The Awesomest Playlist Ever

I’ve been meaning to make this playlist for a while now. Ever since about two years ago when I rediscovered Kiss from a Rose and deemed it the Greatest Song Ever Recorded. It was then that I realized how much I adore nineties pop, how it reminds me of reading the weekend arts section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the carpeted floor of my childhood living room. Of drizzly Seattle Saturdays, gymnastics practice and elementary school spelling homework. I can’t help it. My mom had the radio on nonstop when I was growing up, so these songs tug my memories out and give me the warm fuzzies. And now, because I love you so, I share with you The Awesomest Playlist Ever, chock full of memories and nineties hits. I’ll admit that I threw in the Ricky Martin tune as a celebration of his coming out. Because all coming outs should be celebrated, if only through an overly cheesy playlist. And now, without further ado . . .

The Awesomest Playlist Ever

1 Play The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

2 Play Ricky Martin – Livin’ la Vida Loca

3 Play Sheryl Crow – There Goes The Neighborhood

4 Play Savage Garden – I Want You

5 Play Gin Blossoms – Til I Hear It From You

6 Play Ace of Base – The Sign (Radio Edit)

7 Play Del Amitri – Roll To Me

8 Play Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know (Alternate)

9 Play Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

10 Play Alannah Myles – Black Velvet

11 Play Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

12 Play Genesis – I Can’t Dance

13 Play Melissa Etheridge – Come To My Window

14 Play Collective Soul – December

15 Play Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

16 Play Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me

17 Play Blind Melon – No Rain

18 Play Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

19 Seal – Kiss From A Rose

5 Responses to The Awesomest Playlist Ever

  1. Alexandra Franzen April 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    YESSSS. The very first concert I ever attended was Sheryl Crow (w/ Dishwalla as the opening act) at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. My dad chaperoned. He made me wear wax earplugs. ROCK & ROLL!!!!

  2. Terra April 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    This is so 7th grade Carpool!!!! ok maybe only 2 & 4 but I was trying to think of a song missing from this list and I couldn’t…well done my friend

  3. Kylie April 6, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Alexandra: NICE. And you know what? Wax earplugs are awesome. Because hearing is awesome. What a terrific first concert experience, eh?

    Terra: Thank you! I want you to know that I worked very hard on this list, so I’m pleased to hear that you approve. Very pleased.

  4. katie April 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    i read this playlist at work and i ACTUALLY STARTED TO CRY. “kiss from a rose” is my favorite song of all time, ever. but that is besides the point. i am a huge sucker for nostalgia, and i am ALSO still in weepy-joyful awe that you and i have re-connected. the end.

  5. Kylie April 16, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    KP: Do you know how very much i luuuuurve you?! We must be right on the same sappy/weepy emotional wavelength right now. Big big hugs.

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