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PLAYLIST: Top 5 POTUSA songs for Presidents day

In honor of President’s Day, we here at MusicGeek have compiled a list of the top five songs (in no particular order) from The Presidents of the United States of America. So, without further ado, here they are!

1. “Peaches” from The Presidents of the United States of America
Peaches is one of those sunny day songs that just makes you want to lay in the grass and eat a particularly juicy fruit. Bringing some of their best thick tones, this track is an alternative rock classic.

2.  “Love Delicatessen” from Pure Frosting
In this track, The Presidents depart from their typical three-piece sound and add in acoustic guitar and even a bit of piano. The lyrics are full of innuendos and are particularly catchy. Complete with a bluesy break down, this is one track you can’t miss.


PLAYLIST: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love for many and a reminder of loneliness for others. In the spirit of love and loneliness, I have organized — in no particular order — some of the best indie love songs over the last 10 or so years or so. Each of these songs are draped in melancholy while also delivering a powerful and heartfelt message of love. Throughout my life, I have used these same tracks to wallow in sadness, whereas now they supplement my feelings to the one I love.

So, whether you are feeling down and out or deeply in love, this playlist will help you make it through the day.

1. Radiohead – “Lucky”
A song I often listened to when lost and lonely. I now clearly see the very powerful and forward-looking message Thom Yorke passionately delivers.

2. Augustana – “Coffee and Cigarettes”
Escape and love: the clear message behind this song. Escape from ourselves for some, escape with love for others. Beautiful.


PLAYLIST: Top 10 songs for the open road


Matthew Montgomery, 2009

Back in September 2009, I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in my car while traveling across the western half of the United States. During this time I discovered that when speeding down a side road in Iowa, not all songs were created equal. Here is a list, in no particular order, of the 10 best songs for driving to.

1. The All New Adventures of Us – “Firetruck”

This song is wonderful to say the least. It meets all the requirements to be a good driving song: sonic guitars, blasting horns, enough changes to keep you interested and of course, a beat you can tap your gas pedal too. The song speaks of never missing another adventure, and that really embodies what this article is about: adventures.

2. The Beatles – “Two of Us”
“Two of Us” is one of those jangly guitar songs you just can’t do without on a good drive. It’s stood the test of time and after nearly 40 years it is just as valid as it was on its release. The song itself induces images of driving on a winding backroad with the windows down and the sun shining.