In this year’s Autostraddle Hot 100, 900 or so of you voted for some mighty rad musicians. Holly Miranda! Sia! Laura Jane Grace! There were 37 amazing artists on the list in total, which is a number that cannot reasonably fit on a single playlist. Sad, I know. So what we have here is a less extensive compilation that’d fit on a 90-minute cassette if this was the mid-90s and I was making you a mix-tape on my portable boom box after school. Note: the following artists and songs were chosen for inclusion using the highly sophisticated selection method of ‘whatever I could find on my computer or bum from Riese and Intern Grace’.
2013 Autostraddle Hot 100 Mix
I Was an Island – Allison Weiss
Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
I Was A Teenage Anarchist – Against Me!
Trailer Trash (Modest Mouse cover) – Rachael Cantu
Breathe Me – Sia
You Had Time – Ani DiFranco
Slow Burn Treason – Holly Miranda
Crystalised – the xx
212 – Azealia Banks
Get A Job – Gossip
MKE Maximum Energy – Haviland Stillwell
Temporary Love – Missy Higgins
Tandem Ride ft. Ali Kol – Brittani Nichols
Romance – Wild Flag
Overexposure – Sick of Sarah
Animals (feat. Holly Miranda) – CREEP
It Beats – I Am Lightyear
Damn Liar – Chely Wright
Hard Way Home – Brandi Carlile
Breathe – Melissa Etheridge
What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
Someday – Tegan and Sara
Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit me up on Formspring and someone from the team might make it for you.
this is everything.
I describe my musical tastes as “sad lesbians.” This fits. Thank ya.
I wanna touch Joan Jett there. Where? There. There? Yeah, oh yeah.
But how do you feel about rock ‘n roll?
And what about your reputation?
Do you hardly know her but think you could love her?
i appreciate all of you
You guys are the best
Brittani feelings <3
I am very, very excited about this.
You missed a pretty big one…
YES! time to expand my knowledge of queer musicians. This is super great, thank you!
Awesome! I have over half of these artists on my iPod. I guess it’s a sign. lol
Oh hey Crystal, I never did hear back from you. No pressure if you’ve been busy it’s okay.
yes sorry i’m getting there!
I don’t know if I can support this list and its lack of Hunter Valentine!
Someday is the most underrated Tegan and Sara song.
i feel that way about every track on sainthood
*shameless plug for the sainthood appreciation club*
YES. Everyone is always like, I hated Sainthood. And I just don’t understand.
WAIT. Why is 4 Non Blondes on here? Did I miss something? Also, I can only listen to “Breathe Me” when I’m feeling masochistic because it reminds me of every sad television scene, ever.
Linda Perry! although i feel “What’s Up?” should be included on every playlist regardless of relevance
Oh! I kind of thought that. And then I was just like, “Am I just imagining that I saw ‘What’s Up?’ because I love it so much or is it actually listed here?”
Made even better by that sense8 scene…
Would this by any chance be an Autostraddle riff on the Triple J Hot 100? If so Crystal, I salute you.
my first draft had Triple J hot 100 gags in the intro but then i decided that no one would get it, i’m sorry for underestimating you.
Sadly the Triple J Hot 100 seems to be pretty much the exact opposite of this playlist: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/09/triple-j-100-women?CMP=twt_gu