Whoa. Its been quite a week folks!
To help relieve the stress, I decided to use our theme of “Anything Goes” to create a fun playlist. You my friend are in for a treat.
Friends Don’t Let Their Friend’s Kids Grow Up Listening to Raffi
(and yes, I am trying to indoctrinate your child, that is what I’m here for after all)
Oompa Loompa by Harry Connick, Jr – Scare ’em straight even before they can watch the movie.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald – My kid loves this song, he’s going to be ruined when I finally let him watch the movie.
Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley – Look how much those kiddos in the front row are enjoying it!
Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley – because.
Bad Bad, Leroy Brown by Jim Croce – Well, duh. He’s got a custom Continental and an El Dorado too, he’s got a 36 gun and a pocket full of fun, he’s got a razor in his shoe. Ah…now you see.
You Can’t Roller-skate in a Buffalo Herd by Roger Miller – I don’t think I need to say anymore.
The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band – The devil + fiddle + almost swearing depending on what version you have. If you’re feeling particularly frisky check out The Muppet Show version
And this is a family favorite….. its got the devil AND gambling AND boats!!
Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Guys and Dolls
We want to hear your mixtape!
This really is the fun, it’s not musical snobbery at all, just having a good time! Just incase you are wondering… I listen to EVERY SINGLE mix that links up! I may be picky about what I like, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love finding out what makes your musical souls tic.
The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is ANYTHING GOES! make a 5 song playlist of anything you want! I’ve been waiting for this…
Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for a friend, what would he want to hear?
Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you are going to link-up there must be a song – relating to the theme – in your post. And really, if you’re not ready to link up with us, no worries! We love songs in the comments! So bring it!
Please visit your fellow mix-makers, and if you can, comeback every so often to see if anyone new has arrived. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier!
If you feel the need to own any of these songs, just click these links and go straight to iTunes:
Oompa Loompa – Songs I Heard
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
Rock Around the Clock – Rock Around the Clock
Blue Suede Shoes – The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Life and Times
You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd (Single Version) – Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits
The Devil Went Down to Georgia – A Decade of Hits
Sit Down Youre Rocking The Boat – Guys & Dolls (Re-issue with bonus tracks)
The List Of All Lists:
September 24 – Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams
October 1 – Our own Troy from As Long As I’m Singing contributed this week’s theme: the (5) seminal songs who made you the person you are today. The shutter-openers, the wakers, the “I can see clearly now the rain is goners.” The tunes that forced you to look in the mirror and say, “Hey good-looking, you seem familiar, yet new.”
October 8 – I wouldn’t love these songs so much if they weren’t part of a Soundtrack. Your favorite songs from soundtracks, could be anywhere from pop music you love to original scores, you decide. Try and use the point of view that it was the Soundtrack that made you love the song.
October 15 – Make a mix of songs that are totally from a genre or style of music that you don’t usually listen to. You know… 5 songs that you love anyway… kinda like Clark pulling the Classical Music card for Best of
October 22 – Songs that are spiritual. In anyway. To you, about something spiritual, you decide.
October 29 – Songs that are scary. FOR ANY REASON. Halloween is a few days away. Are they scary because of the words, what the band looks like, because it’s just so darn bad??
November 5- Free for all!
November 12 – Song’s that tell a story. These can be epics or not. Just a story. You know, just not la la la I love you or I hate you or whatever…..
Wait? Are you still here? Good. Then let me tell you one more thing. Raised on the Radio is official! Your friends and mine, Linda Roy and Lance Burson have joined forces with me to make our new site something special. All you have to be is a music fan (not a music snob) to enjoy it. We hope to post everyday so if you want to throw your hat in the ring we’d love to have you!
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