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“11 Songs All About Dads & Fathers... To an Extent” features compelling musical selections, courtesy of Badflower (“Daddy”), D’Angelo and the Vanguard (“Sugah Daddy”), Demi Lovato (“Daddy Issues”), Denzel Curry (“Ricky”), and Kirk Franklin (“Father Knows Best”) among others. Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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“11 Songs All About Dads & Fathers... To an Extent” features compelling musical selections, courtesy of Badflower (“Daddy”), D’Angelo and the Vanguard (“Sugah Daddy”), Demi Lovato (“Daddy Issues”), Denzel Curry (“Ricky”), and Kirk Franklin (“Father K

Stop, stop, stop! Just S-T-O-P whatever you are doing! Why? Well, we have another playlist, and the key word is STOP.  Hopefully, all 13 songs selected on “13 Songs That’ll Make You Stop What You’re Doing” will totally ‘tickle your fancy’ and be an unstoppable force to your respective music rotation.  If not, hopefully you have fun reading the analytical blurb about each anyways. Musicians appearing on “13 Songs That’ll Make You Stop What You’re Doing” include Blueface (“Stop Cappin”), Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”), Pistol Annies (“Stop Drop and Roll One”), Thomas Rhett (“Don’t Stop Driving’”), and YG (“Stop Snitchin”) among others. Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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Stop, stop, stop! Just S-T-O-P whatever you are doing! Why? Well, we have another playlist, and the key word is STOP. Hopefully, all 13 songs selected on “13 Songs That’ll Make You Stop What You’re Doing” will totally ‘tickle your fancy’ and be an u

 Every year, there is a fresh crop of incredible, intriguing songs that incorporate LGBTQ+ themes.  Queer elements have appeared in music historically, but the elements are much more overt in the 2010s.  The LGBTQ+ community is definitely embraced more now than ever before – their voice is larger and more robust.  That said, as with any oft-marginalized community, there’s still plenty ways to go. “Totally Awesome LGBTQ+ Songs Beaming with Pride ” features songs that incorporate LGBTQ+ issues and themes and/or are performed by LGBTQ+ musicians.  Adding musicians to the lists compiled in years past, Ben Platt (“Ease My Mind”), Brandi Carlile (“The Joke”), Cub Sport (“Come Out” & “Party Pill”), Kevin Abstract (“American Problem” & “American Boyfriend), and Myylo (“Jonesing” & “Cyborg”) are some new faces to this PRIDE-filled, gargantuan playlist (77 Songs). Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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Every year, there is a fresh crop of incredible, intriguing songs that incorporate LGBTQ+ themes. Queer elements have appeared in music historically, but the elements are much more overt in the 2010s. The LGBTQ+ community is definitely embraced mo

No overly long explanation necessary here! Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Vampire Weekend, and Lizzo are among the musicians who fuel the fire of the “50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far).” Check out the full year-in-review playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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No overly long explanation necessary here! Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Vampire Weekend, and Lizzo are among the musicians who fuel the fire of the “50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far).” Check out the full year-in-review playlist only at The M

All of the songs on “11 Awesome Songs That Tickled My Fancy in May 2019” were released as singles or as an album track in May 2019. Musicians that made our ears perk up in the month of May include Joyner Lucas (“Isis”), Luke Combs (“Beer Never Broke My Heart”), Mary J. Blige (“Thriving”), Thomas Rhett (“Center Point Road”), and Tyler, The Creator (“New Magic Wand”) among others.  Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype - link in bio!
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All of the songs on “11 Awesome Songs That Tickled My Fancy in May 2019” were released as singles or as an album track in May 2019. Musicians that made our ears perk up in the month of May include Joyner Lucas (“Isis”), Luke Combs (“Beer Never Broke

Vampire Weekend (Father of the Bride), Billie Eilish (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), Ariana Grande (Thank U, Next), Tyler, the Creator (IGOR), and Lizzo (Cuz I Love You) round out the top-five of the “21 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)”. Check out the full, evolving year-in-review list only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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Vampire Weekend (Father of the Bride), Billie Eilish (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), Ariana Grande (Thank U, Next), Tyler, the Creator (IGOR), and Lizzo (Cuz I Love You) round out the top-five of the “21 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)”. Che

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“11 Songs with Eyes Fixed on the Road” features music courtesy of Andy Black (“Westwood Road”), Anderson .Paak (“Saviers Road”), Gus Dapperton (“Roadhead”), Lil Nax X (“Old Town Road”) and Thomas Rhett (“Center Point Road”). Check out the full playlist on at The Musical Hype - link in bio.
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“11 Songs with Eyes Fixed on the Road” features music courtesy of Andy Black (“Westwood Road”), Anderson .Paak (“Saviers Road”), Gus Dapperton (“Roadhead”), Lil Nax X (“Old Town Road”) and Thomas Rhett (“Center Point Road”). Check out the full playli

Protest music is alive and incredibly vibrant.  Why? Well, there’s a number of reasons. Ultimately, reasons for protest often boil down to social unrest, economic woes, and political turmoil.  This playlist, “13 Contemporary Protest Anthems” highlights modern anthems with plenty to say regarding the aforementioned issues. There are many, MANY more than just 13, but hey, can’t cover them all!

