Washington Babylon's Most Cherished Tradition: The Lazy Friday Playlist


Well, here we go with this week’s edition of Lazy Friday Playlist. And I’m really hoping this will be a lazy Friday because I have been working 16 hour-plus days and need to slow down. The fruits of my labor may not be entirely apparent, but they will be soon (in the pages of Washington Babylon and elsewhere.)

We may have another item or two later today and we may not. But we’ll most very definitely be back next week with more of Hack List 2017 — click here for the last installment — as well as fresh stories and updates on scandals we recently unearthed.

Anyway, for now here’s our new Playlist. (Not impossible I’ve included some of these songs on prior Playlists, hard to keep track.) Share, mock, critique, whatever. And by all means have a good weekend.

The Notorious B.I.G/ Going Back to Cali

Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne/No Frauds (I think I have mentioned this before but my daughter wrote a critique of Nicki from a Feminist/Marxist perspective and it was seriously brilliant.)

Pape & Cheikh/Mariama

Amadou & Mariam featuring Manu Chao/Sénégal Fast Food

Manu Chao/¿Que hora son mi corazón?

Shakira/Me Enamoré

Esto Es Ska II/Desorden Publico

Si Estuvieras Aquí (Versión Acústica)/Los Amigos Invisibles

J Balvin and Willy William,featuring Beyoncé/Mi Gente

Jackson 5/I Want You Back

Gimme Shelter/Rolling Stones

Dead Flowers/Rolling Stones (and multiple other great versions)

Crawling to the U.S.A./Elvis Costello & The Attractions

White Room/Cream


Volunteers/Jefferson Airplane

Sweet Home Alabama/Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dancing Queen/ABBA




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