Oct 29


Oniracom All Hallow’s Eve Playlist | Listen for free at bop.fm

HAPPY ALMOST HALLOWEEN! One of my favorite holidays is finally here, and I am even more excited about it this time around because it’s on a Friday! Halloween should be one of those holidays that switches its date in order to always land on a Friday or Saturday.

Well, we’ve got you prepared for any Halloween festivities you may be having this weekend with an awesome Spooky playlist. This one may be our best one yet!

“Abigail” - King Diamond
“Halloween” - King Diamond
“2 Minutes to Midnight” - Iron Maiden
“Cereal Killer” - Redman & Method Man
“Take Me To Your Leader” - King Geedorah
“The Killing Joke” - Captain Murphy
“The Cyborg Slayers” - Dethklok
“March of the Fire Ants” - Mastodon

“Halloween (Michael Myers) Theme Song” - John Carpenter

“Dead Man’s Tetris” - Flying Lotus
“Gesaffelstein” - Atmosphere

“Witchcraft” - Frank Sinatra
“Superstition” - Stevie Wonder
“Werewolves of London” - Warren Zevon
“Rock Lobster” - B-52’s

“Nature Trail to Hell” - Weird Al

“Monster” - Kanye West
“Rustie” - Attak
“Voices In My Head - SBTRKT

Band of Horses “Is There A Ghost” - creepy/fun exercise in minimalism: only words in the song are “I could sleep when I lived alone. Is there a ghost in my house?”
Beck “Scarecrow” - Reminds me of driving I-10 to Palm Springs at night, with all the weird and strange implications of that.
Camper Van Beethoven “O Death” - Surrealist/psychedelic folkie spin on the traditional old song.
Morrissey “Jack the Ripper” - Moz turns the Victorian-era serial killer episode into (what else?) an angsty melodrama.
TV on the Radio “Wolf Like Me” - Love as toxic lycanthropy, because why not?

“Monster Mash”
“People Are Strange” - The Doors

“Ghostbusters” - Ray Parker, Jr.
“The Ghost Who Walks” - Karen Elson
“I Put A Spell On You” - Nina Simone

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Aug 15


August Staff Playlist

Author: calia

Want to know what we have been listening to lately? Check out our August playlist below and take a look at what some of the staff members have to say about their picks. Such a great playlist, definitely one of my all-time favorites from the Oni crew.


Oniracom August Staff Playlist | Listen for free at bop.fm

I’ve been on all-Spoon-all-the-time since a few days before their new album came out. Standouts from that one for me are “Inside Out,” “Do You,” “Outlier,” and “They Want My Soul.” However I’m just about to dive deep into the new FKA twigs, starting with “Two Weeks” and “Pendulum.”
1. Inside Out - Spoon
2. Do You - Spoon
3. Outlier - Spoon
4. They Want My Soul - Spoon
5. Two Weeks - FKA Twigs
6. Pendulum - FKA Twigs

Ryn Weaver, Broods, MØ, Laura Welsh… basically really interested in those soulful ladies with that catchy pop tune in the background.
7. Octahate - Ryn Weaver
8. Mother & Father - Broods
9. Pilgrim - MØ (MS MR Remix)
10. Cold Front - Laura Welsh

11. Late Bloomer - Jenny Lewis
12. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
13. Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire

14. Heavy Rain - Boris
15. They Dream - Bear In Heaven
16. Lemonade - Sophie
17. The Gold Chair Ate the Fireman - Le Butcherettes
18. Chimes - Hudson Mohawke
19. Forerunner Foray - Shabazz Palaces
I went a bit overboard, sorry

Blake Mills new songs are amazing
20. If I am Unworthy - Blake Mills
21. Waiting for Loretta Too Long - Joe Purdy

22.Don’t Wanna Dance - MØ
23. Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne - Clean Bandit

24. Time Stand Still feat. Aimee Mann - Rush
25. Save Me - Aimee Mann

26. Mission Statement - Weird Al
27. The Line - Phish
28. Quality Control - Jurassic 5
29. Montana - Frank Zapata

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Jun 27


It’s finally summer AND we are a week away from Fourth of July. What does that mean? BBQ time. I asked our staff to give me their ultimate favorite summer BBQ songs that they would play while chomping down on a tasty grilled burger, hot dog, or veggie burger (if you swing that way).

