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2012 Winter Playlist


The weather’s been a bit crazy of late, but I feel that it’s safe to say that winter in northern France is over, so here are a bunch of songs you can ignore or enjoy. As a reminder, these aren’t all necessarily new songs, or even new to me, but are connected somehow to the season that just was. My 2012 Winter playlist. Links are to videos or artist sites.

2012 Winter playlist

  1. Skyfall, Adele — instantly one of the best Bond themes
  2. Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars — Like a really good new Police song
  3. Feel So Close, Calvin Harris — Florence Welch does vocals on a propulsive dance beat
  4. Gold Dust (Shy FX mix), DJ Fresh — big brassy beat with a “Verve Remixed” feel
  5. The Head I Hold, Electric Guest — neo-soul with piano
  6. Calipso, Francis White — happy song with hand claps
  7. Major Happy, Fred V & Grafix — like watching the clouds go by on a sunny day
  8. Man Like That, Gin Wigmore — like Amy Winehouse but alive and Australian
  9. Two Weeks, Grizzly Bear — The Beach Boys + Caribou
  10. Don’t Save Me, Haim — The Go-Go’s if they’d had a heavy bass line
  11. Sexual Healing, Hot 8 Brass Band — An amazing brass band cover of the Marvin Gaye classic
  12. Heartbeat, JJAMZ — happy girl version of The Cure
  13. I Wish It Was Christmas Today, Julian Casablancas — The Strokes’ frontman covers one of SNL’s Xmas songs
  14. Disintegration (Mike Luck remix), Monarchy — makes you want to close your eyes and spin
  15. Otherwise, Morcheeba — Morcheeba is like James Bond’s house band with heavy orchestration, sexy vocals and brass
  16. Origins, Tennis — soul + early 60s
  17. Secret Weapon, The Whip — like something Michael Mann would have put on Miami Vice
  18. Skirts, The Other Tribe — like Erlend Øye and Miike Snow (not a typo)

Summer 2012 playlist is here.

Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

2 thoughts on “2012 Winter Playlist

  1. I like your choices, and I love your description of each song.

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