A Playlist for Girls like Me

A

august by Taylor Swift

One of my favorite Taylor songs, the bridge makes me feel like I’m flying off of a cliff in a good way.

B

Bros by Wolf Alice

Ever want to feel like you’re drifting in the ocean, not caring where the waves take you? Well…

C

Crystal by Stevie Nicks

Guaranteed to unlock the witch that lives inside all of us. This is on the soundtrack of one of my favorite movies Practical Magic.

D

Dreamworld by Rilo Kiley

Daydream until you’re in space. Nothing is real, right?

E

Everyone by Mitski

There she goes again. The right song for when you finally leave the world behind and do your own thing.

F

Flowers in December by Mazzy Star

Laying in a field at night looking up at the stars, maybe there’s a campfire, but that seems hard to make. Turn it all the way up and close your eyes.

G

Geology by Barrie

Suddenly you’re a geologist fairy looking for rocks and flowers with your pet frog. There is nothing wrong with this song.

H

Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins

Does anyone know what they’re saying? No. Does it still make me levitate whenever I hear it? Obviously.

I

In My Feelings by Lana Del Rey

She gets it.

J

Just like Heaven by The Cure

In the introductory scene of just about every ‘90s movie I love. Makes me believe in love.

K

K. By Cigarettes After Sex

It’s raining so you go and sit in your car and listen to the raindrops. It’s completely understandable. I have done this.

L

Lump Sum by Bon Iver

That took a turn.

M

Motion Sickness by Pheobe Bridgers

As a strictly front-seat passenger, I’ve been there. Scringing (scream singing) this one.

N

New Normal by Caroline Polacheck

Ascending to the higher power that is Queen Polachek. Arriving at the gates of heaven but it’s just this album.

O

Over the Moon by The Marías

Floating through space and time in a Maria haze. Nothing can hurt you here.

P

Prom by SZA

For the girls whose proms weren’t like the movies.

Q

Quicksand by Björk

Just make bubble sounds and appreciate her brain. The real-life definition of entering a fantasy world and doing fantasy things.

R

Ribs by Lorde

Hahahaha.

S

Sometimes by Faye Webster

I think if I could be anyone, I would be her. If I made music, it would be this music. Still floating. Still swaying.

T

True Blue by Boy Genius

Boy Genius together again, it's a miracle. I stared at the lyrics of this when it came out for approximately 10 hours.

U

Under your Spell by Desire

Find yourself living in a constant trance-like state?

V

Velvet Ring by Big Thief

Screaming, crying, and all of the above. I’m getting the lyrics tattooed on my forehead.

W

Woo by Beach House

Not woo in a fun way. Woo in an alien abduction flying through the galaxy and seeing what the universe looks like kind of way.

X

X&Y By Coldplay

My favorite Coldplay album. The plan isn’t going to plan, but is that not the plan?

Y

You by The 1975

The two minutes of dead silence in the middle of the song really lets you sit in the feelings you’re feeling. Thanks, Matty Healy.

Z

Zombie by The Cranberries

What’s in your head? That is a very, very good question. Way too much is the answer.

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