Saturday, February 10, 2007

Singles Awareness (Valentine's) Day Mixtape

So here it is, the Valen-I mean, Singles Awareness Day Mixtape. Now I know what you're thinking, that there are tons of songs written about love, the loss of love, the pain caused by being in love, etcetera. How could I possibly narrow it down to a single mix? Well, for one, I'm not confining myself to a certain number of songs in order to fit it on a CD, if it happens to run over the allotted 80 minutes, so be it, it will be a double disc mix and you loyal readers can divvy the tracks as you see fit. And while this disc certainly has a theme, I'm just going to pick songs that hopefully aren't the painfully obvious, but rather ones that I enjoy. Deviating a bit, I'd like to point out the above picture that I have chosen to represent this mix, I thoroughly enjoy the image, but what struck me as relating specifically to this mix was the fact that in the foreground there are two (presumably) happy couples, yet in the background one can clearly see two lonely souls, including one that is nothing but a silhouette, shourded in the shadows. Interesting, huh? The pain of a holiday that is excludes the inept persons who are unable to find someone to send it with is equally depressing, take my friend Matt for example, who, just last night expressed this when recalling a recent romantic folly: (Keith Urban song begins to play in the bar) Matt: "Keith Urban! (the rest of us look at him quizzically) The last time I heard this song it was four in the morning and I was trying to kill myself!" YEA, THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES, LADIES.

1. Muse - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
2. Daft Punk - Digital Love
3. Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby
4. Annie - Heartbeat
5. Bloc Party - This Modern Love
6. Finley Quaye - Dice
7. Nada Surf - If You Leave
8. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
9. Spoon - I Summon You (Demo, sorry!)
10. Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts
11. The Church - Under the Milky Way Tonight
12. The Cardigans - I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need to be Nicer
13. Teddybears (feat. Annie) - Yours to Keep
14. Goldfrapp - Number 1
15. Oh No! Oh My! - I Love You All the Time
16. Muse - Endlessly
17. Blur - Tender
18. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
19. Cat Power - The Greatest
20. Nine Black Alps - Cosmopolitan
21. Oasis - Wonderwall (come on, you knew this was coming)
22. Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You
23. Radiohead - Exit Music (For a Film)
24. Blur - This Is A Low
25. Placebo - Song To Say Goodbye
26. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space

Bonus: Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg - Dick In A Box (for that special someone)

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