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SO MUCH ED SHEERAN | New Music Monday #41


SO MUCH ED SHEERAN | New Music Monday #41

I was all the way done with this week's playlist and then Ed Sheeran dropped divide and I had to make a few updates. As always, you can check the individual links to listen on Apple Music or the Spotify playlist is at the bottom! Happy listening :)

"Baby" Bakermat

Category: Favorite Cover

"Crazy Beautiful (Live)" Andy Grammer

Category: Happiest

"Drift" Benji Lewis

Category: Drifter Music

"Happy Being Miserable" New Found Glory

Category: Supporting the Bands of My Youth

"How Far I'll Go (From Moana)" Alessia Cara

Category: My Theme Song

"Machine" MisterWives

Category: Bada** B*tch Song of the Week

"Medley: Wake Me Up / Need Your Love (Mashup Remix)" D'Mixmasters

Category: Mashup of the Week

"No Lie (feat. Dua Lipa) [Sam Feldt Remix]" Sean Paul

Category: Most Lit

"Somethin About U" Astronomyy

Category: Most Laid Back

"Something Just Like This" The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Category: The Only Reason to Listen to Coldplay

"Stay" Zedd & Alessia Cara

Category: Obsession of the Week

"Suit And Jacket" Judah & the Lion

Category: #TeamFollowYourDreams Anthem of the Week

"Sweet Child (feat. Gabbi Lieve)" Alex Cruz

Category: Cover That I Am Most Likely to Sing All the Time Like Karaoke

"Top of My Lungs (Extended Mix)" Max Vangeli & Databoy

Category: Best Reminder to Smell the Roses

"Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) [Manufactured Superstars, Jquintel, Jeziel Quintel]" Flo Rida

Category: Booty Poppin-est

"Urban Photograph" Urban Cone

"What I Want" Ofenbach & Karlk

"Who Wants to Be Alone (Phillip D Remix) [feat. Nelly Furtado]" Tiesto

"Dive" Ed Sheeran

Category: Love Song of the Week

"Nancy Mulligan" Ed Sheeran

Category: Most Traditional

"Shape of You (Major Lazer Remix) [feat. Nyla & Kranium]" Ed Sheeran

Category: Because Diplo


BLUESY AF | New Music Monday #40


BLUESY AF | New Music Monday #40

Happy Monday! What's the best part? SOME NEW MUSIC COMING IN HOT! Follow me on Spotify or click the links for Apple Music 😘😘😘

"Bitter End" Rag'n'Bone Man

Category: Bluesy AF

"Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt

Category: Because I'm Obsessed With Sam Hunt

"Childhood Dreams" ARY

Category: Follow Your Dreams Song of the Week

"Come First (Ryan Riback Remix)" Terror Jr

Category: Most Likely to Make You Bop Your Shoulders

"Dirty Laundry" All Time Low

Category: Supporting the Bands of My Youth

"Do You (Joe Kold Remix)" BINK

Category: So Kold, It's Hot #DJjokes

"Don't Kill My Vibe" Sigrid

Category: The Song of My Saturday Night

"Ex" James TW

Category: #Teardrop

"F.F.F. (feat. G-Eazy)" Bebe Rexha

Category: Most Aggressive Reminder to be a Real Friend

"Goosebumps (feat. Dani Rae Vaughn)" Texas Drew

Category: WAIT, Did she just say she needs the Heimlich?!

