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Playlist for a really cold and sucky day like today

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Once upon a time, the Polar Vortex screwed us over. And then it never really let go.

When your toes are numb, your eyeballs feel like they have ice damage and your face is red, blotchy and ugly, you need an extra boost to feel like the world is an okay place.

So, take a minute, lean back, close your eyes,* and listen to these songs that will warm your very soul and help you pretend that the sun is still alive and well.

*But also, don’t close your eyes because these are all videos.


1. “Heatwave” by Martha & the Vandellas

1 and a half. “Lounge Medley” from Sister Act

REMEMBER THIS MOVIE?! This medley contains the song “Heatwave,” but it also doesn’t really have a place on this playlist. Then again, it has a place on every playlist ever. Just go with it.

2. “Hot In Herre” by Nelly

But it’s not hot in herre, so don’t take off all your clothes. Are you crazy? Layer that shit up.

3. “Sunday Sun” by Beck

Because Sunday Funday isn’t the same without a little sun, amiright?

4. “Go Outside” by Cults

“Oh, I really wanna go outside…” So do we, Cults, so do we. BTW, they’ll be at The Blue Note on Feb. 12.

5. “Man On Fire” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Little Daylight remix)

I almost wouldn’t mind being on fire at this point. Fire burns are better than freezer burns, right?

6. “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone

Remember what it feels like to actually sweat?

7. “Flowers in Your Hair” by Lumineers

Remember what flowers look like? (gentle sobs)

8. “Beds are Burning” by Midnight Oil

Falling asleep on a bed of flame sounds like either Hell’s Super 8 Motel or what God sent to make up for the Polar Vortex.

9. “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes

Bonus: It’s impossible not to dance to this song, so maybe you’ll warm up a little? Maybe?

10. “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps

Burn, baby, burn. Burn that mother down.


“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

Because OH MY GOD.


“Summertime” by Aaron Carter and Baha Men


Got any other ideas for the playlist? Tell us! Tweet us (@the_blue_note) or leave a comment.

Post written by Laura Heck. 


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