Moving Playlist: A Curation of Bittersweet Songs for Your Big Move

Moving: haphazardly stuffing boxes with a bunch of crap I call my stuff, using one of those packing tape dispensers and attempting to not get the tape stuck onto itself, vigorously spackling nail holes in the wall in hopes at least some of the deposit back…

For me, moving has always been a bittersweet affair. I’ve lived in several homes and apartments in my life — seven apartments in my adult life alone. Moving usually means you’re on to bigger and better things. Or maybe it means your landlord raised your rent. Or perhaps, like my next move, it signifies moving in with your significant other into a place you both call home.

Whatever the reason, you’ll usually feel excited while packing. But simultaneously, you may also feel as if you’re mourning the end of a chapter in your life.

This playlist if full of bittersweet songs to get you through moving day:

  1. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam
  2. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
  3. You’re a Wolf – Sea Wolf
  4. Books from Boxes – Maximo Park
  5. Brand New Start – Little Joy
  6. Moving to New York – The Wombats
  7. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear
  8. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
  9. This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
  10. Excuses – Morning Benders
  11. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  12. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
  13. Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile
  14. Bad Kids – Black Lips
  15. The Way We Get By – Spoon
  16. Future Primitive – Papercuts
  17. End of the Movie – Cake
  18. All Outta Angst – NOFX
  19. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  20. Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols


What’s on your moving playlist? Let us know in the comments.

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