High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week

High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week

TIDAL’s music editors are continuously at work crafting new playlists for different themes, genres, moods and occasions, as well as offering you a continuous flow of guest curated and exclusive artist playlists. To help guide you through the constant flow of great new content, we highlight five of our favorites right here. This is the TIDAL High 5.

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Remembering Biggie

Born Christopher George Latore Wallace, the hip-hop hero best known by such stage names as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls or otherwise, was viciously gunned down on March, 9, 1997. He was but 24 years old.

Celebrated for his effortless flow, his dark and somewhat autobiographical lyrics and his penchant for storytelling, Biggie’s short-lived career undoubtedly remains one of the great tragedies of the music industry. To honor his memory, we offer up our Best Of The Notorious B.I.G. and Samples of The Notorious B.I.G. playlists in addition to our new Big Poppa Smoove Grooves playlist, one curated exclusively for TIDAL by DJ Cipha Sounds.

 

Independent Women

The month of March was first officially designated Women’s History Month in 1987 as the result of the U.S. Congress passing Pul. L. 100-9. But while it’s impossible to rightly justify why it took so long to honor such an essential portion of humanity, we’d like to believe that things are slowly but surely moving in the right direction.

In honor of Women’s History Month we assembled a collection of instant classics and longtime favorites from some of music’s strongest female voices singing their strongest songs. The majority of these tracks touch on themes of feminism, female independence, gender roles and womanhood, but they appeal to all.

 

Joshua Tree Turns 30

Irish rock icons U2 are, in short, one of the greatest bands all time. With over 150 million albums sold, 22 Grammy Awards, 34 Top 10 singles. The Dublin-born quartet’s original sound was rooted in post-punk, but the Edge’s unique guitar stylings over the echo-filled backing of Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton gave U2 a sound all its own.

From early on it was clear that this was rock designed for massive arenas, not dark, sweaty clubs. Frontman Bono is a chapter unto himself with the charisma, ego, larger-than-life stage presence of the model rock star. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, a masterful album considered by many to mark the band’s critical and commercial peak, we offer a career-spanning playlist highlighting some of U2′s finest work.

 

Enrique Iglesias’ Heavy Rotation

Widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop, Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, producer and all-around icon of major renown. Boasting record sales in excess of 155 million copies worldwide in addition to having scored 27 number one hits on Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart (11 more than the next guy, we might add), it’s clear that there are few in the game today who dare stand beside this living legend.

With his Heavy Rotation playlist, Enrique Iglesias lets us know the songs he’s currently keeping on repeat. “Here are a few Latin songs that are in rotation on my phone,” said the “Súbeme la Radio” singer. “Hope you like them.” Enjoy his vibes.

 

Champagne & Linen: Yacht Rock Gold

Yacht Rock is more than musical style – it’s a lifestyle. Encompassing soft rock, disco, soul and smooth jazz, it’s a broad aesthetic with singular aims. ”You walked into the party, like you walking onto a yacht,” Carly Simon sings in the opening lines of “You’re So Vain,” perfectly encapsulating the scene’s self-assured, carefree and hedonistic guiding mantra.

So throw on your white linens, pour yourself a glass of champagne and make a toast to the good life as you cruise the waters of consummate bliss.

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