There’s nothing more adorable, heart-warming, or deeply inspiring as a tried-and-true rock song played by children’s instruments in a soothing manner. I promise.
“There is nothing I love more than sharing a deafeningly silent, poignant moment with 300 other audience members; grinning wide through a rousing musical number that makes me want to stand and cheer; or tearing up at a matinee with the gray-haired woman seated beside me.”
The Autostraddle staff has gone through their tapes, CDs and playlists to share a little corner of their past selves.
A collection of Christmas songs sung by country music stars who just so happen to be women.
Whether you’re staying in, waiting in line, or buying a big-screen TV online at 12:01 AM, you could probably use a little more Drake, anyway.
This playlist is best enjoyed in the range of 20 – 20,000 Hz.
Break out your stew recipes and hot cocoa mix, sharpen your pumpkin-carving knife, unearth your slippers from the back of the closet, press play, and settle in for the fall.
These are the songs that encompass all the feelings in my tiny heart about getting free, running away, doing the stupid and impossible things that don’t make sense, and figuring it out from there.
It’s lovely and strange how a song can cast light on memories of people you haven’t thought about in years, can press urgently on that soft sad spot we carry for our past.
I have put together a mix that spans genres but never stops screaming “BBQ, Y’ALL!” Which is key, I think.
We hope you and your gal pals enjoy these songs on your Thelma and Louise-esque roadtrip, wherein you play by your own rules, take no prisoners and bring out the best in each other.
For when you hate men so much, you have to tap dance about it.
This is basically a Drake song written just for you. It ends with a playlist that expresses how much we all miss you and your comments. This online community love thang is worth fighting for so here’s a love letter and 32 songs.
Whatever’s currently happening to you is almost definitely not the worst thing that has ever happened to a person.
Jasika Nicole and Claire Savage delivered a perfect mix on an actual CD and it was perfect.
Maybe I’m romaticizing, maybe I’m nostalgic, maybe I’m drunk. But all I know is, I used to ride around with the windows down singing Nicki Minaj and everything was perfect and nothing hurt.
This is the playlist I used in my writing workshop at camp this year!
I’m bringing it way back to Selena’s first album with old school Tejano music and cumbias, a few of her English songs (one that has that Paula Abdul 80s/90s swag) and some of her mariachi songs.
The QTPOC Speakeasy is throwing a house party/pajama jam on Mt. Feelings and everyone’s invited! Come for the throwbacks, stay for the dance-off. We even put together a mini-playlist for you, bb.
There was a lot to love about Hot Topic in 2002.