Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s

I was in Middle School in 1986, 1987 and 1988, so I am going to focus on those years for this MixTape, but I’m also going to incorporate this with a Summer Playlist inspired by Mama Kat, so they are going to be songs specifically released in the summers of those years. The first song is going to be from the “Slippery When Wet” album by Bon Jovi which was released on August 18, 1986.  I absolutely adore the entire album, but “Never Say Goodbye” always reminded me of my friends: “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper was released on September 15, 1986.  This song always seems to make me cry.  It’s so emotional. On July 21, 1987 Guns N’ Roses released their album, “Appetite for Destruction”.  I am in love with this album, but I specifically love “Sweet Child O’ Mine”: And who can forget Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” from their “Hysteria” album which was released on

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Twisted MixTape 42 – New Songs for 2013

January 14 – Let’s stick with the New Year’s Theme – The best new song’s you’ve heard this past year. Can be oldies or new songs, either way they are new to you! I actually decided to go and search for these songs specifically for this Mix.  I had not heard any of these songs before now (Except for The Fox,I just love that song!), but they will definitely be added to my playlist now.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Coldplay – Atlas (Released September 6, 2013) Goo Goo Dolls – Come to Me (Released July 23, 2013) Paramore – Daydreaming (Released December 2, 2013) Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) (Released September 3, 2013) Depeche Mode – Heaven (Released January 31, 2013) Don’t forget to like my Facebook Page:

Twisted MixTape 38 – Dealer’s Choice: Songs from my Daughter’s PlayList

December 17 –  It’s dealer’s choice again! Already? Yup already! I’ve decided to pick songs randomly from my daughter’s playlist.  Some songs I love, others I tolerate.  🙂   I hope you enjoy! Ed Sheeran – Lego House The Wonder Years – Hoodie Weather Closure – The Story So Far Rise Against – The Approaching Curve Ed Sheeran – Kiss Me   This is a BlogHop: Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list… Don’t forget to like my Facebook Page:

Twisted MixTape 37: I don’t just love you; I’m addicted to you!

This mix was a bit more difficult for me since I had already done a mix about Obsession for Twisted MixTape 32 and I didn’t really want to repeat songs so close to each other.  Therefore, I hope you enjoy what I have come up with for this week’s MixTape. Do What You Have to Do – Sarah McLachlan “and I have the sense to recognize that I don’t know how to let you go” Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer The entire song is about being addicted to love, so printing any portion of the lyrics would just be redundant. Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi “Never say goodbye, never say goodbye You and me and my old friends Hoping it would never end Say goodbye, never say goodbye Holdin’ on – we got to try Holdin’ on to never say goodbye” Hands Clean – Alanis Morrisette “Ooh this could be messy But you don’t seem to mind Ooh

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Twisted MixTape 36: Christmas Playlist

It is officially OK to be listening to Christmas Music now! Bring it on! Maybe we’ll find some new favorite Christmas tunes for our holiday playlists!   In an effort to try to get into the Christmas spirit, I’ve been listening to Christmas songs that I haven’t heard before and songs sung by artists I haven’t listened to before.  I hope that you like my compilation of what I have found: God is With Us by Casting Crowns “I feel compelled to tell all who will listen That peace on earth is not so out of reach If we can find grace and mercy and forgiveness He has come to save, He is all of these” Face of Love by Jewel “in silence i feared my heart would remain words unheard inside a separateness of skin but now i know that the skin just veils the soul” Angels We Have Heard on High by Josh Groban Little Drummer Boy by

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Twisted MixTape 35: Things Ya Might Get Busted For In Real Life

I’m a little late, but I wanted to get mine in here.  🙂 Things Ya Might Get Busted For In Real Life Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen “Mama, just killed a man, Put a gun against his head, Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead. Mama, life had just begun, But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.” Janie’s Got a Gun by Aerosmith “She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain She said ’cause nobody believes me. The man was such a sleaze. He ain’t never gonna be the same.” Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin “Get the kids and bring a sweater Dry is good and wind is better Count the years, you always knew it Strike a match, go on and do it” Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks “Blame it all on my roots I showed up in boots And ruined your black tie affair The last one to know

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Twisted MixTape 34: Your Cheating Heart

This week’s MixTape Theme is Cheating Songs. Caution:  This is NOT a family friendly MixTape.  Explicit Lyrics.   I’m not entirely certain this first song fits the category, but I always interpreted it as a song about infidelity.  Particularly the lines: “Never wanted to see things your way, Had to go astray For why was I such a fool (Why was I such a fool) Now I see that the grass is greener Is it too late for me to find my way home, How could I be so wrong?” All Cried Out by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force   I particularly love this next song because someone very dear to me used to sing this with me over the phone at night.  He has such an amazing voice and I was honored that he would let me sing with him. “Here we are, the two of us together Taking this crazy chance to be all alone

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Twisted MixTape 33: This One is Epic!

Challenge hosted by:  Jen Kuehl of My Skewed View This week’s theme is:  Songs that tell a story. These are the rules: Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I listen to every mix). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Check out the other players (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!   My first pick for this week’s theme is “I Am Stretched On Your Grave“.  This song is actually a translation of a 17th Century Irish poem and was originally set to music in 1979 by musician Philip King.  The poem/song is about losing a love and not being able to get passed that loss.  The song was made

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Twisted MixTape 32: Obsession

I decided to go ahead and jump on the bandwagon of Twisted MixTape Tuesday.  Apparently this week’s theme is dealer’s choice.  I get to pick five songs of my choice and then link up on Jen Kehl’s lovely blog “My Skewed View”.  She even has been lovely enough to post all of the prompts up until December 3rd on her page.  I love that, because it helps me not choose songs for the Dealer’s Choice prompt that I may want to use later. Okay, so, on to my picks.  I’m going to pick “Obsession” as my theme this week.   #1 Crush by Garbage – the entire song is really about obsession, but my favorite line is “You will believe in me and I can never be ignored”   Every Breath You Take by The Police – obviously this is a stalker song with lines like “Every step you take I’ll be watching you”   Follow Me by Uncle Kracker –

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