Playlist: 2012 – The Year of You

This is a playlist dedicated to 2012 and all the promise that it holds. I’m telling you right now that 2012 going to be full of hope and dreams and kitten kisses. You are going to rock this year like you’ve rocked no year before.

Maybe you’ll graduate. Maybe you’ll decide that a formal education is over-rated and that Life will be your classroom. Maybe you’ll do that thing you’ve always wanted to do but you thought you were too scared/young/old/sleepy/drunk. Maybe you’ll really live on the edge and get those cute gray pants even if you have no idea what shoes you’d wear with them. Basically you’re going to Live with a capital “L”. In order for you to do the earth-shattering things that you are destined to do you’re going to need a soundtrack. This is that soundtrack.

2012 – The Year of You

Headlines – Drake (Carmen)
Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes (Whitney)
Time of My Life – Patrick Wolf (Laura)
Cigarettes and Coffee – Otis Redding (Crystal)
Passenger – Holly Miranda (Deftones cover) (Crystal)
Everybody Talks – Neon Trees (Brandy Howard)
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Oth – Of Montreal (Brandy Howard)
We Are Young – fun. (Julie Goldman)
This Year – The Mountain Goats (Rachel)
Slight Work – Wale (Brittani)
Better Days – Bruce Springsteen (Carolyn)
Hold Your Head High – Heartless Bastards (Gabrielle)
Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding (Lizz)
Young Blood – The Naked and Famous (Emily)
Stay Young, Go Dancing – Death Cab for Cutie (Emily)
Mahna Mahna – The Fray (Jamie)
Kiss – Prince (Katrina)
Getting Better – The Beatles (Rose)
I’m Free – The Rolling Stones (Laneia)

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  1. I feel that the first song one listens to on New Year’s Day sets the tone for the rest of the year. My first song of 2012 was “Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine.

    • Mine, too! Basically I decided to take “Shake it out” and “Heartlines” and make these my personal anthems for this year! It’ll be badass!

    • This is the first thing I listened to today:

      is 2012 going to be the year of being really gay? I think so.

      P.S. is basically the best ever, so support them if you can! They give advice to lost and hapless babygays everywhere.

      • annna I was about to agree with you and tell you that we are kindred spirits, but then I realized that it was you and that we already know we are kindred spirits.

        all the people should listen to everyoneisgay!!

  2. This Year – The Mountain Goats
    Yes yes yes. I just found this song at the end of 2011 and it saved me.

  3. I have been listening to “We Are Young” on repeat for the past few days, and I have also been kicking myself for not discovering it before Glee covered it.

    Anyway, sweet playlist!

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