Dizzy Heights: The 2010s, Volume I

I did not plan to make this, or any of the volumes to follow (two more, at least). I was just thinking to myself that this was the first time in a long time that I didn’t have to, or even want to, put a decade-end list together, and the feeling left me a bit wistful but mostly relieved. And then, strangely, inspired. 

So I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and jotted down any song I could think of from the 2010s. Then I moved that list into a spreadsheet. Before I knew it, I had about 150 songs. I started cutting and paste from one column to another, and within about 30 minutes, the bones of this show were finished. Adjust some volume levels and a couple transitions, and boom, it was finished. I’ll never again make a two-hour show this quickly.

Track listing, for the curious: 

1. Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
2. Django Django – Default
3. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
4. The Rubens – Hallelujah
5. Foster the People – Houdini
6. Miike Snow – The Heart of Me
7. The Weeknd – Secrets
8. CHVRCHES – Lies
9. Hey Champ – Shake
10. New Order – Tutti Frutti
11. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
12. Duran Duran – Face for Today
13. OMD – The Future Will Be Silent
14. White Lies – Is Love
15. Kaiser Chiefs – Cannons
16. Ride – Cali
17. Death Cab for Cutie – Doors Unlocked and Opened
18. Johnny Marr – Back in the Box
19. My Chemical Romance – Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
20. Muse – Reapers
21. IAMDYNAMITE – Stereo
22. The Like – He’s Not a Boy
23. Twenty One Pilots – Heavydirtysoul
24. Charli XCX – Break the Rules
25. Alphabeat – I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore
26. Panic! At the Disco – Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
27. LSD – Genius
28. Emily Haines – Fatal Gift
29. Florence + the Machine – Delilah

Volume II will arrive shortly. It’s a lot poppier than this one, and I make up for that on Volume III. 

Thank you, as always, for listening, and have a great rest of the year, everyone.