Welcome to my summer playlist for 2021.
Since I kind of messed up my blogging schedule for this month, I decided that it was more important for this post to go out than the regular monthly playlist. I hope you’re all fine with this arrangement, and don’t worry I’ll include the Spotify link onto next month’s post, okay?
It’s funny, last summer while we were just getting out of our lockdown, the music being released throughout the summer was good, and I remember appreciating the effort to be huge among artists and bands. I mean, it was odd that the majority of the continent was still running through their stay-at-home regiments but were still able to bring out these bangers for everyone to enjoy. And now coming out of this year’s summer, I don’t feel as thrilled and I don’t know why. I think it might have something to do with the full moon and retrograde though so just ignore this whole paragraph!
One thing that I think both made me really happy and surprised the living hell out of me this summer, was how much rock music I was loving this summer! I still had the popular pop tunes , but I was all about rock music and that rarely happens! My TV was mostly glued to Sirius XM’s Octane station, they play a lot of current and 2000’s rock and heavy metal music so I was able to create my own soundtrack than other people. I think it helped that with everybody being allowed to go back on tour again, bands were releasing more and more songs and I literally just absorbed as much as I could in the past seven months because you know I’ve been working on this playlist since the end of April!
Here is my Top 25 songs of the summer! If you want to check out the whole playlist, click here.
Drunk (and I Don’t Want To Go Home) by Elle King featuring Miranda Lambert
Girls by Zella Day
Peaches by Justin Bieber featuring Usher, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg
If You Love Her by Forest Blakk
Forget Me Too by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Halsey
Summer In June by Ava
Muscleville by Kai Wachi
Wait A Minute My Girl by Volbeat
The Devil by BANKS
Only Love Can Save Me Now by The Pretty Reckless
Kiss My (Uh Oh) by Anne-Marie featuring Little Mix
She’s Fire by Diane Warren featuring G-Eazy and Santana
Lil Bit by Nelly featuring Florida Georgia Line
Choke by The Warning
Justified by Kacey Musgraves
Wherever I May Roam by J Balvin and Metallica
Hip To Be Scared by Ice Nine Kills featuring Jacoby Shaddix
MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
Dark Side by Blind Channel
Deal With It by Ashnikko featuring Kelis
When Demons Come To Life by Halocene featuring Lauren Babic
Arcade by Duncan Laurence
Up by Cardi B
Cover Me In Sunshine by P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
If you have created your summer anthem playlist, I would love to know what kind of music was fueling you in the last few months. Have you discovered new artists and bands? What are you keeping for later releases? Please put it all in the comments for me. Thank you.
I was really wondering whether or not I would have this post ready for you. Despite knowing how easy it is getting these monthly playlists together, I still didn’t want to half-ass it. For most of the month, I’ve felt foggy about life and the only thing I’ve really enjoyed lately is music.
Now that we’re heading into the summer months and all of these different festivals and tours are setting out dates throughout the country, everything feels different. It is strange how quiet it was at this time in 2020. I am surrounded by happiness on the radio. Our favorite artists and bands didn’t just hang around in quarantine, they worked their asses off making new music for us to enjoy in this moment of freedom. I am very excited to see what goes on this summer!
I hope we start to see even more things as we go into June and eventually July. I know I’m not alone in hoping to see these changes become part of our “normal” again. However, there was a tweet I saw earlier this week, someone had mentioned that since everybody were announcing these concerts again, the measures to make sure they are accessible to everyone–meaning to people who have disabilities like me!–will be far and in between and honestly, that really sucks! I think that’ll definitely be something we will miss the most because these live-streams were our lives during the many lockdowns/quarantines. I do want to say, I only watched one free live-stream show and that was G-Eazy back in late August I think, and I really didn’t care for it. I like the audience just as much as the musicians. I feed off of their enjoyment and expressions too! So, I am hoping that maybe these festivals will live-stream different sets for people who could not go to it because of their disability!
Anyways, let’s get into the actual playlist; here were my Top 20 songs for May! If you want to check out the full list, click here to be transported to the whole Spotify playlist.
Arcade by Duncan Laurence
You and I by Leon
Lonely No More by Rob Thomas
Never Leave This Bed by Maroon 5
The Reason by Zayde Wolf
Blooming by Violet Orlandi
If I Should Die by Niia featuring Girl Ultra
Big Bad Wolf by In This Moment
Hex Girl by Dreadlight featuring Maiah Wynne
BOMBSHELLEXE by YukoEXE
Gravedigger by MXMS
Let Me Go by 3 Doors Down
I’m Not Sorry by Celeste Buckingham
Warrior by League of Legends x 2WEi featuring Edda Hayes
Wild Blood by Sam Tinnesz featuring Pep Squard
If You Love Her by Forest Blakk
Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) by Elle King featuring Miranda Lambert
Everything I Wanted by First To Eleven
Rise Up by J2 featuring Keeley Bumford
Anarchy by Lillith Czar
I don’t know how you listen to music on a daily basis, but I’ve noticed lately that I will start with Spotify and after two or three songs in, I will go on YouTube and found a video on The Dodo channel and all of a sudden find ‘my mix’ and start playing whatever I’ve been watching on there nonstop and completely forget about what I was listening on Spotify! For the past week and a half, I’ve had to done it seven times! It doesn’t matter the time of day (or night for that matter!( but it will slip my mind and then of course, I wonder why in my Discover Weekly isn’t fitting right with the aesthetic I’ve listened to that coming Monday.
What were you listening to this May?
I’m sorry about last Friday, I tried my hardest to come up with a post but nothing would work so I thought it was a good idea to scrap it altogether and focus on this week’s content for you instead.
February was full of various music.
