Fall Playlist

August-November, 2017

“Red Light Spells Danger” – Billy Ocean
“Go F**k Yourself” – Two Feet
“Moonshine Got Me” – Daniel Norgren
“French Kiss” – Black M
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana
“Rockstar 101 (feat. Slash)” – Rihanna
“Rude Boy” – Rihanna
“Russian Roulette” – Rihanna
“What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)” – Kane Brown
“Back to You (feat. Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals)” – Louis Tomlinson
“Reminding Me (feat. Vanessa Hudgens)” – Shawn Hook
“Bonfire” – Childish Gambino
“Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees
“Sure Be Cool If You Did” – Blake Shelton
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
“Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)” – Macklemore
“Woman (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns)” – Kesha
“I’m A Mess” – Ed Sheeran
“Ends of the Earth” – Lord Huron
“Love Like Ghosts” – Lord Huron
“Meet Me in the Woods” – Lord Huron
“The Yawning Grave” – Lord Huron
“Way Out There” – Lord Huron
“The Night We Met” – Lord Huron
“Jordan Belfort” – Wes Walker & Dyl
“Friends” – Justin Bieber & BloodPop
“Let’s Eat (feat. XP)” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Retro (ROUGH)” – Childish Gambino
“Wait on Me” – Rixton
“Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)” – French Montana
“Rollin (feat. Future & Khalid)” – Calvin Harris
“I Found You” – The Wanted
American Teen – Khalid
“Happier” – Ed Sheeran
“New Man” – Ed Sheeran
“Nancy Mulligan” – Ed Sheeran
“Bad at Love” – Halsey
“My Type (feat. Emily Warren)” – The Chainsmokers
“No Hands (feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale)” – Waka Flocka Flame
“The Nights” – Avicii
“Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia)” – ZAYN
“New Rules” – Dua Lipa
“Find You” – Nick Jonas
“With Two Hands” – The Romantic Era
“rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)” – Post Malone
“Havana (feat. Young Thug)” – Camila Cabello
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Girl Crush” cover – Harry Styles
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac
“Body Moves” – DNCE
“Bacon (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” – Nick Jonas
“Drown the Lovers (feat. 6LACK)” – R I T U A L
“Take Back Home Girl (feat. Tori Kelly)” – Chris Lane
“Heaven” – Kane Brown
“There Will Be Time” – Mumford & Sons & Baaba Maal
“Fool You’ve Landed” – Mumford & Sons & Baaba Maal
“Man Enough Now” – Chris Bandi
Gossip Columns – Marc E. Bassy
“Hey Ya! (Radio Mix/Club Mix)” – Outkast
Younger Now – Miley Cyrus
“Too Good at Goodbyes” – Sam Smith
Stoney – Post Malone
“Just Like You” – Louis Tomlinson
“Goodpain” – Yoke Lore
“Born to Beg” – The National
“You Would Have to Lose Your Mind” – The Barr Brothers
“Orlando” – XXXTENTACION
“Sum” – Lonely Dear
“Chateau” – Angus & Julia Stone
“Dive” – Tim Atlas
“Paola” – Shout Out Louds
“Super Natural” – Turnover
“Motion Sickness” – Phoebe Bridgers
“Hawaiin License Plates.” – Jaws of Love
Flicker – Niall Horan
“Bedroom Floor” – Liam Payne
“Godzilla” – Blue Oyster Cult
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Let Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt)” – Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso
“Scared to Be Lonely” – Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato
“Wolves” – Selena Gomez & Marshmello
“Silence (feat. Khalid)” – Marshmello
“Move Your Body (Single Mix)” –  Sia
“Start a Riot” –  BANNERS
“Six Feet Under” – The Weeknd
“October” – Broken Bells
“It’s That Talk Again” – Broken Bells
“Old Pine” – Ben Howard
reputation – Taylor Swift
“Torches” – X Ambassadors
“Golden Slumbers” – The Beatles
“Carry That Weight” – The Beatles
“The End” – The Beatles
Broken Machine – Nothing But Thieves
“All I Wanted” – Daughter
“Twenty Two Fourteen” – The Album Leaf
“Taro” – alt-J
“Lazy Projector” – Andrew Bird
“Oats in the Water” – Ben Howard
“I’m a Fool to Want You” – Bob Dylan
“A Fond Farewell” – Elliott Smith
“Bandages” – Hey Rosetta!
“Early In the Morning, I’ll Come Calling” – James Vincent McMorrow
“Hello, Dolly!” – Louis Armstrong
“Brother” – Matt Corby
“Black” – Pearl Jam
“Good Morning Mr. Wolf” – Patrick Watson
“California Girl” – Philippe B
“Burn the Witch” – Radiohead
“Love is All” – The Tallest Man On Earth
“As Long As We Try a Little” – Thus Owls

