Staff Playlists Vol. 3

A person’s taste in music can say a lot about their personality. In order for students to better understand our staff, teachers are sharing playlists of their creation to allow the student body a glimpse into who they are outside of the classroom.

Toni Hummel — English Department

Playlist Prompt: What ten bands comprised of female artists would you recommend to your daughters to inspire them to become strong and powerful women, like yourself?

Playlist:

  1. Bratmobile
  2. Sleater-Kinney
  3. Le Tigre
  4. Team Dresch
  5. Bikini Kill
  6. Fugazi*
  7. Beat Happening*
  8. Girl Trouble
  9. L7
  10. The Gossip

*Not all girl, but “both have powerful GIRL messages”.

Hummel’s Note:
The songs on this list reflect my “Coming of Age”-  so, are a little Riot Grrrl. We didn’t call it that at the time- just a bunch of young women who called BS on all the boy bands that dominated the clubs. This community is what I would love for my two ladies to have in their lives.

Hummel also suggests…

  • PJ Harvey
  • The Breeders
  • Hole
  • Veruca Salt
  • Portishead
  • Lydia Lunch
  • Siouxsie Sioux
  • Joan Jett

Kevin Wimsett — Social Studies Department

Playlist Prompt: As an authority on history, which ten songs would you say have had the most impact on the world, either politically or socially?

Playlist:

  1. “We Shall Overcome” (Pete Seeger)
  2. “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Francis Scott Key)
  3. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  4. “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (Billy Joel)
  5. “It’s Like That” (Run DMC)
  6. “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy)
  7. “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” (Bing Crosby)
  8. “Happy Days are Here Again” (Jack Yellen and Milton Alger)
  9. “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (Duke Ellington)
  10. “Jailhouse Rock” (Elvis Presley)

By Gabby Connors

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