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 is the Soundtrack to 2013 . . . click here for the playlist on Spotify or YouTube
(Couldn't help but, once again, add a few more categories. I know I say it every year, but this one really did have some of the finest musical discoveries, which were especially perfect for the roller coaster ride this past year was for me.)

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