Music

Friday Playlist: By Popular Demand

You ask, we deliver.

Every Friday we post a playlist here on Rookie. And every Friday you tell us what we’re missing, what we forgot, and how we have failed you as readers/listeners. You’ve suggested about 200 songs to us in the comments, all* of them deserving to be included in a playlist. Here, as an all-too-inadequate expression of our regret, are 20 of them.

* Maybe not all. But most!

Illustration by Minna

36 Comments

  • Kelsey June 29th, 2012 7:02 PM

    Bloody hell, Start Wearing Purple.
    It gets stuck in my head so easily.

  • mayaautumn June 29th, 2012 7:07 PM

    such a great idea.
    I’m really proud of your actions.

    http://cottonmixblog.blogspot.com

  • Moxx June 29th, 2012 7:12 PM

    MINISTRYYYYYYYYHCXBNGORGNSOGNRTEJOONJDFZNGOGDMOEAIGNESOIDTROGNTORSHTNOTRSINIBGOJAFJ

    my love my love my love my love

  • WitchesRave June 29th, 2012 7:12 PM

    Aww you guys love us just as much as we love yous :’)

    witches-rave.tumblr

  • thefondest June 29th, 2012 7:31 PM

    Hooray hooray, I suggested Thee Headcoatees!!!

  • shalalala June 29th, 2012 7:37 PM

    start wearing purple <3 i went to a gogol bordello's concert and it was AWESOME.

  • June 29th, 2012 7:41 PM

    YAYYYYY!!! Asleep by the smiths :):):)

  • sn0wwhite June 29th, 2012 7:42 PM

    erasure <3

  • bethleeroth June 29th, 2012 7:46 PM

    LADY!

    That is all.

  • Ginny June 29th, 2012 7:56 PM

    CLEARLY THIS PLAYLIST IS MISSING “I WANT IT NOW” BY VERUCA SALT FROM WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

    gosh

  • alicerose June 29th, 2012 7:59 PM

    what a glorious selection of tunes ♥

    serendipitousmusings.tumblr.com

  • katrinaexplainsitall June 29th, 2012 8:27 PM

    i love how mariah carey is on here :3

    http://www.katrinaspice.blogspot.com

  • AmyR June 29th, 2012 8:36 PM

    I WANT A FEAST, I WANT A BEAN FEAST

    (see “I Want It Now” by Veruca Salt)

  • DANNI June 29th, 2012 9:00 PM

    where did you find hungry like a wolf (the hole cover)? was it some b-side, or did you get it from mtv plugged and unplugged or whatever? did you download it from youtube?

    • Anaheed June 29th, 2012 10:46 PM

      Shhh, we downloaded it from YouTube.

      • back2thepast June 29th, 2012 11:11 PM

        #youtubeconverteristhenewlimewire
        #rookielove
        #onedirection

  • Dylan June 29th, 2012 9:07 PM

    Dying I’m dying hahaha

  • MadelinelovesLouReed June 29th, 2012 9:30 PM

    GOGOL BORDELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Score. Eugene Hutz’s facial hair is such a fucking work of art. Did you know he’s fifty? FIFTY! He is my spirit animal.

    • la fee clochette July 1st, 2012 12:07 PM

      He’s almost 40, not 50. but cheers to him bein your spirit animal! ;)

  • poison ivy June 29th, 2012 10:49 PM

    whoa i suggested one of those songs! i feel special! thank you rookie you made my day! i think i will go listen to the gnome again…

  • Sonja June 29th, 2012 10:55 PM

    i love this IDEA.

    and Whoever Reader Wherever You Are:

    LADY BY STYX

  • Susann June 30th, 2012 1:15 AM

    Great that you have The Beatles and The Smiths on the playlist! :)

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini June 30th, 2012 3:40 AM

    Whoever added Hairspray and wrock to the playlist, know that I love you.
    Oooh, and ever since this video ( http://crackglee.tumblr.com/post/24330147839/gleecrack-v-2-masterpost ) I’ve been associating Always by Erasure with gay couples frolicking in meadows with rainbows and unicorns, and gosh darn it.. Isn’t life jolly?

  • 1000swedishfish June 30th, 2012 5:32 AM

    Girlfriend :’) thank you rookie!

  • isobele June 30th, 2012 9:13 AM

    START WEARING PURPLE! this song makes me want to play the accordion.

    http://seesusiebean.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Libby June 30th, 2012 9:48 AM

    Start wearing purple, wearing purple, wearing purple for me noooooooooooooooooooow.
    Also, the smiths! Yay.

  • Ancalagon June 30th, 2012 10:55 AM

    The Smiths. Oh my goodness. Hairspray. OH MY GOODNESS. <3
    Rookie needs more show tunes! What about La Cage Aux Folles? That one's pretty Rookie-ish, and so is Grease (although that one's been thoroughly covered already). Spring Awakening? Chicago?

    • annagracie June 30th, 2012 11:56 AM

      Yes! Spring Awakening. I’m feelin’ it.

  • julia.lena June 30th, 2012 12:20 PM

    hey rookie, you guys should put all your playlists on spotify…jus sayin!

  • marimba_girl June 30th, 2012 2:33 PM

    YEESSSS!!!! Harry and the Potters fangirl right here!!

  • VeronicaLake July 1st, 2012 12:58 AM

    Lady and Start Wearing Purple are my jams! List would be perfect if they had Gogol Bordello’s “American Wedding” tbh haha

  • Shayna July 2nd, 2012 1:34 AM

    omg always by erasure is the song in robot unicorn attack (literally the best game ever!)
    http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-twitchy-online-game.html
    PLAY IT NOW
    YOU WILL LOVE IT :)

  • Anna F. July 2nd, 2012 12:33 PM

    I LOVE YOU, ROOKIE READERS

  • runningfilm July 2nd, 2012 5:08 PM

    When I saw “Start Wearing Purple” on here, I almost peed my pants.

  • LM July 2nd, 2012 5:41 PM

    DADDY I WANT A SQUIRREL (and a sparkle pony also, but I know you’re only human).

    s’all I’m sayin’.

    http://tooyoungforbaileys.blogspot.com.au/

  • jess July 3rd, 2012 2:19 PM

    FAVE ROOKIE PLAYLIST, EVER.
    The Smiths – Asleep
    FINALLLLLLLLYY