Stories in Beat that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
I’m an Old White Dude Who Loves K-Pop Music
Yes, it’s true. I love K-pop, even though it’s highly unusual for someone in my baby boomer generation to get into that kind of music. Plus, it’s mostly sung in the Korean language, but with some English interspersed here and there. But the dancing, oh, the dancing. It’s so exciting to watch the amazingly choreographed dance routines, which are fun and entertaining as accompaniments to the songs.
My Spotify 2020 Wrapped | Atlas
To think that Spotify Wrapped is four years old already! It has become the perfect way to let everyone know what we have been listening to without seeming like a brag! Whether it comes as a surprise or it was pretty obvious, the Spotify Wrapped is a great insight into our listening habits and how much we rely on music to get us through the year, not only this but it also shows us how our tastes evolve, adapting to our state of mind.
To the Beat: November 2020
We're here to rewind another month full of new music, playlists, and stories you shared on Beat, our music community. This month has proven yet again that all of you indeed are the guiding track to all things music. With over 100 new stories published on Beat this month, we created another impressive, eclectic, and motivating playlist for you, which is sure to keep going through the end of the year!
Miley Does it Again
Let me caveat this whole story by noting that it might come from a place of bias. I'm a huge Miley fan, starting from her "crazy" phase as some call it, which started during my last year of high school. Maybe I wanted to live vicariously through her because of how bored I was. I was drawn to the essence of freedom she exuded. The more I listened to her music and followed her work I realized how little she gave a fuck what people thought of her but how big she gave a fuck about other people, animals and the world at large.
10 Songs Covers that Don't Exist
Whether you love it or hate it when musicians cover other artists songs, it's been a long-going tradition ever since the music industry begun. Covers are everywhere through Youtube videos, karaoke nights and your local church session. There are good covers and bad covers. A good cover will bring a whole new life into a song like Placebo's cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill. It can even make people forget that it's a cover at all like Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U.
READY TO RUMBLE
I have found it. This is the perfect running playlist for my millennial/gen Z babies. It contains all the pop/rap hits from 2010-the present. It can't get much better than this and I am here to tell you why.
Totally Radical '80s Workout Montage
Y’all. Am I the only one who doesn’t have a set workout routine? When I think of exercise, I don’t imagine a planned list neatly organized in sets of reps. If I tried to workout that way, I would give up after a week. Hour long pilates videos and weight-lifting have never worked out for me. Instead, I like to think of working out as a set of activities that I enjoy doing throughout the day. Everyday.
To the Beat: October 2020
We're wrapping up another month with a new round of To the Beat! This month's playlist is one to motivate, spook, and inspire, with plenty of throwbacks and classics, fit for any event. Beat, our music community, had incredible stories based on different experiences and tastes in music that led us to create this one of a kind playlist for you. We found songs that mean a lot to you, help you get through stressful times, and some feel-good jams that boosted our workday mood this week.
My Playlist Guide for Your Inner Girl Boss
Today, more than ever, women are tapping into their most divine, authentic, and unapologetic self. You may be asking, what is this higher power I allude to? What is this new-found divinity? Well, it is that of the Girl Boss. In a world guided by a patriarchal agenda, where we are constantly bombarded with misogyny, sexism, and archaic gender norms the Girl Boss has emerged as a direct challenge to these toxic structures. As women slowly claim their seats at the table, whether in music, business, science, education, etc. they are literally defying the traditional standards set out for them.
Why You Need A Sad Songs Playlist In Your Life
It is my humble opinion that sad songs make the world go round. There is nothing like blasting your ear drums to the song that touches your inner soul - we all have one. You know, the song you played over and over again when you broke up with your first love, or the song that speaks directly to you at your saddest. There is nothing like that feeling of being completely seen by someone else's words, when you're at your most vulnerable or low.
A Personal Playlist: Music Therapy and COVID19
Some Interesting Facts about Music Who is a music lover? Who regularly uses music to cope with stressful people and situations? Who makes and/or listens to music? If you answer yes to some or all of these questions, this will be a perfect blog for you to read! Many people can never go without a pair of headphones and some songs to get grooving to, and I am definitely one of them! Some people make music for a living, despite their circumstances or public crisises such as the COVID19 pandemic that the whole world is grappling with.
To the Beat: September 2020
We're back and ready to get into the fall spirit with another To the Beat! September's playlist is one of the most diverse roundups we've had so far! The genres you loved this month were the usuals—rap, oldies, and rock & roll—but also included pop-punk, reggae, Russian techno, and even classical! There is quite literally something for everyone on September's playlist, so whether you're leaf-peeping, pumpkin picking, or drinking a PSL, turn up the dial and listen to this month's To the Beat at the bottom of this story.