It is finally the month of joy; school lets out for a long winter break in which I generally remote to some place warm with my family, I get to spend time with friends and family as we celebrate the holidays, and I also get to celebrate New Years with those I am super close with…and of course, I get to do all of this with great music playing in the background.
For the month of December, I decided to share some of my favorite songs that I have been listening to that me prepare for my finals, those long hours stuck in traffic, and celebrate my last few days as a student for the semester.
I’ve really been kicking with chill rap, hip-hop, and as always, some electronic melodies and beats. However, some of these songs are a lot slower compared to the typical “chill” music that I listen to. One of these songs I actually came across while at a bowling alley at 1:30 AM in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia and I cannot contain my excitement every time it comes on – “Dang!”. That night, all I wanted to do is dance, and that’s exactly what this song allows me to do. Weekend (The SNBRN Remix) also inspires some freestyle dancing, especially while entertaining me while I’m stuck in rush hour traffic at 7:30 AM or 5:45 PM.
But, some of these songs really hit the heart strings and cause me to just sing my heart out while they’re on, including “Playing to Lose” (though I also dance lyrically to this song while it blasts from my earphones) and “Flex Your Way Out”.
I also wanted to include some of my favorite types of songs: instrumental. “You Know” is instrumental for the most part, and “Obvs” is, as it offers its distinct Jamie XX sound with calming rhythms and interesting synth sounds.
The tracklist is as follows:
- “Dang!” – Mac Miller x Anderson Paak
- “Wish You Back feat. Kwesi (The Him Edit)” – Mako
- “Playing To Lose (feat. Stanaj)” – Lemaitre
- “Rly Real” – Blackbear
- “Black Beatles, Confessions, & No Problem Mashup” Alex Aiono & Will Singe
- “Flex Your Way Out (ft. Blackbear)” – Sofia de la Torre
- “Weekend (SNBRN Remix) – Louis the Child
- “Obvs” – Jamie XX
- “Hymn For The Weekend (Seeb Remix) – Coldplay
- “Question (ft. Travis Mills)” – Lauv
- “All of Me (feat. Logic & ROZES)” – Big Gigantic
- “You Know” – Jerry Folk & ELOQ
To listen to a longer version of this playlist, visit my 8tracks playlist.
Stay tuned for the January playlist! It will contain many EDM and electronic songs to help you get in the best shape of your life!