26 Songs, From A To Z, To Add To Your Playlist

26 Songs, From A To Z, To Add To Your Playlist

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." ― Plato


Music single-handedly embodies an authentic medium through which we find ourselves reflecting on a version of us. I believe music and its artform provides us with a mechanism to explore elements of our personal selves. Influential yet detrimental at times, music is one of the most vital instruments we have available to us. Although tastes vary by individual, exploring novel music has expanded my mind to measures I never thought.

Below, I have curated an a-to-z list of music that I think everyone should listen to.

A - "Algiers" by The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs - Algiers [OFFICIAL VIDEO] YouTube

One of my favorite bands across the board, The Afghan Whigs are an amazing American alternative band that continues to inspire me every time I listen to their music.

B - "Brother" by Lord Huron

Lord Huron helps provide all of those dreamy-wanderlust vibes that swirl in your head. Anytime I daydream, I find myself lost in their melodies and lyrics. 100 percent on my summer beach playlist.

C - "Cigarette Daydreams" by Cage The Elephant

If you have not already listened to Cage The Elephant at some point in your life, I recommend that you do immediately. They stand as an all-time classic for me. "Cigarette Daydreams" is the ultimate Sunday-cruise-with-the-windows-down song.

D - "Down In The Valley" by The Head and the Heart

An indie folk band that blends together Americana, rock, and some Beatleseque pop poetically forms songs through strong use of instrumentation and vocals. This song follows the story of a narrator longing to fulfill his dreams.

E - "Elegy" by Leif Vollebekk

Leif Vollebekk - Elegy (Official Video) YouTube

Leif Vollebekk explores a realm of melancholy, capturing a yearning desire. "Elegy," a more reflective song, looks into Leif's journey on the verge of big life changes.

F - "Fire Eye to the New Sky" by Lost Under Heaven

Lost Under Heaven's spiritual songs, specifically "First Eye to the New Sky," pour in novel emotions through dynamic and dramatic build-ups, culminating into an intense finale.

G - "Godspeed" by Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean curates introspective narrations throughout his music. "Godspeed" takes us into the helm of an individual's teenage life, a wild journey which leaves listeners exploring more of Frank Ocean's poetic creations.

H - "heroin(e)" by DeYarmond Edison

DeYarmond Edison includes the famously known musician Justin Vernon (a.k.a Bon Iver), whose music will always find itself on my playlists.

I - "Idaho" by Gregory Alan Isakov

The collection of strings and ambient instrumentation in Gregory Alan Isakov's music poises introspective musical creations. "Idaho" delves into the nomadic lifestyle through Isakov's narration.

J - "Just the Same Way" by Journey

Journey is one of those bands that you just have to listen to. All of their music is easy to listen to and boosts elation.

K - "Kaya" by Bob Marley

Every individual should explore reggae and include it in their life. Point made.

L - "LOVE." by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - LOVE. ft. Zacari YouTube

Kendrick Lamar is one of the only modern-day rappers that I will listen to. Each of his songs swells with emotion and stories.

M - "Master & a Hound" by Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov's music delivers impeccable passion in his smooth and elegant songs. "Master & a Hound" is no exception. It is a marvelous masterpiece you'll want to check out.

N - "Nights" by Frank Ocean

Another poetically formulated piece by Frank Ocean entices listeners with an incredible and smooth syncopation. Veering from soulful elegance to a narrative exploration of Frank Ocean's life, "Nights" create a peaceful aura for any listener.

O - "Otherside" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside [Official Music Video] YouTube

One of the most notorious rock bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers, redefined music of their time and is still a must-listen today.

P - "Probably Nu It" by Tree

Tree, a hip-hop and rap artist, is unlike similar contemporary artists. He employs melodies and beats that are similar to reggae. "Probably Nu It" is a song that can easily uplift your spirit and energy even though it has moderately sad lyrics.

Q (L) - "Lost in The Light" by Bahamas

I do not know of any thrilling songs that begin with Q, so I offer you another one of my favorites in its place. Bahamas does more with less, allowing soulful vocals and guitar to lead the pathway of its indie-folk melodies.

R - "Re: Stacks" by Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Re: Stacks - Live @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary 9/27/09 in HD YouTube

Easily my all-time favorite song by Bon Iver.

S - "Sedona" by Houndmouth

"Sedona" will surely deliver nostalgia with its smooth melody and vocals. An easy-listen that is perfect for lazy afternoons.

