Original:
(Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando)
Tu cuerpo y mío llenando el vacío
Subiendo y bajando (subiendo y bajando)
(Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando)
Ese fuedo por dentro me esta enloqueciendo
Me va saturando

English Translation:
(Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing)
Your body and mine filling the void
Moving up and down (up and down)
(Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing)
That fire inside me is driving me crazy
It’s filling me up

Enrique Iglesias, ft. Descember Bueno, Gente de Zona, Bailando (2014)

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Oh, I’ll be your daydream, I’ll wear your favorite things
We could be beautiful
Get drunk on the good life, I’ll take you to paradise
Say you’ll never let me go

The Chainsmokers, ft. ROZES, Roses (2015)

+stay+

I love going to concerts.

Just this year, I’ve gone to five different concerts, with five different types of artists.  Honestly, when you’re stressed, dancing and screaming it out are the only ways to effectively release those pent-up emotions.  There’s a bit of euphoria when you release good vibes with the negative energies that has been building up for a while inside.

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In regard to the concert itself, Zedd was amazing.  There were two supporting, “opening,” acts, lophiile and Grey.  Frankly, lophiile played beats that you would hear at a bar, which is not my preferred style, but Grey was amazing.  Grey really made me excited and impatient to see Zedd because they would play some great remixes.

I believe that the best concerts are those where you basically know the lyrics to every single song.  Though I don’t remember the exact order, nor did anyone upload a setlist of that night, I distinctly remember screaming out the lyrics to every single song.  It didn’t matter if it was a Zedd song or not because I’m familiar with all his remixes.

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The only downside about last week’s concert was that I didn’t stand where I would’ve liked.  I really like feeling one with the crowd and standing towards the front where I can get a great view of the performer because fun fact, I’m not that tall.  Besides that, it was an amazing concert, and I’ve added one more concert to my belt, and checked off seeing Zedd live from my checklists of artists to see live.

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Below is a playlist with all of the songs that I managed to save – sorry for the shakiness, it was hard to record while I was singing loudly.

Image Credit: ZEDD

+november playlist+

Random fact, but I came up with this playlist while I was watching food videos.

Without further ado, here’s November’s playlist!

Alan Walker ft. Noah Cyrus with Digital Farm Animals, All Falls Down (2017)
Honestly, I haven’t listened to Alan Walker in a while, but listening to this song brought me back.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Daddy Yankee, RedOne, French Montana, Dinah Jane, Boom Boom (2017)
What else can Daddy Yankee concoct next?  Just another hit, I guess.  Also, I’m loving the Latin and Moroccan/Arabic vibe that’s seamlessly tied together.  Then again, given the history, Spanish culture does have an Arabic influence.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Estelle ft. Kanye West, American Boy (2008)
Do YOU remember where you were when you first heard this song?  I do- I was at a Hollister in middle school, shopping for summer clothes.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Hey Violet, Hoodie (2017)
It’s called a pop punk song, but I’m not quite sure if that’s what it is.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Hoagy Carmichael, Heart and Soul (1938)
Throwback to years of piano lessons.  Outside of piano, this is just a calming piece to listen to.
Listen to a cover here on YouTube.

Kygo ft. The Night Game, Kids in Love (2017)
I will listen to anything that Martin Johnson creates, and I will love it.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Marshmello, You & Me (2017)
Viva pop punk forever. 🖤
Purchase here on iTunes.

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, rockstar (2017)
It isn’t a song with the best of lyrics, but you can’t deny that it has a catchy beat.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Sara Bareilles, King of Anything (2010)
The poké place was playing this song, and it wouldn’t get out of my head.  Also, who doesn’t like singing the chorus when it delightfully hits a high note?
Purchase here on iTunes.

Troye Sivan, Youth (2015)
Whenever I listening to this song, I think of junior year.  While it wasn’t the best year of my life, it was a meaningful year.
Purchase here on iTunes.

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Spotify playlist down below ⤵︎:

Everyone gets dumped and everyone gets hurt and there’s karma to love in regards to what you’ve done to other people.