June Staff Playlist | Listen for free at bop.fm

You may notice the playlist looks a little different too, we tried out a new platform called bop.fm to create this month’s playlist. We love the look and functionality of it. Cool part is, you can also add video using YouTube or Vimeo. Try it out for yourself, here and check out our picks below!

“Summertime” - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
“Cruel Summer” - Bananarama
“A Summer Song” - Chad and Jeremy

“Summer Mood” - Best Coast
“Fresh” - Summer Camp
“Petition” - Tennis

“Three Little Birds” - Bob Marley
“What I Got” - Sublime
“Never Know” - Jack Johnson
“Brighter” - Matthew McAvene
“Lovely Day” - Bill Withers

“Doin’ Time” - Sublime
“Sugar Kane” - Sonic Youth
“Sunshowers” - MIA
“Super Rich Kids” - Frank Ocean

“Diamonds on the Soles of Her shoes” - Paul Simon
“Holiday” - Vampire Weekend
“It All Feels the Same” - Tennis
“My Pet Snakes” - Jenny and Johnny
“Home” - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
“5 Years Time” - Noah and the Whale
“Barnacle Goose” - Born Ruffians

BBQ equals country music in my mind:
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” - Shania Twain
“Good Girl” - Carrie Underwood
Also, these songs scream summer:
“All Summer Long” - Kid Rock
“Wagon Wheel” - Old Crow Medicine Show
“Second Hand News” - Fleetwood Mac

“Summer Girls” - LFO
“The Sign” - Ace of Base

“Barbeque” - ALO

Mellow & groovy surf-ish tunes will always be on at my BBQs:
“Kiwi Maddog 20/20” - Elliott Smith
“Ana” - Pixies
“Algiers” - Calexico

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Feb 14


We had to squeeze in a little Valentine’s Day playlist for all of you having romantic nights tonight, or just wanting some good tunes in the background.

Here is our playlist in all its glory! It’s a short and sweet one, but we picked a great variety, enjoy!

1. “Love” - John Lennon
2. “Sea of Love” - Phil Phillips

3. “Love Potion No. 9” - The Searchers
4. “Let’s Get It On” - Marvin Gaye
5. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” - Frankie Vallie and The 4 Seasons

6. “Made To Love” - John Legend
7. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” - Ray Charles
8. “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” - The Miracles

9. “Week In The Knees” - SWV
10. “We Are Gonna Be Friends” - The White Stripes
11. “Fell In Love With A Girl” - The White Stripes

12. “My Funny Valentine” - Elvis Costello
13. “Say Yes” - Elliott Smith
14. “I Summon You” - Spoon
15. “Lover’s Day” - TV On The Radio

15. “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” - Weird Al Yankovic

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Jan 24


New year, new resolutions. Naturally, we made a playlist that gets us pumped up, motivated and ready for whatever crazy event the new year may bring. These are songs that get us up and moving physically and mentally.

I am pretty satisfied that Venga Boys made it on the list. Well done Justin.

