Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My 2015 Mix Tape

Every year I compile my favorite songs of the year into a 20 song mix tape. It counts down from 20 to 1 in order of how I ranked the songs.

20.  River from the Sky by The Weepies
19.  Cocoon by Catfish & the Bottlemen
18.  Bombshell by Ashley Monroe
17.  A Kiss Goodbye by Emile Haynie
16.  Fall in Love by Candice Pillay
15.  Love Falls Over Me by Tamia
14.  Stayin Out All Night by Wiz Khalifa
13.  Sparks by Hilary Duff
12.  Karaoke by Smallpools
11.  Stuck With Me by Tamia
10. Unique by Lenka
9.  Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
8.  Immortal by Marina and the Diamonds
7.  No Trouble by The Weepies
6.  A Bolt From the Blue by Meg Myers
5.  Daylight Saving by Seal
4.  Wet Dreamz by J Cole
3.  Body of My Own by Charli XCX
2.  Happy by Marina and the Diamonds
1.  Celebrate by Metric

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  1. Oh, man, that "No Trouble" video just totally got me again.

  2. Here's my favorite new song of the year. I think it's just a beautiful and correct song in every way about riding out grief. The lyric reminds me of U2's "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For;" the sound reminds me of Pete Townshend's "Slit Skirts" and 10,000 Maniacs' "Eat for Two," and I can totally imagine Bruce Springsteen howling out ...

    When I close my eyes, imagine us dead and gone
    The bright light of Kingdom Come, but I can't see

    So, you know, it's pretty much my 1988 mix tape all wrapped together in one song, and yet it's totally brand new and ripped from my today's headlines all at the same time.

    It took me 25 years to finally love "Closer To Fine," but I'm all in early on this Indigo Girls song.