Musicians fueling the fire on “13 Contemporary Protest Anthems” include Anti-Flag (“American Attraction”), Frank Turner (“Make America Great Again”), Gary Clark, Jr. (“This Land”), Hozier (“Nina Cried Power”), and India.Arie (“Rollercoaster”) among others. Check out the full protesting list only at The Musical Hype - link in bio.
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Protest music is alive and incredibly vibrant. Why? Well, there’s a number of reasons. Ultimately, reasons for protest often boil down to social unrest, economic woes, and political turmoil. This playlist, “13 Contemporary Protest Anthems” highligh

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“15 Songs That Reference Things Associated with Religion” features secular music courtesy of Anthony Hamilton (“Amen”), Behemoth (“Havohej Pantocrator”), Kesha (“Praying”), Sarah Bareilles (“Armor”), and Travis Scott (“STOP TRYING TO BE GOD”) among many others. Check out this ‘righteous’ playlist in its entirety only at The Musical Hype - link in bio!
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“15 Songs That Reference Things Associated with Religion” features secular music courtesy of Anthony Hamilton (“Amen”), Behemoth (“Havohej Pantocrator”), Kesha (“Praying”), Sarah Bareilles (“Armor”), and Travis Scott (“STOP TRYING TO BE GOD”) among m

What albums were reviewed on The Musical Hype over the past two weeks? While we didn’t cover everything - and there are more album reviews in the works - we managed reviews for projects courtesy of Logic (CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND), Ciara (BEAUTY MARKS), Tyler, the Creator (IGOR, the creme de la creme), and DJ Khaled (FATHER OF ASAHD). Check out the full album reviews only at The Musical Hype - link in bio.
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What albums were reviewed on The Musical Hype over the past two weeks? While we didn’t cover everything - and there are more album reviews in the works - we managed reviews for projects courtesy of Logic (CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND), Ciara (BEAU

Magic is the keyword on this particular playlist, “13 Songs Where the Magic is Legit.” 13 Songs Where the Magic is Legit is comprised of music courtesy of Bruno Mars (“24K Magic”), BTS (“Magic Shop”), Father John Misty (“So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain”), India.Arie (“That Magic”), and Tyler, the Creator (“New Magic Wand”). Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype - link in bio!
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Magic is the keyword on this particular playlist, “13 Songs Where the Magic is Legit.” 13 Songs Where the Magic is Legit is comprised of music courtesy of Bruno Mars (“24K Magic”), BTS (“Magic Shop”), Father John Misty (“So I’m Growing Old on Magic M

“13 Songs About Buildings, Real or Imagined” features music courtesy of Arctic Monkeys (“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino”), Behemoth (“Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”), Ed Sheeran (“Castle on the Hill”), Logic (“Supermarket”), and Why Don’t We (“I Don’t Belong in This Club”). Check out the full playlist only on The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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“13 Songs About Buildings, Real or Imagined” features music courtesy of Arctic Monkeys (“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino”), Behemoth (“Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”), Ed Sheeran (“Castle on the Hill”), Logic (“Supermarket”), and Why Don’t We (“I Don’

One of the first songs that comes to mind when I think of ice is none other than “Ice, Ice Baby,” by Vanilla Ice.  The famous record samples Queen & David Bowie (“Under Pressure”), and instantly gets stuck in your head, even nearly three decades after its release.  That said, there have been a number of songs that reference that stuff that makes your drink cold.  Actually, in many cases, ‘ice’ has taken on different meanings – just ask the rappers.  In many instances on “11 Songs That Reference Ice”, ice is mentioned specifically.  In other instances, we opt for ‘frozen’ and related terminology. “11 Songs That Reference Ice” features ‘icy’ music courtesy of Beast in Black (“Blind and Frozen”), Bring Me the Horizon (“Sugar honey ice & tea”), Logic (“Icy”), Sabrina Claudio (“Frozen”), and Wallows (“Ice Cold Pool”). Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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One of the first songs that comes to mind when I think of ice is none other than “Ice, Ice Baby,” by Vanilla Ice. The famous record samples Queen & David Bowie (“Under Pressure”), and instantly gets stuck in your head, even nearly three decades afte

