View Full Version : Please make me a mix tape!

06-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Yeah, yeah, they don't call them that anymore - but you know what I mean. Call it a CD or an MP3 playlist, it's still the same idea.

You make a collection of songs for somebody... usually a newish boyfriend or girlfriend or someone you hope to date.

The songs themselves might not be as important as the lyrics because you always try to 'sneak' in some semi-hidden message of how you feel about them (consciously or unconsciously!).

So gimmie a play list!

Make a brand new list of what you might do this very minute... or copy the titles of the last collection you made? Either way!

(Minimum ten, maximum twenty titles)

*Please don't quote lyrics*


06-29-2013, 01:27 AM
They are still called mixtapes however sets is often used, especially when referring to what a dj does.

I've never had a knack for making them but I do prefer listening to mixtapes and sets over albums (although I have come across some albums that do a swell job of making use of the mixtape/set medium.)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-29-2013, 01:39 AM
The only 'mixtape' 'playlist' I've ever made has been for myself... I call it 'Writing' and it plays over and over and over and over... It's a different playlist for every book, too. I had one playlist with one song on it for 'Before I Forget September'. I must've heard 'Tell It Like It Is' a billion times.

06-29-2013, 02:31 AM
... black sabbath's black sabbath x 10.
If the chick sticks around after that she's gotta be COOL !

06-29-2013, 04:37 AM
It's been a few years since I sat down to do this,
but I just so happen to have that play list here in front of me:

1. The City - Dismemberment Plan
2. Bag of Hammers - Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down
3. King - Tunng
4. Noah's Ark - Coco Rosie
5. When U Love Somebody - The Fruit Bats
6. Swimming Pool - Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down
7. Bullets - Tunng
8. Ain't Thick - Jeffery Lewis
9. Superstition - Blanche
10. No Children - The Mountain Goats
11. Roll The Bodies Over - Stump
12. Secrets - Tunng
13. The Little Acorn - The Fruit Bats
14. Sunny Road - Emilia Torrini

*wonders what the heck that said about me at the time?*


William Haskins
06-29-2013, 05:45 AM
all easily found on you tube:

demon kitty rag - kattzenjammer
rocks and water - deb talan
shankill butchers - the decemberists
tyger - tangerine dream
living behind the sun - devics
memoirs of a phuket geisha - the red elvises
engel - rammstein
so like candy - elvis costello
like tears in rain - covenant
the curse of millhaven - nick cave
the leavening of the spit-bread - munly and the lee lewis harlots

Caitlin Black
06-29-2013, 08:36 AM
Mmm Bop - Hanson.
Hit Me Baby (One More Time) - Britney Spears.
If You Wanna Be My Lover - The Spice Girls.


What? They're all totally hardcore. I mean, who needs to headbang when your brain is dying from lack of stimulation? :D

06-29-2013, 10:13 PM
This is my 80's mix tape with a little '70s overlap. My neighbor made it for me after he read it on my blog. (Which was not stalkerish of him to do at all.)

One Step Beyond - Madness
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
I Confess - English Beat
Party at Ground Zero - Fishbone
Madness - Madness
Pump it Up - Elvis Costello
Rock this Town - Stray Cats
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Our Lips are Sealed - The Go Go's
Soul Kitchen - X
I Ran - Flock of Seagulls
We Got The Beat - The Go Go's
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Save it for Later - The English Beat
Do you Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
Brass in Pocket - Pretenders
Everyday I Write the Book - Elvis Costello
I'll Stop the World and Melt with you - Modern English

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-30-2013, 04:25 PM
I apparently need to get out more... 99% of these artists I've never heard of. And to be truthful, the ones I have heard of, I've never voluntarily listened to.

Yuppers... I'm old.

Caitlin Black
07-01-2013, 01:47 AM
I don't think it's a matter of age, really. I've never heard of most of those bands either.

I think it's because I live under a rock. (And for reference, nobody here has mentioned a single band that I have in my CD collection. So I'm either super-lame or super-awesome. ;))

07-01-2013, 01:54 AM
So gimmie a play list!

20 for today (Yes, I'm an old fart.)

More News from Nowhere - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Idiot Wind - Bob Dylan
Shot Shot - Gomez
Blue Monday - Fats Domino
I Want You - Elvis Costello
Did She Jump or Was She Pushed - Richard And Linda Thompson
The Creature From the Black Lagoon - Dave Edmunds
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
Please Read the Letter - Robert Plant and Alison Strauss
Sloth - Fairport Convention
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
Drive All Night - Bruce Springsteen
Take Me to the River - Talking Heads
Mandolin Wind - The Faces
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin
The Weaver's Answer - Family
Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
Beat the Devil's Tattoo - BRMC
Mystery Girl - Roy Orbison

07-01-2013, 03:09 AM
shankill butchers - the decemberists

... intense.
Had to give them a listen.
The original Decemberists were mentioned
in a 19th century russian novel I once read.

