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Playlist with Jana and Erin: Surprising songs

It’s that time again, the last Thursday of the month, the time that Jana and Erin bring you a playlist that usually has a theme with a twist.  This month, we are talking about songs that may surprise you to find out we are fans.

If you ask either of us about our favorite music, we are going to tell you that we are rock chicks, rock ‘n’ roll fans through and through.  Then, we come up with lists like this, and we realize that we actually have quite eclectic tastes, and we assume others should know this already.

But, let’s share ten songs that we love, and they may surprise you:

Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis – (from Erin) – It’s pretty obvious that she is heavily influenced by Mariah Carey, and both Jana and I despise Mariah Carey music…but I like this song so much that it is on my work playlist, and I hear it probably four or five times a day.

When you think of Jana and Erin’s favorite music, boy bands are probably not what you assume is going to be represented.  But.  Here’s two songs that we love:
Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton
Perfect by One Direction
Battle Scars by Guy Sebastian & Lupe Fiasco – Guy Sebastian was Australian Idol’s first winner (before Erin lived in Australia and now the show is defunct); we know nothing about Lupe Fiasco, but this is a catchy little tune.
Everyday by Buddy Holly – Actually, Jana said “(p)retty much anything by Buddy Holly. I fucking love him.”  So, Everyday it is.  He is considered a pioneer of rock’n’roll, so it may not be that surprising after all.  But, 1950s rock is not exactly what you’d expect from us.

Lose Yourself by Eminem – Rap.  Rap isn’t something you’d necessarily expect from us either, but damn, this is a solid song. 

Ride Wit Me by Nelly – What?  More rap?  Some of these crossover rap songs make it into the pop charts because they are just too catchy to look past.  Nelly figured that out with a number of his songs.  Jana and Erin are guilty for falling for some of those catchy-pop ploys.

It may not surprise you for Erin to list a country song, after all, she’s from Texas.  But, Long Island native/Delaware dwelling Jana naming a super-twang-infused country song?   That should surprise you…
Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) by Travis Tritt

Hollywood by Michael Buble – He’s cheesy, and his music is not at the top of most of our playlists.  But, hey, we like what we like, and won’t feel guilty about it.

Womanizer by Britney Spears – Pop princesses are not on our regular listening rotation, for the most part.  But, dang, sometimes they grab you and won’t let go…even if you want to let them go, they stay in your head, they make you dance and sing along, and well, that’s just what this song does.

  What songs would we be surprised that you love?  Are you surprised by any of these?? 

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  1. TexErin

    Dude. We have AWESOME taste in music. And, thanks for introducing that Rixton song to me………..

  2. Kelli

    I love that you girls have some rap selections! People are surprised when I tell them I like rap, not new rap but late 90’s early 2000’s rap.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I’m a fan of 80s rap. Late 90s stuff reminds me of college so the memories make me like it.

  3. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    I love Bleeding Love and Without Me. I’m not surprised by any, I have really wide musical tastes and just assume most other people do too.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I definitely have eclectic taste.

      This morning, a heard A Silent Film’s cover of Streets of Philadelphia and since it was Bruce, I thought of you.

  4. Linda sheridan

    I like Perfect! Not familiar with the others. I’m always asking my kids “who sings that !”
    I do like The Weekend’s songs!
    Happy Thursday. Grateful for no loss of power during the storms yesterday !
    Love. Steph’s. Momma

    1. Jana (Post author)

      The Weeknd has a great voice!

  5. lisacng @ expandng.com

    Love that Bleeding Love song, especially since one of my favorite performances on So You Think You Can Dance was to this song. Britney Spears is my guilty pleasure. And I’m always surprised by how much I like Taylor Swift songs.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I really can’t stand either one of them but every once in awhile, I’m caught off guard by how much I enjoy one of their songs.

  6. kristen

    i am definitely surprised at a few of these, namely the country one! lol. i remember hating guy sebastian when he was on idol, i have no idea why though. i didn’t know the show was no longer on, but i do like a few of guy’s songs now. haven’t heard that one!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      The snarky title is what really draws me to it.

  7. Nadine

    If you look at my Spotify account, you would think I have a multiple personality disorder. I love Leona Lewis, Eminem, Nelly and Britney Spears!!!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Same. Mine is the most random bunch of artists and songs that make sense to me but probably to no one else.

  8. Amber

    I like Buddy Holly. And some Britney Spears songs aren’t that bad. I can even take Eminem at times and I usually do not like rap.
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  9. Heather @ I do what I want.

    Love the eclectic playlist! There was an awesome So You Think You Can Dance routine to “Bleeding Love,” so I’ve loved the song since then.
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  10. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders

    I love the mix that y’all have this month! Seriously though, nothing beats 2000’s hip hop! The Pandora station is awesome, and you should totally listen to it for some “classics” along the Nelly lines.
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  11. Amanda

    My shit is alllll over the place. I have intrumentals, Tupac, George Straight, Britney… it’s insanity and I love it.
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  12. ellesees.net

    hehe sounds like my playlist–a little bit of everything. i went to a travis tritt concert once in the 90s and i’m not even a country fan lol.
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  13. Tanya @ A Mindful Migration

    I love Lose Yourself. It’s like my Rocky anthem. 🙂 I am surprised by the boy band love because they definitely don’t seem like your type. My first concert was NYSNC, so I always understand when the girls go gaga over the latest iteration, even though some really annoy me. I am generally not a country music fan, but I listen to Lee Ann Womack’s I Hope You Dance when I’m feeling insecure about dreams and goals.
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