"Helicopters / Beware" Jidenna

Category: Choppahs

"High Off You" NOAHJVMES

Category: Most Weeknd-ish

"How Would You Feel (Paean)" Ed Sheeran

Category: Everybody's Wedding Song, 2017 Edition

"I Love You (feat. Kid Ink)" Axwell /\ Ingrosso

Category: Best Use of Orchestral Strings in an EDM Beat

"Is It Too Much That I Am Asking For?" Tep No

Category: Jazziest

"Live Love Learn (feat. Peg Parnevik)" Sondr

Category: Most Motivational

"Love Less" R.LUM.R

"Make It Rain" Foy Vance

Category: The Most Amazing Thing to Come Out of This Week

"Moonshine (feat. Kacey Musgraves)" Foy Vance

Category: Because I'm Seriously All About Foy Vance RN

"Our City (feat. Emilie Adams)" TRXD

"Pay Dearly" Johnnyswim

Category: My Blues Kick is So Serious

"Pieces (Sam Feldt Remix)" Rob Thomas

Category: Rob Thomas Comin' Outta Left Field With the Hits

"Pretty Girl (Taylor Wise Remix)" Maggie Lindeman

Category: Personal Anthems

"So Young (feat. Evolsi & J-Clark)" Swanbeats

Category: Stop Making Awesome Music Swwwaaaaannnnn

"The Way I Do" Bishop Briggs

Category: Badass

"Till You're Loved" Mr. Probz

"Trouble (Radio Edit)" Moonshine Man

Category: Random AF

"Wolves" Chimes


26 SONGS DARKER | New Music Monday #39


26 SONGS DARKER | New Music Monday #39

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack made it's debut last Friday and obviously influenced my listening! It's weird because I don't love the books or the movies, but it's like Twilight... I just can't stop watching. (This is not a coincidence because Fifty Shades was originally Twilight fan fiction, but that is neither here nor there.) The point is the jams are darker and sexier than ever before... or at least since the last playlist :) Happy Monday y'all!

"Believer" Imagine Dragons

Category: Most Likely to Make You Bob Your Head to the Beat

"Birthday" JP Cooper

Category: Old School-iest

"Blaze" Nina Luna

Category: Best Use of an Organ

"Bom Bidi Bom" Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj

Category: Least Likely Pairing of 2010

Seriously, if you would have told me when Nicki Minaj just hit the mainstream, during the reign of the Jonas Brothers, that Nick Jonas and Nicki would be doing a duet at some point I would have laughed in your face :)

"Burden" Foy Vance

Category: Most Thoughtful

"Cruise (feat. Andrew Jackson)" Kygo

"Cure" On Planets

"Digital Love (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)" Digital Farm Animals

Category: Most Likely to Swipe Right

"Face It (feat. Khazali)" Vuurwerk

Category: Break-Up Song of the Week

"Falling" Alesso

"Four Leaf Clover - Klowds Remix" Christian Hudson

Category: Sweetest

"Good Woman" La'Porsha Renae

Category: Best Revenge Song

"Goodbye (feat. Mat Kearney)" filous

"The Heat (I Wanna Dance With Somebody)" Ralph Felix & SDJM

Category: Cover of the Week

"Hostage" Griffin Oskar

Category: Most Relateable If You Have Ever Had a Controling and/or Manipulative Ex

"Just Words" Skout

Category: I Think Skout Might Be My Spirit Animal

"Lions" Skip Marley

Category: My Thoughts Exactly

"Love is Mystical" Cold War Kids

Category: Blast From the Past

"One Woman Man" John Legend

Category: Most Romantic

"Pray (feat. Rooty)" JRY

"Scared to be Lonely" Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa

"Shot Down" Khalid

"Thief" Ansel Elgort

Category: Most Likely to Confuse You

What is Shailene Woodley's love interest/brother doing making music? Which is even more confusing because why does he play her brother and her love interest? But the song's good, so that's cool. Go Ansel!

"Where's the Revolution?" Depeche Mode

Category: The Song of the Resistance (I Hope)

"White Noise (R3HAB Remix)" Ella Vos

"Wit U" Klyne


THAT NEW NEW | New Music Monday #38


THAT NEW NEW | New Music Monday #38

A little new music to brighten up your February Monday! Spotify playlist all the way at the bottom :) Have a great week!!!

new music monday #38

"Are You Sure? (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)" Kris Kross Amsterdam

"Arigato" Julie Bergan

Category: Best Use of Japaense

"Bell's Harmoic" Alan Gogoll

Category: A.) It had bell in the name. B.) The album is called Seahorse Bells. C.) There is nothing more chill than this song. 

