Are you still catching your flights to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports? Pssh, that’s so last century.
Thanks to the consistent knowledge droppings we pick up from GOOP’s weekly newsletters, we now know how Gwyenth Paltrow likes to fly: fancily!
First of all, we learned that Mrs. Chris Martin boards planes with high doses of vitamin C to “ward off viruses and strengthen immunity.” Contagion taught her well! On top of that, she also makes sure to carry on fizzy quantities of magnesium (to calm her nervous system, of course), as well as bottles of “active silver.” That’s right, wankstas — active silver.
But despite all that GOOP-y goodness, we’re still more interested in what she dubs her “transatlantic playlist,” which she jams on her iPod/iPad devices during her frequent flights between Los Angeles and London. It’s quite long — 27 songs long, to be exact — and full of surprises. For example, Paltrow still listens to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Plus, with barely a handful of Nashville-friendly artists, her playlist is far from being country-strong. Also, the Nas/Jay-Z collaboration “Black Republican” is her first track? We know you’re close friends with Hova, Gwynie, but that’s still a stretch.
Still, we’re impressed by the playlist overall. How often do the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Mozart end up so close to each other on a playlist? So to help you jet around like a true star, we’ve taken all Paltrow’s picks* and put them into a Spotify playlist you can enjoy on your next trip. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the comments below:
* Three songs were excluded due to not being on Spotify: Martha Wainwright’s “Leave Behind,” Frank Ocean’s “American Wedding” (which extensively samples the Eagles’ “Hotel California”), and the song “Lost Part 2” from the Jay-Z-Coldplay mashup album Viva La Hova.