On a gorgeous afternoon, with the wind blowing just right and the sun shining without a cloud in sight, I will drive past my exit, or take the long way home down the Florida back roads. Sure, sometimes this is a necessary drive because the traffic in Orlando will make you say to yourself ‘It worked!! My teleportation device took me to LA”. But no, it did not. The Happiest Place on Earth is also home to one of the worst places for traffic–we’re coming for you Los Angeles!
But on the days when an extra few minutes cruising the back roads is calling to me, I waste another gallon or two of gas, soak in the Florida sun and sing really loudly in the car to my latest and favoritest (of the moment) jams. Confession, I am a huge music girl and will listen to just about anything, literally. Growing up my Dad would play his own game ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Jeopardy’ and quiz my brother and I on all styles of music to see who could guess the Artist/Song title first. I don’t know what the score is with my brother, Rob, but I’m POSITIVE I’m winning seeing as I’m older. Growing up in a household that played more music than movies, my Spotify top favorites can come across a little ADD. You wouldn’t know if you were looking at the playlist of an 80-year-old man, a flower-crown-wearing-chick on her way to Coachella, Cady Heron reminiscing about her days in Africa or a 12-year-old who is Selena Gomez’ biggest fan.
However, it’s just me. The girl who researched Music Business Management as a career in high school, taught herself to play the piano, took every music theory class her high school would offer and went on to school for Journalism with the intent to write for Rolling Stone, or at least Entertainment Weekly. Music is everything to me. I once heard a music critic say that ‘The only reason music matters is because it never lets us down.’ I heard that 15 years ago and have never forgotten that quote; it sits with me and I quote it often. Think about it, we can always find that perfect song to get us through a break up; mine is ‘Champagne High’ by Sister Hazel because I’m a glutton for punishment. And you can always find a go-to song that becomes the theme of your girls getaway to Vegas. Last spring, my girls and I played ‘Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself’ by Selena Gomez over and over with no regards as to who heard us. Our apologies to those who had to sit near us in the Bellagio as we sang at the top of our lungs!
So with my musical heart on the table, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you that I’ve been jamming out to lately! Follow my playlist ‘My Revamped Playlist’ on Spotify and check back here for the latest update on what I’m singing along to! Today’s playlist is what I call ‘Chill Rock’ and no that’s not a trendy word for ‘Lite FM’. You can turn this on and sing along or leave it on in the background while you’re hanging out or doing work. Enjoy and turn it up to 11!
My Revamped Playlist: March 17
Update: March 30, to be sure these songs don’t get lost I wanted to add in the actual song title/artist!
“Go Your Own Way” by Lissie
“Eavesdrop” by The Civil Wars
“Kansas City” by The New Basement Tapes
“Something Wild” by Lindsay Sterling and Andrew MacMahon in the Wilderness
“Say I Am” by Gavin DeGraw
“11 Blocks” by Wrabel
“There Will be Time” by Mumford and Sons, Baaba Maal
“Dancing on My Own” by Calum Scott
“Cecilia and the Satellite” by Andrew MacMahon in the Wilderness
“Stay A Little Longer’ by Brothers Osborne
“Pleas,e Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths
“Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers
“Where Is My Mind” by Mindy Jones