Okay, first of all, if you haven't already you should check out the Google homepage. Apparently today is Gideon Sundback's birthday and this dude helped invent the zipper. Fun fact of the day. How flippin' cool are the people who design these Google homepages?!
Secondly, if you have an iPhone or like listening to music on your computer, you have to know about 8tracks. I know this is probably old news, but I'm completely and officially obsessed.
This website/app is completely free and it has a giant selection of playlists made by other users and some of them are majorly badass. A lot of the playlists are very heavy on the dubstep and remix variety, which I'm really not a fan of, but every mix that includes a song I completely forgot about for years that makes me smile no matter what is going on around me makes up for all the molly-poppin' wub wub music I had to sift through to get there.
All you have to do is scroll through the descriptions to decide what kind of music you're in the mood for. Yesterday I drove to the Orlando area to visit my brother and sister-in-law and listened to the "Indie Music For West Coast Kids" playlist and today while I was lying out by the pool I listened to the "Sittin' Pretty In Sun Tan City" playlist full of country-summer-feel-good songs. I've also listened to plenty of workout playlists just to get some element of surprise into my runs as well as silly, girly, singalong playlists that make me want to sing into my brush while jumping on my bed. There are even classical music playlists, intrumental covers or decade mixed.
Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. I'm discovering all kinds of new music and not getting bored with my same ol' library. Here's one of the songs I knew all the words to but probably hadn't heard since 8th grade (From the "American Soundtrack"):
Do you use the 8tracks app? If so, tell me your favorite playlists!