Here’s your playlist, ladies

This playlist has no overarching theme whatsoever and musically, it’s quite all over the place. The only way to listen to it is on shuffle. This was fun, so if enough of you enjoy it, I’ll make another.

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Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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42 Thoughts on Here’s your playlist, ladies
    Yolanda
    25 Sep 2017
    12:49pm

    Totally enjoying this playlist. A few songs are new (St. Vincent) and others are solidly loved. Thanks for doing this. And yes, would listen to another.

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    laura
    25 Sep 2017
    1:00pm

    Thank you! I have been addicted to that St. Vincent song since it was released – can’t stop playing it!!

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      KimFrance
      25 Sep 2017
      5:01pm

      Me toooo.

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    Heather
    25 Sep 2017
    1:48pm

    Oh WOW what a playlist. And yeah, that St Vincent song… for any of us who have a lost love in NYC, it’s a weeper. Kim, thanks for this.

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    Kathleen Trail
    25 Sep 2017
    1:56pm

    Love the list!!!!

    And St. Vincent/Annie Clark is a badass…. The video is totally worth a view (as are most of hers – she’s as much a visual artist as a sonic one). Thank you!

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    Adrien
    25 Sep 2017
    2:39pm

    I love it! Thanks, Kim!

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    Candy
    25 Sep 2017
    2:42pm

    Great list. Thanks for Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good.” And all the other classics.

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    Susan G
    25 Sep 2017
    2:43pm

    Ahhhh, it’s all so good!
    #20 – I saw Heavenly play in SF many moons ago and Calvin jumped onstage to sing this with them. The best times!

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    Heather
    25 Sep 2017
    2:47pm

    Listening now. Thank you!!

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    Debra
    25 Sep 2017
    3:20pm

    I didn’t know I needed to listen to the Beastie Boys followed by the Carpenters this morning but I absolutely did. Still working my way through but so far, so fucking fantastic!

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    LITA
    25 Sep 2017
    4:24pm

    this is magic…so over the siriusxm Beatles channel

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    ClaraB
    25 Sep 2017
    6:10pm

    So many of my favourite songs there! I know this will be on high rotation on Spotify for me. Please, please make a follow up. Thank you!!

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    Dana D
    25 Sep 2017
    7:21pm

    Thank you…

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    moi
    25 Sep 2017
    10:03pm

    “They bully the stereo and drink / they leave suspicious things in the sink . . . ” God, I love that song. This is a great playlist—thank you!

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    Mary Alice
    25 Sep 2017
    11:03pm

    Great job!!! I LOVE Lebanese Blonde and haven’t heard it in ages!!!!

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    Laura Jean
    26 Sep 2017
    7:44am

    Thank you!

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    Anne
    26 Sep 2017
    10:29am

    Just in time – in need of a fresh mix – Thank you!

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    Liza B Wyles
    26 Sep 2017
    10:55am

    Oh I’m so happy to see The Breeders on here!
    More please… perhaps themed for “what i listen to when I’m getting dressed to … ” ???

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    Caroline
    26 Sep 2017
    11:27am

    Love this list kim!
    Needed this.
    Perhaps a monthly feature?💃

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    Alison
    26 Sep 2017
    11:39am

    yaaasssssss

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    Hillary
    26 Sep 2017
    12:42pm

    No exaggeration to say that this made my day.

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    Carolina
    26 Sep 2017
    1:31pm

    Please more and more and more playlists! Fantastic!

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    c.w.
    26 Sep 2017
    1:39pm

    Okay. What am I doing wrong. Opened up Spotify on my phone, went to “search,” typed in GOACA, the playlist…nothing. Then I tried about a million other iterations of those words…nothing. Then I handed my phone to my daughter who also tried everything she knew how to do…nothing. So can someone give me a tutorial? Is this saying something about my age? My brain? My tech skills?

    Oy and Egad.

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      dolly
      26 Sep 2017
      3:04pm

      Open the post on your phone and then click the play button (at the top of the graphic just above the whole list of songs) and that should open Spotify for you and go directly to the playlist

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        c.w.
        27 Sep 2017
        7:44am

        Thank you, dolly!!! Turns out I hadn’t added “premium” to my Spotify. Problem solved. Music playing!!

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    Jen
    26 Sep 2017
    1:57pm

    The fact that you put “Explain It To Me” by Liz Phair on here means I’m yours forever. I used to play it on repeat 20 years ago when I was feeling dramatic. xo

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    jhops
    26 Sep 2017
    1:59pm

    So much of this makes me SO happy – but especially “Dry the Rain” by the Beta Band.

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    Julie
    26 Sep 2017
    2:00pm

    OMG! I just listened to this and it is fabulous. This will be my new favorite for a long time…. Mary Lou Lord had fallen off my radar. Can’t wait for the next one!

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    Amy L
    26 Sep 2017
    2:23pm

    Great stuff! Thanks for putting this all together. Fantastic reminders of a certain past age, and juicy nuggets of more recent days.

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    Jennifer
    26 Sep 2017
    3:34pm

    Amazing group of songs. LOVE that you put Spacehog’s “In The Meantime” on it–one of the greatest 90s songs, and yet sounds like it could have emerged from a range of other eras. Lots more to love here, plus “Divine Hammer,” which is, for me, the best tune on “Last Splash.”

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    Jennifer
    26 Sep 2017
    6:34pm

    Solid list. I pressed play and started listening without looking at the song titles – surprised and delighted to hear Worried About You! One of my RS favorites.

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    Louise
    26 Sep 2017
    7:02pm

    Great choices Kim. This made my day and quite possibly my week!

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    Christine
    27 Sep 2017
    9:02am

    Thanks, Kim!

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    NWDCDiva
    27 Sep 2017
    9:05am

    Thank you! Am listening to the playlist now — fabulous.

    One small tweak (we GOACA always have opinions, right?) — Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson’s and is in fairly precarious financial straits. One of the only (the only?) song she wrote was with the Stone Poneys, “Different Drum.” As you probably know, artists get very little money for performing — the big money is in writing and publishing the music. So I added “Different Drum” to your list and encourage all to buy it as well and add it to your playlists. We GOACA need to support each other.

    Maybe next playlist could be songs written by women writers/publishers?

    xoxoxoxox

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    Mamavalveeta03
    28 Sep 2017
    12:59am

    Wilco!!! I love you for that, Kim!

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    joannawnyc
    28 Sep 2017
    3:18pm

    LOVE

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    Michelle
    28 Sep 2017
    3:51pm

    The Tiger Trap song took me waaayy back and made me super happy.

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    McKinley
    28 Sep 2017
    6:41pm

    I’m late, but I love this list. Thank you for putting it together.

    All my cd’s were stolen in grad school, and there are still some bands I am rediscovering. I kind of forgot that Tiger Trap existed, and now I’m listening to Super Crush and wow, big mood as the kids say.

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    Andrea
    30 Sep 2017
    8:46pm

    Love this! Thanks Kim. I’ll be listening to this for weeks — so much here!

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    Lisa
    14 Oct 2017
    6:41pm

    Oh man, I am so enjoying this playlist! Perfect mix of cool and nostalgia. Yes, please continue to do more.

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    andrea
    15 Oct 2017
    3:47pm

    Listening today while I make dinner and fold laundry and I’m singing along .. thanks Kim! Love that Spacehog song. I somehow missed them in the 90’s. So great to find new stuff.

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