ride - Foghat

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If you don't already own this song, you should. I never get sick of it. 

Speed Limit - Boyce Avenue

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I love giving credit to YouTubers whenever I get the chance. These guys have truly made a name for themselves being ridiculously talented and making beautiful music. Definitely worth a listen. 

Take it Easy - Eagles

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"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." No quote is better for driving for longs hours, or even life in general, than this. 

The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy

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I'm rounding out this playlist with some serious classic rock hits. I'm a girl and I still love singing this song when I'm driving back into town. I feel like it is especially poignant when I'm driving into Tallahassee about to have some fun with my old college friends. It's perfect for when you're back on your old stomping grounds. 

The Space Between - Valencia

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This is one of my favorite bands of all time and this is the song that got me to know them. Always a good edition to any playlist. 

Up Around the Bend - Creedance Clearwater Revival

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Finishing out the road trip playlist with aa little CCR. We love our Creedance in the South. I'm pretty sure people love their Creedance in most other regions too. Up Around the Bend feels like it's the most driving friendly of their songs. 

Well here's to finishing out this crazy week and making it amazing! If you could take a road trip anywhere, where would you go and who would you take with you? I'd take Danny, obviously, and Mr. King and we would head for the national parks out west for a few weeks :)

Much Love, Lindsey


Best Running Playlist


Best Running Playlist


I've been working out like a maniac to get into bikini shape before the weather gets warmer. I've also been doing it because it would be nice to feel good and be healthy. However, I HATE running. I enjoy how I feel afterward, but I truly dread the lead up and motivational moments where I have to talk myself into going. So, I sat down and made myself a new little playlist. I figured this would be something a lot of you are interested in while you're getting ready for Spring Break (sorry Aussies, maybe you just need some new music?). I've added some links so you can get the songs from either iTunes or Amazon. I'm not saying you have to get them all, but it's seriously the musical formula for running success if you do!

Best Workout PlaylistGet It On iTunes: Gimme More - Gimme More - Single 

Get It On Amazon: Gimme More (Main Version)

Start with an oldie, but a goodie. This reminds me that if Britney can get through this time in her life, then I can get through this run.

Best Running Playlist

 Get It On iTunes: Haunted - BEYONCÉ

Get It On Amazon: Haunted (Explicit Version) [Explicit]

This is in the new 50 Shades of Grey movie and I love the beat once it gets going!

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistCheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) - Single

Get It On Amazon: Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)

This is my favorite song of the moment. Chill, but upbeat. Relaxing, but with a saxophone solo. It's just so unexplainably good.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistSway (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Sway (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Single

Get It On Amazon: Sway (Chainsmokers Remix)

I think girls are dominating the music scene right now. Women like Meghan Trainor, Marian Hill and this newcomer, Anna of the North, are dominating my playlists and making me so happy!

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistBang Dem Sticks - Title (Deluxe)

Get It On Amazon: Bang Dem Sticks

Speaking of Trainor, she came out with my jam on her debut album, Title. A song all about loving drummers? This. Is. My. Anthem.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistBitch I'm Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Rebel Heart

Get It On Amazon: Bitch I'm Madonna [feat. Nicki Minaj] [Explicit]

This song's a little weird, but it's produced by my favorite ever, Diplo, so I want to give him the support. Plus, a good laugh about how ridiculous Madonna is can really take your mind off of running.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistI Lived ([RED] Remix) - I Lived ([RED] Remix) - Single

Get It On Amazon: I Lived (Arty Remix)

This is one of those really great, uplifting songs that everyone should listen too when they're having a bad day. Just try not to start crying while running because it's that good.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistOpen Wide (feat. Big Sean) - Motion

Get It On Amazon: Open Wide [Explicit]

This is our Vegas anthem. If that doesn't get you excited, I'm not sure what will!

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistSometimes You're the Hammer, Sometimes You're the Nail - Common Courtesy

Get It On Amazon: Sometimes You're the Hammer, Sometimes You're the Nail

This is about the time in the run where you need something to pump you up. This should do the trick!

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistEcho - Echo EP

Get It On Amazon: Echo

Another lady making it to the running playlist! I try and harmonize to this one and forget that other people can't hear the song, just me with the headphones. Whoops.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistGot It - Lips / Got It (Single) - Single

Get It On Amazon: February 23rd :(

This girl is my life. I feel like this new EP of hers is amazing. I only see good things in her future and am so glad I discovered her music.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistWhat I Did For Love (feat. Emeli Sandé) - Listen (Deluxe Version)

Get It On Amazon: What I did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé)

Now it's about time to be starting the cool down. This is a good transitional song to either run it out or slow it down.

Get It On iTunes: Best Running PlaylistEarned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From The" Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack] - Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Get It On Amazon: Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Soundtrack)

Let's finish about where we started, with a little 50 Shades soundtrack material. Awesome for cool down.

This has totally helped my motivation. Maybe it can help you too? Tweet me (@lindseybell) and let me know!

Much Love, Lindsey