The Decembrist revolt or the Decembrist uprising (Russian: Восстание декабристов, translit: Vosstanie dekabristov) took place in Imperial Russia on 26 December [O.S. 14 December] 1825. Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder brother Constantine removed himself from the line of succession. Because these events occurred in December, the rebels were called the Decembrists (Dekabristy, Russian: Декабристы). This uprising, which was suppressed by Nicholas I, took place in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg. In 1925, to mark the centenary of the event, the square was renamed as Decembrist Square, but in 2008 it reverted to its original name.


07-01-2013, 03:52 AM
My mixtape for you for now.

B.o.B. - Airplanes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6-c223DUU)
Hotel Saint George - I Don't Know Why (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDYmq1fQ85U)
Ed Sheeran - The A Team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAWcs5H-qgQ)
Sharon Batts - Dear Mr. Jesus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quG-Q7iKfn0)
Wendy Sulca - Cervantes, Cervantes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuoCd7UEkpc)
Tommy Seebach - Det Gratis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1QBU2t9Oj8)
Tammy Faye Bakker - Don't Give Up, You're on the Brink of a Miracle. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2pxXYdJ2UY)
Jennifer Rush - The Power of Love (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr0xJBsVbZY)
Goombay Dance Band - Seven Tears (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKikIsRCkvs)
Vitamin C - Friends Forever (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDM3eYp4KQ)
E-Type - Olympia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc6L4a408gs)
Luv - Trojan Horse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=759Rs8cHV-M)
Jan Terri - Losing You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqvQUoxLFI)

07-01-2013, 10:38 PM
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
3 A.M. - Matchbox 20
I Would Do Anything for Love - Meatloaf
Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Addicted - Cheryl Wheeler and Dan Seals
You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma - David Frizzell and Shelly West
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi

07-01-2013, 11:09 PM
One for today

Red Eyes and Tears - BRMC
Tower of Song - Leonard Cohen
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
Waltzing's For Dreamers - Richard Thompson
I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack
The Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother
The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave
Radio Free Europe - REM
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Nobody's Fault But Mine - Page and Plant
The Tide Rushes in - The Moody Blues
Will the Circle be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
April Skies - Jesus and Mary Chain
Monday Monday - Mamas and Papas
The Ghosts That We Knew - Mumford and Sons

07-01-2013, 11:39 PM
... "jefferson airplane." Cool.
Their tune, "Today," is kinda apropos too.
A duet.

07-02-2013, 03:35 PM
Just sayin' ... I used to have 800 tapes, all catalogued. In the 1990s, I had around 1.000 original CD's.

A typical mix tape:

1. Sharkey's Night - Laurie Anderson
2. Mirror Man - Captain Beefheart
3. Mary, Mary So Contrary - Can
4. London Calling - The Clash
5. Masquerade - Fischer-Z
6. Flying Teapot - Gong
7. Auf dem Friedhof - Nina Hagen
8. John Barleycorn - Traffic
9. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
10. Catholic Girls - Frank Zappa

07-02-2013, 04:04 PM
I have cd around here somewhere... that a person (okay, yes a guy...) made me several years ago. He had taken the time to make a very real looking card stock case with artwork and pages and lyrics and it's something else. *the front is a photo of the long gone Point Pleasant Bridge, the back is two 'mothman' like creatures kissing in silhouette...

He entitled it "Span" and here's the track listing:

It Probably Always Will - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
AC/DC - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Spaceboy - Smashing Pumpkins
Under The Milky Way Tonight - The Church
Running Up That Hill - Placebo
Wind of Change - Hawkwind
Cotton Crown - Sonic Youth
1000 Feet Below You - Golden Earring
One in a Million - Lene Lovich
Love & Anger - Kate Bush
Sadly Beautiful - The Replacements
If I Only had A Heart - The Afghan Whigs
Hymn To Her - The Pretenders
Say Something - James

*geez, wonder why I just so happened to know right where it was?...* =)

