Takeover Tuesday: HAIM Reveal Exclusive Playlist Ahead of 'SNL' Performance, Sophomore LP Release


Pre-game with HAIM for their second 'SNL' run here.

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. 

It's been four years since the sisters HAIM first captivated audiences with their unique cocktail of electro-tinged pop/rock, which -- alongside their near-legendary live show -- turned them from buzz band to arena vets (and Taylor Swift support act / #squad members) seemingly overnight.

The sister trio's sophomore follow-up full-length LP Something To Tell You -- set for July 7 via Columbia Records -- has remained one of 2017's most hotly anticipated releases. But to date fans have only had two early tastes of what's to come, with advance cut "Right Now," debuted via a one-take live session filmed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and follow-up second punch (and official first single) "Want You Back," which topped the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart

Today, ahead of their second-ever performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend (May 13), HAIM reveal their "Takeover Tuesday" playlist exclusively via Billboard, and walk us through why the eclectic, poignant set is emblematic of the band itself. Give it a spin below, and also check out their 2013 SNL performances of "The Wire" and "Don't Save Me" to get ready for this weekend's sure-to-be raucous set.

1) Weyes Blood, "Generation Why"
"Natalie Mering is a dreammmm"

2) Shania Twain, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"
"Hard to pick one Shania song, but this one's our favorite." 

3) Cat Stevens, "Peace Train"
"Listen to those harmonies!"

4) J.J. Cale, "After Midnight"
"Our getting ready song." 

5) Freda Payne, "Band Of Gold"
"Ultimate karaoke/scream/sing-this-song-in-the-car jam."

6) Paul McCartney, Wings, "Let Me Roll It"
"This guitar lick was a big inspiration while recording."

7) Angel Olsen, "Unf--ktheworld "
"Her voice kills us in the song." 

8) Kate Bush, "Suspended In Gaffa"
"All the vocal melodies in this song interlock for an amazing effect."

9) Parliament, "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)"

"We love this song because it has one of the funkiest bass lines EVER. It took Este a good week to figure out how to play it."

10) The Angels, "My Boyfriend's Back"

"This song reminds us of driving in the car with our Mom on the way to school. It's one of her favorite songs, and we know all the background vocals by heart."

11) Leon Ware, "Why I Came To California"

"This song is kind of a wild card. The lyrics are so funny, and I love the way the duo trades off vocals." 

12) Yvonne Elliman, "If I Can't Have You"

"It doesn't matter what mood we're in, this song is pretty much a go to in any situation. All three of us agree that this song is pretty much a perfectly crafted love song."

13) Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

"This whole record is a masterpiece, but if we had to pick one song off this record it would be this one. Also the video for this song IS EVERYTHING. The lyrics, the melody, all of it. So good."

14) Prince, "Raspberry Beret"

"It's especially hard to pick a Prince song we all agree is the best, but this song is one that we all listen to in the car and marvel at how good it is. We also spend a lot of time thinking about who this song could possibly be about."

15) George Michael, "Father Figure"

"No words. This song is songwriting goals."

16) Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right"

"This chorus always gets us." 

17) Gerry Rafferty, "Right Down the Line"

"One of our favorite songs EVER." 

18) Pretenders, "Stop Your Sobbing"

"One of the best covers!"

19) Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down"

"This groove kills."

20) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "The Waiting"

"Watched his concert at the Wiltern on YouTube too many times. This is a real highlight."


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