Playlist – Utah

Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We will make a playlist of what we’re slappin’ the air bass to. Each list will contain songs from artists/bands from the state or will allude to the state in some way.


1. The Used- Buried Myself Alive
Personal story: I went through an emo phase for a few days in high school and listened to this song over and over and over. Let’s move on.

2. Neon Trees- Animal
Dear Mark,
Oh, oh, I want some more… Of that Diet Coke we’re sharing. I’ve been driving for 3 hours, so don’t drink it all or say goodbye to my heart tonight.

3. Dia Frampton- Someone Like You
I am staunchly against people covering Adele (e.g. Gwenyth Paltrow on Glee). Until I met Dia Frampton (OK I didn’t really meet her, but basically feel like I know her from watching her on The Voice):

4. Fictionist- Blue-eyed Universe
Fact or Fiction? Utah has the most blue-eyed people per capita. (I have no idea, by the way, but I envision a very awesome visual map…pun very much intended).

5. Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand- Dream Big
“When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud.” Unless it’s somewhere really awkward, then use a little judgement.

6. Joshua James- The New Love Song
Wow this playlist is getting deep. Perspective, ya’ll.

7. Issac Russel- Lighthouse
There are no lighthouses in Utah. How is this possible with the Great Salt Lake?

8. Bob Marley – Iron Lion Zion
I will be a lion, Mark will be the iron, and we will play in Zion (National Park).

9. Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Battle Hymn of the Republic
Abolitionist, Julia Ward Howe, wrote Battle Hymn of the Republic and it became a very popular Union song during the Civil War. HISTORY!

10. From The Book of Mormon – Hasa Diga Eebowai
Kind of like Hakunta Matata…but with the “C” word. (Not a song for you, Grandma)

11. Futurebirds- Johnny Utah
Read the 11 cheesiest Point Break quotes. Our favorite: “That’s, ahh… that’s a surfboard all right! Looks like a ’57 Chevy I used to have.” As 11 Points muses, “I picked this because it doesn’t make any sense. There’s nothing visible wrong with Johnny’s surfboard. Just seems like a completely arbitrary comment.” True story.

12. David Archuletta- Crush
DArch will perform at the Salt Lake City Christmas concert this year. Yes he is Mormon.

13. Moosebutter- Harry Potter
Accapella AND Harry Potter. Joyous tears drench my face!

14. Donny Osmond- Puppy Love
I didn’t want to include this one, but Mark said it’s “quintesscential.”

OK then.

We have Bieber fever, but what was it when D-O was hot stuff? Bonnies for Donny? Mas for Oz? I wonder if my own “Ma” was involved in this puppy love. In her case, it would have been “Dawnie loves Donny.” Gross.

15. Everyone Dies in Utah- Bar Fightz & Disco Lightz
We are really hoping not to die in Utah…or partake in bar fightz. Disco lightz could be kewl tho. l8r.

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