Playlist: 2013 Autostraddle Hot 100

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

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  1. YES! time to expand my knowledge of queer musicians. This is super great, thank you!

  2. 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?”

  3. Would this by any chance be an Autostraddle riff on the Triple J Hot 100? If so Crystal, I salute you.

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