Instead of just posting about my favorite music of the year, I thought I’d go more specific: music for yoga practice.
I’m very picky about my yoga music. While it’s fine when I’m taking class at various studios, I’m not a huge fan of traditional yoga music when practicing by myself. I’ll admit it, I blast some pretty unconventional stuff. This was a a great year for yoga music. Here are some songs that I cannot stop blasting.
Below is a full playlist via Spotify that I will continue to update.
Sylvan Esso // Coffee
Broods // Four Walls
Coldplay // Magic
Mimicking Birds // Bloodlines
Alt-J // Hunger of the Pine
FKA Twigs // Two Weeks
Full playlist on Spotify
As I’ve shared before, each season I keep a playlist on Spotify full of what I’m listening to at the moment. Everything I remotely like even just a little bit gets added to this list. It’s big and all over the place. Here’s Fall 2014:
Within that playlist, there is always a five or six song rotation that changes every three to five days. Here’s what’s on that list now:
Hozier // Sedated
Nothing but Thieves // Graveyard Whistling
Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen // When You Open Your Eyes
Walk the Moon // Shut Up and Dance
Trevor Hall // Green Mountain State
And unfortunately I’m really digging the new Taylor Swift song that was released today. Dang…
2013 was another great year for music. There is so much I loved this year. I’ve narrowed it down to ten songs that I couldn’t get enough of in 2013. I have played these over and over and over and still want to hear them again.
1. “Go Slow” Haim
2. “Follow Your Arrow” Kacey Musgraves
3. “Doin’ It Right” Daft Punk
4. “The Highway” Holly Williams
5. “Open” Rhye
6. “Royals” Lorde
7. “When You Get to Asheville” Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
8. “I Wanna Go” Yuna
9. “Retrograde” James Blake
I’ve put all these into a spotify playlist…click here and enjoy.
Illustration at the top: Alessandro Gottardo
For three summers now, I’ve looked forward to the Slate Culture Gabfest’s Summer Strut playlist. This year is no exception, it’s fantastic! I love it especially because the songs submitted do not have to be current…I’m able to discover so many great songs I’ve missed!
Right now I’m currently obsessed with these songs:
These are songs that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Some of from when I was a kid, some from high school, some from college, some from after, and some from now. These songs = love (to me). I’m sure I’m forgetting about a thousand.
*This list is ultimately incomplete without “These Are the Days” by Van Morrison, but it is not on Spotify…terrible.
lately, I have been obsessed with the following songs. Dancing around my kitchen, yoga-ing to them, singing in the car kind of obsessed.
I apologize ahead of time for the inclusion of not one, but TWO Taylor Swift songs. This song “22” really has a hold of me nostalgia-wise lately…probably because at 22 I spent the entire year goofing off and having dance parties with roommates (as pictured above) …miss y’all!
Ellie Goulding “Figure 8”
Trevor Hall “Om Shakti Om”
Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah”
Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Taylor Swift “22”
Ben Harper “Forever”
Eclectic I know…not sure I know anyone else who is listening to yoga music in heavy rotation with Taylor Swift & Skrillex’s main squeeze…ahhh, whatevs, I love it!
yep, that’s right. this is my shower dancing playlist.
dancing in the shower (preferably with a beverage) is essential and having an iPad has made it so much more fun — put on early 90s pop or Jackie Wilson radio on Pandora and you’re all set! Or you can queue up this playlist…hopefully your shower doesn’t last longer than 9 minutes…haha
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Settle Down” — Kimbra
“Take It Out On Me” — Chairlift