1. “Good Vibrations” - Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
2. “Space Jam” - Quad City DJ’s
3. “Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
4. “We Like To Party” - Venga Boys
5. “C’mon N’ Ride It” - Quad City DJ’s

6. “Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F’ Wit” - Wu Tang Clan
7. “Freedom” - Rage Against the Machine
8. Who Gon Stop Me” - Jay Z & Kanye West
9. “Cosmonaut” - At the Drive-In

10. “XO” - Beyoncé
11. “Gun” - CHVRCHES
12. “Livin’ It Up” - Ciara
13. “Can’t Hold Us” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

14. “Mr. Blue Sky” - ELO
15. “Soul Meets Body” - Death Cab for Cutie

16. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” - Michael Jackson
17. “Whats The Difference” - Dr. Dre
18. “Make The Money” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
19. “A Day At The Races” - Jurassic 5
20. “Bang Bang” - K’NAAN

21. “Lies” - CHVRCHES
22. “Don’t Hold the Wall” - Justin Timberlake

23. “Days Are Gone” - HAIM
24. “So Close” - Kidnap Kid

25. “Wild Child” - WEKEED
26. “Changes” - Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau

27. “Fatty Boom Boom - Die Antwood

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Nov 26


Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close? A full year has passed by quite rapidly, but it has also graced us with wonderful music! We had to share a “Best of 2013” playlist for November (since the December playlist is strictly a “holiday/winter wonderland” playlist).

There are lots of picks from The National’s Trouble Will Find Me as well as Haim’s hit debut album Days Are Gone. Check out what we’ve been listening to below!

1. “Black Skinhead” - Kanye West - Yeezus
2. “Late March, Death March” - Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
3. “Don’t Save Me” - Haim - Days Are Gone
4. “Cayucos” - Cayucas - Bigfoot
5. “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” - Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery
5. “Hannah Hunt” - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
6. “While I’m Alive” - STRFKR - Miracle Mile

7. “Press Pause” - Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun
8. “Ringleader” - Shigeto - Ringleader
9. “Lose Yourself to Dance” - Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
10. “You Never Need Nobody” - The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow

11. “Don’t Let Me Down” - Solange - True
12. “The Love Club” - Lorde - The Love Club EP
13. “Lies” - CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

14. “Know Till Now” - Jim James - Know Till Now
15. “Pompeii” - Bastille - Bad Blood
16. “The Darlnigs of Lumberland” - They Might be Giants - Nanobots
17. “Suit & Tie” - Justin Timberlake ft. JAY-Z - The 20/20 Experience
18. “Be Free, A Way” - Flaming Lips - The Terror
19. “Early Days” - Paul McCartney - NEW

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Sep 25


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We’ve dubbed September as “TV Month” here in the office. Why you say? Well, not only were The Emmys this week, but some great TV series have come to an end this month, and a bunch of new seasons are beginning to start up again as well. Dexter and Breaking Bad have come to a close, while we’re still excited for other shows like Homeland, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and more!

In honor of “TV Month,” we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite TV Show theme songs. So go ahead and reminisce with us!

1. “In The Street” from That 70’s Show
    - That 70’s Show is a gem to me, and so is this song. Reminds me of hanging out with my friends in high school, watching this series and just being all around goofy together.
2. “California” from The O.C.
    - I love playing this song while driving up the 101, thinking of Marissa, Ryan, Seth, Summer ... and Captain Oats.

3. The Muppet Show
    - My favorite part of the week as a kid was tuning into the Muppet Show.  Such a trip back in time for me.
4. Cheers
    - Love the sweet lonesome melody.

5. Goof Troop
    - The iconic mix of classic Disney with young 90’s kids culture, bright backpacks, skateboards and a cartoon puppy named Max. Quintessential.
6. City Guys
    - The late nineties brought us one of the most under rated pre-teen dramas on the after school lineup. City Guys is a diamond in the rough characterized by that fantastic hip-hop theme song and inter-racial friendships.
7. “Hey Sandy” from The Adventures of Pete and Pete
    - Thank Nirvana for inspiring the New Wave version of grunge rock that become so essential to “rock” music in the nineties. This theme song always got me off the couch and flexing my temporary tattoo. God bless Danny Tamberelli.
8. All That
    - The intro says is best: “Fresh off the block. Stop! Look and watch. Ready yet? Get set! It’s Alllll That!”

