When it’s your job to come up with playlist themes, you’ll find that after several years… you start to run out of ideas, but thankfully, Art Director Dan pulled a theme for this year’s playlist. It’s all about December. Why are (almost) all the songs sad? No idea. Maybe it has something to do with the cold weather. Maybe it has something to do with THE SUN SETTING AT 4:30 IN THE GODDAMN AFTERNOON.
Check out this wide-ranging list of songs from some of your favorite Riot Fest alums, and a few surprises that thankfully aren’t sad songs. (Did you know Earth Wind & Fire did a December version of September?!)
Bonus: You can listen to our other holiday playlists below for a more traditional playlist. We suggest the ska-centric “Skank Around The Christmas Tree” if you’re looking for a suggestion.