The scene-stealing ''Community'' and ''Mad Men'' actress, 30, talks about the songs that make her feel ''empowered,'' ''badass,'' and, of course, ''sexy, but not too dirty.''

By Adam Carlson
May 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM EDT
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BIRDY NAM NAM ”GOIN’ IN (SKRILLEX GOIN’ DOWN MIX)”

”It’s off the Spring Breakers soundtrack, and right after I saw it I went through a period of being obsessed. It gets me really pumped. I feel like a badass when I listen to it.”

ALEXANDER ”TRUTH”

”I could not overplay this song [by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert]. A friend of mine had sent it to me, and I was like, ‘You know me so well.’ This is not a badass song for me — it’s more just…calming. I like to listen to it first thing in the morning. The vibe just makes me happy.”

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS ”THRIFT SHOP”

”I have this tendency to get hot on a song, like, six months to a year after it’s been really popular. When I came back after Community‘s summer hiatus, I was like, You have to hear this song ‘Call Me Maybe’! [Laughs]”

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE ”SHAKE IT OUT”

”I’ll listen to it on my way to an audition, and then when I find out that I didn’t book it, I’ll listen to it again to be like, ‘Everything’s gonna be okay!’ It’s my empowerment song.”

R. KELLY ”IGNITION (REMIX)”

”I love it, even though I know R. Kelly and his history. I play it mostly when I’m running at the gym. Sometimes I’ll just put it on repeat. It puts me in, like, a cool-sexy zone — sexy, but not too dirty.”

Joel McHale and Alison Brie star in this comedy about a college study group—which has received second life on Yahoo.
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  • 6
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  • 09/17/09
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  • In Season
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  • Yahoo Screen
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