Employee Playlist of the Month: Thomas Drapeau

It’s that time again — get excited for the iHeartRadio Employee Playlist of the Month, featuring our SVP Engineering, Thomas Drapeau. Step into Thomas’ shoes and take a listen of his playlist here. You can also check out the full list below!

How come you chose the songs on your playlist?

These are all songs I loved in high school, many of them tied to specific memories.

When do you listen to this playlist most?

On the train in the morning or when I need a pick-me-up at work.

Who is your dream artist to meet and why?

Unrelated to the contents of my playlist, Paul McCartney. I grew up with the 4 faces on the wall (who didn’t) and was lucky enough to see Sir Paul perform at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival. So if anyone knows how to make that happen, let me know! :-)

Can you share your most memorable music moment experience?

Two I can recall are watching Queen feat. Adam Lambert at the same 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, and seeing The Eagles’ live performance of “Hotel California” was awesome.

What is the best part about working at iHeartRadio?

The people. Hands down.

A fun fact about myself…

I love to have fun at work, hence my involvement in our office’s CodeJams, Hack Days, Hack Weeks, Tech Talks, Public Speaking Club, Game Night/Lunch, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Ping Pong, DJ nights and Nancy Tuesdays.

As for the rest—here is a list of 31 songs that I loved in high school, and still do.

Thomas Drapeau’s Playlist:

  1. ​We Got Our Own Thang – Heavy D and the Boyz  

  2. Hip Hop Hooray — Naughty by Nature  

  3. Fight the Power – Public Enemy  

  4. Around the Way Girl – LL Cool J  

  5. Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini  

  6. Player’s Ball — Outkast  

  7. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) — De La Soul  

  8. Doin’ Our Own Dang — Jungle Brothers

  9. Check the Rhime — Tribe Called Quest

  10. Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) — Queen Latifah

  11. Chief Rocka — Lords of the Underground

  12. Sound of da Police — KRS-ONE

  13. Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory) — M.O.P.

  14. It Takes Two — Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

  15. It’s Tricky — Run-D.M.C.

  16. 93 ’Til Infinity — Souls of Mischief

  17. They Reminisce Over You — Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

  18. Slow Down — Brand Nubian

  19. Step In The Arena — Gang Starr

  20. Microphone Fiend — Eric B. & Rakim

  21. Gimme Dat (Woy) — Boogie Down Productions

  22. Come Clean — Jeru the Damaja

  23. Ain’t No Half-Steppin’ — Big Daddy Kane

  24. Looking at the Front Door — Main Source

  25. Just a Friend — Biz Markie

  26. I Used to Love H.E.R. — Common

  27. Who Got Da Props — Black Moon

  28. Slam — Onyx

  29. Crossover — EPMD

  30. Passin’ Me By — The Pharycde

  31. The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) — Black Sheep​​​