The Ultimate Playlist for THAT Time of the Month
Playlists |  Source: Irina Bg (edited)

The Ultimate Playlist for THAT Time of the Month

Much better than the one Ashton Kutcher made.

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Shoutout to all my people out there struggling through that time of the month. There's nothing worse than the emotional roller coaster that is your period. One minute you're happily planning a night out, then, suddenly you decide to postpone your plans because you feel disgustingly shitty and bloated. Ew.

Next time you catch yourself on the verge of a BF (bitch fit), pause and turn on this playlist instead.

For those of you with Spotify, here are the songs you can expect to hear:

Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
Waterfalls, TLC
White Houses, Vanessa Carlton
Summertime Sadness, Lana Del Ray
7 Things, Miley Cyrus
Sweetest Girl, Wyclef Jean
Bed Piece, Jhene Aiko Ft. Childish Gambino
Skin Tight, Niykee Heaton
T-Shirt, Shontelle
Too Good, Drake Ft. Rihanna
She's so High, Tal Bachman
Big Girls Don't Cry, Fergie
Talking Body, Tove Lo.
Good For You, Selena Gomez
Ghost, Halsey
Be As You Are, JordanXL remix
Catch & Release, Deepend remix
Happy Pills, Weathers
Bad, Lost Kings remix
Into You, Ariana Grande

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Playlists |  Source: (edited)

Rap for Dummies Playlist

Like The Skimm but for rap music.

Humans are a species evolutionarily primed for showing off. Men and women alike think broadcasting how awesome they are at particular proclivities will ensure the continuity of their genepool.

And so, this is why I think when Darwin described his "Survival of the Fittest" theory, he was inadvertently explaining the current generation's need to prove how much someone knows about rap music.

Since it's somewhat recent inception, rap has enthralled basically anyone within earshot. Equally as enchanting is how rapidly the genre has evolved and branched off. Simply enough, rap is cool. A musical style that seems centered around the idea that you DGAF, and has real finesse while showing it.

Rap hits have held a prominent position on the top hits for the last two decades, prompting interest in the genre. More than interest, it's provoked people into show-off mode, eager to prove they know it best. Imposter and poser fans abound though.

If I had a dime for every white girl that announced she's really into rap and followed up by saying "Lose Yourself" is her favorite song, I'd have at least $4.70.

Truly "knowing rap" entails a nuanced musical taste to decipher and appreciate the varied genre. It also means having a vast knowledge of the countless greats in this library of beats. I'm not saying you need to know everything about rap to claim you like it, but you should at least try to BACK THAT INTEREST UP (and THAT AZZ UP too while you're at it).

That's where this playlist comes into play. Are you looking to become one of those rap guys' girlfriends? Or maybe just one of the "chill" girls who fucks with rap (who also wants to say, "I just get along better with guys than girls")?

Could you maybe be a frat bro who needs to flex his cool factor by showing off how well he knows rap music (who also wants to say, "Bro, hand me the aux, I got a fire playlist")?

This playlist is for all you rap fan imposters, wannabes, and try-hards. It's a mix of the classics, lesser known hits by the rap gods, and an eclectic mix of rhymes and beats. Take a spin!

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Playlists |  Source: @s_madeleine_2006 (edited)

The Perfect Girl's Night Time Routine Playlist

It will have you refreshed for the morning every time.

If there's anything I've learned from my 20 years as a girl and watching the girls around me, it's that there is nothing more sacred then our night time routines. Every girl's is a little different.

For some it's a simple skin care and tooth brush and for others its the night time shower and the whole deal. Either way, it's not typically a very quick process and I know I, like many of you, have spent far too long looking for the perfect music to go along.

The perfect night time routine playlist is the right mix of shower jams, feel good beats, and a little serenity. So I decided to end the search for this holy trifecta and create it for myself and you to enjoy.

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Playlists |  Source: AlexVan (edited)

Sleepy Time Playlist

*snores loudly*

This is the ultimate playlist for a much needed nap. Whether you need something to drown out the sounds of your roommates, or unwanted thoughts from the real world, the soothing melodies of everyone from Ed Sheeran to Hans Zimmer will sweep you away on a cloud of blissful Zzz's.

