Friday Playlist: Here Comes the Sun

Songs about transformation (and the ’60s) from members of our staff.

Illustration by Minna


  • teenager April 27th, 2012 11:04 PM

    As soon as I saw the picture I knew I’d be in luuuuuuuuuuuv with this playlist, I WAS CORRECT it looks brilliant

    can’t wait to jam to this alllllll weekend! thanks Rookie!

  • monisters April 27th, 2012 11:15 PM

    Amazing playlist! Guess I know what I’ll be listening to all weekend. :)

  • ToriLynne April 27th, 2012 11:21 PM

    I love it! You all have terrific taste! :)
    xo, Tori

  • thefondest April 27th, 2012 11:24 PM

    What about “Turn Turn Turn” by The Byrds? I mean, duh.

  • Ellie April 27th, 2012 11:35 PM


  • pendulous-threads April 28th, 2012 12:07 AM

    This playlist is wonderful and all, but you’re TOTALLY missing The Doors. D:

  • kittenmix April 28th, 2012 12:15 AM

    Ah so good! Also, Yves Klein Blue does a really cool Walk on The Wild Side cover:

  • Arabella April 28th, 2012 12:33 AM

    i love this playlist screams it is great!!!!

  • Susann April 28th, 2012 12:38 AM

    I love the illustration! The Beatles are the best!

  • Steph April 28th, 2012 2:41 AM

    <3 françoise hardy

  • bewarethejabberwock April 28th, 2012 4:05 AM

    Here Comes The Sun is the most played song on my ipod! I listened to it all last summer in the hope that it would work like a reverse rain dance and the sun would come out.
    (It didn’t really work; I suppose even the Beatles can’t control nature. But I live in hope).

  • purrr April 28th, 2012 6:37 AM

    When I heard out the Diana Ross song, I didn’t really think it could really be about coming out as being an LGBT, but then I started listening to the lyrics, and they make so much sense!
    The song is so great! It really made me think that maybe I should take the big step and really come out.

    You’re changing lives, Rookie!

  • marshmallow_me April 28th, 2012 7:56 AM

    awesome and totally rad playlist
    send you my love girls from Russia yeah

  • MissKnowItAll April 28th, 2012 8:19 AM

    Can we just have a “Best of the Beatles” playlist?

    • April 28th, 2012 11:27 AM

      YES!! Rookie needs to make one of those!

  • eliselbv April 28th, 2012 9:57 AM

    haha this playlist is awesome, plus I’m French so what a joy to see Françoise Hardy in it !

  • Lucas April 28th, 2012 10:06 AM

    Landslide is love!

  • Microbyte1 April 28th, 2012 10:55 AM


  • vanguardinspace April 28th, 2012 11:28 AM

    Love it! This is perfect for the mood i’m in this weekend

  • bridgeey April 28th, 2012 12:00 PM

    omg rookie you don’t just go and but an upbeat song after landslide
    my emotions are going akdsjhdlkfj

    omg i love the crystals song though

  • Kathryn April 28th, 2012 1:05 PM

    love this so much! rookie is literally THE BEST THING EVER!!!

  • Abby April 28th, 2012 4:38 PM

    You know, Rookie kind of makes me hate the weekends a little bit…

    Anyway, good playlist! When I turned sixteen, my aunt called me and sang the last song to me :).

  • Jenn April 28th, 2012 8:25 PM

    This playlist is awesome though the addition of the lovely show tune Welcome the the 60′s from Hairspray couldn’t have hurt :)

  • moonflower April 29th, 2012 6:05 AM

    Maybe if I play this then it will stop pissing down in England and the campout this friday will actually happen!

  • sur-real-ist April 29th, 2012 8:22 AM

    Just made my day :)

  • lakshmi April 29th, 2012 10:10 PM


  • soybrain April 30th, 2012 4:58 AM

    by far one of the best playlists! mudhoney is the best, aw

  • stormy5 May 1st, 2012 2:15 AM

    Gorgeous! But the Nina Simone version of Here Comes the Sun is even better …

  • lilmissfudge May 5th, 2012 5:28 AM

    I don’t quite know what to make of this playlist, I just know that I love it <3 and an amazing start too :)! Rookie should make a beatles playlist!

  • tiger1i1y June 26th, 2012 12:37 AM

    i love this playlist, perfect for doing homework! ♥♥♥♥

  • dianabanana April 21st, 2013 7:53 PM

    i saw time of the season by the zombies on here and of course just i had to listen