Plymouth Playlist: February 2020

By: Mason Masotta & Nicholas A. Prescott mtm1027@plymouth.edu, nap1020@plymouth.edu

Here’s the Feb. edition of the Plymouth Playlist. Every month we select songs to encompass that month. Just like last time, we are selecting ONE student submitted song for consideration in March’s playlist. Send your choice to mtm1027@plymouth.edu along with a short summary of why you chose this song.

The Plymouth playlist will appear in the first issue of every month right here in the A&E section. Without further ado, here are our seven picks for February 2020.

I’m Gonna Love Me Again- Elton John, Taron Egerton

The movie “Rocketman” revitalized the world’s interest in rock icon Elton John back in 2019. With the original song, “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” winning an Oscar, it felt right to show some love for a true song of redemption. Playing throughout the credits of the movie, “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” is a reflection of John getting rid of toxic people from his life and recovering from addiction. Singing the piece with actor Taron Edgerton as his past voice adds a whole level ofdepth to the already catchy music.

Farewell- Eminem

Plymouth missed out on Eminem’s latest album, “Music To Be Murdered By,” this past January. With his surprising appearance at the Oscars last weekend, denying Mr. Mathers an appearance on the Playlist seemed unjust. The song “Farewell” feels like classic Eminem with the artist throwing out insults to an unspecified lover as well as putting himself down for his destructive tendencies. Revisiting the violent imagery of his past works, fans of the rappers song “When I’m Gone” will recognize a familiar tone.

Impossible- James Arthur

I’ll be honest and admit I got this song from “ship” edits on YouTube. Mostly “Game of Thrones” and “Lucifer” ones, but inspiration comes from odd places. James Arthur’s ballad of a tragic relationship can inspire hurt in even the strongest of hearts. With a solid drum track behind it, “Impossible” creates an atmosphere of epicness. It’s as if this relationship he is discussing had a universal impact. Makes sense why so many people have made videos with it online now, right?

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get tired of this snow every day. This song is summery and flowery and fun, so I’m placing it here in the hopes that The Fates will hear my plea and give us warmer weather, or at least less snow. But Harry Styles’ new album that this song is from is chock full of summery fun beats, but this one is my favorite of the bunch.

The Love Club – Lorde

Valentine’s Day is here and upon us, so buckle up and play your romantic music for your significant other while you feed them heart-shaped chocolates. This song isn’t exactly about what the title says, but the title fits the bill, and I’m honestly running out of songs on my iTunes to use for these playlists, so here we are. If you’re someone who is single on this capitalism-driven holiday, celebrate the fact that you don’t have to go and buy flowers or chocolates or cards.

Right Hand Man – Lin Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton

Everyone’s favorite holiday is coming up this month. It’s such a big deal where we usually get a day off from school and some business close. That’s right, it’s President’s Day! In honor of the holiday, I’m using a song from the hit Broadway show, Hamilton to celebrate. This is the song that George Washington is introducedin the show in, so celebrate the best holiday ever with this glorious song.

We’ll Be O.K. – Bayside

O.K. so this is going to be a super deep cut. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is finally coming back to finish its final season this month. When the show was first coming out, this song was used in a commercial and I have loved it ever since. I can’t find that commercial where the song came from, but it just played in the background as Obi Wan flourished his lightsaber. Anyway, this song definitely should not have been used for a children’s show, but it was anyway.