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December 2019 Playlist

Spotify just sent out 2019 playlists – all the songs you listened to most in 2019 in one place. I realized while listening to it and my regular playlists that I overplayed some and am currently really gravitating toward others that I recently added, so I made a new shorter playlist cleverly name December 2019 with those songs. There is nary a holiday song on it – I’m not feeling very festive this year.

I know more than a few of my friends don’t support Spotify because they don’t treat artists well or pay them fairly for their work. I resisted a paid account for a long time because of that and continued buying and listening to all my music on iTunes and, for the extra special ones, CDs. (I should have a record collection but don’t.) So here is my latest playlist especially for those of you still taking a stand for fair compensation for artists; I caved last January when I started commuting again.

Songs are listed with the song title linked to a video for the song and the artist name linked to their website. Note: I haven’t watched all the videos. Also note that these are in no particular order – I’ve been listening to the playlist on shuffle.

  1. Edge of Town, Middle Kids
  2. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore, Lucy Dacus
  3. Woman – Single Version, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey
  4. Modern Girl, Sleater-Kinney
  5. Comeback Kid, Sharon Van Etten
  6. Paper Bag, Fiona Apple (no website; on social media tho)
  7. One with the Freaks, The Notwist
  8. Ruin, Cat Power
  9. What It is, Angel Olsen
  10. Banshee, Santigold
  11. As A Man, Anna Calvi
  12. Such a Remarkable Day, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  13. You Don’t Get Me Twice, Sleigh Bells (no website; on social media tho)
  14. On My Shoulders, The Dø
  15. The Glow, Sylvan Esso
  16. My Heart Dreams, Black Belt Eagle Scout
  17. Stay High, Brittany Howard
  18. Run the Races, Santigold
  19. I Wish I Was the Moon (live), Neko Case
  20. ICU, Lou Doillon
  21. Je suis la montagne, Moodoïd (no website; on social media tho)
  22. Queen, Perfume Genius
  23. Billie Holiday (live), Warpaint
  24. Fake Empire, The National
  25. Are you With Me Now?, Cate le Bon
  26. Enter One, Sol Seppy (no website; on social media tho)
  27. So There (lyrics, listening options), The Blow


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