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We Are All Going To Die: 2017 Inauguration Playlist

I'm putting together a playlist to get me through this weekend. The theme is: we are all going to die/everything is terrible/this is a disaster/the end of civilization as we know it. Connections can be tenuous, lyrical/topical fit less important than the one moment of "HA! This song! Perfect!" Songs so far include REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It," The Homeless Gospel Choir's "Armageddon," Def Leppard's "Armageddon It." Not interested in generic depressing/downbeat songs or overly sincere songs or even hopeful ones. Bitter laughs preferred.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 16, 2017 - 96 answers

80s songs that suddenly seem oddly relevant?

So, post-election, I'm feeling kind of like I'm hearing a lot of songs (particularly 80s/Cold War era- songs) for the first time all over again. Help me build a playlist to explore this phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Nov 17, 2016 - 98 answers

Give me your tired, your hungry, your 2008 Club Bangers

For my election night celebration (TTTCS) I'm looking for the hottest, most rare choice indie electro club bangers of 2008. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 7, 2016 - 14 answers

I need some badass yoga music

I teach heated vinyasa flow yoga. In the past, I have not normally taught or practiced with music, but I recently started teaching at a couple of studios that expect music to be played during class. So I am looking for some good tunes. Difficulty level: I do not like typical "yoga music." [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Nov 4, 2016 - 10 answers

Up tempo/techno/trance music suggestions for concentration

I am looking for suggestions for techno/trance/electronic music to help me concentrate. I thought I'd just look for "focus" music on Spotify and Youtube, but I find mostly classical piano music, and that doesn't help me focus at all. I need music without any lyrics (also no yelling, spoken words, etc), and a somewhat fast beat. [more inside]
posted by blub on Sep 10, 2016 - 22 answers

Your favourite well-curated Spotify playlists?

I'm back in a music phase, and I like to use smart Spotify playlists as a point of discovery. Aquarium Drunkard is an example of a list I listen to regularly, and really enjoy. Can you recommend some others to me? [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Aug 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Why Can't Spotify & Apple Music Play Nice?

Trying to copy an existing playlist that I created in Apple Music and share it with my niece who has expressed a very similar interest in that type of music. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Mar 9, 2016 - 2 answers

Saving a shuffled YouTube playlist

I would like to take my YouTube playlist, shuffle it, and save the results of my shuffling on YouTube. How do I do so? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 1, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I Google Music?

I was an early adopter of Google Music with the "all access" feature, and have been generally happy with the service for listening to my own library of music and adding new albums from artists I already know I like. The one thing I really don't care for is the automated playlists. Is there any way to improve its suggestions? Should I try to use some other feature of the service to find music? Or is it just not very good for this task? [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Sep 3, 2015 - 2 answers

The Best Historical, Educational, or Informational YouTube Channels?

I'm looking for YouTube channels that are dedicated to providing education about or insight into interesting subjects. They can have humor in them, but I'd prefer for them to be primarily informative rather than humorous. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Replacements for Hipster International playlist on Spotify?

What are some good replacements for the Hipster International playlist on Spotify, which seems to have stopped updating? [more inside]
posted by Mid on May 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Realistic love songs

I love love and I hate most love songs. I feel that real love is incredibly beautiful in it's complexity yet knowledge of it's frailty. I want songs that express this sentiment without being cynical.
posted by eq21 on Feb 26, 2015 - 49 answers

Create an iTunes smart playlist of singles

My iTunes library consists of 80% complete albums and 20% singles from bands. Without going through and tagging all those singles in any specific way, is there a way to create a smart playlist that will pull all the music with the criteria artist-has-only-one-track or something similar?
posted by ish__ on Aug 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Audio/Video Podcast playlist help

Is there a tool or service that allows you to arbitrarily add podcasts episodes to a custom feed you can subscribe to or share ? [more inside]
posted by motdiem2 on May 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Music to keep me moving

Returning to running after taking a few months off, and need some new music. Can you recommend some songs not necessarily about running, but include lyrics about physically moving forward? Legs, feet moving and the like? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Songs that get you hyped up?

I'm making a playlist of music that gets my blood flowing. It currently has exactly one track: "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damien Marley (yt). Help me find more music that is similar in vibe, hardness, and in its ability to get a person hyped up! [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Mar 21, 2014 - 9 answers

Catch me up on post-reunion GbV & related projects

If I'm putting together a playlist to catch up on the best songs that Guided By Voices, Bob Pollard, and their various side projects have put out since their reunion, what songs need to go on it? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Can You Help Find the Missing Pieces in These Playlists?

