Playlist: Plastic Sunrise
If you like, open your favorite music streaming service, generate the playlist I've detailed below, and listen along with me.
Moods: Upbeat, Exciting, Optimistic.
Playlist Title: Plastic Sunrise
Total Running Time: 40 minutes, 43 seconds
Track 1: "I Blame Myself" by Sky Ferreira 3:57
- from the 2013 album Night Time, My Time
Track 2: "Wonderland" by Ladyhawke 3:34
- from the 2016 album Wild Things
Track 3: "Free Falling" by Florrie 2:40
- from the 2014 EP Sirens
Track 4: "Better in the Morning" by Little Boots 3:23
- from the 2015 album Working Girl
Track 5: "My Love is Better" by Annie 3:19
- from the 2009 album Don’t Stop
Track 6: "Take My Pain Away" by Moullinex 4:38
- from the 2012 album Flora
Track 7: "A Night To Remember" by Betty Who 3:55
- from the 2015 album Take Me When You Go
Track 8: "Nothing’s Real" by Shura 4:08
- from the 2016 album Nothing’s Real
Track 9: "Cry" by Carly Rae Jepsen 3:57
- from the 2016 album EMOTION SIDE B
Track 10: "Lost Teenagers" by Dragonette 3:58
- from the 2016 album Royal Blues
Track 11: "Money" by Foxes 3:14
- from the 2016 album All I Need
I put this playlist together right before my wedding. Not because there’s anything romantic about it in the slightest, but because my then-fiancé was listening mainly to Top 40 radio stations. My taste in music has always been somewhat off-the-beaten-path. Not that I have anything terribly against Top 40 radio—in fact, I enjoy much of it—but I thought that it might be fun to try to make a playlist that would satisfy both our tastes. This started as a playlist of about 200 songs, which I whittled to just 11 after several painstaking weeks.
Success turned out to be limited, however, because I ended up liking this playlist far more than she did. Nonetheless, I still play this in the car quite a bit when we go on road trips. (And I listen to it a lot more when I’m on my own.) The music is glossy and exciting, catchy and poppy, mostly electronic, and most of all, fun.
Image from Wikimedia Commons.