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.

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… or rather, I borrowed you a mixtape, from Zooey Deschanel (who gave it to NY Mag), who is awesome.

According to the incomparable Deschanel, “Happiness songs are, like, my area.”

1. “Rudy, a Message to You,” by Dandy Livingstone (the original 1967 ska version, long before the Specials made it a hit)
2. “Let’s Dance,” by Chris Montez, 1962
3. “Magnet,” by NRBQ, 1972
4. “Funny Funny,” by Sweet, 1971
5. “She’d Rather Be With Me,” by the Turtles, 1967
6. “Pushover,” by Etta James, 1963
7. “Be True to Your School,” by the Beach Boys, 1963
8. “Georgy Girl,” by the Seekers, 1966
9. “Yes We Can,” by Lee Dorsey, 1970
10. “Wonderful! Wonderful!,” by the Tymes, 1963
11. “Darlin’,” by the Paper Dolls, 1968 (a Beach Boys cover)
12. “Love Comes to Everyone,” by George Harrison, 1979
13. “After Hours,” by the Velvet Underground, featuring Maureen Tucker, 1969 (the song Lou Reed reportedly said was too innocent and pure for him to butcher)

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Lexi

4 comments


  1. Molliee

    I have got to get to listening! I don’t know many of these!

  2. ladyHub

    Lol! What a great post! 1984 baby here, so I will definitely be downloading this mix ;)

  3. Noelani

    Love this mix tape, full of some deep old school cuts. Just what the doctor ordered. And of course I heart Zooey!

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