“11 Songs That Party Hard” features music courtesy of AJR (“Birthday Party”), Arctic Monkeys (“No. 1 Party Anthem”), Beyoncé (“Party – Homecoming Live”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), and Shawn Mendes (“Life of the Party”). Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype - link in bio.
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“11 Songs That Party Hard” features music courtesy of AJR (“Birthday Party”), Arctic Monkeys (“No. 1 Party Anthem”), Beyoncé (“Party – Homecoming Live”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), and Shawn Mendes (“Life of the Party”). Check out the full pla

“11 Songs Where It’s All Work and No Play” features music courtesy of Alex Aiono (“Work the Middle”), Chance the Rapper (“Work Out”), Hozier (“Work Song”), MGMT (“She Works Out Too Much”), and Rihanna (“Work”). Check out the full ‘work-centric’ playlist only at The Musical Hype - link in bio.
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“11 Songs Where It’s All Work and No Play” features music courtesy of Alex Aiono (“Work the Middle”), Chance the Rapper (“Work Out”), Hozier (“Work Song”), MGMT (“She Works Out Too Much”), and Rihanna (“Work”). Check out the full ‘work-centric’ playl

“15 Must-Hear, All-American Songs” features songs that explore the country, many seeking to atone the wrongs occurring in the greatest country in the world.  There are way more than just 15 songs about America, but this is a hand-picked, diverse list. Musicians fueling the fire include Arctic Monkeys (“American Sports”), Childish Gambino (“This is America”), Gary Clark, Jr. (“This Land”), Kevin Abstract (“American Boyfriend” and “American Problem”), and Lana Del Rey (“God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It”). Check out this full, totally ‘Merican playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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“15 Must-Hear, All-American Songs” features songs that explore the country, many seeking to atone the wrongs occurring in the greatest country in the world. There are way more than just 15 songs about America, but this is a hand-picked, diverse list

“13 Songs Where It’s a Matter of ‘If’” So, “If a picture paints a thousand words / Then why can’t I paint you?” That’s an excellent question Bread.  What about the hypothetical, 2008 Beyoncé hit, “If I Were a Boy” where she sings, “If I were a boy / I think I could understand / How it feels to love a girl / I swear I’d be a better man.” Five years prior to that, Alicia Keys once asserted that, “Some people want it all / But I don’t want nothing at all / If it ain’t you, baby / If I ain’t got you baby.” 14 years later, Blackbear would state on “If I Could I Would Feel Nothing” (Digital Druglord, 2017) that “‘Cause if I could I would feel nothing / That’s the truth and I don’t care, baby.” Why use these four random songs in this overly long introductory paragraph? Because all four songs have one word in common that fuels this particular playlist – the word ‘if.’ That’s right, all 13 songs featured on “13 Songs Where It’s a Matter of ‘If’”feature the word in their song title, bringing a hypothetical tilt to the selected songs.  No, none of the four aforementioned songs appear within the 13, but all four were worthy of some sort of shoutout, particularly “If” by Bread – classic! Musicians providing the soundtrack on 13 Songs Where It’s a Matter of ‘If’ include Gnash (“Imagine if”), Leon Bridges (“If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)”), Pusha T (“If You Know You Know”), Shawn Mendes (“If I Can’t Have You”), and Years & Years (“If You’re Over Me”). Check out the playlist in full only at The Musical Hype - link in bio!
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“13 Songs Where It’s a Matter of ‘If’” So, “If a picture paints a thousand words / Then why can’t I paint you?” That’s an excellent question Bread. What about the hypothetical, 2008 Beyoncé hit, “If I Were a Boy” where she sings, “If I were a boy /

“13 Songs from 2019 That Go Strictly by the Numbers” features music courtesy of Anderson .Paak (“Chosen One,” featuring Sonyae Elise), Ben Platt (“Hurt Me Once” and “In Case You Don’t Live Forever”), P!nk (“90 Days,” featuring Wrabel, and “Hurts 2B Human,” featuring Khalid), Rob Thomas (“One Less Day (Dying Young)”), and ScHoolboy Q (“5200”) among others. Check out the full playlist only at The Musical Hype (link in bio).
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“13 Songs from 2019 That Go Strictly by the Numbers” features music courtesy of Anderson .Paak (“Chosen One,” featuring Sonyae Elise), Ben Platt (“Hurt Me Once” and “In Case You Don’t Live Forever”), P!nk (“90 Days,” featuring Wrabel, and “Hurts 2B H