Here at The Key, we’ve brought you Gritty-themed playlists before, but never have we had a playlist that actually came from Gritty himself.
To kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Flyers’ mascot Tweeted a playlist that’s stacked with hits perfect for sunny skies and the open road. IT SUMMATIME Y’ALL opens with “Island In The Sun” by Weezer, dips right into the groove of “Family Affair” as done by Mary J. Blige, and races across an invigorating assortment of sounds — but as Gritty puts it, only “if listened to in my strategically curated order.”
Philly summer classics are in the mix (“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince), along with wedding DJ staples that even the most cynical groomsman has to admit are bangers (“September” by Earth Wind and Fire, “Tootsie Roll” by Old School Players), some reggaeton (El Chombo’s “Chacarron”), modern rock (Yellowcard’s “Ocean Avenue”), classic rock (Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”), and yes, even Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” (Which, we already knew Gritty was down with the yeehaw agenda, so it comes as no surprise.)
The playlist’s 40 songs span two hours and 31 minutes, making it perfect for a drive to the shore.
This baby’ll getcha all the way to Cape May.
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) May 24, 2019
After months of speculating what’s might be on Gritty’s playlist, it’s good to actually have a playlist from Gritty himself. Listen below, and revisit our previous Gritty playlists — one for the holidays, and one for everyday life.
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