Playlist Thursday: Vacation Songs

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I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Here is the format via Pavement Runner:

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.

Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.

Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Today’s theme is: Vacation. Songs that make you think of being someplace else, or songs that make you think of traveling!


Artist: Toto

Title: Africa

Side Note: I have always been obsessed with this song, definitely reminds me of traveling.

Quotable: “I hear the drums echoing tonight. But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation. She’s coming in 12:30 flight. The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation.”


Artist: Owl City featuring Carly Rae Jepsen

Title: Good Times

Side Note: Clearly, I am still a teeny bopper at heart, damn these songs are catchy.

Quotable: “Slept in all my clothes like I didn’t care. Hopped into a cab, take me anywhere. I’m in if you’re down to get down tonight.’Cause it’s always a good time”


Artist: The Beatles

Title: Back in the USSR

Side Note: I took Russian in high school and have been wanting to visit ever since.

Quotable: “Been away so long I early knew the place. Gee, its good to be back home. Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case. Honey disconnect the phone. I’m back in the USSR. You don’t know how lucky you are, boy”