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Jun 19


Summertime is most certainly upon us. We’ve got the Summer Solstice festivities kicking off in Santa Barbara this weekend, and the rays have not stopped shining! June Gloom is burning off and turning into a spectacular summer.

With that being said, the last thing we need to make this summer even more perfect is an awesome playlist. Check out the tracks our staff has picked for our Summertime June Playlist:

1. “Let’s Get Out of this Country” - Camera Obscura
2. “Verona” - Geographer
3. “In the Sun” - She & Him

4. “Doin’ Time” - Sublime
5. “Hot Stuff” - Donna Summer
6. “Summer Teeth” - Wilco
7. “All Summer Long” - The Beach Boys

8. “Step” - Vampire Weekend
9. “Bros” - Panda Bear
10. “At the Zoo” - Simon & Garfunkel

11. “My God is the Sun” - Queens of the Stone Age
12. “Food Fight!” - Be Your Own Pet
13. “Bull In The Heather” - Sonic Youth
14. “Summertime” - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
15. “Ice Cream” - Wu Tang Clan
16. “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” - Queens of the Stone Age

17. “Cayucos” - Cayucas
18.“I Know What I Know” - Paul Simon
19. “Taper Jean Girl” - Kings of Leon
20. “Mansard Roof” - Vampire Weekend
21. “Finger Back” - Vampire Weekend
22. “Will ‘The Thrill’” - Cayucas
23. “East Coast Girl” - Cayucas

24. “I’m in Here” - Sia
25. “Chasing You” - Capital Cities

John L:
26. “Heaven” - Bitter:Sweet - The Mating Game
27. “People Keep Comin’ Around” - Tindersticks

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Apr 24


April Staff Playlist

Author: calia

Spring has officially arrived. The flowers are blossoming and the nice mix of sunny and gloomy days in Santa Barbara are a refreshing change of pace.

Now all we need is a good springtime playlist to get us through spring cleaning and all of our spring projects. Here you have it, the April staff playlist:


1. “Never Wanted Your Love” - She & Him
2. “The Sweetest Thing” - Camera Obscura
3. “Santa Cruz” - Gold Motel


4. “Make The Money” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
5. “Mexican Cousin” - Phish
6. “Never Know” - Jack Johnson


7. “The Desert Babbler” – Iron and Wine
8. “Morning Has Broken” – Cat Stevens
9. “What a Day for a Daydream” – The Lovin’ Spoonful
10. “Prelude in C Major” – J.S. Bach

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Mar 13


It’s March, which can mean a few things. Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and… March Madness! We’ve compiled a great sports themed playlist that is sure to get you on your feet, clapping, and cheering along. Are you ready?


1. “Whoomp! (There It Is)” - Tag Team

2. “Hit The Road Jack” - Ray Charles

3. “Jump Around” - House Of Pain

Justin (with a little intro):

SODO MOJO! - ” ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ was last year’s unofficial national anthem of sports, particularly in Seattle, where A-Rod had it played almost constantly throughout the season. With A-Rod gone and the Baja Men dispatched to one-hit wonder obscurity, fans have visions of providing the Mariners with the next great theme song.”

4. “Who Let The Dogs Out” - Baha Men

5. “Up Around The Bend” - Creedence Clearwater Revival

6. “Baba O’Riley” - The Who

7. “Space Jam” - Quad City DJs

8.“The Way I Sing It (Ft. Ken Griffey Jr.)” - Kid Sensation


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Feb 15


Happy Valentine’s Day! Since it’s the special day of love, our February Staff Playlist includes all of our favorite love songs that are mushy gushy, romantic, heart-wrenching, and lovely all in equal measure.

If you need a romantic playlist, well here you have it! Sit back and enjoy.


1. “My Best Friend” - Weezer

2. “Postcards From Italy” - Beirut

3. “Love And Some Verses - Iron and Wine


4. “You Can Close Your Eyes” - James Taylor

5. “All My Life” - K-Ci & JoJo

6. “You’re My Best Friend” - Queen

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