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Best Workout Playlist Ever

MUSICChloe Gordon

I saw a tweet the other day that said something along the lines of, “High school summers: do whatever TF you want. College summers: separation anxiety, attempt to make money, and try to lose weight.” 

I honestly don’t think I could connect to words more strongly. We’re talking a spiritual connection. A connection stronger than my weekly horoscope on Cosmo’s snap story. A connection stronger than one to my own pet cat. So you get it? A strong connection.

This summer especially, I’m missing my friends more than ever. I have a job at Anthropologie that I love, but also am struggling to save money from (because I want to buy everything), and I’m trying super hard to get rid of the sophomore 16 — it’s a real thing, I swear. 

But, this morning I didn’t have to work so I was scrolling through the internet (just millennial things) and I came across this playlist by Refinery29 called “Best Workout Songs Spring 2017,” and it looks amazing! One of my least favorite things when working out is having to constantly skip songs or find new songs to listen to, but this playlist honest to goodness looks flawless. 

We’ve got some G-Eazy, some Blackbear, some Kendrick Lamar, and some Akon. So I think we can all agree so skipping will be necessary. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. 

What do you listen to when you workout?
Thanks for reading!

summer jams

MUSICChloe Gordon

I’ve never really been a “music” person, so to speak. When people ask me what kind of music I listen to or like to listen to, I usually turn fifty shades of red and mumble, “oh, um, well, whatever is on the radio, I guess.” Or some variation of that not so clever response. I was talking with one of my friends the other day about how I get embarrassed about sharing the kind of music I like. It’s not like I’m listening to Justin Bieber circa 2009, or some unheard of screamo band. It’s just that I love my music when I’m jamming in my car by myself or listening to it, headphones in, at a coffee shop, but when I play it for someone else I feel like I’m releasing a secret part of my soul that not everyone gets to see. Weird? Absolutely. Over reacting? Oh, most definitely. Normal? Apparently, because my friend felt the same way. 

I think music, or personal choices in music, is just that, personal. It’s weird because there are probably so many people out in the universe, floating around, that happen to like the same exact music as you, but it just feels so isolating (“isolating” is too dramatic of a word, but you know what I mean) to like a certain type of music that you know your friends aren’t also into.



However, I’ve decided to unleash that secret part of my soul into the black hole known as the internet. This is the playlist that I’ve been listening to, and adding to, since the weather started warming up this year (i.e. late March). It’s kind of a mixture of songs, and I guess the best way to describe it is “indie, pop, eclectic.” Actually, I have no idea how to describe it. Those are just the first adjectives that came to mind. Let me know what genre you think this playlist belongs to in 

the comments below. I’d appreciate it very much to know exactly what “type” of music I happen to like so I can actually respond when people ask me. 

Here’s the link to the actual playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/12136150995/playlist/2qVhgU3qB9z06XXBpjtleM

And then here’s a list of the songs + a link to them on YouTube if you’re more into that than Spotify, idk what your personal preference is so I’m just going to appeal to the masses here and give myself more work. You can thank me later, I guess. 

Wasted Time / Vance Joy 

Barcelona / George Ezra 

Cassy O’ / George Ezra 

Lean On / Major Lazer 

Walking On A Dream / Empire of The Sun 

I Got U / Duke Dumont 

Shake It Out / Florence + The Machine

Flashed Junk Mind / Milky Chance 

Stolen Dance / Milky Chance 

Budapest / George Ezra 

Banana Pancakes / Jack Johnson 

Put Your Records On / Corinne Bailey Rae 

Three Little Birds / Bob Marley 

Shots / Imagine Dragons

Leaving Now / Rose Quartz 

Rock & Roll / Ark Life 

Watch Out For This / Major Lazer 

Listen to D.J.’s / Long Beach Dub Allstars 

Cheerleader / Omi  (this is probably my current favorite!)

Sunlight / The Magician 

One Day / Asaf Avidan & The Mojos 

Down By The River / Milky Chance 

Stole The Show / Kygo 

Ain’t Nobody / Felix Jaehn

Treasured Soul / Michael Calfan

Ok, so there you have it. I’ve peeled back the superficial, “I like radio music” to unleash my inner “indie” (I think) liking human that lies within. I hope you like this kind of music too so I don’t seem like a super freak. But whatever, super freak or not, this is who I am and what kind of music I enjoy. 

Let me know if we have similar taste, or just let me know if you have any songs that I should hear! Or just leave a comment telling me what you had for breakast/dinner/lunch, because I love getting comments! 

Thanks for reading! 

Cinco de Mayo Playlist


Cinco de Mayo will be here before we know it. It's one of our favorite holidays and we used to throw killer Cinco de Mayo parties. Not only because there's a birthday in the house so it's double the reason to celebrate, but also because it's such a colorful holiday. It's one of the easiest parties to throw together because the theme is built-in for you, the decorations are plentiful and the color scheme is as wild as you want to make it. Piñatas, margaritas, crazy hats… you name it, everything is full of color! It's the perfect party for the whole family.

Whether you are having a fiesta, celebrating spring, a birthday, or just looking for an excuse to party… we have a Cinco de Mayo playlist for you.

Our Cinco de Mayo playlist on Spotify

Cinco de Mayo songs by Popcosmo
Cinco de Mayo songs by Popcosmo

Happy listening!