Takeover Tuesday: Why Don't We Kick Off Jingle Ball Gigs With a Tour-Inspired Playlist

August Reinhardt
Why Don't We

The pop quintet is set to perform at 11 dates of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball circuit this year.

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible. 

This week, the Why Don't We boys -- Jack Avery, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, Zach Herron and Daniel Seavey -- are celebrating their latest achievement in 2017, kicking off their run on this year's Jingle Ball tour. The 12-city holiday extravaganza kicks off Tuesday (Nov. 28) in Dallas, and Why Don't We will be part of each show alongside the likes of Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, Logic and more.

With such a prestigious tour ahead of them, the Why Don't We guys had to get in the zone. How did they do that? Music, of course. 

Each guy picked their favorite tunes for hitting the road and getting hyped before their shows, including "Get You" by Daniel Caesar and Cabello's "Havana." And in the spirit of Christmas, Why Don't We even released their own holiday tracks on A Why Don't We Christmas EP, just in time for their Jingle Ball appearances.

Check out each of their picks, their video for "Kiss You This Christmas," and the Jingle Ball dates and lineups below. 

Corbyn Besson

"Drew Barrymore" - SZA
"Nikes" - Frank Ocean
"Love Galore" - SZA
"Sunflower" - Rex Orange County

"These 4 songs have such a cool vibe to me. I can listen to them no matter what mood I’m in and they get better every time!"

Daniel Seavey

"These Girls" - Why Don't We
"All We Got" - Chance the Rapper
"I Like Me Better" - Lauv
"Nights" - Frank Ocean

"I love taking the time I have in a car ride to catch different vibes in the music I listen to. Me and the guys always start with some hype stuff and usually make our way to the more chill vibe -- always makes for a good car ride!"

Jack Avery 

"Levitate" - Macklemore
"Feel It Still" - Portugal. The Man
"Japanese Denim" - Daniel Caesar
"Weight Of The World" - Jon Bellion

"These songs speak more to me than just the music alone. The lyrics are all amazing and it inspires me in every way possible. They are also different from a lot of songs that people might normally listen to and that’s what I mainly love about them!"

Jonah Marais 

"Get You" - Daniel Caesar
"OMG" - Camila Cabello
"Monsoon" - Hippo Campus
"10 Million" - Macklemore

"These are my go to songs for airplane rides! I love how music allows you to tune out everything going on around you and just go into your own world."

Zach Herron 

"Candy Paint" - Post Malone 
"No Option" - Post Malone 
"Havana" - Camila 
"Biking" - Frank Ocean

"On the road I listen to a lot of music! I like catching different vibes and listening to different music styles. It puts me in a good head space and makes me feel good."

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2018

11/28 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center: The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

11/30 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center: Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/1 - Inglewood, CA @ LA Forum: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Kesha, Niall Horan, Halsey, Charlie Puth and Liam Payne

12/4 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center: Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center: The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Halsey, Logic, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/8 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Halsey, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Logic, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/10 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden: Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, Halsey, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello and Why Don’t We

12/11 - Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena: Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Logic, Zedd, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/13 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena: The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena: Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We

12/16 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena: Zedd, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne and Why Don’t We

12/17 - Miami, FL @ BB&T Center: Demi Lovato, Logic, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We


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