This is my pregame playlist that I made. This playlist has many songs from genres like pop, rock, R&B, punk, rap, and a few more that are thrown in there. I’m sure everyone has a different playlist to pump them up from playing a game, sport, giving a speech, and whatever else you might be getting ready to do. So without further ado, here’s my playlist for you guys!
Here’s a mix of several generations to get your Spring Break playlist started.
Podcasts are pretty much the big thing right now. Here are some of the ones that are really worth listening to. There’s thousands of podcasts but these are the ones in particular that are important and awesome. Check them out!
Fresh Air is the first podcast that I ever really listened to. I remember being in the sixth grade listening to Terry Gross interview Dave Grohl about the new Foo Fighters album. That was also my introduction to Nirvana. Grohl told stories about his experiences as a drummer for the band and stories about the late Kurt Cobain. It was cool to listen to and has stuck with me for a long time now. I continue listening to this podcast because the guests are always so popular and the interviews always feel really genuine and they aren’t ever boring.
Invibilia is a podcast from NPR that’s actually pretty recent. They’ve completed their first season and it wasn’t nearly as long as I hoped it would be. However, every episode taught me about things I never have previously thought about. Every story told on this podcast is just as interesting as the last. Prepare to be enchanted with all the information this podcast provides listeners with.
This is easily my favorite music podcast. I love All Songs Considered but I feel like this choice is under the radar and should be recognized. Each episode revolves around some kind of aspect to music. They only talk about topics they feel that no one else is. They uncover things about songs that were written in a dream to political songs to backing tracks. The episodes are fairly short so it’s easy to listen to a bunch of them at once in order to catch up.
I couldn’t leave Serial off a post about the best podcasts. Serial is obviously the most downloaded podcast of all time for a reason. The first season of this storytelling podcast is about the true story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2000. He was sentenced to life in prison but a family friend of his contacted Sarah Koenig about looking further into the case. Koenig discovered that there’s a lot of flaws in the case to convict Syed but if he didn’t do it then who did? The way the podcast is structured is one of it’s serious strengths. Each episode focuses on a different aspect in the case and it’s impossible to keep one opinion throughout the whole season. One episode you’ll be sure of Syed’s innocence then the next episode will make you sure that he’s guilty. If you love a good story, listen to Serial. You won’t regret it.
Criminal is a podcast kind of similar to Serial. However, the episodes are a lot shorter and it focuses on a different criminal case each episode. The stories are all incredible and compelling. The only problem is that there’s not more episodes available. You’re bound to get hooked on the episodes that are currently released.
Selected Shorts is a pretty great podcast. Each episode centers around one central theme. Then famous performers, actors, and actresses read these stories in front of a live audience. The short stories are always beautiful and some of them will be familiar to you but not all of them will be. The cool thing about selected shorts is getting to hear these stories come to life by such brilliant and hilarious performers.
I’m on a role with storytelling podcasts so why stop now? The thing different about this one from the other storytelling podcasts is that it’s true personal stories. These performers- some famous and some not, tell stories from their personal lives. It’s equally heartbreaking and heartwarming. One of my personal favorite episodes is the story actor Ethan Hawke tells. He talks about his mom’s ex husband Michael and how he was a secret influence in his life. It falls into the category of both heartbreaking and heartwarming because Hawke desperately craved for the attention of Michael and he was a straight up jerk. It makes a hilarious story though. Every episode of The Moth is different but the personal quality of it is always there.
My brother made me check out this podcast and I don’t regret it. It’s more than just mildly offensive. The podcast is a lot about sex but it talks a lot about what’s going on in the world. KFC is always up to date and it’s always absolutely hilarious. They also had a bunch of episodes dedicated to Serial because KFC was so obsessed with it. The opinions they had about Serial was laugh out loud funny and I recommend that be your introduction to the podcast.
Here are some songs for those of you that may be going somewhere else over spring break. Even if you aren’t going anywhere, here are some songs about places you might rather be. These are locations all over the world that left a mark on these artists that felt inspired to sing about these various locations. They may or may not call these places home but you can still see the visuals described as you listen to these songs today.
