What I’m Listening To: December 2020

            2020 ended on an interesting note musically. I spent the majority of the time cycling between three albums: Taylor Swift’s evermore, Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts, and the Promising Young Woman soundtrack. For a while, it seemed like my most-played was going to be exclusively tracks from those three, but, slowly, other songs found their way into the fold. We had the expected Christmas songs as well as those random new finds thru my other avenues. While my Spotify Wrapped was a lie (my current account was only started in September), I wasn’t that surprised by what it determined I enjoyed. Still, between Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, CDs, my iPod, and more, this was the finale on an interesting year.

            Press play and crank the volume for the last WILT of 2020.

  • “YO VISTO ASí” by Bad Bunny ~ Yo hago lo que quiera, cabrón, es mi vida
  • “Hibernate With Me” by Benjamin Scheuer ~ I’m always going to love you, cause you’re my favorite bear
  • “Beware” by Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Jhené Aiko ~ Man, fuck this tattoo you the reason I wasn’t single in college
  • “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” by Carly Rae Jepsen ~ Grandpa ate the gummies that we meant to hide
  • “Drinks” by Cyn ~ Yeah, some shit went down, so now I’m up for anything
  • “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Donna Missal ~ As long as you’re with me, you’ll be just fine
  • “A Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James ~ And I’d like to know it’s more than love at first sight
  • “Another Year” by FINNEAS ~ Hurry home, please, I don’t belong without you
  • “Last Laugh” by FLETCHER ~ Every whiskey that you’re drinkin’ / You’ll be thinkin’ how I burn like that
  • “Achilles Come Down” by Gang of Youths ~ Hurt and grieve but don’t suffer alone
  • “two queens in a king sized bed” by girl in red ~ All my time is yours to spend
  • “Passion” by Gretta Ray ~ In a romantic, frantic stance and state of mind
  • “Christmas Valentine” by Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz ~ I wanna make every day a holiday with you
  •  “Blue Christmas” by The Lumineers ~ I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
  • “Selenas” by Maya B ~ Say you’ll treat me like a princess, treat me like a queen
  • “Night Crawling” by Miley Cyrus feat. Billy Idol ~ Gotta listen when the Devil’s calling
  • “Pieces” by Navvy ~ I been dancin’, I stopped cryin’, that’s the whole truth
  • “All Three” by Noah Cyrus ~ But we’re suckers for the thrill / Playing fuck, marry, and kill
  • “Line Without a Hook” by Ricky Montgomery ~ You’re a pond and I’m an ocean
  • “My Type” by Saint Motel ~ Oh, you got a pulse and you are breathing
  •  “no body, no crime” by Taylor Swift feat. HAIM ~ She says, “That ain’t my merlot on his mouth” / “That ain’t my jewelry on our joint account”
  • “700 Days and Counting” by Trella ~ Then we’d dance to Ella, find ourselves at Rockafella
  • “One Last Dance” by Us the Duo ~ What lasted for minutes seemed like eternity
  • “Depressed” by Wells* ~ I give and I give but I don’t take back enough
  • “KISSLETOE” by 3OH!3 ~ It’s like you painted Boulder / White snow on the reddest of rocks

Perhaps, for 2021, we’ll have to have monthly criteria so each month doesn’t end up being the length of my Favorite Songs of the Year, but, for now, I really love finding new songs, albums, and playlists. Music just makes every moment feel that much sweeter. As if someone, somewhere is orchestrating the soundtrack to your life. I wonder what January will sound like. Until then, there’s always the classic “Auld Lang Syne.”