The Kind of Music That Best Fits Your Condo Playlist
Music can be heard everywhere. Music is a protean form – so changeable, so versatile. We listen to music as a means of managing our mood, inspiring a workout, or just for motivation. Although music is also an important way of communicating self-identity, such as our feelings, memory, enjoyment, and desire, everyone likes and chooses what kind of music one wants.
While we could list classic hit songs such as ‘Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin, and quite simply any song by The Beatles, there are several other songs that you can add to your condo playlist. If you’ve just moved into your own condo or planning for one, you can check out the latest offerings at SXSW Condos.
Thousands of songs, but just a few make it to our playlist. So, rock along to Scorpions. Just in the era between hard rock and classic rock, depending on who you ask, ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ is a guitar-heavy song that deserves your attention. Released in 1984, the song is still popular today, appearing in the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’.
Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling’ is iconic – an unforgettable classic rock masterpiece with a catchy chorus and guitar riffs that will repeat in your mind over and over again. It will be remembered by fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ from one of earlier seasons.
Classic bands and their songs creates a moment in time. Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way’ is a bop, Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ memorable a dedication to a friend, and classic rock is nothing without ‘Sweet Emotion’ by Aerosmith. The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ is a creepy hit, while ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ by Kansas is simply sensational.
Steppenwolf offer a signature classic rock jam in the 1969 hit ‘Born to Be Wild’ . Listen to it once and you’ll have to stop yourself buying a leather jacket, a motorbike, and taking to the open road. Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’ will certainly be on any classic rock playlist, while newbies to the genre will instantly be drawn to ‘Purple Haze’.
‘Edge of Seventeen’ by Stevie Nicks was nominated for a Grammy award in 1981 for best female rock vocal performance, while Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart’ also rocks. Her take on ‘Piece of My Heart’ – originally recorded by Aretha Franklin’s sister Erma – set the music scene on fire in 1968. And ‘Smoke On The Water’ by Deep Purple is just as classic as rock is. Peaking at #4 in the Billboard chart in 1973, its parent album ‘Machine Head’ is a must-listen for all lovers of rock ‘n’ roll.
‘Purple Rain’ by Prince is simply one of the most iconic songs of all time, but Led Zeppelin ‘Going to California’ is a bit of a mellow one. This song pays homage to the state of California and all its natural wonders.
If we’re going to rock’n’roll, who better to lead us than AC/DC’s ‘For Those About To Rock’ is another relatively well-known song by a well-known band, but this tune from 1981 has special meaning for true fans. Since the death of founding member Malcolm Young in 2017, fans in the UK have been lobbying to make this album number one on the charts in his honour.
The next time you put together a condo playlist, consider how your song choices could reflect your personality. Also, you might consider listening to music types you usually don’t prefer.
Here’s hoping this list helps while you plan a move to a new place.