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I have begrudgingly become accustomed to the constant traffic and bad drivers that Houston roads seem to boast. I have also found that while Houston radio offers a wide selection of genres and stations, it often seems the same 10 songs circulate and dominate the airwaves at any given time. During commutes, drive time and while at my desk, I often turn to my playlists for a few reasons: as a traffic de-stressor, inspiration, motivation and to practice, just in case I have to surprise karaoke at any moment in the near future. (I’m always ready to karaoke.)

Do you ever get that feeling, or “craving” even, to listen to a specific song or genre? I have a few different playlists I consult throughout my workday, depending on my mood or reason, and I currently use Spotify to organize my playlists and to play the songs. My playlists range from oldies to ‘80s to boy bands to country and patriotic, with a few others in between.

Right now, I’m listening to my Bruce Springsteen discography playlist. (Did you hear that Springsteen is coming to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in May?) It seems that in Texas, Springsteen does not carry the same nostalgia and passion that it does where I grew up.

Springsteen is to Philly like George Strait is to Texas.

Does that explain it better? Needless to say, I am more than excited for his upcoming show in The Woodlands.

While The Boss may not be the jam for you, something from one of the IPR team members’ playlists will get your toes tapping.

Here’s what is now playing in the IPR office:

Laura: Partition (Beyonce)

Julia: Rewind (Rascall Flatts)

Ahna: Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)

Allison: Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)

Kaitlyn: Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)

Jenny: Falling (Haim)

Ashley: Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)

Allie: Brave (Sara Bareilles)

As you can see, we all have our different songs and genres that help us through the workday or Houston traffic. What is now playing at your desk?