Playlist: You’ve Got No F*cks To Give

Since joining formspring, I’ve received dozens of requests that are along the lines of “can you make me a playlist or recommend some songs for [insert situation/mood/feeling/lady drama]?”

And so we thought we’d turn this into a Thing. This week’s playlist request is:

Songs to Remind Yourself That You Shouldn’t Have Any Fucks to Give
(See: This Is How We Live, No F*cks to Give)

Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
Float On – Modest Mouse
My Generation – The Who
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Life Is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
Tightrope – Janelle Monáe
99 Problems – Jay Z
TiK ToK – Ke$ha
Tonight’s The Night – P!nk
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
So Yesterday – Hilary Duff
Pon de Replay – Rihanna
Fuck You – Lily Allen
Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Burnout – Green Day
Got The Life – Korn
Ten Thousand Fists – Disturbed

Got something to add? This is one of those few occasions where you are allowed to you leave a comment like OH MY GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU INCLUDED / EXCLUDED [insert song]!!!!  Come on hit me, I can take it.

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  1. That was the sexiest and awesomest article ever(it’s printed out and stuck up on my wall). As such, this will become my new favourite playlist. I’m too busy creating a youtube playlist out of these songs to make any suggestions… I’ll be back soon when I don’t want to wee with excitement.

  2. Niiiice!!

    The first song that came to mind was Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (DON’T JUDGE ME PEOPLE).

    Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” is my current obsession & it reminds me to just not give a fuck every single day.

    Celia Cruz “La Vida Es Un Carnaval”
    The Cranberries “Not Sorry”
    Metallica “Master Of Puppets”
    Ozzy Osbourne “Crazy Babies”
    Rihanna “Hard”
    Soilwork “Stabbing The Drama”
    Spice Girls “Who Do You Think You Are”

    I can already tell that I am going to love this comment thread.

  3. 99 problems -Jay – Z

    8th Wonder – Gossip

    Manic Monday – The Bangles

    Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

    Fell in love with a girl – The White Stripes

    Aguanile – Marc Anthony

    Big Momma Thang – Lil Kim

    y-y-yeyuhhhhh oohh crystal, when are u gonna DJ a fat ass AS global dance party????

      • OHHH MY GAWD! I have been OBSESSED with this cover. I watch the live cover 6 million times/day! Her breasts call out to me EVERY GOD DAMN TIME. And…

        A) Tequila straight out of the bottle
        B) Hot, sweaty blond
        C) Bra-less
        D) Fuckkk.

        And oh. She has a nice voice too.

        Friends, I present to you Lissie:

  4. Ooooh.

    Include ‘Fuck you’ (or the radio version ‘forget you :-P) By Cee Lo Green :-D

  5. I can’t believe it, I have 12 of the 16 on playlists in my ipod, usually I am so out of it.

    I would add:

    Pat Benatar – hit me with your best shot (love that song!)
    Colbie Caillat – the little things (beautifully moody)
    All American Rejects – give you hell, move along and dirty little secret
    Stevie Nicks – landslide
    Velvet Underground – femme fatale (its sooo dreamy)
    Beach Boys – I Can Hear Music, God Only Knows (carl wilson’s voice literally brings tears to my eyes)

    Listened to a lot of rock growing up – have all my parents LPs: beatles, doors, beach boy, velvet underground, etc records. Love that stuff.

    Parents told me I would walk around singing “hit me with your best shot” until they got totally tired of the song.

  6. diVINYLS – I Aint Gonna Eat Out Of My Heart Anymore…
    ….SO QUIT IT – love that bit!

    Side note – lovin the Kitty in a hoody thumbnail thingy. Oh Autostraddle, you know how to brighten my day!

  7. No fucks to give…

    In One Ear – Cage the Elephant
    Jason’s Basement – Gossip
    I’m Good, I’m Gone – Lykke Li
    Cutdown – Matt & Kim
    Learning How to Smile – Everclear

  8. Lady Gaga-Just Dance (genuinely shocked I’m the first one to put that up there)
    John Legend-Ordinary People
    Peter Bjorn and John-Young Folks
    Los Campesinos-You! Me! Dancing!
    Ben Folds-Bitches Ain’t Shit
    Iggy Pop-Search and Destroy

  9. Work Out Fine by Joel Plaskett Emergency.
    (For the Canadians and Canadian music lovers in the house).

    Totally for when you’ve got no F***’s to give!