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Fall Playlist

Music is powerful and nostalgic. Certain songs that I once listened to on repeat have the power to take me back in time. I’m trying to be more conscious of what I’m listening to, so I created a list on my phone to keep track of the songs and albums that have defined the season for me. It doesn’t consist of everything I’ve listened to this fall, but it does chronologically include the big hits that I want to remember later. This playlist runs roughly from the end of August/early September to early/mid-November (I cut it off a week or so before One Direction released Made in the A.M.).

Fall Playlist | 2015
Wilder Mind – Mumford & Sons
“Jet Black Heart” – 5 Seconds of Summer
“Best of You” – Foo Fighters
“Wildest Dreams” – Taylor Swift
“What Do You Mean” – Justin Bieber
“On My Mind” – Ellie Goulding
“In the Night” – The Weeknd
Badlands – Halsey
”Throne” – Bring Me the Horizon
“Gorgeous” – X Ambassadors
“Hotline Bling” – Drake
“The Hills” – The Weeknd
“Perfect” – One Direction
“Sorry” – Justin Bieber
“Hello” – Adele
“I’ll Show You” – Justin Bieber
“Stitches” – Shawn Mendes

What have you been listening to this fall?

Thanks for reading.
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thoughts | 2

1. Fall is coming. Maybe not weather-wise, at least not here in Florida – it won’t get below 80 until December (we are currently stuck in the 90s.. sigh). But in scents – candles, lotions, food – and music and books and hopefully memories, fall is on its way and I am so excited.

2. Wildest Dreams blew my mind. Taylor Swift is so talented and her team is utterly fantastic. I love love love the story her new video tells in conjunction with the song. Even better, all her proceeds will go to an organization dedicated to protecting African wildlife. And don’t get me started on Scott Eastwood, oh lord. I knew this music video would be a hit with my mom simply because he’s in it.

3. 5SOS’s Jet Black Heart released today and it’s honestly a gem. An onyx gem, but a gem nonetheless. I am obsessed with its dark intensity and that is all I have to say. GO LISTEN.

4. I’ve been inspired by the wonderfulness that is Grace to maybe start keeping a journal again. I’ve done it on and off again in my seventeen years – mostly off – and I worry that I won’t be consistent with it. But my head is a tangle of emotions at the moment and it’s senior year and why not?

5. I re-memorized J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Riddle of Strider, which is one of my favorite poems. I worshiped Aragorn as I grew up watching the films and I’ve decided that once I finish my college apps – or at least my most pressing ones – I will treat myself to a read of The Lord of the Rings (among other books… my “to read after college apps” list is growing steadily but not so slowly).

6. It’s my little sister’s ninth birthday and she is finally older than I was when she was born. She’s going to get her ears pierced soon and I have a list on my phone of advice I’ve collected for her over the past few years. I’ll give it to her when she’s going into middle and high school but I doubt she’ll need it as much as I did do. In many ways, she’s stronger than I am.

7. I feel eternally busy and for some reason it doesn’t feel like a bad thing right now.

8. Mantra: I have a lot to look forward to.

9. /There’s a hole/ In my heart/ And it echoes/ In your presence./
/Did you know?/

10. Friends can break your heart too.

Lyrics Lately

These are pieces of lyrics that have really spoken to me or that I’ve just been loving recently. A lot of them I particularly like with the music of the song, so they may look strange just written out.

