Kick Out the Jams: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Edition

A playlist of Giddy Up America’s favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers’ songs

rhcpSince middle school I’ve been a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not totally sure if it started with “Give It Away” or before that, but it was definitely around that time. I gobbled up their records and plastered their logo over every surface I could.

I remember them playing Woodstock ’94 dressed as giant light bulbs, the weirdness of the Dave Navarro era, the joy of the John Frusciante era 2.0 and will never be able to let go of how cool the song “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” sounds.

And while I haven’t embraced their most recent album, I’m With You, I still consider myself a pretty big fan of the band.

So much of a fan, I thought I needed a playlist of my favorite Chili Pepper songs.

Giddy Up America’s Red Hot Chili Peppers Playlist


Around the World
Tell Me Baby
Can’t Stop
The Righteous & the Wicked
On Mercury
Knock Me Down
Me & My Friends
Suck My Kiss
Good Time Boys
Give It Away
Apache Rose Peacock
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Parallel Universe
Scar Tissue
If You Want Me To Stay
Hard to Concentrate
Soul to Squeeze
Snow (Hey Oh)
Dani California
So Much I
Hollywood (Africa)
Love Rollercoaster
Fight Like a Brave
By the Way
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Breaking the Girl
The Zephyr Song
Behind the Sun
Mercy Mercy
Stone Cold Bush



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