I know there are songs I want on these playlists that I'm not remembering, and I'm constantly aware that I have blind spots that may be robbing me of perfect songs. Can you help me attack either issue by looking over one or both playlists then suggesting songs to add? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Feb 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Roadtrippin' to a New Life

We're moving to Minneapolis on Monday after seven bad years in DC. We'll be making the drive from DC to MPLS over two days and need a soundtrack. Help us put together a playlist to kick off this new chapter in our lives properly. [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater on Oct 23, 2013 - 27 answers

optimum number of tracks for an iTunes playlist?

I want to leave iTunes randomly shuffling through a given playlist for as long as possible so I don't have to futz with it, but I also want to actually hear *all* the tracks in the list, not just those that the random shuffle always seems to favor. How many/few tracks should I put in a playlist? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Oct 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Books with mix tapes/playlists?

When I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I made a copy of "One Winter," the mix tape that Charlie made. I find I like this odd way of interacting with a book, and I'm interested in finding other books that have mix tapes/playlists in them. I know some authors have web sites that include playlists of songs that they identify with a book and its characters, but that's NOT what I want--I want the mix tapes/playlists actually IN the books, as part of the characters' activity or interplay. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Sep 19, 2013 - 16 answers

Iphone app to make playlists easily

I'm looking for an iphone app that will allow me to make playlists easily while listening to music. In the standard music app there is no way to add the song that I am listening to onto a playlist without going back to the playlist, clicking edit, searching for the song in the list then adding it. There has to be an easier way to do this, aside from just going into iTunes on my computer. Any suggestions? I have downloaded a few different music players but none of them seem to do this. Thanks!
posted by photoexplorer on Aug 28, 2013 - 8 answers

Getting more out of Spotify

I signed up for Spotify recently, and I love having zillions of tracks at my fingertips. But at the same time, I feel like it's changing (and maybe diminishing) the way I listen to and explore music. Can you help me get more out of my listening experience? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Jazz for dark, lonely nights of the soul

Jazz songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Theme for Lester Young" by Charles Mingus? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jun 22, 2013 - 13 answers

A party anthem that won't buzzkill the party

I'm trying to come up with a final song for my wedding playlist that will be a real showstopper (literally!) — something with a strong anthemic feel, something that evokes community and emotion and celebration and joy. I'm thinking everyone on the dance floor, singing along at the tops of their lungs and draping arms around each other and group-hugging and stuff like that. Think movie montage or closing scene. We Are Young by fun. is EXACTLY what I'm looking for, except that when you pay attention to the verses it's actually pretty depressing. Any suggestions for anthemic, bass-drum-y songs that are wedding-appropriate? [more inside]
posted by firstbest on Mar 13, 2013 - 51 answers

Great tunes to code to?

Hello, I'm trying to get a playlist for my hubbie for him to code to - ideally electronica, drum and bass, EDM or even modern classical like Arvo Part. Only caveat is that there must be no lyrics - I'd love to hear your favourite picks! I've got a bunch up already at blip for him - he listens to my radio station there - user name - emilybear - to give you an idea of what I've got there currently but I need more, so much more as there's a whole lot of coding to be done. Thanks!
posted by ebear on Feb 19, 2013 - 28 answers

What songs will make me want to be a better human?

I am making a "peace and love" playlist filled with songs that urge social consciousness and positive action. So far I have songs like "Man in the Mirror," "He Aint Heavy (He's My Brother)," "Get Together," "Imagine," etc. What are some good songs in that vein? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Jan 11, 2013 - 62 answers

feature or a problem?

I purchased iTunes match so that'll my songs are both on my hard drive and in the cloud. When syncing my iPhone with computer using a cable, playlists will copy but only the information. Not the actual tracks. I have to download them with wifi. My questions is 2 part 1) is this normal that the media does not actually transfer? 2) if it isn't how do I fix this so that songs transfer from computer to iPhone? I'm up to date on all software.
posted by captainscared on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Come now Metafilter, help me compile a playlist of the best R&B Summer Jams from the years 1986 to 1991, which are similar in radness to the two featured inside this post...

