Employee Playlist of the Month: Casey Apel

Need a playlist to bump on your way to work? Casey Apel, Manager of Client Partnerships, has shared her commuting soundtrack with us for this month’s Employee Playlist of the Month. With this fun mix of songs you might know, like Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” and Normani’s “Motivation,” and songs you should know, like “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, this playlist is sure to brighten up any early morning travel and get you pumped for the day.


How come you choose the songs on your playlist? It’s a total mix! I thought about trying to stick to one genre or including some of the best songs of all time, but those playlists already exist. So, here’s a mix of some vibey songs I’ve had on repeat this year. There will be songs you’ve heard a thousand times and others (I hope) you’ve never heard before!

When do you listen to this playlist most? The subway. This playlist works whether I need a little pre-work motivation or an evening pick-me-up.

Who is your dream artist to meet and why? I’m not a wild super fan but there are many fabulous and talented people I’d want to meet: Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Dixie Chicks, Elton John, Justin Timberlake…

Can you share your most memorable music moment experience? When in Vegas for my sweet sixteen (a story for another time), I was in an aisle seat at a small Beyonce show. When the show began, no one knew where the singing was coming from and turns out she was next to me. I grabbed her, as any logical person would do. Security wasn’t happy… 

What is the best part about working at iHeartRadio? The access to incredible music moments. Is that too obvious of an answer!? The people are pretty sweet too ​

A fun fact about myself is… does giving a fun fact ever not feel awkward? Writing one down definitely does. Let’s go with the fact that my relative signed the Declaration of Independence