This playlist has the perfect blend of yoga-esque zen, and piano and acoustic covers. It's even got a few curve balls. I've been working on this playlist over the years and it does a wonderful job of lulling me into slumber.

If the nearly three and a half hours of music doesn't put you to sleep, then you might as well give up and go back on Facebook. And hey, if you really want to, you could even listen to this playlist while doing homework. Now that is a sure-fire way to fall asleep.

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Playlists |  Source: adamkuylenstierna (edited)

The Best Throwback Jams for Your Summer Playlists

Some oldies but goodies with a distinctly summer vibe.

If you're going to be playing DJ for any upcoming event--be it a daytime pool party, a chill hangout on the beach, or a late night rager--I've got you covered. Mix up your top-40 playlists with these often forgotten throwback jams. Follow FlockU on Spotify to download these playlists directly to your Spotify.

Summer rage playlist:

Chill beach playlist:

Pool party playlist:

And for those of you without Spotify...

Pool Party Playlist:
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Arguably the anthem of 2009.

Summer Paradise - Simple Plan ft. Sean Paul
This song only came out four years ago, but Simple Plan is the ultimate throwback band so it counts.

Ooh Ah (My Life Be Like) - Grits ft. Toby Mac
Super smooth and summery hip hop.

Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
You'd be surprised how many of the words you still remember.

Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
Because you'll obviously be drinking fruity gin drinks by the pool.

Fly - Sugar Ray
Super chill, super summery.

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
There's been a lot of 2000's pop in this playlist, so let's throw it farther back.

Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Everyone's favorite summery pop punk anthem!

Surfin USA - The Beach Boys
Because duh, The Beach Boys are crucial summer listening.

Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
Who doesn't love JT?!

Chill Beach Playlist:
Santeria - Sublime
Those ska vibes make for the ultimate summer soundtrack.

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
The most adorable song ever written, perfect for a carefree day on the beach.

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
The sweet, slow Beach Boys song that will undoubtedly make you smile.

Day N Nite - Kid Cudi
Definitely a little different than the acoustic vibe of a lot of this playlist, but still so chill.

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
How could I not include this cute, acoustic hit of 2008?

Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
To get even chiller, use the acoustic version in your playlist!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
This song will lull you to sleep on the beach. Seriously.

5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
The adorable, ukulele-ridden indie track that you'll remember as soon as you hear it!

You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
A super sweet, chill track that showcases Ingrid's amazing voice.

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
I could include so many more Jack Johnson songs, but I'll stick with this favorite.

Summer Rager Playlist
Where the Party At - Jagged Edge ft. Nelly
It's at your place, obviously.

Tipsy - J-Kwon
"Errybody in the club gettin' tipsy!" is one of the most iconic lines from any song.

Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Remember how Lady Gaga's first album was the greatest thing to ever happen back in 2009?

Heaven - DJ Sammy
I'm finding it hard to believe we've all forgotten about this amazing song.

Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Can you believe this song came out 6 years ago? But we all still love the chorus regardless.

Temperature - Sean Paul
Sean Paul's 2005 album The Trinity has SO many good songs, and they all feel right for summer.

Superstylin - Groove Armada
It has that vibe that makes you wanna dance and sweat your ass off.

One More Time - Daft Punk
On the same album as "Harder Better Faster Stronger" which came out in freaking 2001!

Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
You'll totally recognize this song when you hear it!

Thong Song - Sisqo
How is this not already on your party playlist?! Let me see that thong!

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Playlists |  Source: @riccardo.livorni (edited)

Friday Night House Party Playlist

Booze, babes, and beats.

Every few weeks I find myself constantly searching for new music. I listened to the same songs over and over again I found a few weeks ago and now I'm in desperate need of some new stuff.

But I needed a playlist that had more than just a few songs that I already knew. I needed music music that would help me stay dancing all night, and entertain every single person at my party.

So I took it upon myself to be the one to give you a killer playlist for that rager you're throwing this weekend. Here's the playlist that has it all (and is updated occasionally by yours truly). It's perfect for a party, a bumping car ride with the crew, or a kickback with a few friends.

Ranging from Notorious B.I.G, to Tyga to Diplo, this playlist will keep a party going all night.

Now all you need is a loud speaker, a ping pong table, and some booze. Friday night is looking really good right about now.