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Class & Trash Show: The A-Z Playlist

Hey Party People!

I came across this challenge via Tumblr and thought it would be a fun post! This challenge is about making a music playlist using each letter of the alphabet.

I (Team Trash) used Spotify and have embedded the playlist with brief desc below!  Hope you enjoy!

A: All Gold Everything – Trinidad James
One of my favorite hoodrat jams of the past few years, Trinidad’s ode to the glamorest (yes, glamorest) life.
B: Between The Sheets – The Isley Brothers
Iconic lovemaking anthem.
C: Come Close – Common f. Mary J. Blige
The video for this is super sweet and it’s a fantastically candid love song.
D: Do It – Nelly Furtado
Perfect calisthenics music.  Get up and do some knee lifts.
E: Erinner Mich Dich Zu Vergessen – Yvonne Catterfeld
German love song from 2006.  Lovely melody.  Means “In Case You’ve Forgotten”
F: Fancy – Reba McIntyre
Queen Reba tells us how to be a fancy hooker and slay the lessers.
G: Gills & Tails – Amel Larrieux
Dirty lyrics disguised is a simple, hauntingly beautiful melody
H: Hit Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell
Yaaaaaaaaasss! Flawless revenge jam.
I: Into The Ocean – Blue October
Ambient, sad, moving.  A song for when you’re deep in your feelings.
J: Jam (Turn It Up) – Kim Kardashian
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K: Key To My Heart – Craig David
Favorite song from the first album.  Love the call & response. Love his head voice.
L: Live It Up – John Legend f. Miri Ben Ari
John Legend’s voice is perfect.  A perfect celebratory anthem.  You just feel good when you listen to it.
M: Mathematics – Mos Def
A co-werker suggestion.  Lyrically complex.  Completely dope.
N: No Parking On The Dance Floor – Midnight Star
Sorry.  Too busy grooving.  Be back later.
O: Oochie Wally – Bravehearts f. Nas
LITTLE YOUNG THING, GO AROUND MY **** WITH YA TONGUE RING!  ::booty dances on the wall::
P: Patron Tequila – Paradiso Girls
Perfect dance beat.  Mindless, repetitive, catchy as all hell.
Q: Queen B*tch – L’il Kim
Classic.  Flaw-free.  Why L’il Kim was the baddest in the game.
R: Rub You The Right Way – Johnny Gill
The Pump, Pump It Up.  HEY! crack me up every time.  Just a great late 80’s funk jam.
S: Short Skirt/Long Jacket – Cake
I watched this video every single morning before school.  The bass/guitar riff goes.
T: The Look of Love – ABC
80’s Synth-pop at it’s finest. Another great groove.
U: Up – James Morrison, Jessie J
Two fantastic voices singing my feelings.  You can expect a tribute to James Morrison.
V: Vanity – Christina Aguilera
“I’m not cocky!  I just loooove myself, BITCH!” Hidden gem on a flop album.
W: Wonderful – Annie Lennox
One SANGING white woman.  Completely haunting, 100% accurate song about falling from someone.
X: XO – Beyoncé
Incredibly, powerful song.  Beyoncé at her finest.  Feels personal.
Y: You Are My Everything – Surface
The background vocals and harmonies are the epitome of everything.  Two step with your boo to this one.
Z: Zoom – Commodores
Just incredible.  The horns.  The vocals.  Incredibly poignant considering our commitment to pursuing our dreams wherever that may lead in 2014.

 

What songs would you have included? Join in and link back so that we can take a listen!

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Lazy Days

Good Afternoon Loved Ones!

It’s Sunday  so you know that I’ve accomplished a grand total of nothing today.  Just how I like it.  As Class said this morning, I’d rather spend more time in my bed than around people.  It’s true.  I just like to be alone and comfortable.  What’s the crime in that?

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After a long week of pretending to enjoy working, why should I have to do things I hate on the two days of the week I don’t have to respond to emails?

But that’s enough negativity.  I’ll share some of my favorite lazy day routines.

1) Coffee

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During the week, coffee is the only thing that keeps me awake as I check the financial reporting of your favorite companies.  But on the weekends, it is just a warm reminder that I don’t hate everything.  It’s like a warm, chocolate companion while I watch tv and wait for Broderick Hunter to call me.

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I will trade my coffee for you.

2) Tumblr

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Now if you don’t know what Tumblr is, it’s a way to blog without actually putting up any content of your own.  It’s both the greatest and worst thing.  But on Sundays, I just like scroll through, laugh at the gifs, discover some music I may not have heard, and just let the time fly by.

3) Napping

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Girl, Naps are the best.  Just everything.  It’s like I don’t want to be a part of this planet right now.  And then you go to sleep and no one can bother you.  I’m typing this post from my bed and I can assure you that a nap will be in order tonight.

4) Classic Movies

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If I manage to stay awake for longer than an hour or so, I will catch up on my favorite classic movies.  The gif above is from All About Eve i.e. The greatest movie.  Last night, I caught the end of Some Like It Hot and cackled.  While I’m not someone wishing to go back to the 1930’s (I’ll keep my rights thank you very much!) I do love the films from this era.  And they make for a great way to just relax and smile on these days.

So what are your favorite Lazy Day traditions?  Do you spend all day on Netflix?  Cook up something delicious?  Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow.