I Made You A Mixtape

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love.  Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape.  Who says chivalry is dead?  You’re welcome.

Lovestoned, Justin Timberlake (listen to all 7 minutes and 25 seconds)

You Be Killin’ Em, Fabolous

Rush Rush, Paula Abdul (yes, that’s Keanu in the video)

15 Step, Radiohead

Add It Up, Andrew Belle

La La, Ashlee Simpson

Aint No Sunshine, Matt Anderson

Caring Is Creepy, The Shins

Hollywood’s Not America, Ferras

Sweet Disposition, The Temper Trap

So Happy I Could Die, Lady Gaga

Passing Afternoon, Iron & Wine



  1. what I cute idea! I love the idea of keeping Chivalry alive:)

  2. Alice

    oh, dear ashlee simpson! I remember I was listening to that song sooo loud and keep singing to it whenever I was bored… oh dear 😛 memories.

    I love the lady gaga song <3

  3. Faith

    Lexi: I literally just stumbled onto your site. Not do only I LOVE your title but you picked one of my fave songs – LaLa! I was in a band in 05/06 and I wanted us to do a cover of this song and lemme tell ya the guys HATED IT! But I STILL love this song. Not saying she’s all that talented per se, but it’s a cute song nonetheless. Great choices…..I’ll ignore Timbersnake though (he is mud to me post Janet Jackson Super Bowl fiasco).

    • Oh my gosh – a fellow LaLa fan – you can’t imagine how happy this makes me! I love Ashlee Simpson – crummy SNL performances and all! And by the way – you played in a band? AWEsome!

      • Faith

        I’m a classically trained singer who loves to RAWK! I forgot about SNL!!! Hahaha. Poor Ashley, but check out this quote from her hubby:

        “Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree…”

        No wonder she married him!!

        • Oh no – this makes me sad! Aren’t they splitting up? I always thought they were the sweetest couple!

  4. Danielle

    So I’ve got to tell you how much I am in love with your blog. You left a comment on mine about a week ago, and I am so new to this blogging thing that my genius self didn’t realize it until now! Anyway, just wanted to tell you that I am now following you and I spent several hours yesterday going through pages and pages of your blog, and still have many more hours of investigating to do! Thanks for all your great song selections, I saw the Temper Trap last year at Coachella and fell in love-I look forward to more Wednesdays!


    • Danielle – Thank you SO much for visiting! I had to visit your blog when I saw the name – “junque in the trunk” – genius. I am sooo excited that you love my blog … keep following, keep commenting! xox

    • Thank you SO much and thank you for visiting!

  5. Totally made my day! I love this post and yes mixtape is LOVE! Happy Thursday, darling

  6. lissy

    Oh the idea of a mix tape so brings me back. Love this post! It’s so retro and so sentimental.

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