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Bevan Beats

by  Ciaran Marchant
Edited by Dylan Blight

Welcome to Bevan Beats! This is a fortnightly article and accompanying playlist from us at the Explosion Network. It aims to enable us the ability to share the music we love, discuss a certain theme, or share what we are simply listening to in our everyday lives. You’ll be able to find the playlist on Youtube and on Spotify.

People who tend to get into the car with me, follow me on Spotify or are just around me while listening to music will often comment that I have a random or eclectic taste in music. To be honest with you, I am pretty proud of that. I can find something to enjoy in almost any musical genres (except modern country), and this often makes some interesting mixes when it comes to creating personal playlists.

So for this playlist, I had already been stuck between two playlists topics and I could not decide which one to choose. Both topics are important to me in their own way and have different impacts on my life and I just couldn’t choose between the two. But then it hit. Why not do both genres in a crazy mashup eclectic extravaganza of a playlist? And here we are! Prepare to feel angst; prepare to wish you were born in another time; prepare to go on a musical adventure through time and my teenage years.


Pop Punk

The 2000s were an amazing time musically for a teenager. Pop-punk music evolved from grunge and original punk music to give you an outlet for all the things you could not understand about your crappy day at High School. Still, to this day whenever I am feeling angry or upset, I will scroll through my Spotify, find a pop-punk playlist and just let all of my emotion out in the music. I find it fantastically therapeutic and can guarantee that I would feel 100% better each time. Some may believe there are bands missing from my selection of pop-punk in this playlist but these are the bands that had the most impact on me growing up and still are my go-to bands when wanting to take a trip to my younger years.



60s & 70s

Even though my teenage years were helped by the evolution of pop-punk music, I believe that I was born at the wrong time. Ever since my Dad first played me Queen in the car I fell in love with older music. I would search and consume as much music from years past as i could and i grew to appreciate it. I was never alive for this music to be new but part of me believed that everything about this music was better than anything that could be created today. The raw talent and creativity that these artists displayed with each song produced are inspiring and I believe that more of today’s musicians need to look back to make great music for the future. I really hope you enjoy listening to these classics and maybe even inspire you to take a walk through the collections of music from these eras, they are truly fantastic.


Full Playlist:

  1. Basket Case – Green Day

  2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

  3. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

  4. Killer Queen – Queen

  5. Dance Dance – Fallout Boy

  6. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

  7. Misery Business – Paramore

  8. Heroes – David Bowie

  9. Fat Lip – Sum 41

  10. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

  11. Nine in the Afternoon – PANIC! At the Disco

  12. September – Earth, Wind, Fire.

  13. Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance

  14. With a Little Help From my Friends – The Beatles


You can follow Ciaran on Twitter @Yaboyringo

You can follow Ciaran on Twitter @Yaboyringo

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