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You Can Dance If You Want To: New Playlists and Giveaway Winners Announced

With 75 song suggestions from y’all, plus the rabbit holes I fell into while checking out new and old artists – so many rabbit holes – I present to you the 2019 Mix Tapes’ songs and artists that made the final cut.

I have a lot of fun checking out all the artists you recommend and I wouldn’t have the diversity of artists and styles without your help. So first and foremost, THANK YOU for creating this project with me.

Here are the 2019 playlists:

Phenomenal Woman Mix

  • Home ~ Ella Eyre
  • Call on Me ~ Starley
  • Oh Heart ~ Tank and the Bangas
  • You Have Been Loved ~ Sia
  • Forever Young ~ Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers
  • Helpless ~ The Regrettes
  • Dream of You ~ Camila Cabello
  • When I Wasn’t Watching ~ Mandy Moore
  • Marry Me ~ Mahalia
  • Stay High ~ Brittany Howard
  • That Would Be Enough ~ Alicia Keyes
  • Sorry ~ Mali-Koa
  • The Storm ~ ZZ Ward
  • American Pie ~ Shea Diamond
  • Evergreen ~ Yebba
  • To Rise You Gotta Fall ~ Nicki Bluhm
  • Crowded Table ~ The Highwomen
  • Came Here for Love ~ Sigala and Ella Eyre
  • Cold War ~ Kiah Victoria
  • Amen ~ Andra Day

Cafe Mix

  • Shine Your Weary Light ~ Cris Jacobs
  • Somewhere in My Heart ~ Aztec Camera
  • My Own Fault ~ Manny Walters
  • Another Story ~ The Head and the Heart
  • The Weary Kind ~ Ryan Bingham
  • Goodbye ~ The Sweeplings
  • Clay Pigeons ~ Blaze Foley
  • If I Go, I’m Goin ~ Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Lost in the Light ~ Bahamas
  • Waiting Here ~ Jake Isaac
  • The Whole of the Moon ~ The Waterboys
  • In a River ~ Rostam
  • Bag of Bones ~ ZZ Ward
  • All on My Mind ~ Anderson East
  • I Am Easy to Find ~ The National
  • You’re Somebody Else ~ Flora Cash
  • Lisbon Love ~ Cameron Douglas
  • The Tale of You and Me ~ Wild Child

Congrats to pals Darla, Mark, Eric, Tara, Peyton, August, Andy, Jessica, and Maggie who all had songs or artists selected for the final lists! And everyone who shared a suggestion gets a chance to win the playlists – TWO lucky winners selected!

*drum roll please*

This year’s winners are Lisa David Olson and Tara Eilers! Thank you for your song suggestions! May these new tunes continue to help you JAM ON!

What’s On Your Playlist? The 2018 Mixtape Kickoff

It is time. You and I are going to make a mixtape.

Ok, technically a mix cd, but still, a mixtape.

Yes, again.

Yes, even though hardly anyone has a device that will play cds nowadays. (It’s for my mother, she has at least two players that I know of.) 

Since 2004 I started making my mom and sister mix cds for Christmas. It’s tradition now. And I rely on YOUR HELP to find new and exciting music to showcase for them.

It’s simple, just tell me what songs or artists you love listening to.

I make two cds: a phenomenal woman mix (highlighting all female artists) and a cafe mix (featuring songs you can chill out and cozy up to while sipping your morning coffee).

Two lucky participants will get copies of the mix cds as a thank you for sharing your song suggestions!

To get started, here are some highlights from the 2017 mixes.

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Phenomenal Woman Mix

That’s Alright With Me ~ Andreya Triana

Higher ~ The Naked and Famous

Want You Back ~ HAIM

Deeper ~ Ella Eyre

 

Cafe Mix

The Old Churchyard ~ Offa Rex

Let It All Go ~ Birdy and Rhodes

I Followed Fires ~ Matthew and the Atlas

Without You ~ Oh Wonder

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What’s on your playlist? Share in the comments!
Two random winners selected in the new year! 

For more music filled posts, check out the full 2017 playlists here, plus 20162015 and 2014 if you just wanna dance.

 

The Ultimate Mix CD Project 2014

Listening to MusicHey Peeps!

With Christmas just a month away, I’ve got to get cracking on my go to gift for my mum and sis.

The Ultimate Mix CD Project

Since 2007 I’ve given them each a Phenomenal Women’s Mix CD, a compilation of all female artists and the songs are usually upbeat and dance-worthy. A few years ago I added in what I call a Cafe’ Mix – mellow music for hanging at home and which allows male and female artists. Since 2012, I’ve enlisted YOUR help with creating those awesome playlists.

I need your brilliant ideas again now!

And to thank you, I’ll pick 2 commenters at random to win copies of the 2 cds!

I’m guessing no one wants my fake NaNo album – created in a black hole of stress rage. I called it Blames it On the Hormones.

Blames it on the Hormones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No takers? None? Ok.

Then here are some ideas to get you thinking about types of songs to suggest!

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For the Phenomenal Women Mix:

My Silver Lining ~ First Aid Kit

This is the song I keep playing on repeat. Lurve!

Hideaway ~ Kiesza

She did this music video in one take. One take!!!

Enough ~ The Mrs

The ladies behind the magic talking mirror. Had to be included!

For the Cafe’ Mix:

Paper Cup ~ The Shoe

Did you know actress Jena Malone has a band? And it’s awesome! This video is flippin’ weird, but I love this song, and every other song on their debut album I’m Okay.

Poison & Wine ~ The Civil Wars

Haunting and beautiful. Hurt and yet thankful. Haven’t we all felt this way at some point?

Stay With Me ~ Bernhoft

A great male addition to my mix. Love the song, and hadn’t heard much buzz about him before, but found this song via my Songza app.

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What do you think of these tunes so far?
What other songs should I add? Share your favorites!

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