Well, I'm experiencing that right now because my teenager daughter's gift of a subscription to Amazon music is a gift to the rest of the family as well. I always play music when I write, and though I had a pretty hefty collection of digital music, I now have access to ALL THE SONGS! I've especially enjoyed streaming Amazon's Top Alternative station and discovering new music to add to my collection of current favorites. Just for fun, here's are ten songs from my playlist.
Sometimes 40-something mothers *do* like the same music as their teenagers:
Play That Song by Train (I'm a big Train fan in general.)
A song to listen to when you're feeling annoyed by the patriarchy (which probably happens a lot these days, considering the endless stream of sexual harassment allegations coming to light):
Castle by Halsey (My husband and I got to see her open for Imagine Dragons a couple of years ago and she's absolutely stellar live. I used the audio link because I like the album version better, but there's also this version, from the soundtrack for The Huntsman: Winter's War.)
The feels when you're in a relationship with someone who's maybe still hung up on someone else:
Paranoia by Liza Anne (One of my favorite discoveries from listening to the aforementioned alternative station on Amazon.)
Some days, you just need some screaming in your music:
Car Radio by twenty one pilots
We can all use a good pop anthem every now and then:
Fight Song by Rachel Platten (No surprise, but I identify with the struggle between the need to create and the frustration when it doesn't quite go the way you want it to.)
Don't you just love songs you can't help but bop along to?
Feels Like Summer by Weezer
That voice is ah-may-zing!
River by Bishop Briggs
This beat is awesome and you can't deny it:
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
The song you're surprised you like because you don't typically like songs like it:
Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
That song you sing when you want to stick it to your ex:
Hell No by Ingrid Michaelson (So, so cool to watch the song be signed.)
What else should I add to my playlist? I'm always on the lookout for good new music!