Hi friends! This blog post is very very exciting to me, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival being this month, I wanted to make a playlist of my favorite songs inspired by the festival.
Just a little disclaimer, not all of these songs were played at Woodstock, but they all fit the vibe and came out right around that time. Some of these songs I’ve known forever because my parents did an epic job introducing me to all kinds of music throughout my childhood, and some are more recent discoveries of mine. All of these songs are on the playlist I listen to every single day, and I 100% recommend you give them a try.
1. “Me and Bobby McGee”
My mom is actually the one who got me hooked on Janis. Janis’s gravelly voice is so unique, and while this isn’t originally her song, her version is absolutely a must listen.
2. “People Are Strange”
Even if you aren’t an avid listener to The Doors, you’ve probably heard a few of their songs like “Hello, I Love You” or “Riders on the Storm.” This one is my hands down favorite; I first became familiar with it from the soundtrack of the 80s vampire movie Lost Boys. That’s another rec, if you haven’t seen that go watch it ASAP!
3. “Season of the Witch”
This one is a much more recent favorite of mine. I first heard it partially when I went to watch the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie this month, and I added it to my Spotify playlist as soon as I got out of the theater.
4. “White Rabbit”
As I’ve said, my parents did an awesome job introducing me to music all my life, so I’ve been familiar with this song for a while now. This one is definitely pretty weird and may not be for everyone, but definitely give it a try!
5. “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine”
Lastly, I had to put a Country Joe song on this list. Ever since the late 60s and early 70s unit in my AP history class last year, Country Joe and the Fish have been on my list of favorites. I have to admit a lot of their stuff is pretty funky, but all their songs are a lot of fun!
That concludes a short little playlist of some of my favorite songs inspired by Woodstock, and I hope you all enjoyed. Thanks so much for reading!
Stay sweet, Sophia ❤