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A Song for Every Year (My Life Playlist)

Below is my a playlist featuring a song for every year I've been alive. I originally released this as a blog entry but have since made it into a permanent page on this site. I got the idea for this playlist from a post over at Chronological Snobbery.

My Life Playlist (1971-2012)

1971 - "Baba O'Riley" by The Who (from Who's Next)
1972 - "Rocket Man" by Elton John (from Honky Chateau)
1973 - "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye (from Let's Get It On)
1974 - "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley (from Natty Dread)
1975 - "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen (from Born To Run)
1976 - "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult (from Agents of Fortune)
1977 - "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel (from Peter Gabriel 'Car')
1978 - "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" by Van Halen (from Van Halen)
1979 - "Message in a Bottle" by The Police (from Reggatta De Blanc)
1980 - "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne (from Blizzard of Ozz)
1981 - "Under Pressure" by Queen (from Hot Space)
1982 - "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp (from American Fool)
1983 - "New Year's Day" by U2 (from War)
1984 - "Bad" by U2 (from The Unforgettable Fire)
1985 - "No One Is to Blame" by Howard Jones (from Dream Into Action)
1986 - "Master of Puppets" by Metallica (from Master of Puppets)
1987 - "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N Roses (from Appetite for Destruction)
1988 - "Suedehead" by Morrissey (from Viva Hate)
1989 - "Closer to Fine" by Indigo Girls (from The Indigo Girls)
1990 - "Home for a Rest" by Spirit of the West (from Save This House)
1991 - "Black" by Pearl Jam (from Ten)
1992 - "Man on the Moon" by R.E.M. (from Automatic for the People)
1993 - "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (from Facing Future)
1994 - "Nautical Disaster" by Tragically Hip (from Day for Night)
1995 - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins (from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
1996 - "The Old Apartment" by Barenaked Ladies (from Born on a Pirate Ship)
1997 - "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day (from Nimrod)
1998 - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Lauryn Hill (from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)
1999 - "What's My Age Again?" by Blink 182 (from Enema for the State)
2000 - "Stan" by Eminem (from Marshall Mathers LP)
2001 - "New Slang" by The Shins (from Oh, Inverted World)
2002 - "My City of Ruins" by Bruce Springsteen (from The Rising)
2003 - "Where Is the Love?" by Black Eyed Peas (from Elephunk)
2004 - "Jesus of Suburbia" by Green Day (from American Idiot)
2005 - "How to Save a Life" by The Fray (from How to Save a Life)
2006 - "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse (from Back To Black)
2007 - "The Story" by Brandi Carlile (from The Story)
2008 - "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon (from Only by the Night)
2009 - "Empire State of Mine" by Jay-Z (from The Blueprint 3)
2010 - "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna (from Recovery)
2011 - "Someone Like You" by Adele (from 21)
2012 - "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons (from Babel)
2013 - "Brave" by Sara Bareilles (from The Blessed Unrest)
2014 - "Raging Heart" by Phillip Phillips (from Behind the Light)
2015 - "Let It Go" by James Bay (from Chaos and the Calm)
2016 - "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw (from Damn Country Music)
2017 - "New Rules" by Dua Lipa (from Dua Lipa)
2018 - "In My Feelings" by Drake (from Scorpion)

Change List

2019-06-01
Added songs for 2017 and 2018, "New Rules" by Dua Lipa (from Dua Lipa) and "In My Feelings" by Drake (from Scorpion)

Changed song for 2010, "Crash Years" by The New Pornographers (from Together) to "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna (from Recovery)

Changed song for 2009, "3000 Miles Away" by Star Fucking Hipsters (from Never Rest in Peace) to "Empire State of Mine" by Jay-Z (from The Blueprint 3)

2016-03-01

Added song for 2016, "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw (from Damn Country Music)

2015-01-04
Added song for 2014, "Raging Heart" by Phillip Phillips (from Behind the Light)

Changed song for 2012, "Some Nights" by Fun (from Some Nights) to "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons (from Babel)

2014-01-19
Added song for 2013, "Brave" by Sara Bareilles (from The Blessed Unrest)

2013-01-06
Added song for 2012, "Some Nights" by Fun (from Some Nights)

2012-01-30
Added song for 2011, "Someone Like You" by Adele (from 21)

2011-01-17
Added song for 2010, "Crash Years" by The New Pornographers (from Together)

2010-06-04
Changed song for 2001, "Running" by No Doubt (from Rock Steady) to "New Slang" by The Shins (from Oh, Inverted World)

Changed song for 2002, "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen (from The Rising) to "My City of Ruins" by Bruce Springsteen (from The Rising)

Changed song for 2007, "Big Casino" by Jimmy Eat World (from Chase This Light) to "The Story" by Brandi Carlile (from The Story)

Changed song for 2008, "Sober" by Pink (from Funhouse) to "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon (from Only by the Night)

2010-02-15
Changed song for 1974, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John (from Caribou) to "No Woman, No Cry" by Bob Marley (from Natty Dread)

Changed song for 1976, "Hitch A Ride" by Boston (from Boston) to "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult (from Agents of Fortune)

Added song for 2009, "3000 Miles Away" by Star Fucking Hipsters (from Never Rest in Peace)

2009-12-15
Changed song for 2008, "Everybody Knows" by John Legend (from Evolver) to "Sober" by Pink (from Funhouse)

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