"Beretta" Matt Black

Category: Best Song Comparing Your Relationship to a Gun

"Body" Eric Nam

"Chameleon - LDRU Remix" Pnau

"Closer to You (feat. Jnna)" Tyzo Bloom

"Don't Leave" Snakehips & MØ

"Drinkin' Too Much (8PM)" Sam Hunt

Category:  The saddest song I’ve ever heard in my entire life, I’m literally balling.

"Hear Me Now (feat. Zeeba)" Alok & Bruno Martini

"I Got You (Cheat Codes Remix)" Bebe Rexha

"I Need My Girl" Gnarly Gibbs

"It's Gotta Be You" Isaiah

"Just You & I (Acoustic)" Tom Walker

"Lights On (Live)" Shawn Mendes

Category: Guilty Pleasure

"Lights Out (Too Drunk) [feat. Hayley]" DJ Katch

Category: Drunkest

"Like You (feat. Holly Raasch)" Rossylo & Wunder

"Living Single (feat. Chance the Rapper & Jeremih)" Big Sean

"Not Me (feat. Two Feet)" Melvv

"Oracle" Timmy Trumpet

Category: Sounds the Most Like Vegas

"Paris" The Chainsmokers

Category: Most Cliche Playlist Add

"Plain Sight" Kita Alexander

"Rasied in the Wild" 1 AMVRKA

"Rockin'" The Weeknd

"Romantic (NOTD Remix)" Stanaj

"Shape of you" Ed Sheeran

Category: Obsession

"Something to Say (AFTR:HRS Mix-Cut)" Loud Luxury & Ryan Shepherd

"Teardrop (feat. Mily Cyrus)" Lolawolf

Category: Because I'm Obsessed with Zoe Kravitz

"This Is Gospel" Panic! At the Disco

Category: How did I miss this song coming out in 2013? A little #throwback in case you missed it too.

"Throw Myself a Party" Cashmere Cat

"Wake Up Where You Are" State of Sound



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Music is a huge part of my life. It keeps me motivated, brings me up when I'm feeling down and is my absolute favorite thing to write about. I love seeing how it changes and listening to new talent. So when it comes to this past year, these are the songs that moved me. When I look back, this is how I want to remember 2016.

#1 "Love Yourself" Justin Bieber

Category: Biebiest

This is the single greatest song to come out of 2016. It’s literally the most simple song ever, but encompasses so many things that, honestly, I never really thought the Biebs could encompass. Subtlety? Thoughtfulness? Not exactly Biebs qualities. I mean, the most noteworthy thing he did, before his collab with Diplo and Skrillex in the end of 2015, was pee in a mop bucket. He’s come so far and I am unapologetically obsessed with this song. 

#2 "Closer" The Chainsmokers

Category: Most Improved

Speaking of past noteworthiness, before 2016 The Chainsmokers were best known as the DJs who brought us “#SELFIE”, as in, “But first, lemme take a selfie.” For reals y’all. Obviously they are talented and have created a lot of amazing songs since then, mostly collab-ing or remix-ing. But grabbing a true talent in Halsey really knocked “Closer” out of the park. I am not sick of this song yet and considering it was being played everywhere for basically the entire last four months of 2016, that’s a huge accomplishment. 

#3 "Hands to Myself" Selena Gomez

Category: Guilty Pleasure

Could I have higher standards on what really is good music? I mean I could, but why would I want to?

#4 "Million Reasons" Lady Gaga

Category: Most Talented

Gaga is absolutely an artist. She stays true to herself, empowers women and beyond that, is the most musically gifted person in mainstream music. There’s not a lot of people on the radio who could also be a concert pianist, sing opera or star on Broadway, but Gaga could pretty much do whatever she wants. And I think she is. 

