Contemporary Beach Playlist (And Pillow Packing Update)

I’ve been enjoying listening to all of the summer playlists that Amazon music has. Today I am going to share the contemporary beach playlist of pop and hip-hop favourites.

Released in 2005, I remember hearing this on MTV the summer I turned 16. Between watching Valley of the Dolls and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Nan, we would watch music videos and Nan’s responses to hip-hop was interesting. She liked the beat of some and she would like to dance to this tune. I was heavily into heavy metal, so I didn’t openly listen to Sean Paul or other hip-hop at that time, but it is catchy and I have no problem listening to this song now.

Well, well, well, I guess that is a good dedication. I miss hugs and the selfies with strangers. Maybe this year I’ll get socially distant selfies with strangers. šŸ™‚


Admittedly, I like listening to this song when I’m both ice and roller skating. Bruno Mars has grown on me and I like working out to his music. I’m dancing in place as I type this. Aunt Marie also loves Bruno Mars, as does dad, so it looks like people from every generation loves him.

As I’m catching waves, I’ll think of his motivational speech on the Geico commercial. Surfing? Swimming under a big wave? What do you say DJ Khalid?


I guess when one packs early, they can see what works and doesn’t work. I’m bringing my pillow and mom gave me a bigger suitcase so it’ll remain safe in COVID times. I’ll pack it when I get up on Friday.


I’ll just have to find a bigger bag (but smaller than my beach bag) for the snacks and breakfast items. I think I have an idea! I’m really excited for my beach vacation. Three days of bliss!

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One thought on “Contemporary Beach Playlist (And Pillow Packing Update)”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I hope your beach getaway will indeed be three days of bliss. I enjoyed this play list of beachy keen tunes. Every song and video was new to me. It struck me that the group scenes and behaviors depicted in these videos would all be considered high risk in the new normal imposed upon us by the coronavirus. Will life ever get back to being that carefree again? I especially liked Camila’s video which pays homage to old movies and the exploitation genre. I always enjoy Rihanna’s videos. She sizzles. It’s great that your mom gave you a larger suitcase so that you can stuff your pillow inside. Once again I hope all goes as planned and the weather holds up so that you can return home with lots of happy memories and pictures.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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