Marina Lambrini Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, Welsh singer-songwriter (1985-present)

+ZEDD day+

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

Zedd ft. Foxes, Clarity (2012)

I kind of cheated, but so excited to see Zedd tonight! 🖤

+october playlist+

 

This October, I want to go back to my “roots,” which is basically me saying that I want to relive the older days and remember the songs I’ve forgotten.

Banks, Beggin for Thread (2014)
I discovered this jewel as a recommendation from Spotify, and I’m so glad that I’ve added this song to my collection.  I was probably recommended Banks because of Marina and the Diamonds, but honestly, who knows, considering how I listen to pretty much everything.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, Havana (2017)
I had the opportunity to see a showroom this past week and I noticed something ironic (?) – we Americans are enamored by old Cuba and the romantic Havana image.  I thought that it was funny how fashion easily transcends political issues and uses other cultures as inspirations, even if the country of conception may not have the best relationship with the country of inspiration.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Eminem, When I’m Gone (2005)
Where is Eminem even these days?  I miss his good old music, when he was angrier, and talking about real issues.  Even though his issues didn’t exactly resonate with me, I felt a sense of camaraderie through the emotions he was conveying to us.
Purchase here on iTunes.

French Montana ft. Swae Lee (Tiesto & Dzeko AFTR:HRS Remix), Unforgettable (2017)
Not to be harsh, but the only reason why this song’s even on this list is because the remix is amazing.  Also, humblebragging, but I saw French this past Saturday at Hoops Mania.  I also recorded (most) of the only song that I actually know by him 🙃.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Jay-Z ft. Damian Marley, Bam (2017)
This past Saturday was the SNL Season 43 premiere, with Jay-Z as the musical guest.  Honestly, I haven’t listened to 4:44, his newest album, but I probably should.  After listening to this song, I figured that I’m missing out on life.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello, Bad Things (2017)
Like most pop songs, this has been overplayed during its prime.  Now, a few months later, well out of its prime, it’s not a song that’s played on Z-100, but for some strange reason, I can’t get this song out of my head.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Marina and the Diamonds, How to be a Heartbreaker (2012)
If you liked Dua Lipa’s New Rules, then there’s no way you don’t know/love this song.  Even though Dua’s song is five years later than Marina’s, in a cool way, New Rules is part one, when you’re in love with the wrong guy, and How to be a Heartbreaker is part two, when you’re back in the dating scene.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Sam Smith, Too Good at Goodbyes (2017)
2017 has been too good to us, with surprise collaborations and the return of Sam Smith.  Though he wasn’t gone for 20 years or something, his absence from the music industry has been missed.  In a world where EDM DJs rule the music scene, having raw vocal talent like Sam Smith helps you remember that singing is a rare talent that only the few were blessed with.
Purchase here on iTunes.

The Maine, Am I Pretty? (2015)
Two months later, I’m still obsessed with The Maine’s setlist from their August show.  Even though it’s a simple song lyrically, Am I Pretty? is a song that I wouldn’t mind listening to on repeat.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, Beautiful Now (2015)
You can disagree with me, but Zedd’s True Colors album is probably his best piece.  All the songs in this album, like Beautiful Now, really showed off Zedd’s creativity and his desire to make good music, and not just a chart topper.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Zedd ft. Matthew Koma, Spectrum (2012)
This is my first Zedd song, which makes me a bandwaggoner-ish, but then I remember all the self-declared fans after Clarity (2012) and his Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande collaborations, and then I feel better.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Also, D-18 until Zedd! 🤗

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As usual, I’ve attached October’s Spotify playlist – enjoy!  Also, for obvious reasons, Jay-Z’s song isn’t in the playlist.

I’ve been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I’m out of my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine
Who can relate?

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid, 1-800-273-8255 (2017)

+september playlist+

Note: Hi everyone!  I apologize for the random two-week inactivity – I’m back at school, so I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things again.  By the time this post is up, I should be back in business, so keep your eyes peeled for some new content!  x ec

The work life grind has gotten me beat, and I can’t remember the last time I had fun.  When life’s stressful, listen to this soothing Top Ten to ease your minds like it does for me!

Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza, Without You (2017)
Avicii has returned.  Good EDM music has returned.  Don’t get me wrong – I do love various other artists, but Avicii’s songs always had a special place in my heart.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Handel & Halvorsen, Passacaglia in G minor for violin and viola (1897)
This piece, originally from Handel’s Harpsichord Suite in G minor, is a rarity.  I prefer to listen to piano solos or orchestral music, rather than violin pieces because I loved playing Beethoven on the piano as a child.  The violin genius, Itzhek Perlman, and his viola partner, Pinchas Zukerman, bring this piece to life, demonstrating that pouring your emotions into a piece doesn’t mean it has to compromise the quality of the delivery.
Watch Perlman and Zukerman’s interpretation here.

Illenium ft. Annika Wells, Crawl Outta Love (2017)
Illenium is an artist that I would love to see live, but as long as his touring schedule doesn’t match up with my school/work schedule, I probably won’t get the chance to see him live.  In the meantime, I guess I can watch fan recorded sets and live vicariously through them.
Preorder here on iTunes.

John Williams, Hedwig’s Theme (2001)
The main theme to the Harry Potter franchise, Hedwig’s Theme celebrates all of us facing first day of school jitters.  While we probably won’t understand the joys of magic taught at Hogwarts, we can hope to make great (mundane) memories at our Muggle schools.  Fun fact: September 1, 2017 is the date the epilogue takes place (“19 Years Later”), with Albus Potter beginning his wizarding journey at Hogwarts.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Justin Bieber, BloodPop®, Friends (2017)
I have to listen to anything my birthday twin (same date, different year) releases because birthday twins should support each other, right 🤔?
Purchase here on iTunes.

Liszt, La Campanella (1851)
Though I’ve quit the piano, I have always heard that being able to play Liszt’s piece properly shows true piano mastery.  The title, which means “the little bell” in Italian, asks the pianist to imitate the twinkling and delicate sounds of bells.  There’s little room for error, so when a maestro(a) gives it justice, La Campanella just tickles your ears as you listen to it.
Watch Valentina Lisitsa’s interpretation here.

Logic, ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid, 1-800-273-8255 (2017)
Short story: my friend and I were stuck in a car for 1.5 hours instead of the estimated 20-minute ride to a party.  The moment that my friend moaned about our situation was the part when Logic was singing, “I don’t want to die,” reducing us to tears; at the time, we really felt like we were going to die on the highway, going 2 mph.  Jokes aside, mental health should be approached with compassion and discussed, rather than be shamed and pushed aside.  If you or a loved one feels alone, know that you are not alone, and there is help waiting for you.
Purchase here on iTunes.

Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble. (2012)
I remember the days when I was still in high school and Taylor Swift wasn’t a complicated artist to listen to.  Well, this is apparently a song getting back at John Mayer or something, but high school me (and me today) doesn’t really care about that kind of stuff.
Purchase here on iTunes.

The Killers (Two Friends Remix), Mr. Brightside (2016)
Who doesn’t love this song?  Specifically, who doesn’t love this song remixed?  Well I do, and Two Friends really upgrades this song to the current music scene.
No iTunes, but check it out here on SoundCloud.

Zayn ft. Sia, Dusk Until Dawn (2017)
I love Sia.  Not a Zayn fan (team Harry, obviously 😂) because he never released music that I liked listening to, but this song really made me reconsider his stuff again.  Also, I’m a sucker for good, angsty love songs, so this was right up my alley.
Purchase here on iTunes.

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From my experience, loud and passionate songs, really help my productivity.  Maybe it’s because of my city life upbringing, but noise really helps me center myself and concentrate on the task at hand.

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Here’s September’s playlist to jam out to!

Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Robert Nesta Marley, popularly known as Bob Marley, OM, Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist; known for blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions (1945-1981)