Skip to Content

Late-Night Beck, Ray Charles, the Beastie Boys, Vans Morrison and McCoy, and more

All Work and No Playlist? Hardly! Here are Donna Summer, Howlin’ Wolf, Queen, Betty Everett, and more

Fashionable Tracks Danceable ones, too, from (among others) Beyoncé, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child, and, yes, Freezy

Show Tunes The O’Jays, Bette Midler, James Brown, Bobby Darin, and more

September Songs Fontella Bass, King Curtis … Willie Bobo! And much more

Mad About the Girl Judy Garland, Jeff Buckley, Noël Coward, and more

Dancing in the Air Chic, the Temptations, Diana Ross, the Pointer Sisters, the Trammps, the Pointer Sisters again … and more

College Tour 2019 A road trip with R.E.M., Kanye, Django Reinhardt, Post Malone, Joe Turner, and more …

Halloween Charade An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!

From Marty Scorsese’s Movies What do Hoagy Carmichael, the Ronettes, Artie Shaw, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, and Dropkick Murphys have in common?

Sum of the Parts Tracks from albums you should hear lots more of, courtesy of Bowie, Coltrane, Dylan, Prince, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, the Stranglers, and others

Come On in My Kitchen Music to cook by, from Domenico Modugno, Roberta Flack, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, the Temptations, Renato Carosone, and more

Thanks Again Michael Kiwanuka, J. J. Cale, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Nina Simone, and Sly & the Family Stone are among those who know just how to say it

Bomb Cyclone All systems go, weather and otherwise: tracks from Tom Petty, Beth Orton, James & Bobby Purify, Fiona Apple, the Staple Singers, ? & the Mysterians, et al.

Once More unto the Holidays Reliably spirited tracks from David Bowie, Prince, Dire Straits, XTC, Talking Heads, Ice Cube, Buzzcocks, the Clash, and more

Music to Festoon By Jollity and beauty from Joni Mitchell, Lena Horne, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Louis Armstrong, the Pogues, Eartha Kitt, and more

Around the World in a Decade Think globally, act … well, globally. The best of the new from the last 10 years, including Avicii, Rihanna, Kanye, Luis Fonsi, Drake, Lorde, Jay-Z, PSY, and more

Looking Ahead And maybe even up? Bright tunes from Ian Dury, the Pixies, Liz Phair, Frank Zappa, Wingy Manone, Elvis Costello, Mary Weiss … and more

Doctor’s Orders Old-school remedies for winter doldrums, from (among others) Bobby Womack, Bobbie Gentry, Jean Knight, Elvis Presley, and, yes, Carol Douglas