  10. Some forgot to add earlier, listening to now with a friend(x):

    Psychedelic Furs – Pretty in Pink
    Pink – Raise your Glass
    Ke$sha – Tik Tok
    Emerson Lake & Palmer – Still You Turn Me On
    Orange Range – Asterick (Bleach Theme Song)
    Sonic Youth – Superstar
    Shiny Toy Guns – Burnin’ For You
    Amy Grant – Every Heartbeat
    Pink – Just Like A Pill

  11. Oooh, I love playlists! *goes off to glance through her iTunes*

    “Semi-OK” – The Mr. T Experience
    “No HesitAtIon” – Ai Kago
    “Let Me Touch You For A While” – Alison Krauss & Union Station
    “Black Happiness” – t (Tasha)
    “As Is” – Ani DiFranco
    “No Control” – Bad Religion
    “I Love Myself Today – Bif Naked
    “Somebody” – Bonnie McKee
    “Carry On” – Common Rider
    “Not Ready to Make Nice” – Dixie Chicks
    “Minority” – Green Day (it bears posting twice!)
    “Platypus (I Hate You)” – Green Day
    “Secret of the Crossroads Devil” – Gaia Consort
    “Legend of a Cowgirl” – Imani Coppola
    “Shabondama” – Morning Musume (go ahead and mock me. I understand.)
    “Hand Grenades” – The Offspring
    “Sound System” – Operation Ivy
    “For What It’s Worth” – Placebo
    “Spite & Malice” – Placebo
    “Follow the Cops Back Home” – Placebo
    “You Don’t Own Me” – Rasputina
    “Love Song” – Sara Bareilles
    “I Don’t Wanna Be Friends” – Screeching Weasel
    “I Hate Your Fucking Guts” – The Queers
    “Firebird’s Child” – SJ Tucker
    “Restless, Irritable & Discontent” – Tilt
    “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” – The Toasters

    (Also: the hoodie cat is the best default pic EVER)

    • Common Rider, wow, I’ve never met anyone who even knows who they are. Awesome! I have a lot of feelings about the Last Wave Rockers album. I think one of the feelings is that my body now wants to produce tears.

      “‘Cause the shoreline makes the heart open like a rose . . .”

      • “She found a song on the radio and it wiped all the blood off my halo. We were two kids whose hearts were their own. Toughest that the world has ever known!”

        Yay, a fellow Common Rider fan! *fist bump* Every time I listen to them I get a flash of 16-year-old me steadily making my way through the entire Lookout! Records catalog. Dammit, Jesse Michaels, why do you have such a hard time keeping your bands together?

    • Wow…a lot of songs I haven’t heard before…will check out this weekend.

      Some great titles that would be worth having on my ipod just for the title to pop up, my two favorites:

      “I hate your fucking guts” and “don’t let the bastards grind you down”, got to check those out….

      • Yeah, those songs are worth having for the titles alone! “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” is also surprisingly danceable, which is always a nice bonus :)

  12. Gossip – Standing in the Way Of Control

    Awesome playlist :) I had a uniquely shitty week at work last week and definitely need some anthems to reinforce my strictly no fuck giving policy.

  13. Xxzxcuzx Me – Crystal Castles
    Hit Me Hard – Slagsmålsklubben
    Total Trash – Sonic Youth
    Oh My God – Ida Maria
    Silent Shout – The Knife
    Diamanter & Kirsebær – John Olav Nilsen
    Now is the Only Time I Know – Fever Ray
    New York – Sex Pistols

    that what I do (but I’m not sure this made any sense).

  14. my current obsession:

    Erika M. Anderson “California” :

    and of course I’m a Sick Puppy since a year: “Welcome 2 My World”

    Uh Huh Her “Black And Blue” U can hear the steps forward Uh Huh Her made with the new EP. Can’t wait 4 the whole new record!

    I Blame Coco “Selfmachine”

    Deluka “Cascade”

  15. Whatever Happened-The Strokes

    I’d say I have been listening to this after break ups, bad days at work, big exams, and pretty much anytime I need to feel like a badass for about the past 5 or 6 years.

