Jordan Wall's Gotta Get Away Playlist

May 23, 2013

This Monday, A&E's sun and sin-soaked The Glades kicks off its fourth season and star Jordan Wall (who plays the overzealous Daniel Green) assembled an exclusive playlist for ETonline!

Although the show's setting plays host to a whole lotta murders, in reality, we still dream of visiting Florida's Glades!

Jordan Wall's Gotta Getaway Playlist

1. When I Come Around - Green Day
Favorite song by my favorite band. It was the first music video I ever saw, really welcoming me into the whole MTV generation. The repetitive riff in the track is so simple, yet so intoxicating, reeling you right in within the opening seconds.

2. Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand - Primitive Radio Gods
The perfect blend of melody and lyric, which never fails to affect me on some level no matter how many times I listen to it. It is the ultimate example of music and poetry being linked.

3. My Only Swerving - El Ten Eleven
No vocals, just perfect instrumentals. An absolute necessity on any road trip, or as the ideal supplement to a walk on the beach to clear my head.

4. Hard Sun - Eddie Vedder
I'm a 90's child so Vedder holds a special place in my heart from his days topping the charts with Pearl Jam, but he's never sounded better than he does in this cover. Recorded for the quintessential "getaway" movie, Into the Wild, Vedder's mystical version of the single has a way of consistently carrying me from any surrounding madness and connecting me with something more spiritual, just as the film did.

5. Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
Eerie and haunting, yet also moving, this song always strikes a chord in me which keeps ringing long after the music plays out. I love how open to interpretation Trent Reznor's lyrics are, and never more so than in this track.

6. House of Cards - Radiohead
It's rare to find a song to suit all moods, but this one fits the bill. Whether I'm in a wonderful place in my head or hurting over something, hearing this tune complements my thoughts to a tee, and leaves me feeling centered at the end.

7. Wolf Like Me - TV On the Radio
My workout distraction track. If I need some motivation to hit that last set on the weights or reach that next mile on a run, I find this on my playlist and get that extra jolt.

8. Track 4 - Sigur Ros
Whenever I hear this beautiful ballad, I think of the final scene in Vanilla Sky, which happens to have my favorite film soundtrack. Just like the lead character in the movie reflects on his life in that climactic moment, I experience incredible nostalgia when this piece plays.

9. Nightcall - Kavinsky
The ultimate night drive song to get amped for a fun evening. I got turned onto it in the film Drive last year and it's been on loop every Saturday night since.

10. Teardrop - Jose Gonzalez
This was pretty much a toss-up between the original by Massive Attack and this version, but Gonzalez's cover gets the slightest nod for it's raw emotion. I first heard his interpretation on an episode of my all-time favorite series, Friday Night Lights, and I'm still trying to calm down the goosebumps.

11. Vagabond - Wolfmother
Just a fun song that makes me smile like an idiot. I'll listen to it while exercising, traveling, or during a break between scenes and come out feeling like a champion.

12. St Elmo's Fire - John Parr
Cheesy? Possibly. Epic? Undoubtedly. I challenge anyone to blast this in your car and not sing along at the top of your lungs. No matter how many times I've tried to mute myself, St. Elmo's Fire continues to burn in me.

The Glades premieres May 27 at 9 p.m. on A&E.

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