Come now Metafilter, help me compile a playlist of the best R&B Summer Jams from the years 1986 to 1991, which are similar in radness to the two featured inside this post... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on May 16, 2012 - 52 answers

A Better Brand of Bubblegum

Fun but not vacuous, positive, current pop for my Katie Perry, Nicki Minaj obsessed 9 and 10 year old daughters. Help me guide their musical tastes toward the eclectic and sophisticated, while still being young, poppy, and fun. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Apr 10, 2012 - 41 answers

A spot to help me Spotify?

A spot to help me Spotify? New to Spotify, and just don't have time to build my own playlists. I also would like to be turned on to new music, so finding playlists would be really helpful. I have tried to search on Spotify itself but cant find anything except for the 123 top lists. And the streaming by choosing a genre is good but I'm wondering where else to go. (also after listening to spotify all day at work, the genre streaming seems to repeat, much like satellite radio). I googled a few sites for playlists but they are meh - either hard to search, or filter - or just bad, so thought I'd ask the hive. thanks ps. i did read the archives for related, and looked up mentioned sites but still querying you
posted by dublin on Dec 4, 2011 - 9 answers

50,000 songs for 50,000 words?

Help me make the ultimate NaNoWriMo playlist. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Nov 1, 2011 - 18 answers

What are the (young) kids listening to these days?

I've been asked to put a bunch of music on an mp3 player for a visiting 9 year old girl. I know she likes the Bieb and Gaga and (for some reason) ABBA. Beyond that, I'm at a loss. Suggestions?
posted by Carlo on Jul 28, 2011 - 27 answers

Baby, let me rock your world

Help a girl out by telling her what music will likely appeal to her metal/rock fan boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on May 13, 2011 - 33 answers

Separating complete albums from singles on my iPhone/iPod

iPhone/iPod music conundrum. How can I easily see my full albums - and only my full albums - when I also have loaded playlists with multiple single tracks? [more inside]
posted by m@f on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Disco motown.

What are some disco and/or funk remakes of motown songs/oldies, in the same vein of "Heaven Must Have Sent You?" Making a playlist. Help!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Feb 12, 2011 - 9 answers

It *is* hard to stay up, it *has* been a long, long day

Is there a way to automatically add YouTube videos to a personal playlist as they are posted? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Feb 10, 2011 - 2 answers

iTunes: What's a low WTF way to write scripts for questions like "What songs are only on my iPod"?

Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by weston on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me turn my apartment into a den of sin.

Music to make out by? (trippy, downtempo, lounge feel) [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 28, 2010 - 38 answers

that high school feeling

Songs that evoke high school nostalgia? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Oct 20, 2010 - 56 answers

Is there an easy way to share an iTunes playlist online? (or, help me make some of the people happy some of the time, please.)

Is there an easy way to share an iTunes playlist online? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Oct 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What music should we play in our retail store?

I need to put together playlists for a new retail store Mrs. Webhund and I are opening soon. We're both totally NOT the musical types, but don't want to go the commercial "muzak" route. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Sep 27, 2010 - 10 answers

New Hip Hop music please!

I'm a bit out of touch with hip hop and RnB these days, can you help me make up a couple playlists of recent/current awesome tracks of this ilk? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Jul 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Keeping the RATINGS when moving iTunes stuff to a new Mac

Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

A playlist to grow on

Help me fill an mp3 player for my 10 yr old son full of quality but age-appropriate music that will help him develop tastes he can take with him into adulthood. With a good beat. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Apr 29, 2010 - 24 answers

Nix to Norm's infinite playlists

How do I rescue my playlists in iTunes after switching computers? [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 14, 2010 - 4 answers

No Disrespect, Mr. Crosby, But I Need New Music

Looking for recommendations for good alternative Christmas music from the last 10-15 years, either original or by way of cover. [more inside]
posted by moviehawk on Dec 14, 2009 - 40 answers

How to get my iPod to sync in the order I want.

I can't figure out how to get my ipod to sync an audiobook playlist, a podcast playlist and then fill up with music from another playlist. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Playlists won't stay random after transfer to iPod

Playlists set to random in iTunes won't stay random on my iPod. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by friarjohn on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Songs of the City

I think my question might be too vague to google properly, so I turn to you. I'm looking for a wide variety of songs about cities. Not necessarily about a specific city, but in general. A couple of examples of the type of song I'm looking for is Dread the Day (Ghosts of Lemora) and Take Back the City (Snow Patrol). I don't care about musical genre. I'll listen to just about anything. :)
posted by sandraregina on Sep 17, 2009 - 47 answers

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