Melissa’s Infinite Playlist

Have you ever seen Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist?

Yes, I agree- it’s a terrible movie. The only reason I liked it was for the title- infinite playlist?!

We’ve all got one of those lying around.

So here’s mine. Music is not one of my talents- I’m terrible at karaoke (which obviously makes me wonderful at it). However, despite my lack of musical talent, I do really love music.

At work, I’m known for my exceptionally large, white headphones. They shut out nearly all the noise around me. I really enjoy using music as a tool to shut out distractions, and with these babies, I can:

Large White Headphones

Large White Headphones- flashback to my short hair!


Anyway, here’s my “infinite” playlist. I hope you enjoy it!

1. “Echo” by Jason Walker

I found this song while browsing YouTube. I fell in love with the artist and listen to his songs religiously. This one in particular, really gets me:

I don’t wanna be an island, I just wanna feel alive…

2. “Daydreams” by Ryan Huston

I heard this song a few years ago through a friend. It’s incredibly…. I don’t know, hopeful?

“So give me the time, and I can be great…”

3. “Red House” by Jimi Hendrix

City of Angels is one of my all time favorite movies– especially the soundtrack. This was my first exposure to Jimi Hendrix:

“I have a bad bad feeling
that my baby don’t live here no more.”

4. “Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole

I’m going to dip into some uncharted waters here… this song is probably the sexiest, steamiest song I’ve ever heard. This blog is rated PG, so I’ll leave it at that. It’s another song from City of Angels, and every time I hear it, I want to grab a Rolling Rock and soak in the tub.

Not going to post lyrics — you really need to hear the song to appreciate it.

5. “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” by Sophie B. Hawkins

This song reminds me of a very good friend of mine, Lane— only because he dared me to sing it during a karaoke outing. It was embarrassing.  Anyway, it’s an oldie, but a goodie, and always makes me smile!

“I had a dream I was your hero…”

6. “Always” by Bon Jovi

If you want a good, classic rock song about love, this is it. A friend of mine requested “I’ll Be There For You” for me at a party, and instead, the DJ played this.

“It’s nothing but some feelings that this old dog kicked up…”

7. “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn

This song is just fantastic to dance to. It’s kind of empowering too- I think it’s the beat.

“Tell her that the only way her heart will mend, is when she learns to love again..”

I LOVE Robyn! She can really shake it!

8. “Red Shoes” by Elvis Costello

“Oh, I said “I’m so happy, I could die.”
She said “drop dead,” then left with another guy.

That part always makes me laugh.

9. “The Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine

This is just an all around, feel good song.

“She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink…”

10. “Closer” by Joshua Radin

This is one of the saddest, but at the same time, uplifting breakup songs ever written.

Just listen to it. Lyrics don’t do it justice.

11. “Honey and the Moon” by Joseph Arthur

I heard this song when I was a sophomore in high school…. before it was on the OC! I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.

“If you weren’t real I would make you up…”

12. “River of Dreams” by Billy Joel

My parents are huge Billy Joel fans, so I’ve heard this song over and over again since I was a kid. In college, I would crank it up and dance around my apartment when I was stressed out.

“In the middle of the night, I go walkin’ in my sleep…”

13. “Transatlanticism” by Death Cab for Cutie

This is such an amazing song. I can literally feel what the songwriter is feeling.

“The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before…”

14. “Dancing Away with my Heart” by Lady Antebellum

I’m a huge Lady A fan- the songs have SO much soul. I listened to these songs over and over again when I came back to North Carolina.

“I finally asked you to dance on the last slow song, beneath that moon that was really a disco ball.”

15.  ”Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey

My old co-worker Claire turned me on to Lana Del Rey. Some people think she’s a poser, but I really enjoy her music. This song is my favorite.

“Blue jeans, white shirt, walked into the room, you know you made my eyes burn. You know it was like James Dean, for sure.”

16.  ”Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins

A sixteen song playlist is weird, but eh, don’t care. I never really thought of Phil Collins at all, until I heard this song in an amazing New Girl scene. Nick and Jess, along with Schmidt and Winston, start doing a slow version of the chicken dance to this song. It made me LOVE this song.

What’s on your infinite playlist?

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