Introducing: flowershop’s “Five On Friday.” Each Friday, we’ll bring you a curated Spotify playlist by a contributing / staff writer, or an artist – featuring songs that are important to them.
We’re kicking it off with Michigander’s Jason Singer, who has kindly arranged five songs for this playlist, explaining in detail why he chose each one. The playlist and track breakdown can be found below!
“All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem
I like this one because it makes me slow down and think and recognize the moment. Time really flys by quickly and sooner than later you realize things change drastically. Teaches my to cherish the moments.
“I’ll Still Destroy You” by The National
It’s a new one. But it sort of talks about how things change at home while you travel (or tour). It’s weird going out on the road for a week or more and coming home and just noticing little changes. It can be really sad.
“Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
This was one the first songs I learned on guitar. This band was and is very influential on the songwriter I am today.
The Joshua Tree is one of the greatest albums of all time.
“Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis
Potentially the greatest song ever written. Need I say more? Oasis doesn’t get enough credit in the States. People here really only know them for Wonderwall and it’s a shame.
No Surprises by Radiohead
This was one the earliest alt-rock songs i can remember listening to. My 8th grade band teacher showed it to us on a Friday at the end of class.