Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guest List Week 2014: Desa's Best of 2014

It's the triumphant return of Guest List Week!  Every day from now until I run out of lists, we'll take a look at 2014 through the eyes of people who are not me.  (My list, if you missed it, is here).  I'm lucky that my friends have such uniformly exquisite taste in music. 

Today, ring in the new year with Desa Warner!  Desa's 2013 Guest List is here, her 2014 Guest List is below.

Hi! Desa here.  I have two main playlists I add to on Spotify: “Living Room Dance Party” and

“Not Quite Dance Songs.”  Although my dance party mix tends to get more plays, my Guest List
this year is a bit less dance-y than I would have initially expected.  I recognize this list is not for
everyone.  I jump (unapologetically!) from country (Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric
Church and Little Big Town) to hip hop (Kevin Gates and Kendrick Lamar), indulge in catchy
sugar pop (G.R.L and Jesse J) and even pay tribute (via The Chainsmokers) to all of those who,
deep down, just want to be like Kanye.

Big thanks to Aaron for providing a platform for this list.  The opportunity encourages me to sit

for a couple hours to look back on my year and give it a soundtrack that will resonate with me
for years to come.

(1) Miranda Lambert - “Somethin' Bad” (f/ Carrie Underwood)

(2) Ella Eyre - “Comeback”
(3) The Chainsmokers - “Kanye”
(4) Bishop Allen - “Black Hole”
(5) Walk the Moon - “Sidekick”
(6) Jessie J - “Bang Bang” (f/ Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj)
(7) Kendrick Lamar - “i”
(8) Robert DeLong - “Isabel Street”
(9) G.R.L. - “Ugly Heart”
(10) Kevin Gates - “I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)”
(11) Zella Day - “Hypnotic”
(12) Ex Cops - “Wanna Be” (f/ LP)
(13) Frankie Ballard - “Sunshine & Whiskey”
(14) Bleachers - “I Wanna Get Better”
(15) Walk the Moon - “Shut Up and Dance”
(16) Pharrell Williams - “Come Get It Bae”
(17) Eric Church - “Cold One”
(18) La Roux - “Sexotheque”
(19) Little Big Town - “Stay All Night”

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