2017 has been a... wild ride so far. With Spring semester at full speed, my graduation around the corner, and Trump's administration making me want to literally lose my mind, music has been keeping me sane. I like to make playlists that'll give me a little spunk throughout the day. 2017 deserves it's own playlist, with that one song that has those derogatory words against Trump, but let's not go there. Whether it be a good book or music, there are things in our lives that we rely on in times of need, and right now with the current state of everything, I use music. So here's my own playlist of songs that have kept me going, because I think we all need something to push us through the year.
1. Skin by Oingo Boingo
I've had this song on repeat for the past couple of weeks. Not only is it upbeat, but it has a great meaning behind it. With all the problems I deal with I don't want people to see it all, thus I put up the wall. I hide behind a mask and I wonder if anyone really cares enough to get to truly know me.
2. The Bitter Suite IV and V: The Congregation and the Sermon in The Silt by The Dear Hunter
3. Decrescendo by RX Bandits
4. Where Are The Birds by Good Tiger
5. Elastic Heart by Sia
6. How Soon Is Now by The Smiths
7. Love, Love, Love (Love, Love) by As Tall As Lions
8. It's Late by Queen
9. Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
10. It's Just Another Day by Oingo Boingo
Whenever I'm close to having and anxiety attack, or I'm depressed, I listen to this song and it reminds me that in reality, it's just another day. It tells me that everything will pass and I'll get through it because I'm strong. Honestly, all Oingo Boingo songs can help my mood incredibly, but the two on the list are the main ones that really get me through the day.
11. Change (In the House of Flies) by Deftones
12. Light by The Dear Hunter
13. Don't Wanna Fight by The Alabama Shakes
14. Paradise by City and Colour
"I'm searching for a paradise that I just can't seem to find". City and Colour's Dallas Green has such a beautiful voice that will forever send shivers down my spine. I can relate to them and they always bring me out of my bad moods because I feel as if I'm not alone.
15. Zip Lock by Lit
My mom got me into Lit when I was younger. She'd play them in the car when I was five. This song in particular always brings me up when I'm down and reminds me of those car rides with my mom.
16. Waves by The Dear Hunter
17. I Felt Free by Circa Survive
18. People = S*** by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine
Richard Cheese's songs allow me to clearly understand metal songs. He turns all kinds of other bands music into lounge music, and every song will put a smile on my face. This song is a remake of Slipknot. His version of this song is also my ringtone. If you've never heard of Mr. Dick Cheese, I recommend finding one of his songs and giving it a listen because he's fantastic and it'll definitely make you laugh. He has many covers, so I bet you'll find one that you love.
19. I've Got The World On A String by Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra doesn't need any description as to why his music is great on any playlist.
If you have something positive that's keeping you going during the year, keep using it! We're in this for four years, and hopefully, we can make a change of direction and keep things from going completely south. Happy listening, folks, and keep on being positive.