Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dear Instagram, Send Me Romantic Songs

My relationship with Instagram has come a long way. I used to hate it so much that the day I finally joined was the most hypocritical moment of my life. Truly. And even then, I continued to fight it. But now, I kinda dig this ever-evolving social media platform, and here's the latest reason why: 

So I was sick in bed two nights ago and just wanted to envelop myself in darkness and good music. Problem is I actually do this a lot and had become somewhat jaded with my jams. So, I decided to ask Instagramspecifically the 150-or-so users who regularly tune into my IG Storiesfor a new soundtrack. My instinct was to request for romantic songs but in regards, I have no regrets. As promised, here is the final playlist with submissions kept anonymous (for romance) and songs listed in the order they were submitted (to guarantee weirdness, lol). Catch the links to listen to them through on Youtube/Spotify below.


1. HIM - Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
I could only find a remix on Spotify, sorry.
2. Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
3. Sebadoh - Willing To Wait
4. La Vie En Rose 
"Edith Piaf or Louis Armstrong."
Personally, I'm a total sucker for the trumpet solo in the latter. 
"The live in Los Angeles version."
I couldn't find this exact version on Spotify, but I thought the stripped version would be the closest. 
6. Julian Casablancas - I’ll Try Anything Once
(early demo of You Only Live Once by The Strokes)
"Not a love song, but a romantic observation on life I guess." Word.
7. Lord Huron - Ends of the Earth
8. Talking Head - This Must Be The Place
9. U2 - With Or Without You
10. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
11. Coldplay - Shiver
12. Scout Niblett - Kiss
13. Weird Al Yankovic - You Don’t Love Me Anymore
14. Beauty and The Beast
Me: Which version? / Submitter: Original, of course!
15. The Main Ingredient - Let Me Prove My Love To You
16. PLAZA - Reason
17. ONE OK ROCK - Wherever you are
18. Frank Ocean - Pink Matter
"Chill horny song." Many thanks. 
19. John Lennon - Woman
The music video is literal goals. 
20. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
21. Side A - Forevermore
22. Joe Purdy - Mary May & Bobby
23. Sleeping At Last - Turning Pages
24. Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk

"Dear Instagram, Send Me Romantic Songs" on Youtube (accurate)

"Dear Instagram, Send Me Romantic Songs" on Spotify (slighty compromised)

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