Playlist: Feeling Like a Champion

In honor of our three Weblog Awards, I’ve crafted a playlist that should make you feel like a champ because you are one. Clearly we should milk this (or Silk this for you lactose intolerant folks) for probably a whole year but at the very least, three days. Some of these songs are best enjoyed as a group–with your team if you will. Others are songs that make you feel like an astronaut on your way to the top in a tricked out Subaru and a passenger seat full of snacks. Others are songs that you are so about, everyone around you has no choice but to leap into them full-heartedly.

If you come out on the other side of this playlist without dead lifting all the sadness in your life out the window and then walking up to someone with the sole intention of pointing at them as you say, “Hey, I’m a fucking champion,” then my bad but I really see that as the only possible scenario. We’re all on our way. Together.

Whoa Now – B Rich
One Jump Ahead – Brad Kane
Make Me Proud – Drake feat. Nicki Minaj
Lift Off – Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Beyonce
Life of the Party – Little Brother feat. Carlitta Durand
I’m the Best – Nicki Minaj
Champions – Dream Team
Life is Now – If the Kids
We Run This – Missy Elliot
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Young Gunz
Ruff Ryders’ Anthem – DMX
Get It – T.I.
Percolator – Cajmere
Sure Fire Winners – Adam Lambert
Sirius – The Alan Parsons Project


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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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  1. I haven’t even finished reading this..I just keep laughing at:”Clearly we should milk this (or Silk this for you lactose intolerant folks..” I so fucking love you!

  2. I was just about to say where is Queen?

    Your silk joke is hilarious. It made my day. Must use that if I ever chat up a vegan :)

  3. I was SURE I’d get here and find at least one Queen song, at LEAST. Now I fear I shall never be sure of another thing in my life.

  4. HOW DO YOU KEEP ANTICIPATING ALL MY FEELINGS?!? I just handed in my 40,000 word MA thesis (after everything going wrong) and the first thing I did next was get my fix of Autostraddle… Hells yes, I feel like a mother-effing champion. HOW DID YOU KNOOOOOOW?

  5. Now I really want to walk up to someone, point at them, and say “Hey, I’m a fucking champion.” And I haven’t even listened to the playlist yet!

  6. Make Me Proud annoys me so much (thoughts when I first listened: lolwut, feminism doesn’t work like that) but the rest is perfect. I think, I’ve only heard about three. Don’t worry, I’m working on it.

  7. my god, it really works! twenty minutes ago I was spacing out to a seventy-track playlist of Why? and staring at tumblr, then the dulcet tones of B Rich hit my earholes and BAM. Spanish homework DONE.

  8. Exactly what I needed to get pumped for my two job interviews Thursday. I was freaking out before, now I CAN FUCKING DO THIS!

  9. First, I was totally thinking you guys needed a victory playlist. The hive mind is alive and well in me.

    Second, IF THE KIDS!! I was working on a playlist last summer more or less centered around a general feeling of being a badass/joie de vive and this track was foundation/fundamental to that feeling/playlist for me.

    I plan on harnessing all this energy tomorrow for productive study times. Thanks, B!

  10. This playlist is just what I needed. Monday I will be going in for a final interview for basically my dream job/setup, so I need to feel like a muthafunkin champion. Thanks Brittani!

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