“Love’s a game, wanna play?”
– Taylor Swift, Blank Space

“Where do broken hearts go?”
– One Direction, Where Do Broken Hearts Go

“It’s all fun and games ’til somebody loses their mind.”
– Taylor Swift, Wonderland

“One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses then says, “You’re my best friend.” And you knew what it was: he is in love.”
– Taylor Swift, You Are In Love

“The bed’s getting cold and you’re not here. The future that we hold is so unclear. But I’m not alive until you call.”
– Selena Gomez, The Heart Wants What It Wants

“How did we end up talking in the first place?… How did we end up here?… Everybody thought you were so insane ‘cause you were so far out of my league.”
– 5 Seconds of Summer, End Up Here

“I hope you find a way to be yourself someday, in weakness or in strength. Change can be amazing. So I pray for the best, I pray for the best for you. I wish you could be honest, I wish you could be honest with me.”
– The Neighbourhood, Honest

“Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate hate… Fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake… I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. I shake it off, I shake it off.”
– Taylor Swift, Shake It Off

“But you will remember me, remember me for centuries.”
– Fall Out Boy, Centuries

“I’m slowly drifting away wave after wave, wave after wave. I’m slowly drifting (drifting away) and it feels like I’m drowning, pulling against the stream.”
– Mr. Probz, Waves

“Afraid to lose control and caught up in this world, I’ve wasted time, I’ve wasted breath. I think I’ve thought myself to death.”
– KONGOS, Come With Me Now

“So blame it on the night; don’t blame it on me, don’t blame it on me.”
– Calvin Harris feat. John Newman, Blame

“You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve and I have always buried them deep beneath the ground.”
– Bastille, Flaws

“I could’ve been a princess, you’d be a king. Could’ve had a castle, and worn a ring. But no, you let me go and stole my star.”
– Coldplay feat. Rihanna, Princess of China

“‘Cause in a sky, ’cause in a sky full of stars, I think I see you.”
– Coldplay, A Sky Full Of Stars

“She said to me, “Forget what you thought ‘cause good girls are bad girls that haven’t been caught.””
– 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Girls

“She sleeps alone; my heart wants to come home. I wish I was, I wish I was beside you. She lies awake; I’m trying to find the words to say. I wish I was, I wish I was beside you.”
– 5 Seconds of Summer, Beside You

“But hold me fast, hold me fast ‘cause I’m a hopeless wanderer.”
– Mumford & Sons, Hopeless Wanderer

“But oh my heart was flawed; I knew my weakness. So hold my hand; consign me not to darkness. So crawl on my belly ’til the sun goes down, I’ll never wear your broken crown. I took the road and I fucked it all away. Now in this twilight, how dare you speak of grace?”
– Mumford & Sons, Broken Crown

“There’s a drumming noise inside my head that starts when you’re around. I swear that you could hear it; it makes such an almighty sound. Louder than sirens, louder than bells, sweeter than heaven, and hotter than hell.”
– Florence + The Machine, Drumming Song

“Let’s have another toast to the girl almighty. Let’s pray we stay young, stay made of lightning.”
– One Direction, Girl Almighty

“And I know in my heart you’re not a constant star… But I’m not done yet falling for you: fool’s gold.”
– One Direction, Fool’s Gold

Blank Space Music Video

The music video to Taylor Swift’s new single, Blank Space, released today. I love it; I think it’s incredible. I love the luxury portrayed in the video and can I please have every single outfit Taylor wore? I think Taylor’s portrayal of insane girlfriend was hysterical, playing off one of her biggest criticisms. I also adore the dobermans, being a doberman owner myself. And the new guy showing up at the end just reiterates the point of the song: if it doesn’t work out (and it probably won’t), there’s always someone else waiting. The music video is very entertaining, and the song is fantastic. Have a look (listen?)!

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