Thursday, February 25, 2016

Songs that may surprise you: A playlist by Jana and Erin

It's that time again, the last Thursday of the month, the time that Jana and Erin bring you a playlist that usually has a theme with a twist.  This month, we are talking about songs that may surprise you to find out we are fans.

If you ask either of us about our favorite music, we are going to tell you that we are rock chicks, rock 'n' roll fans through and through.  Then, we come up with lists like this, and we realize that we actually have quite eclectic tastes, and we assume others should know this already.

But, let's share ten songs that we love, and they may surprise you:

Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis - (from Erin) - It's pretty obvious that she is heavily influenced by Mariah Carey, and both Jana and I despise Mariah Carey music...but I like this song so much that it is on my work playlist, and I hear it probably four or five times a day.

When you think of Jana and Erin's favorite music, young boy bands are probably not what you assume is going to be represented.  But.  Here's two songs that we love:

Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton

Perfect by One Direction

Battle Scars by Guy Sebastian & Lupe Fiasco - Guy Sebastian was Australian Idol's first winner (before Erin lived in Australia and now the show is defunct); we know nothing about Lupe Fiasco, but this is a catchy little tune.

Everyday by Buddy Holly - Actually, Jana said "(p)retty much anything by Buddy Holly. I fucking love him."  So, Everyday it is.  He is considered a pioneer of rock'n'roll, so it may not be that surprising after all.  But, 1950s rock is not exactly what you'd expect from us.

 Lose Yourself by Eminem - Rap.  Rap isn't something you'd necessarily expect from us either, but damn, this is a solid song. 

Ride Wit Me by Nelly - What?  More rap?  Some of these crossover rap songs make it into the pop charts because they are just too catchy to look past.  Nelly figured that out with a number of his songs.  Jana and Erin are guilty for falling for some of those catchy-pop ploys.

It may not surprise you for Erin to list a country song, after all, she's from Texas.  But, Long Island native/Delaware dwelling Jana naming a super-twang-infused country song?   That should surprise you...
Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) by Travis Tritt

Hollywood by Michael Buble - He's cheesy, and his music is not at the top of most of our playlists.  But, hey, we like what we like, and won't feel guilty about it.

Womanizer by Britney Spears - Pop princesses are not on our regular listening rotation, for the most part.  But, dang, sometimes they grab you and won't let go...even if you want to let them go, they stay in your head, they make you dance and sing along, and well, that's just what this song does.
What songs would we be surprised that you love?  Are you surprised by any of these?? 


  1. After watching a clip of One Direction on The James Corden show Fredrik now has a sneaky listen to them every now and again and it cracks me up!

  2. love this! i really like that perfect song, and i love bleeding love (never thought to compare her to mariah but very true) and of course britney is always good in my eyes ;)

  3. Man, I hate that I like the song "Perfect" hahaha! Great list! And nice theme!

  4. ha i love this list! from brit brit to nelly to one direction? it's so fun!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Yayy for at least one Britney song, I have lots of respect for Britney she really got herself together after a wrong turn down crazy lane. :)

  6. I love a good range of variety. My ipod can have EVERYTHING on it...
    Bleeding Love is still one of my favorite songs - I think its in thanks to the dance from So you Think you can Dance to it :) haha

  7. I love our playlists. I also love how we always have a few identical picks, too. #twinsense

  8. Your music tastes are similar to mine in that I like some random things "for me." I love Bleeding Love, and anything Nelly, Eminem or B Spears is my jam.

  9. I tried not to like 1D, I really did. But sometimes their songs are so catchy and I can't help it! Oddly enough, that Eminem song has been playing a lot on one of the radio stations here recently, even though it's pretty old. Off to check out a few of these now...

  10. Love the playlist! Lupe Fiasco is a Chicago rapper that I like 1,000 times more than Kanye West.

    Ride Wit Me reminds me of high school. I must've listened to it everyday.

  11. I loved that you had some different picks this week! You just can't help but dance to Womanizer! Britney definitely knows how to get people moving!

  12. Womanizer! Nelly! (And a bunch of other picks that I'm too lazy to type! Ha!) Did you see the movie No Strings Attached? This guy makes a 'period mix' for this girl and the first song is 'Bleeding Love' and it kills me. Annnd I love the song.


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