07-02-2013, 04:09 PM
One for today

1. Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
2. The Weeping Song - Nick Cave
3. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed - Richard and Linda Thompson
4. If Six was Nine - Jimi Hendrix
5. Dimples - John Lee Hooker
6. Handle With Care - The Travelling Wilburys
7. Sweet Virginia - Rolling Stones
8. Jesus Doesn`t Want Me for A Sunbeam - Nirvana
9. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
10. Closing Time - Leonard Cohen
11. Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams
12. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window - Joe Cocker
13. Unicorn - Tyrannosaurus Rex
14. Oh Mary Don't You Weep - Bruce Springsteen
15. Please Read the Letter - Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
16. Labelled With Love - Squeeze
17. Shuffle Your Feet - Black Rebel MotorCycle Club
18. Surfing USA - Jesus and Mary Chain.
19. Boston Tea Party - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
20. The Sky is Falling - Elmore James

07-13-2013, 01:49 AM
Ipod shuffle for Friday - Golden oldie day :)

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
Mama We're All Crazee Now - Slade
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
Foxhole - Television
Fotheringay - Sandy Denny
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
Sweet Home Chicago - Peter Green's Splinter Group
I've Been loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
Roll Over Lay Down - Status Quo
Walking on a wire - Richard and Linda Thompson
Hangover Girl - Gomez
Your Cheating Heart - Hank Williams
Deborah - Tyrannosaurus Rex
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker

06-25-2014, 02:00 PM
Used to be a fella would serenade a gal beneath 'er balcony.
Nowadays, they make mixed tapes. What is our modern generation coming to, alas ?

06-25-2014, 02:39 PM

No huh-uh.

Mixtapes are so late 80's and I'm such a MPDG...

06-25-2014, 02:56 PM
Phht, I have a bunch of CDs I made with lots of 80s tunes

06-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Here's a random 20 for today

More News from Nowhere - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Robert Plant
Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
Methamphetamine - Old Crow Medicine Show
Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
Come As You Are - Nirvana
I've Been Loving You too Long - Otis Redding
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
Will the Wolf Survive - Los Lobos
Shoot Out the Lights - Richard And Linda Thompson
Tower of Song - Leonard Cohen
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Drive All Night - Bruce Springsteen
Take Me to the River - Al Green
Tender - Blur
Marquee Moon - Television
Beat the Devil's Tattoo - BRMC
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
The Wind Cries, Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Sandy Denny

06-25-2014, 03:28 PM
My most recent...

Open your Eyes - Snow Patrol
Somebody Mixed My Medicine - The Pretty Reckless
Giving Up Everything - Natalie Merchant
Lovesong - Jackie Lopez & T
Young Dead Men - The Black Angels
Head on the Door - The Cure
Nobody Knows Me at All - The Weepies
Sex and Gasoline - Rodney Crowell
All Your Friends - The Dogbones
Satisfaction - PJ Harvey & Bjork

06-25-2014, 04:26 PM
Here's one of my mixed discs

Girl You Want-Devo
Freedom of Choice-Devo
Cars-Gary Numan
One Thing-INXS
Bad Reputation-Joan Jett
Mambo #5-Lou Bega
Sister Christian-Night Ranger
Pictures of You-The Cure
Legs-ZZ Top
Velcro Fly-ZZ Top
Do You Want to Hold Me-Bow Wow Wow
All Night Long-Rainbow
Roll With The Changes-REO Speedwagon
Reap The Wild Wind-Ultravox

06-25-2014, 09:02 PM
"Song for No One" - Miike Snow
"Shooting Stars" - Bag Raiders
"Chocolate" - 1975
"Safe and Sound" - Capital Cities
"Little Bit" - Lykke Li
"Strong" - London Grammar
"Lights Out" - Santigold
"Latch" - Disclosure (feat. Sam Smith)
"Ordinary Life" - Kristen Barry
"Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" - Arctic Monkeys
"West Coast" - Lana del Rey
"Silver Lining" - Rilo Kiley
"Saving My Face" - KT Tunstall
"Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This All Before" - The Smiths
"Tennis Court" - Lorde
"The Love Club" - Lorde
"Simple Things" - Miguel
"Forever" - Haim

:) For my Kells and ev'rybody. Haha

Gilroy Cullen
06-25-2014, 09:56 PM
The relationship rollercoaster mix (Okay this is from my Amazon cloud, so lots of recent songs)

1) Slow Down - Selena Gomez
2) Break the Ice - Britney Spears
3) Are you gonna be my girl - Jet
4) Stay the night - Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
5) Sleeping with a friend - Neon Trees
6) Breathing - Lifehouse
7) All of Me - John Legend
8) Happy - Pharrell Williams
9) I choose you - Sara Barellis
10) Careless Whisper - (Either Wham! or Seether)
11) Apologize - OneRepublic
12) You don't love me any more - Weird Al Yankovic

06-26-2014, 01:29 AM
My most recent playlist-- I routinely listen to the same list whether I'm in the shower, or writing. It's relaxing to me.

