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Mar 13, 2020

It's a pretty stressful time, and I (Kirk) had a feeling some of you might be cooped up, staring at your phones and anxiously checking the news. I'm right there with you.

I've found a lot of comfort in music over the last few days, and occasionally, some much-needed distraction. I wanted to try to share that with all of you, so I made a new playlist featuring songs from artists I've talked about on Strong Songs.

You can find it here:


Apple Music:

Google Play: (Thanks Thomas!)

Here's the track list, for those who may want to create it for themselves:

1. Toto - Rosanna
2. Paul Simon - Spirit Voices
3. Beyoncé - Love On Top
4. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
5. ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
6. Queen - Love of my Life
7. Frozen 2 - Into The Unknown
8. Art Blakey - Come Rain or Come Shine
9. Electric Light Orchestra - Across the Border
10. Lin-Manuel Miranda - Piragua
11. Elton John - This Song Has No Title
12. Janelle Monáe - Wondaland
13. Heart - Love Alive
14. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
15. Madonna - Borderline
16. Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
17. Seal - Crazy
18. Danny Elfman w/ Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day
19. Dolly Parton - The Light of a Clear Blue Morning
20. Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
21. The Cardigans - Great Divide
22. Rush - La Villa Strangiato
23. Nina Simone - Feelin’ Good

If you have some free time, consider sitting down with the playlist, turning up the volume, and seeing what you hear. Where's the thump? Where are the pop and sizzle? What are the vocals doing? How about the bass? Are there any unexpected instruments in the mix?

Barring unforeseen events, I'll be back this coming Wednesday with a new episode. Stay safe, and take care of each other out there.




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