Some of the sweetest and most romantic songs that talk about when you first fall in love with another person. That time is such a magical one and I feel like these songs show that in a beautiful way. Some of the artists included are: Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, and some others as well! I love all of these songs no matter if I’m falling in love or just want to listen to some good music. Regardless of which of these categories you fall into, I hope you enjoy these songs!
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Some people obviously missed the message when they planned their wedding and end up playing some songs that just should be avoided at wedding. I mean, it’s your day and you can pick what you want. It just really bothers me when people pick breakup songs as wedding songs. Like what are you trying to say about your marriage?
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
I don’t care if you play the Birdy cover version or not, the lyrics are still the same. They tell a story about a couple that CAN’T be together. He’s letting his lover go and that’s what the song is about. The love has died out, it’s a skinny love, there’s no nourishment left of it. Why would you want to play a depressing song like that at your wedding? It just makes me all kinds of different shades of sad.
Every Breath You Take by The Police
This is the definition of a stalker song that Sting wrote about his ex wife. Goodbye, why would you want to play that song at your wedding?
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
Yeah, it’s one of the most beautiful songs of all time but it’s also one of the most depressing.
Gold Digger by Kanye West
It’s just a big red flag if this is played at your wedding. Even if it’s in an ironic way, it just looks bad for you and your husband.
Creep by Radiohead
A song that big Radiohead fans might want played but let’s not. It’s another of those gut wrenching songs that absolutely is out of place at a wedding.
Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
It’s a song about a dead child. Let’s just not play this at weddings EVER okay? The song has a lot of feelings as it is and it just feels like the biggest sin to play it at a wedding.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
Well, why are you getting married then?
Get Low by Lil Jon
It’s not exactly the classiest song in the world.
Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men
Playing this song just gives me the vibe that you’re referring to the bride as a dog which just feels wrong on so many levels.
Hey Ya by Outkast
Yeah, it’s a fun track in theory. But the lyrics are about divorce and just the general concept of love not lasting. That’s sending some major negative vibes for the newlyweds.
So wedding songs are a super weird and subjective thing. Obviously, some people pick songs that are specific songs that mean something to the couple. That’s great and everything, but I wanted to pick out some songs that could easily work at a wedding. Meaning, the sentimental factor is very much there and it has strong meaning that makes it perfect wedding material. This is actually part one of two that is going to be about weddings. The other part will be songs that you should avoid at weddings that I’ve actually seen or head people play at their wedding. Without further ado, here’s some songs that I personally believe you should play at your wedding.
Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan
Love Song by The Cure
Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
At Last by Etta James
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
That’s How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding
Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
All Of Me by John Legend
You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
Graduating from high school is one of the first of many big changes in any teenagers life. These songs capture the classic, cheesy, and pure sentiment of a high school graduation. This is more or less a list since no explanation is really needed for each of these.
1. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
2. I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
3. Time by Pink Floyd
4. Seasons of Love from Rent
5. In My Life by The Beatles
6. I’ll Be There by Jackson 5
7. Graduation Song by Vitamin C
8. My Generation by The Who
9. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
10. For Good from Wicked
11. This is Your Life by Switchfoot
12. We Are The Champions by Queen
13. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
14. Shake It Out by Florence and The Machine
15. I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts
These are both personal and narrative songs about the hopes and fears regarding growing up.
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Sang by my idol Stevie Nicks in a beautiful fashion, Stevie sings about her fear of the future.
Best Lyric: “Well I’ve been ‘fraid of changing ’cause I built my life around you. Well time makes you bolder, children get older, and I’m getting older too.”
The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell
The unique singer/songwriter/musician Joni Mitchell sings about a boy as he progresses through the different stages of life.
Best Lyric: “We’re captive on the carousel of time.”
Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
T Swift is really great at telling stories about her childhood and teen years. She manages to make things personal and relatable. This song is no exception, as she urges young children not to grow up because it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
Best Lyric: Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room, memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home. Remember the footsteps, remember the words said and all your little brother’s favorite songs. I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone.”
Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp
Mellencamp tells the story of “two kids growing up in the heartland” which is a realistic look at teenage life. This song is probably the most upbeat of all the songs I’ve listed and it’s full of good vibes which is nice to hear every once and awhile.
Best Lyric: “Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.”
Here are some songs about change or the lack of change that happens in our lives. Some of these songs discuss being afraid of change, others want things to change, and others talk about time.