playlist: apartment hunting

Apartment hunting in LA can be stressful, so we wanted to make it a bit sweeter by creating a playlist to get you pumped about looking at all those potential new pads.  Our playlist picks are all inspired by Los Angeles with nods to our favorite city or renting.  Check out the lyric highlights below.

Imagine it’s the weekend and you and your bestie just finished brunch at Republique.  You’re in the car headed to the first of many appointments to look at apartments when all of a sudden you hear, “I knew my rent was gon’ be late about a week ago. I worked my ass off, but I still can’t pay it though.”  If that beat doesn’t get you through any beige wall disappointments, the rest of our playlist will.

Let us know your favorite song from our playlist in the comments below or chime in with any of your fave LA-inspired hits we may have missed.  And then check out our tips for scoring the perfect apartment.

“Time of Our Lives” – Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo
“I knew my rent was gon’ be late about a week ago
I worked my ass off, but I still can’t pay it though.”

“Pretty Girls” – Britney Spears featuring Iggy Azalea
“Hey, don’t you know that it’s always the same?
From Australia ’round to LA
You can betcha’, wherever the girls go, boys follow”

“You and I” – Lady Gaga
“We got a whole lot of money but we still pay rent
‘Cause you can’t buy a house in heaven”

“Lullaby” – Shawn Mullins
“She grew up with the children of the stars
In the Hollywood Hills and the boulevard”

“My House” – Flo Rida
Open up the champagne, pop!
It’s my house, come on, turn it up”

“Walkin’ in LA” – Missing Persons
“Walkin’ in L.A., nobody walks in L.A.”

“California Gurls” – Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
“California girls, we’re unforgettable”

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“I’m so fancy, you already know
I’m in the fast lane, from L.A. to Tokyo”

“California Love” – 2pac featuring Dr. Dre
“California… knows how to party
In the city of L.A.”

“LA Love” – Fergie
“Uh, tell ’em where I’m from
Finger on the pump make the sixth straight jump from SoCal
Hollywood to the slums”

“I am a Good Girl” – Christina Aguilera from the Burlesque soundtrack
“My address today, L.A. by the way
Above Sunset Strip, the Hills all the way”

“All I Wanna Do” – Sheryl Crow
“All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard”

“American Boy” – Estelle featuring Kanye West
“Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA.”

“Beverly Hills” – Weezer
“Beverly Hills – That’s where I want to be!
Living in Beverly Hills”

“Free Fallin'” – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
“I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky”

“Girls Girls Girls” – Motley Crue
“Girls, girls, girls
Dancin down on the Sunset Strip”

“I’m in LA Trick” – LMFAO
“Drink all day, play all night
Let’s get it poppin’, I’m in LA trick!”

“The Way That You Love Me” – Paula Abdul
“It ain’t your heavy connections
It ain’t the Hollywood game”

“Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince
“So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one, Dr. Everything’ll-Be-Alright”

“Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj
“South side Jamaica, Queens and it’s crazy
Cause I’m still hood, Hollywood couldn’t change me”

“Forget You in LA” – Poema
“Or maybe I’ll try out the West Coast
And forget you in LA”

“Party in the USA” – Miley Cyrus
“I hopped off the plane at L.A.X. with a dream and my cardigan”

“Obsessed” – Mariah Carey
“Sayin’ we up in your house, sayin’ I’m up in your car,
But you in LA, and I’m out at Jermaine’s.”

“Under the Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Sometimes I feel like my only friend
Is the city I live in the city of angels”

images: summer glau

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