[Playlist] Peanut Butter Vibes

Happy Wacky Wednesday! We’re pretty sure that’s a thing, at least according to Dr. Seuss. In honor of all things weird and wacky, I’ve put together a playlist of some unusual tracks, along with some super-happy tunes you may love. After discovering the odd yet deliriously good track, “Gooey,” from Glass Animals a couple of weeks ago (I know, I’m so late to that party!) I was quite amused (and thrilled) to learn that yes, they are indeed singing about some Pooh Bear “peanut butter vibes” and that I was not hearing things. Coinciding with staff writer, Dora’s recent post about misheard lyrics, this is one playlist that will either have you ROFL or flat out going, “Say what?!”

While it’s not always easy to make out what an artist is singing about, it is fun to get a good chuckle in the process. Take Liam Lynch‘s satirical “United States of Whatever” for instance. A friend of my dad’s shared that song with him a while back and he still continues to get a kick out of it – car rides, cleaning the house, or just random bursts of singing – you better believe he’s that song’s number one fan! :p As for Purity Ring‘s “Obedear,” well, I’m not quite sure what an obedear is but I’m open to suggestions.

Garbage‘s “Driving Lesson,” taken from a 1996 b-side has to be their most bizarre track yet, but the backstory is incredibly viable – being a sort of escape from the mind while dreaming of a big getaway. Lorde‘s “Biting Down,” taken from her debut EP, The Love Club, has always been quite the mystery. What is she biting down on and why does it somehow feel better than say, sticking your tongue out? But she’s Lorde so she can do whatever the hell she wants. Also not sure why Walk The Moon would title a song, “Quesadilla,” but it has been done…and quite well, I might add.

Being that it’s Wacky Wednesday and everyone’s pretty much counting down the days until the weekend, I’ve also added some anything-goes-kind-of-fun tracks to get you in a good mood because why the hell not? Also, who really knows what’s going on in that Missy Elliott “Gossip Folks” chorus anyway?

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Tina Roumeliotis

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina is the founding editor of The Daily Listening. She's also a professional music nerd for BUZZNET. You'll most likely find her where she finds most of her inspiration: introverting in her bedroom with her music collection and a pair of headphones.