    Oh and…
    Happier- Guster

  16. Dammit- Blink 182
    Bulletproof- La Roux
    We Are Who We Are- Ke$ha
    Up Up & Away- Kid Cudi
    Face Up- Lights
    Solar Midnight- Lupe Fiasco
    Gold Guns Girls- Metric
    No Sex For Ben- The Rapture
    Dance Anthem of the 80s- Regina Spektor
    Rill Rill- Sleigh Bells
    Crown on the Ground- Sleigh Bells
    We Don’t Want Your Body- Stars
    Cool Head- Kid Cudi and Travis Barker
    I Wanna Know Now- Xaphoon Jones
    Y Control- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Black Tongue- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Honeybear- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    No Scrubs- TLC

    I love playlists way too much.

  17. i actually used to have a playlist i called “so you want to get over an asshole” which i think can be pretty similar to this. some key songs that i can remember were..

    destiny’s child – so good
    rilo kiley – breakin’ up
    ladytron – destroy everything you touch
    keri nobel – let it rain
    mary j blige – work that
    metric – empty

  18. oh and OBVIOUSLY

    alanis morissette – you oughta know

    and secondly, dixie chicks – the long way around

  19. I <3 playlists! Ok, so off the top of my head these are the ones I thought of that I don't believe have been mentioned:

    Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
    Bodyrox ft. Luciana – Yeah Yea
    Bodyrox ft. Luciana – Pretty Young Things
    Salt n' Pepper – None of Your Business
    Ting Tings – Shut Up and Let Me Go
    Little Boots – Remedy

    Also, I've been listening to If the Kids – Life is Now a loooot recently. I think it is very relevant to this thread.

    That's all I got for now.

  20. Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians- What I Am
    Everlast- What Its Like
    Foo Fighters- Learn To Fly
    Goo Goo Dolls- Black Balloon
    Harvey Danger- Flagpole Sitta
    Iglu & Hartly- Violent and Young
    John Mayer- Bigger Than My Body
    Jurassic 5- Work It Out ft. Dave Matthews
    Modest Mouse- Ocean Breathes Salty, Dashboard, King Rat
    One Night Only- Say You Don’t Want It
    Sheryl Crow- Soak Up The Sun, Everyday is a Winding Road
    Spin Doctors- Pocket Full Of Kryptonite
    Soundgarden- Burden In My Hand
    Third Eye Blind- Semi-charmed Life
    Vedera- Still Standing

    Yes, I have a bias towards 90s music.

  21. Hm. I feel like a majority of my ipod fits this theme, or at least I interpret it as such.

    Gouge Away- The Pixies
    If I Ever Leave This World Alive- Flogging Molly
    Dreams- TV on the Radio
    Jockey Full of Bourbon- Tom Waits
    Sea Lion- Sage Francis
    There There- Radiohead
    Out of Space- Prodigy
    The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Just Like You Imagined- NIN (or um, anything)
    Scapegoat- Atmosphere
    Straight to Hell- The Clash
    Meets His Maker- DJ Shadow

    I mean, I feel that these songs are best suited to driving cross country with all your shit in the trunk of the car and all of the fucks you gave left somewhere else.

    Or for my morning commute. whatever.

    • Flogging Molly makes excellent “I don’t give a fuck let’s get drunk!” music. “Seven Deadly Sins” and “Drunken Lullabies” are my personal favorites for this purpose.

  22. Not sure if it’s been posted before, but Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill is the fucking shit. I drive this incredibly heteronormative cis guy to school most mornings, and blasted that really loudly when I picked him up the other day. He gave me a look, then decided not to fuck with me.

  23. oh right – and anytime I’m angry / frustrated / whatevs – nothing helps like a little bit o’Slipknot.
    People = Shit
    etc. etc. etc.

  24. Metric – Monster Hospital

    fantastic tune to rock out to… whilst not giving even one f*ck :)

  25. beyonce – ***flawless, upgrade u
    aretha franklin – deeper love
    rancid – time bomb
    m.i.a. – paper planes
    thats not my name – the ting tings
    la roux – bulletproof
    big sean & e-40 – i don’t fuck with you

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