December 31, 2013

Soundtrack 2013: The Year of the Great Depression... and the Greater Comeback

An annual end of year tradition for me is to create a playlist, or soundtrack if you will, describing my life over the course of the past year using songs I discovered within that time frame.

Here's my personal soundtrack to 2013. . .

Opening Credits – "Carry Me" by Bombay Bicycle Club
Waking Up – "Falling" by Haim
Average Day – "Feeding Line" by Boy & Bear
Chin Up, Fists Out - "Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty
Get To Work - "American Daydream" by Electric Guest
Flirting – "Do I Wanna Know?" by the Arctic Monkeys
First Date – "Slow Dre" by Alt-J
Falling in Love – "Pull Me Down" by Mikky Ekko
Love Scene – "Retrograde" by James Blake
Fight Scene – "No One Will Ever Love You" by the cast of Nashville
Breaking Up – "Beware" by Big Sean ft. Lil Wayne
Getting Back Together – "Burn" by Ellie Goulding
Secret Love – "Berlin" by Ry X
Life’s Okay – "Sing to the Moon" by Laura Mvula
Mental Breakdown – "Swimming Pools" by Kendrick Lamar
Driving Fast – "So Good To Me" by Chris Malinchak
Driving at Night - "Super Rich Kids" by Frank Ocean
Running – "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore
Learning a Lesson – "Red Hands" by Walk off the Earth
Deep Thought – "Unicorn" by Four Tet
Faith Restored – "It Is Well" by Chris Rice
Cari's Contribution - "Wandering Star" by Polica
Flashback – "Heavy Feet" by Local Natives
Partying in the U.S. – "I Can't Stop" by Flux Pavilion
Partying in Europe – "Higher" by Just Blaze & Baauer
Rocking out at a Concert - "Can I Get Witcha Love Club" by Lorde v. Biggie
Best New Concert Find (Female) - "Name In Lights" by Little Daylight
Best New Concert Find (Male) - "Afraid" by The Neighbourhood
Happy Dance - "Doin' It Right" by Daft Punk
Regretting – "Don't Wait" by Maipei
Long Night Alone – "Wilderness" by Ra Ra Riot
Comeback Scene - "Elastic Heart" by Sia
Death Scene – "So This is Goodbye" by William Fitzsimmons
Closing Credits – "Non, Je Ne Regrerette Rien" by Edith Piaf