This month's mix follows a more focused theme than just songs I've listened to over the course of September, though of course they happen to belong to that category as well! These songs are all ones I either listened to or heard during my trip to southern California to catch a taping of The Big Bang Theory and to attend Dapper Day, an unofficial event at Disneyland where as long as you're dressed any kind of fancy, you'll fit right in with the weekend's atmosphere! It was a great trip, with enough time to squeeze in checking out a new record store (stay tuned for a post about Atomic Records) and one of my favorite aspects of excursions like that is figuring out what songs will end up defining it.
I have a couple staples at this point, like listening to "Fast In My Car" by Paramore at the beginning of a road trip and "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses when I reach a destination or return home, but the rest is left up to chance from my iPod or songs I hear playing over the radio/speakers while on those vacations. A decent amount of high energy pop-punk found its way into this one because it's the perfect kind of music to hype yourself up to, but it wasn't just limited to that, and newer pop staples like "Centuries" which premiered while I was on the road, and "Bang Bang", to commemorate my behind-the-scenes look of The Big Bang Theory fit in just as well, as did "The Boys of Summer", which I overheard while walking through Downtown Disney. You might also recognize Blinker The Star from a couple monthly mixes ago, and I guess they're just a very monthly band to me because "September Already" had to be included for obvious reasons, and Jordon Zadorozny makes a double appearance in this playlist as one of the musical geniuses in Digital Noise Academy's "Touch". Everyone's road trip mix is unique to their own tastes, but hopefully there's a couple in here that might find their way into your next trip's rotation, and as always, you can listen to it either on 8tracks or Spotify through the widgets below.
- Fast In My Car - Paramore
- Summer Jam - Set Your Goals
- Sink Into Me - Taking Back Sunday
- Light Up The Night - Recover
- Centuries - Fall Out Boy
- Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
- The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
- Touch - Digital Noise Academy
- September Already - Blinker The Star
- Paradise City - Guns N' Roses