it’s summer, and the only thing that seems to appropriate while driving in a tank top and shorts with the sunroof open is country music. on a long drive recently i crowed the lyrics of Jo Dee Messina songs over the roar of the wind with all the windows down.

in contrast, i also love the ballads about lost love that mirror how i feel on more introspective, sentimental days. sometimes it’s nice to rock out to independent-women-i-don’t-need-you-anymore-and-i’ll-never-look-back songs, while other times it feels indulgent to croon to myself about how much i really miss you, even though you will never hear me. 

as i run through the streets of other cities, i rely on the steady heartbeat beats to keep me going. like most people, i also make playlists in anticipation of concerts. 
the result is a crazy Spotify mish mash that would probably make people wonder if 15 different people were adding random playlists to my account.

i love summer time. my favorite time of year. 

– The XX- Angels
– Lana Del Rey- Video Games
– Lindsey Stirling- Song of the Caged Bird
– Beyonce- Best Thing I never Had
– Walk Off the Earth- Red Hands
– Phillip Phillips- Get up Get Down
– blink-182- I Miss You
– Tacabro- Tacata
– Fall Out Boy- My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark
– Macklemore- And We Danced (ft. Ziggy Stardust)
– Hey Marseilles- Heart Beats
– Nicki Minaj- Va Va Voom
– Rihanna and Jeezy- Hard
– Drake- Started from the Bottom
– Future, Diddy, Ludacris- Same Damn Time
– Sean Kingston- Beat It
– Lana Del Rey- Young and Beautiful
– Mariah Carey and Miguel- #Beautiful
– Lianne La Havas- Don’t Wake Me Up
– Jay-Z- No Church In the Wild
– Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Cowboy Boots
– Sara Bareilles- King of Anything
– Of Monsters and Men- Mountain Sound
– David Guetta ft. Sia- Titanium
– OneRepublic- Something I Need
– Fall Out Boy- Young Volcanoes
– Alicia Keys- Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart
– Lupe Fiasco- Battle Scars
– pretty much any song by Imagine Dragons
– Eli Young Band- Crazy Girl
– Jo Dee Messina- Bye-Bye
– Jason Aldean- Dirt Road Anthem
– Zac Brown Band- Colder Weather
– M83- Midnight City
– Robin Thicke- Blurred Lines
– Arctic Monkeys- Flourescent Adolescent

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