Yet again it is Tuesday, signifying the update for our Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist!
This week, Jake and I have each highlighted a brand new track that opens each of our halves of the playlist. Jake’s pick is “Love” by Lana Del Rey, while I’ve chosen “High” by Little Dragon. Other than that, the other 18 songs include artists like Syd, The Naked And Famous, and Banks. You won’t want to miss this one!
Happy Valentine’s Day, listeners! In honor of the holiday, Jake and I have put together a playlist brimming with love songs.
I’ve gone old school for this, choosing all of your mom’s favorite romantic tracks, with highlights from Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, and Elton John. Jake, on the other hand, has included recent love songs from pop icons like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
You know what day it is, don’t you? Yeah, it’s Tuesday, and it’s time for a new Jukebox.
This week I updated my half of the playlist (the second half) with only K-pop songs, since I’ve been on a real bad K-pop kick lately. If you’re looking for more domestic tunes, then I’ll point you to Jake’s half of the playlist, which features the likes of Lady Gaga, Kehlani, and Drake.
Hi all! I’m back for another semester of blogging with an old favorite of mine. Today we’re dissecting “First” by Cold War Kids. This indie rock group got its start in California back in 2004, and they have worked their way into our hearts ever since.
“First” was a single released in 2015, stemming from their 2014 album Hold My Home. This piece quickly rose to number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Its overall emotional beat and relatable lyrics make this song incredibly relevant and timeless, earning it a rightful spot on my playlist this week.
“First” [Verse 1] “Cheated and lied, broken so bad You made a vow, never get mad You play the game, though it’s unfair They’re all the same, who can compare? First you lose trust, then you get worried”
Well, if last week’s Jukebox is any indication, it seems that people really love to know the songs that Jake and I abhor rather than those we adore. Our 20 Worst Songs of 2016 list was one of the most popular posts we’ve ever had since starting the playlist over a year ago.
This week we’re giving you the complete opposite! Our latest Jukebox highlights the absolute best of the best from the artists we loved in 2016 (sans the songs from Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which surely would be featured here if that album were available on Spotify). This includes 25 picks each from Jake and I, making for an incredible list of the 50 songs that captured our attention the most in 2016. The songs are not in ranked in order from #50 to #1. Instead, the first half of the playlist are my 25 picks, and the second half of the list belongs to Jake.
This playlist will run for the rest of the year. Enjoy it!
And be sure to come back on Friday when Jake and I reveal our top 10 albums of 2016!
We’re almost through the year, people! It’s list time!
Music Blogger Dan Fiorio wrote up a list of his top 25 albums of the year (find part 1 here; part 2 coming later this week), and next week, Jake and I will share our respective top 10 album lists with you in one combined post. I’ll also probably have some sort of list for my favorite films or favorite horror media this past year sometime in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for all of that goodness.
And next week for The Jukebox, we will feature our 50 favorite songs of 2016!
But for now, our playlist highlights the absolute WORST songs from 2016. These ones are bad, people. All of them. Every last one.
This is a big week for us here at the Jet Fuel Review! Today we have an “Artist’s Portfolio” from a Lewis University student, Mervyn John, so be sure to check out his stunning photography. Tomorrow, come back to see a similar feature focusing on Alex Turner, another Lewis University student artist. And, of course, don’t forget to marvel at the 12th issue of our journal, which drops on Thursday, December 1st!
As for the Jukebox, we have yet another phenomenal playlist (are you surprised?).
Jake and I both picked a song off of The Weeknd’s latest LP, Starboy, which dropped this past Friday. Other remarkable artists this week include A Tribe Called Quest, Chance The Rapper, John Mayer, and Florence + The Machine.