Howlin' for you- The Black Keys
Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood
Midnight City- M83
Fineshrine- Purity Ring
Moondance- Van Morrison
Old Number Seven- The Devil Makes Three
Out of My League- Fitz and the Tantrums
The Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Trojans- Atlas Genius

06-26-2014, 03:30 PM
I'm such a MPDG...

Good to know. A term I am quite familiar with. Just used it yesterday. It means ... well you know. So why rehash it :o

06-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Good to know. A term I am quite familiar with. Just used it yesterday. It means ... well you know. So why rehash it :o

Yes but...
for the sake of of educating everyone else
we should probably explain that.

I'll let this short vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBNss2PMj60) do the talking.


06-27-2014, 03:17 AM
Yes but...
for the sake of of educating everyone else
we should probably explain that.

I'll let this short vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBNss2PMj60) do the talking.


Very educational . . . for those not in the know. Sure they appreciate it, possibly inspired to dance in the rain themselves, though perhaps this'd be more their style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ


06-27-2014, 10:59 PM
With Moondance on the mix, I could just leave that track on repeat.

My most recent playlist-- I routinely listen to the same list whether I'm in the shower, or writing. It's relaxing to me.

Howlin' for you- The Black Keys
Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood
Midnight City- M83
Fineshrine- Purity Ring
Moondance- Van Morrison
Old Number Seven- The Devil Makes Three
Out of My League- Fitz and the Tantrums
The Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Trojans- Atlas Genius

07-03-2014, 05:15 AM
To Jehhill

with lurve:

1. Bill Withers: Lean On Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPoTGyWT0Cg)
2. Dobie Gray: Drift Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr_eVcCAUXo)
3. Billie Swan: I Can Help (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBBw1MEOMWI)
4. Andy Kim: Rock Me Gently (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxsKkTFDKRQ)
5. Gallery: So Nice To Be With You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cFm2a5vykc)
6. Cornelius Bros & Sister Rose: Too Late to Turn Back Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfYkhQblYjY)
7. The Main Ingredient: Everybody Plays the Fool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXGa__ECvnM)
8. The Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj53iyFok8g)
9. Mouth & MacNeal: How Do You Do? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44yh2KZjl4Q)
10. Mungo Jerry: In the Summertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM)

11. Paul Revere & the Raiders: Cherokee Nation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ojRQ15My7s)
12. Elton: Indian Sunset (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrAwGjM0gR4)

A little you and a little me, there at the end.

*goes off to search for yellow moon*


07-03-2014, 07:09 AM

*puts on headphones*

*tunes out world*


07-03-2014, 08:27 AM
I like it moody.

1. Run Boy Run - Woodkid
2. Mercy Street - Fever Ray
3. Stroker Ace - Lovage
4. Wash My Soul - Tricky
5. Feather - Little Dragon
6. After It All - Cat Power
7. Don't Move - Phantogram
8. Ungirthed - Purity Ring
9. Fireside Favourites - Fad Gadget
10. Misery is the River of the World - Tom Waits
11. Stagger Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
12. Head First - Goldfrapp

Gilroy Cullen
07-16-2014, 08:37 PM
In light of the new Weird Al album... I present the comparison playlist: (If no artist listed, it's Al's version.)

1) Word Crimes
2) Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
3) Tacky
4) Happy - Pharrell Williams
5) Fat
6) Bad - Michael Jackson
7) Amish Paradise
8) Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
9) Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)
10) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
11) Party in the CIA
12) Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
13) Another Tattoo
14) Nothing On You - B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
15) Eat It
16) Beat It - Michael Jackson
17) Couch Potato
18) Lose Yourself - Eminem
19) Livin' in the Fridge
20) Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith

07-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Blinded - Evergrey
Wolf and Raven - Sonata Arctica
Nova Era - Angra
Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray
Windowpane - Opeth
We stood transfixed - Red Sparowes
Sentient 6 - Nevermore
Carpe - Russian Circles
My Time - Minus the Bear
Catch Without Arms - Dredg

Forbidden Snowflake
07-17-2014, 11:06 AM
My very cheesy, this is "how I'll lose my date" mix:

Without You - Mariah Carey
No Matter What - Boyzone
Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore - Celine Dion
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
The Power Of Love - Celine Dion
Yellow - Coldplay
Angels - The XX
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Bruno Mars - Marry You

Yes, I'm 30 and it shows ;) And my partner is into Celine Dion. Stockholm Syndrom ensued.