Last week’s theme on Black Lightning caused quite the surge of activity, and we’re excited to be able to share our brand new playlist - see the list of turbocharged tunes below!
- “Thunder,” by Imagine Dragons
- “Believer,” by Imagine Dragons
- “Storm,” by Storm (Original Club Mix, 1998)
- “Ride The Lightning,” by Metallica
- “Light It Up” (Remix), by Major Lazer ( (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG)
- “Let It Rain,” by 4 Strings
- “Don’t Sweat The Technique,” by Eric B. & Rakim
- “Hot for Teacher,” by Van Halen
- “Electric Boogie” (The Electric Slide), by Marcia Griffiths
- “Black Man in A White World (Ghetto Gettysburg Address),” by Michael Kiwanuka (feat. Nasir Jones as Mr. Books)
- “Thunderstruck,” by AC/DC
- “Black or White,” by Michael Jackson
- “To Be Human,” by MARINA
- “Lightning Crashes,” by Live
- “Remember When,” by Bad Wolves
- “Another Brick in the Wall,” by Pink Floyd
- “Hall of Fame,” by The Script
- “Atomic Dog,” by George Clinton
- “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” by Gil Scott-Heron
- “Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor (from Rocky)
This Week’s Theme:
Black History Month Spotlight - Bumblebee!
Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, we’re starting out week 2 with a focus on DC Universe’s first African American superheroine, Bumblebee! Equipped with a one-two punch of brilliance and creative talent, Bumblebee’s inventiveness, and scientific know-how puts her in a league above the rest! What songs come to mind when you think of her?
Let us know in the comments below!
Don’t forget to check out our Bombshell Bumblebee Sweepstakes, while you’re at it, too!
Read the info below to learn a bit more about her background!
Bumblebee: A History
Debuting in 1976, Bumblebee was created by Bob Rozakis and Irv Nocik, appearing first in Teen Titans #45 as Karen Beecher, with her heroine alias appearing for the first time in Teen Titans #48.
Karen’s life as a superhero began as a ruse. Her boyfriend, Mal Duncan, a.k.a. the Herald, was a new member of the Teen Titans and anxious to prove himself worthy of the team. Wanting to help Mal, Karen made herself a costume and took up the name Bumblebee. Pretending to be a super-villain, she attacked the Titans and took a fall— all to make her boyfriend look like he’d saved the day. Surprisingly, when Karen revealed what she’d done to the team, they were impressed with her skill in crafting her costume and executing her plan. They immediately offered a place on the team alongside Mal, and she officially adopted Bumblebee as her alias.
As DC’s first African-American superheroine, Bumblebee continues to leave a special, and significant mark on the DC Universe!
See our in-depth articles below for additional gems of insight!
Bumblebee: Encyclopedia Page
The History of Bumblebee: DC’s First African-American Superheroine
While lyrics must abide to Forum Guidelines, the songs can be anything, of any genre, as long as it meets each week’s theme!
Curious what Mixtape Monday is?
Every week, we’ll post the title of our latest Mixtape, and you post a track of your choice in the comments below! We’ll follow up next Mixtape Monday with the full list of tunes collected from the week before. And if our “What’s the Last Song You Heard?” thread is any indication, you all have superb taste in tunes!