Posts tagged "playlist"

Melancholy Christmas Songs To Wallow In This Holiday

When I’m feeling down, I like to distract myself with the happiest playlist I can find, but sometimes the only thing that helps is some miserable music to match your mood. If you feel like wallowing this holiday season, drown your sorrows in this melancholy Christmas playlist.

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

50 Songs That Never Fail To Make Us Cry

If I’m in the mood to cry, I know exactly how to make it happen: I have a Spotify playlist called “Saddies” that’s the perfect soundtrack for a good, old fashioned waterworks sesh. Obviously, I have some typical tearjerkers on there like “Unchained Melody” and “I Will Always Love You,” but the majority of…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 9, 2014

Spotify Teams With Scientists To Create The “Ultimate Workout Playlist”

While many people view their workout music as a deeply personal choice (I’m partial to “Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits” when I hit the treadmill), there’s a scientific reason that some songs get your blood pumping more than others. In addition to beats per minute (BPM) that match up to a person’s running stride and heart…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

Your Eargasm Awaits: Our Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist Is Here!

A new year is upon us, but not before we party hard during the last few minutes of 2013!

We asked you, our Frisky fans, which tunes have reigned supreme on your iTunes this year and deserve to be on the Ultimate New Year’s Eve playlist, and now your fantasy soundtrack has become…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 31, 2013

Help! What Should Be On Our Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist?

Yes, I’m aware that we haven’t even quite made it through Christmas yet, but it can’t hurt to think ahead, right? I’ve got New Year’s Eve on the brain, and I’m already polishing my dancin’ shoes.

For the first time in years, I’m not hosting all of my friends for New Year’s Eve,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2013

Playlist: The Most Underrated Songs We Love (Plus, Add Yours!)

This morning on my way into work, John Mayer’s “Assassin” came on my iTunes, and I said “Ugh, this song is so underrated.” Then I realized I said it out loud on the train and the lady next to me shot me one of those “whatever you say” glares, having no idea what I wa…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2013

Playlist: Fall In Love With Autumn

It’s official. Fall is here to stay, and the same old dance jams of this summer’s BBQs and lazy beach days feel not quite right.  Fall music is music you listen to wrapped in a scarf and sipping hot chocolate, walking thru freshly raked leaves. Fall music has a little more oomph, because fall i…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 26, 2013

Here’s My Dream Setlist For Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter World” Tour

See that video up there? Click that little arrow. Watch Beyonce Giselle Knowles, master of the graceful recovery and mother of America’s baby Blue Ivy, as she slays my favorite new song, “Grown Woman.” I have spent a fair amount of time watching this performance, imagining the stages leading up to my inevitable rapture if I…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 25, 2013

39 Awesome Songs For Your Best BBQ/Beach Life

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s SUMMER over here in Friskyland. It’s passed from balmy and pleasant to hot like fire and sweaty outside — my favorite time of year! Summer means barbecues, it means the beach, it means cold drinks and laughter and fireflies and watching the stars — or the lights of…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 27, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Spend Some Time In The Sea

To usher in the unofficial start of summer (supposedly), we’ve created this beachy, summer jam-filled mix, sure to be the perfect soundtrack for your holiday weekend. We hope wherever you are, you’re relaxin’, maxin’ and spending some time in the sun.

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2013

Weekend Playlist: You’re The Best! A Motivational ’80s Movie Mix

If only we could live our lives like a motivational ’80s movie montage. Well, guess what? Now you can! That’s right, I’ve created a weekend playlist chock full of awesome, rockin’ motivational tracks from some of our fave ’80s movies, like “Real Genius,” “Karate Kid” and “The Breakfast Club.” Check it out and use it…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 27, 2013

Weekday Playlist: 18 Songs About Masturbation, In Honor Of Divinyls Singer Chrissy Amphlett

We were saddened to hear that Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett passed away over the weekend, after a long battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Aphlett and her bandmate Mark McEntee shot to fame over their early ’90s ode to masturbation, “I Touch Myself.”

“Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly. Hers was a…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 22, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Happy 4/20, Stoners!

Happy 4/20, stoners amongst us! I have generously made you a playlist of songs about pot-smoking to go with your bong rips. You are totally welcome, man.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 20, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Kiss Off And Go Away

The Violent Femmes said it best: “You can just kiss off into the air.” There’s something awesome about a snarky, diss song. For the sake of brevity, I’ve limited this mix to mostly diss songs of the “kiss off” variety (a separate mix of the best artist-to-artist diss tracks will be forthcoming), directed at ex-lovers,…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 30, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Girl Group Greatness

Happy Friday! We’re stoked because the new movie “The Sapphires,” based on the real life story of the first aboriginal girl group in Australia, is finally in theaters. Jessica is stoked because it stars her Number One Dude Crush Chris O’Dowd, but the rest of us are just excited for the music. In honor of…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 23, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Enchanté, Mon Cherie…

Awkward backstory: I was making this playlist and asked a bunch of friends to suggest their favorite “sexy vocalists”. This is a weird category, of course, because it’s not necessarily about a song being about sex, per se; it’s about vocalists who just sound super sexy, with voices full of aching and longing (or whatever).

By: Julie Gerstein / February 2, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Hang The DJ

For much of the mid-2000s I had a side gig playing records. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a DJ, in that I can’t scratch or really beat match, but some friends and I had a lot of fun DJ-ing a regular weekly party for a while. It was in Philly at a club that flaunted…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 30, 2012

Holiday Playlist: Merry XXXMas!

The key to making a good holiday mix is to not overdo it. You’ve got to include tons of holiday tracks, yes, but you should also add some non-Christmas-y stuff, too. Otherwise your mix will start to sound like the tacky Christmas music loop you hear in Macy’s or something. Plus, you’ve gotta mix some…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Weekend Playlist: Dreamy, Dreamy Fall Days

This time of year makes me seriously sleepy, what with the sun going down in the middle of the afternoon and everything. That’s why I’ve put together a mix that reflects the quiet, lazy vibe of the weekend. And because we imagine you, like us, are going to spend at least part of the next…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2012
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