I am still surprised because usually it can be pretty boring but there were a lot of new albums and singles during the early parts of the month so that really helped start off the second month of 2021 off on the right foot.
Hard rock and heavy metal were the genres I was interested the most. Honestly I think I just craved anything that would stir me mentally and emotionally. I thought I would be depressed for the first two weeks because of Valentine’s Day; I wasn’t shockingly but I still wanted it like a security blanket. Thankfully, I was using all of my resources to keep those genres steady and in the end, I think I surprised myself on how my taste for heavy metal has improved even more and I was looking for the gruesome and unique music in a while.
Here are the Top 25 songs of the month. If you would like to check out the rest of the playlist, click here.
Trouble’s Coming by Royal Blood
Living The Dream by Five Finger Death Punch
Everything We Need by A Day To Remember
Mercy by Ayron Jones
You’re Going Down by Sick Puppies
This Is Gonna Hurt by Sixx:A.M.
I’d Rather See Your Heart Explode by Slaves
25 by The Pretty Reckless
Use My Voice by Evanescence
Last Resort (Reloaded) by Jeris Johnson x Papa Roach
Dark Love by Sullivan King featuring Aaron Gillespie
Monsters by All Time Low featuring blackbear & Demi Lovato
Talk To Me by Apocalyptica featuring Lzzy Hale
Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm
Love Is Madness by Thirty Seconds To Mars featuring Halsey
Finally Free by Stitched Up Heart
Yorktown by Butcher Babies
Crawl by Breaking Benjamin
Come For Me by New Years Day
Scarlet Cross by Black Veil Brides
Right Now by Fire From The Gods
In My Hands by Zero 9:35
Your Misery by Archetypes Collide
Just Like Me by Dragged Under
All My Life by Attack! Attack!
One thing that I am starting to notice and I’m really sorry I am just seeing it now, is that whenever I focus my attention on a specific genre like with this post, I automatically list a bunch of songs outside of that genre… I feel like I need to make a point of giving you a playlist written out like above of whatever I’d said in the beginning I have been into lately. Hopefully I will remember this when it comes time to do March’s playlist, however, knowing my luck I will probably be back to listening to various music like normally!
What were you listening to this month? Send me your recommendations!
This week we’re in a country that has a BIG music scene! We are in Sweden! I bet one of the first acts you think of that comes from this beautiful country is the pop group, ABBA. I am sadden to say that we hear or think of Sweden, that’s not the first thing that pops into my head. I like of bands from Sweden! It’s crazy on how much music I’ve found in the last couple of years that I’ve been turned on from Sweden! Let’s be honest here for a second, when I got into the metal band Nightwish, I didn’t know that there was a singer before Anette Olzon. I also didn’t care either, from the first time I listened to them I fell in love with Anette’s voice and I still am! Now that she’s left NW and gone solo, I’ve still been hooked to her music. I’ve listened to her debut album, Shine probably five times and from that first listen I immediately put the album on my favorites list of albums! I’ll just say it is very difficult to get on that list. That means I felt something while I listened to it and heard everything. A lot of the times I listen to albums I get so lost inside the album and I lose out the whole thing. For me, going into this trance isn’t neccessarily a good thing. Anyways, two others that I’ve decided to include are Avatar and Hysterica. I was introduced to Avatar, when their first album dropped and their first single played on Sirius XM Octane channel. Hysterica is an all female heavy metal band. So if you thought my female fronted side was fierce, this is just worse. I found them to be freaking awesome! All of the members play the insturments and sing + growl are female. How about that for the ones who say metal music is a man’s world?! Since Avatar is the only all-male band here I think I should let them start out the listening portion. So enjoy and rock on!
Smells Like A Freak Show by Avatar
Bloody Angel by Avatar
Hear Me by Anette Olzon
Follow Me by Pain featuring Anette Olzon
Girls Made Of Heavy Metal by Hysterica
Fighters Of The Century by Hysterica
Heels Of Steel by Hysterica
I know I promises yesterday and the day before that I would publish a real blog post, but honestly I think the post I did last night is going to be the only one I will do this week. I haven’t felt as upbeat and everything. My sister and mom weren’t feeling at their best yesterday, but we still went to my nana’s house for some family time. I enjoyed myself, I think we all enjoyed ourselves a lot. This morning when I woke up, I just felt like complete crap. My stomach was just bugging me. When my mom fixed me lunch and I did eat some, but right after I noticed I didn’t have any energy at all and I didn’t want to do anything. So around 1pm, I had my mom turn my fan back on and I ended up sleeping most of the afternoon. For once, I’m not pissed at myself for sleeping four hours because when I woke up for the first ten minutes I felt better. An hour later, everything that I had felt earlier in the day just came rushing back. I don’t know what in the world is wrong with me, but I did tell myself that I am allowing myself to have ONE bad day. Just one. So if I wake up in the morning still feeling the way I do know, I’ll give myself another day or I’ll find some way to fight through it. Like I’ve been doing since I got up at 5pm.
I have listened to music, read my book (my Kindle decided that it had a low battery, so I haven’t read much), watched tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, which they showed a sneak peek of what they’re spin-off show The Originals and man, I hope it gets picked up because it was pretty bad ass. Some twists and turns. Now I’m debating on whether or not I want to try to watch Hannibal or if I should just tape it on my DVR. I don’t have Ridiculousness tonight, so I could watch it tonight, but I like watching it while it’s daylight and makes me feel less scared out of my mind. So yeah, that’s my dilemma for tonight. I’m posting these amazing song right now, because I think they’re awesome. So enjoy and I hope you are doing well. Hopefully I’ll be doing a Picture It & Write tomorrow. I think I only live for the weekends just for them from Ermiliablog.
I will learn this song. 🙂
and these song are just amazing in different ways 🙂