This is my arena. I’m not sappy and sweet, there will be no romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for me and the Husband. Sorry.
But love songs, I love me a good love song. Give me sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and 70’s music, and you’ve got me. I admit, I can be a music snob sometimes, but I prefer to slum it in my off time.
You can know the truth, I won’t hide it, my favorite Pandora station is currently Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins.
So when it comes to making a Love Songs Mix Tape, well frankly. That’s basically my whole iPod. So instead of actually thinking through my choices and carefully picking the best mix, I hit play on my iPod and picked the first 5 songs.
I Won’t Last a Day Without You – The Carpenters – There was no chance a Carpenters song wouldn’t wind up on this list, you see I was weened on The Carpenters, every one of their song is on my iPod, although I have selectively placed them in the correct categories, because, let’s face it, Karen wasn’t always singing about the joys of love.
I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb – OK, seriously I was so in love with Andy Gibb in 1977 that I remember writing him letters in my first grade scrawl and being sure he read them. Little did I know how troubled he was. If only he believed how much we loved him…
I Love You Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel – This is the first popular song I learned how to play on my flute. It’s a great message, this is just the kind of guy you want for your daughter…hmmm, yet he married a super model.
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder – Here’s the cheese. I almost skipped this one and pretended it didn’t come up, but then I thought, you guys deserve this.
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White – This is one of my favorite Just Dance 4 tunes.
Who do you love? Make he/she/it a mix tape and join in! You know I love to love you baby!
These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).
Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!
Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.
And now, The List of all Lists
February 11 – Love to Love you baby. (Or friend or kid or dog or cat, whatever)
February 18 – We’re back to your choice, play us what you want, we’ll listen!
February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?
If you’re still here, thanks! I would love it if you checked out my music site, Raised on the Radio where a bunch of regular people get to share their passion for music. Got something you want to share? Contact me to guest post!