July 21, 2014
THE DREAMERS: The 2014 Summer Playlist, Vol. 2
Before I head off to Comic-Con to conclude this madcap month I wanted to squeeze out another curated collection of tunes for the remainder of the summer. Much like the box office, the music scene this season hasn't been too bountiful.
But what's aplenty is Adam Levine; here he appears twice, first with Maroon 5 and then on a breezy track from the Begin Again soundtrack. (Check it out. Really.) What else? Your standard alt-dance-pop, Ariana Grande's latest, a breathtaking Whitney Houston cover, and -- get this -- a soulful hipster rendition of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" from 2013.
1. "Maps" by Maroon 5
2. "Break Free" by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
3. "Stranger" by Chris Malinchak feat. Mikky Ekko - Close your eyes. Nope, that's not another long-lost Michael Jackson track you're listening to:
4. "Blink" by Cascada
5. "Sideways" by Wrabel:
6. "No One Else Like You" by Adam Levine
7. "Enjoy the Ride" by Krewella
8. "Hideaway" by Kiesza
9. "Reverse" by Somekindawonderful:
10. "Hungry Eyes" by NONONO
11. "Born to Run" Afrojack feat. Tyler Glenn
12. "She Came To Give It To You" by Usher feat. Nicki Minaj
13. "How Will I Know" by Sam Smith
14. "Talking to Ghosts" by Foxes
15. "Cool Kids" by Echosmith
16. "Faded" by Zhu
17. "Extraordinary" by Clean Bandit feat. Sharna Bass
18. "Bo$$" by Fifth Harmony - With lyrics like "Michelle Obama, purse all heavy with Oprah dollars," how could I not include this piece of irresistible trash?
19. "No Diggity" by Chet Faker
20. "Start Again" by Blake Lewis
21. "I Will Never Let You Down" by Rita Ora
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