#5 "Shelter" Dermot Kennedy

Category: The Newcomer

When this song randomly came on my Spotify, I think it had less than 20,000 listens. He’s Irish and brings the feels. Can’t wait to see him absolutely blow up in 2017. Here’s hoping. 

#6 "Hotline Bling" Drake

Category: Best Dance Moves

I love Drake.

#7 "In Bloom" Sturgill Simpson

Category: Best of Classic Country

The best new thing to come out of the country music scene in 2016. Maybe’s it’s the Chris Stapleton effect, but I feel like the good old country boys are making a comeback. There’s nothing better than some classic country to warm the soul. P.S. Also, this is a Nirvana cover and I appreciate that. 

#8 "Teenage Dirtbag" Walk Off the Earth

Category: Best Cover

The original version of this song came out when I was 13 years old. I was a teenage dirtbag and it was perfect. It’s pretty amazing to re-fall in love with something that was so meaningful to your youth. So this one is just for me pretty much. 

#9 "Side to Side" Ariana Grande

Category: The Only Good Thing Ariana Grande Has Ever Done

just want to remember this. Usually I pretty much hate anything that comes out of this little cupcakes’ mouth, but call it growth or the Nicki Minaj effect or getting soft in my old age, but this song is pretty fun to dance to. 

#10 "Roses" Mackenzie Bourg

Category: Best of American Idol

MacKenzie first played this song at the first day of Vegas auditions, basically his first callback for the show. Keith Urban was like, “Who is this by? Oh, you?! This is good, man” because Keith Urban always say man I feel like. And this is good.

#11 "Record Year" Eric Church

Category: Best of Mainstream Country

My favorite country radio song of the year. Eric Church had my favorite song of 2015 “Wrecking Ball” and it’s hard not to love most of the things he comes out with. This is a good representation of the good he brings to music. 

#12 "Please Don't Go" Joel Adams

Category: Best Humming

Where did he come from? Where is he going? Why is there no more music from him on Spotify?! 

#13 "Cold Water (with Justin Bieber & MØ)" Major Lazer

Category: Best of Diplo

If I had my way, this would be a whole playlist of Diplo because I’m obsessed with him, but that just didn’t feel very diverse. Major Lazer, Jack Ü, Diplo, Major Lazer, Jack Ü, Diplo, repeat until 50 songs. So I forced myself to listen to some other stuff and I guess I’m happy about it. 

#14 "Diamond Dreams" Castro

Category: Most Positive

I love this song and love even more that this is a family singing together and making beautiful music. 

#15 "Low Life" Future, The Weeknd

Category: Raunchiest

I’m down for a little hood shit every once in a while. 

#16 "Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) - Remix" Major Lazer

Category: Jammiest

Diplo y'all. 

#17 "Too Good" Drake & Rihanna

Category: Most Likely to Make Me Cry Because Why Can’t They Just Be a Couple

The thing about this song is I feel like it is legit about their relationship. But who knows. 

#18 "Roses" The Chainsmokers, ROZES

Category: Most Likely to Legalize It

This was the breakout from The Chainsmokers this year. Kind of the first time mainstream music took them seriously apart from #SELFIE (although “I Wanna Be Like Kanye” was so legit in 2015). This was a huge stepping stone in creating the success of “Closer”. 

#19 "Stitches" Shawn Mendes

Category: Most Likely to Be Followed by a Crowd of Shrieking 15 Year-Olds

And I 100% do not blame them. 

#20 "Mayday" Wild Rivers

Category: Best for a Serious Contemporary Dance-Off

Don’t put it past me. I dance to this in my living room. 

#21 "Down in the DM" Yo Gotti

Category: Best Hip-Hop

It just makes me so happy. 

#22 "Nothing Arrived - Live from Spotify London" Villagers

Category: Folkiest

On the other hand, this one makes me sad, but in a good way.