Everyone deserves a team of cheerleaders, following them around in their day to day life, cheering them on and hyping them up to get through the day, celebrating their successes and nursing their failures. We all deserve that. But unfortunately, not all of us have that. Not many of us do. Which is why the personal hype is so important.
Music plays a huge part in personal hype, which is why I create playlists very, very specifically. There are different types of hype, and I’ve created playlists on my Spotify (which by now, you really should have checked out…priyafrancis one word, you’re welcome), for each one. So for this post, I’m going to take you through all the playlists I’ve created, specifically for your personal hype.
The first one, was one of the original hype playlists I ever made. I called it sing into a hairbrush, because like I mentioned before, I’m very specific in the naming of my playlists. These are songs that are made to be sung along to. They’re for head-banging, singing around your room, blasting while you laze about the house or jamming to when your friends are over. I have to admit, I do indulge in the second option far more frequently. Close to every day.
The next playlist I made with the hype vibe intention was a playlist i called rage. Don’t be fooled, they aren’t angry songs, though most of them would fit into that category. This playlist was named in loving memory of one of my favourite TV shows, rage. It started late on a Friday night, and ran through to Saturday morning, just before all the cartoons came on. rage was broadcasted purely for music videos. Like MTV, but better. In my opinion. It’s run by a government broadcaster (don’t you love how I’m studying this at uni?? like go music students) so there are no ads, meaning more time for music vids. And there’s no set genre of music. While most of the music on MTV is centered around the charts, with other genres featuring and filling in spots, rage doesn’t have any feature or more prominent genres of music, so you literally get all music, which you will find in this playlist. It is one playlist of massive throwback songs that I continue to add to regularly. These songs were all played every Saturday morning in my house, all thanks to rage. Thank you rage. Eternally grateful.
This playlist is a different type of hype. It’s the hype for your emotions. feel something is all your feelings. Sometimes, you want to listen to sad music. You want to get in touch with your emotions. Listen to your heart. You want to feel it all. So I’ve made a playlist solely for that. You’re welcome.
It’s currently the middle of winter, but that hasn’t stopped me from adding to the summer to end all summers. This playlist is a key part of any successfully summer I guarantee. All good stuff, the summer hype you need.
This playlist is fairly self explanatory. I can’t really describe the hype you feel when you go out of your way to listen to some amazing RnB music. But I experience this often so naturally I made my own rnb playlist to assist me when I’m searching for my soul in Kendrick, Kehlani, Miss Elliot, Chris or even Soulja Boy. While writing this? I’m listening to this playlist. Even when I was learning you all a thing about the Australian icon that is rage, I was listening to this playlist.
You know when you feel like sitting in a hazed, fogged up bar, with some whiskey, maybe clicking along to the jazz band playing on stage? You know when you feel like putting one hand on your heart and the other in the air and just like…howling? Or when you want to imagine you were a backing dancer in the detention scene in Hairspray were Tracy shows Seaweed her ‘smooth moves’? Or even in the background of a Jackson 5 music video? Or when you want to…jive dance, even though all you know about jiving is what you’ve seen all your older aunties and uncles dance? Yeah? smokey is the playlist for those specific hype moments.
I’m not sure how safe this is, but sometimes you need to hype yourself while driving, you need to listen to specific music? This is the music that I find myself wanting to listen to. Be aware, that I’m also a serial singing driver, and I generally sing along to all the songs I drive to. That’s where i can’t drive yet comes in. It’s named so, because here in Australia, I don’t have the required hours to completely drive by myself, so until I reach my 120 hours of supervised driving, I’m driving with my mum or dad next to me at all times.
This is without a doubt, my favourite type of hype playlist. It’s also my most used, just because of how many of my friends play this playlist too. It’s called before the uber comes. It’s for the hour or two before you head out when you’re either getting ready or getting ready. If you know what I mean. I hope you know what I mean. Drinks are just really expensive at night clubs.
But these are songs meant to be sung with other people. Or into the end of a mascara wand. Or bobbed along to while a hair straightener has your head trapped.
Do be warned, there are a fair bit of RnB and hip hop songs on this playlist, just because that’s the general taste of most of my friends in these situations. But I know there’s at least five songs you’ll appreciate should you put this playlist to use!
But yeah, this is another one of my playlists that’s a bit different. I hope you guys liked it, let me know what you thought! Drop your Spotify usernames if you have one in the comments and I’ll follow you and have a snoop at your playlists :))