T - "The Heart of Life" by John Mayer

John Mayer is known as the modern-day swooner. Although he holds a pretty mainstream reputation, his music backs up his recognition.

U - "Unites" by Lost Under Heaven

I had to include another song by Lost Under Heaven solely due to their repeated success in every song. Although a unique band that many may not like, their spiritual songs like "Unites" continue to inspire me.

V - "Vide Noir" by Lord Huron

What I love about this song specifically is its differentiating characteristics compared to Lord Huron's previous releases. On their new album, and in "Vide Noir," we find many more rock and electric characteristics that I have found myself loving.

W - "While Oceana Sleeps" by Sparta

"While Oceana Sleeps" is a song that boasts ecstasy and will have you inspired in no time.

X - "XO" by EDEN

EDEN covers all realms of well-known EDM music. All of their music boosts bliss and is perfect for those long road trip drives. Although "XO" is categorized closer to pop, it reflects much of EDEN's other incredible songs.

Y - "Yellowstone" by S. Carey

S. Carey pulls all the power of good indie-folk music but in a more simplistic nature. Using few instruments to weave poetic instrumentation, his main focus is on vocals. S. Carey can also be heard as the drummer and supporting vocalist alongside Bon Iver.

Z (D) - "Dirt" by WU LYF

Z is another letter which holds no important songs to me, so I offer another one of my all-time favorite songs. WU LYF, in all of their music, urges revolution upon the individual. "Dirt," among their other songs, follows an indie-rock genre that represents the movement of WU LYF.

I hope you enjoy listening to new songs and continue to hold an open mind to contemporary music. I'd love to hear which songs resonate most with you or ones you think should be added. Feel free to reach out!

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj


    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg


    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    10 Rap Songs To Add To Your Playlist That Will Make You The Aux Cord Hero

    Add these to your playlist, like, NOW.


    Imagine this: You're at your best friend's summer birthday blowout party. They hand you the aux cord. Suddenly, every song you've ever heard escapes your memory. With the help of this list, that scenario won't happen and you'll kick the party into gear, everyone will be calling you the "aux cord hero."

    1. "Magic In The Hamptons" - Social House (ft. Lil Yachty)

    This feel-good jam easily tops the list. This chill beat will hype up any get-together or car ride (with the windows down). It's hard not to blast it on full volume and sing along to Lil Boat's catchy rap verse.

    2. "Pineapple" - Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo)

    This song gives us MAJOR beach vibes. Three of the biggest names in rap right now came together and blessed us with this sick beat. Nothing screams summer more than pineapples, this song has it all.

    3. "Champagne and Pools" - Hoodie Allen (ft. Blackbear & KYLE)

    Champagne and pools? Sounds like a summer dream to me. Need I say more?

    4. "Mixed Personalities" - YNW Melly (ft. Kanye West)

    This non-traditional summer lovin' song puts Danny and Sandy to shame. Kanye's catchy chorus mixed with Melly's verses makes this song perfect for any barbecue or pool day.

    5. "GRoCERiES" - Chance The Rapper (ft. TisaKorean)

    Chance the Rapper's newest release brings positivity and love like all of his other beats. Nothing screams summer like lemonade, and this jam reminds us to keep this summer simple while still having fun.

    6. "Make Believe" - Juice WRLD

    My personal favorite of his new album will be a staple by the end of the summer.

    7. "No Advice" - Skizzy Mars

    Skizzy Mars' newest release will be bumping through your speakers on repeat after the first time you hear it. Infectious beats and catchy lyrics are Skizzy's forte, causing this song to make our list. Everyone could take a little advice from this song about how to live their life this summer.

    8. "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

    If you didn't think a girl power jam would make this list, you were wrong. Every girl can relate to this song in some way, and it'll have you bouncing in the club, in your seat, anywhere. This jam will pump you up this summer.

    9. "Shoota" - Playboi Carti (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

    This song has been an insane pump up jam since it's release in 2018. It continues to bring the hype, so it should make a comeback on your playlist this summer.

    10. "TAlk tO Me (REMIX)" - Tory Lanez (ft. Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid & DJ Stevie J)

    Tory Lanez is one of my all time favorite artists of the year. This remix will be the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

    I mean, what are you doing? Don't just sit there. Open up Apple Music or Spotify and add these jams to your summer playlist!

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