Please Your Mood With Tunes: An Upbeat Yoga Playlist

I take extreme pleasure in making playlists that capture one mood crossing various genres. It’s fun to rack your brain for songs that make you feel a very specific way or that remind you of each other. You can organize your feelings so they are readily accessible the next time you need them, like color-coding your t-shirt drawer.

A few months ago, I made a playlist for a queer party after a punk show because the host told me the DJ bailed. OHHH NOOO!! Well, I’d never DJed a party by myself before (and technically I still haven’t!), but I was pretty sure I could at least gather some fun tunes—with the crowd in mind—that would keep most punks and queers happy. That is to say, it’s supposed to be a “crowd pleaser.” Susan approached me after she used it during her yoga practice, told me she was FEELIN’ IT, and asked me to share with ya’ll.

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(Jen, Susan, and Krista playing in the sand at Lake Michigan. Probably listening to a great playlist.)

We’ll, sure, I’d love to. The actual playlist is like 4 hours long, so I paired it down to give you a baby sampler.

-Jen

“Hearts on Fire” – Cut Copy
“Art Bitch” – CSS
“Fuck the Pain Away” – Peaches
“Baby’s on Fire” – Die Antwoord
“Call Me” – Blondie
“You & Me” – Diamond Rings
“Patty Lee” – Les Savy Fav
“Let’s Have a Kiki” – Scissor Sisters
“Ice Cream Truck” – Cazwell
“Bulletproof” – La Roux
“Erotic City” – Prince
“Drag Strip Race” – The Rondelles
“Hell Yes” – Beck
“Pardon Me” – The Blow
“Nonpareil of Favor” – Of Montreal
“Girls Night Out” – The Knife
“Freak Like Me” – Santigold
“Punker Plus” – Le Tigre
“Drop it Like It’s Hot” – Snoop Dogg & Pharell
“You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” – The Cars

Want more? Follow me on Spotify. My username is gayjane.

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