In honor of our latest moodboard Sound Waves, in which we messed around with our cassette collection like there was no tomorrow, we’re throwin it back a bit by giving you a special edition Mixtape, featuring our favorite songs that we love blasting on our walkman, that yes, we still own and yes, it actually works. #epicrunonsentence Pretend like we actually hit record to transfer each song from one tape to another and send you a tape with all sorts of hearts and flower doodles, ’cause we would totally do that for each of you if we could. Real mixtapes are the best, you guys.
The Queen is dead, but The Smiths will never die. Sometimes, Morrissey feels like the only one who gets you, especially when you’re feeling like life is very long, when you’re lonely. You feel a little less alone when The Smiths are wallowing right beside you.
Very few things are more reassuring than Bob Marley singing “Everything is going to be alright.” I like, actually believe him – and I don’t believe just anyone. It’s especially reassuring if you really did just start your day off listening to The Smiths. Ha.
Probably the most underrated track on MJ’s “Thriller,” “The Girl is Mine” is one of our personal favorites. Go ahead and argue, it’s ok. “I’m a lover, not a fighter.” I mean, every track on this album is pure gold, but Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson on one track with perfect harmonies? Enough said.
Quite possibly one of our favorite love song of the 90s, Boys II Men always leaves us a little bit flustered. Everyone has to get down to this song at least once, right? It’s like a right of passage.
I’ve honestly been mocked for having Wham! on tape, but whatever, haters gon’ hate. Wham! is supremely awesome. I mean look at those sexy white monochromatic outfits – way ahead of their time. And who doesn’t want to do the jitterbug in glow-in-the-dark suits?! For real though, this song is an instant feel-good track, especially in all its cheesy glory. As I always say, the more cheese, the better. My favorite’s Gouda. (Name that movie reference.)