Songs From the Now Unlocked Vault

Picture this. Four guys getting together for their annual road trip – a weekend away from responsibilities. No one to remind them to slow down, drink more water, or to remember to feed the kids and dogs because…well, of course they will. Like children themselves, they counted sleeps and packed a week ahead of time and each showed up at the driver’s house with a fresh load of coffee, their weekend playlists, cigars, beer money, and a few smokes. It’s the annual guy’s weekend road trip, after all.

So, with each family goodbye spoken and the already rising sun beckoning their presence on the open road, they all pile in and get ready to roll out.  The driver pushes the button to start the vehicle, the dash blinks awake and the Bluetooth connection is automatically made its way to the driver’s iphone. It was at that moment that the driver felt this certain sinking feeling remembering the last drive to the grocery store and what he was listening to. The first song of the annual crazy fun weekend that blasted through those speakers? Bebe Rhexa – “I Got You”. OMG, go listen to it. It was bad – if you’re heading out with a bunch of guys, it’s just bad.

Well, my name is Derick and I was that driver. I live with that shame and I am the object of every joke that these three clowns made that weekend. My iphone and my speakers exposed the first song  of a playlist that I had collected and hid away never to be heard by anybody else. Of course these guys got a hold of that and tore me apart like carnivores on a fresh kill. Why is is it always funnier when it happens to someone else?

In an effort to exorcise the ghost of that weekend and to own this, I have decided to share with you the contents of the playlist they forced me to play for the rest of that trip. And so my efforts weren’t in vain in compiling the songs for the road trip, I have included them below the Bebe Rexha and Friends Surprise! And yes, I still enjoy these songs no less!

Songs of the Vault

I Got You – Bebe Rexha

Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

He wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton

The Boy is Mine – Monica & Brandy

Yesterday Once More

Baby – Brandy

Firework – Katy Perry

I Dare You – The XX

Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

Hanging on Too Long – Duffy

Love on The Brain – Rhianna

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Music (ft. Lauryn Hill) – Joss Stone

Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)– Rhianna

And the Playlist I intended to share:

The Guys Road Trip

Peace Frog – The Doors

Shine – Mondo Cozmo

Beck + Call – July Talk

Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet

Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Olsen’s Blues – Spin Doctors

When You’re Falling – Afro Celt Sound System

All Along the Watchtower – Devlin & Ed Sherran

Black Man in a White World – Michael Kiwanuka

Keep on Running – Stevie Wonder

Glory Box – The Avener & John Martyn

Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise – The White Stripes

Off The Ground – The Record Company

Lonely Boy – Black Keys

Keep Your Hands Off Her – Black Keys

I Put a Spell on You – DJ Champion

Thoughtcrime (Doin’ My Think) – Horrorshow


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