This week has its highs and lows: It’s Halloween, the all-time best holiday of the year! And my boyfriend left last night to go on his Route 66 roadtrip which means I won’t see him for two weeks until we dreamily meet up in California. Here’s an appropriate list that will have you swaying your happy hips as you hug your pillow and cry your lonely self to sleep (Just kidding I’m not that emotional.)
1. Saturday Night: Misfits
I know I know, you’re asking yourself, why didn’t she put the actual Misfits Halloween song!? Fool I am not, go listen to it, but this song is defintiely way better and even goes with my delayed publishing of the list. It brings me back to my early teenage years when the Misfits ruled my life but not my fashion sense, obvi. Plus he sings about crying on a Saturday night which I SO will not be doing…
2. I’m Afraid of Americans: David Bowie (with NIN)
This week I’ll be travelling back to the homeland that is…The United States of America! And although I anticipate the return very much, I’m still a bit nervous and scared that everyone’s actually going to be obese and stupid. Just kidding! Here’s a song that reflects some sentiments.
3. Ain’t No Sunshine When He’s Gone: Eva Cassidy
Must I write more?
4. Running: Jessie Ware
I am so into Jessie Ware right now. This song nails it for me with the wawa and drums and 90′s feel all together. Can’t wait to publish one of my other favorites from her for Valentine’s day. Squee!
5. Swimming: Florence and the Machine
If you were anywhere near Beirut you experienced the most EPIC storm with hours of heavy rain and National Geographic worthy lightning. And I know if you’re anywhere on the East Coast of the USA you’ve got hurricane Frankenstorm whipping you up and down. This song captures the intensity and beauty of the storm.
*BONUS TRACK!* No Rain: Blind Melon
I couldn’t NOT put this on the list. You know, after the storm you just want to skip around and rejoice in no more rain. Take a trip with me back to my lovely childhood for this timeless classic.