Looks like someone was hit with Cupid’s arrow! Jinger Duggar got in the holiday spirit a little over a week early as she shared her Valentine’s Day playlist on Instagram on Monday, February 3. When fans saw some of the sexy, secular music that made the cut, though, they were shocked. The tracks were no “My Neck, My Back,” but the roundup included more than a few tunes that parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would’ve disapproved of.
“I’ve got a Valentine’s Spotify playlist out and would love to hear what you guys think of it!” Jinger, 26, told her followers as she showed off a new hairdo on her Instagram page. “Please check it out by visiting the link [in] my bio. 😊🎶” But fans weren’t just scandalized — they were also impressed. “Officially the Duggar with the best taste in music!” one commented. “Jinger listening to PEARL JAM,” another added. “We love to see it.”
In addition to Pearl Jam, the playlist included artists like Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Snow Patrol. “I really like this playlist, but I thought your family only listened to Christian music/hymns/instrumental?” one fan commented after they saw the tracklist. “Love it, but hopefully your parents don’t disown you like they did your sister Jill [Dillard],” another added.
Though the Counting On stars seems to have expanded their musical horizons in recent years — Jana and Josiah Duggar have both shared their love for Michael Bublé, and Derick Dillard has even referenced Biggie Smalls — secular music is something the family has looked down on in the past. In fact, they even turned their nose up at genres like Christian rock and country.
“Growing up, our parents explained to us that we, as Christians, accept music that promotes the very things God hates, we bring a blot to the name and character of the God we represent,” Jinger and her sisters wrote in Growing Up Duggar. “For instance, if a song’s lyrics are saying, ‘Follow your heart. Do what feels good,’ we compare it to the Bible and find that God says, ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.'”
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