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Mixtape Mission: What's your favourite song right now?

I've been tasked with the job of putting together a mixtape consisting of "favourite songs". Which is to say that each song should be SOMEONE'S favourite. It does not matter whose favourite it is, so here I am. After polling my available friends, I have 10 songs. I need 10 more. Genre is unimportant and the mix will most likely be played in the background at a meet-up of 20-30 somethings. But may also end up residing in my car cd player. Help?

Thanks in advance, MeFi.
posted by heavenstobetsy to Media & Arts (99 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
 
Dr. Dog's cover of Architecture in Helsinki's Heart it Races
posted by god particle at 1:53 PM on January 25, 2009


"Nothing to Worry About" by Peter, Bjorn & John.
posted by CRM114 at 2:00 PM on January 25, 2009


Laura Pausini - Mille Braccia. (Warning: catchy as hell, especially if you can understand what the words mean, and currently very much stuck in my head. Approach at own risk.)
posted by sailoreagle at 2:01 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Souverian - Andrew Bird

It is from his new album and it is amazing.
posted by banannafish at 2:02 PM on January 25, 2009


Cut Copy - Feel the Love
posted by nitsuj at 2:02 PM on January 25, 2009


Oh My God - Mark Ronson
posted by cowbellemoo at 2:02 PM on January 25, 2009




Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
posted by SurrenderMonkey at 2:05 PM on January 25, 2009


Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang.
posted by Sailormom at 2:13 PM on January 25, 2009


Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma (yes I'm serious. best song EVER.)
posted by AlisonM at 2:24 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Elbow, "Grounds for Divorce."
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:25 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bon Iver - Flume
posted by plexi at 2:27 PM on January 25, 2009


K'Naan - "In the Beginning."
posted by Bango Skank at 2:28 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]




Black Moth Super Rainbow - Rollerdisco
posted by oulipian at 2:42 PM on January 25, 2009


Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy
posted by picopebbles at 2:43 PM on January 25, 2009


I did not know anyone else knew of She's a Bad Mamma Jamma, I randomly stumbled across it and it is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.
posted by god particle at 2:48 PM on January 25, 2009


Lady Gaga - Starstruck.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:51 PM on January 25, 2009


Danger! High Voltage
posted by BrnP84 at 2:51 PM on January 25, 2009


Eek. Wrong link.
Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy.
posted by picopebbles at 2:54 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Luck - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

I blame the shorty.
posted by Seamus at 2:58 PM on January 25, 2009


slow show by the national
posted by changeling at 2:58 PM on January 25, 2009




Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
posted by Cobalt at 3:00 PM on January 25, 2009


There's More True Lovers Than One, by Jonatha Brooke
posted by jrchaplin at 3:01 PM on January 25, 2009


Free Falling, Tom Petty
posted by JohnnyGunn at 3:02 PM on January 25, 2009


Not a very good video, but best link I can find: Murder by Death--Ash
posted by Caduceus at 3:03 PM on January 25, 2009


Iamundernodisguise by School of Seven Bells.
posted by crazycanuck at 3:03 PM on January 25, 2009


My current favourite song is A Dustland Fairytale by The Killers.

From songmeanings.net:

Brandon told Rolling Stone that this song is "specifically about [his] mom and dad". Courtesy SongFacts: "This song tells the story of how Flowers' mother and father met when they were both aged 15 and living on the same trailer park." Given that his mother has cancer, the lyrics make pretty much sense.

Now cinderella don't you go to sleep
Its such a bitter form of refuge
Ahh don't you know the kingdoms under siege
And everybody needs you
Is there still magic in the midnight sun
Or did you leave it back in sixty-one
In the of the cadence in the young mans eyes
And were the dreams roll high
posted by Lotto at 3:11 PM on January 25, 2009


Brothersport, Animal Collective
posted by Rinku at 3:17 PM on January 25, 2009


I keep waking up with Damien Rice's The Blowers Daughter stuck in my head.
posted by sanka at 3:21 PM on January 25, 2009


"Je Veux Te Voir" by Yelle is my jam of the moment.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:26 PM on January 25, 2009


Be Your Own Pet - Becky
posted by Large Marge at 3:26 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've been enjoying Lenka - The Show in the past couple of days.
posted by pised at 3:43 PM on January 25, 2009


Cab Calloway - You Rascal You
posted by zusty at 3:47 PM on January 25, 2009


Total Eclipse, by The Expression.
posted by topynate at 3:50 PM on January 25, 2009


Janelle Monae's Sincerely, Jane
posted by Tufa at 3:53 PM on January 25, 2009


The General Specific by Band of Horses
posted by runningwithscissors at 4:17 PM on January 25, 2009


"Caffeine" by Faith No More really livened up this morning's workout on the bike trainer.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 4:27 PM on January 25, 2009


Freeze by T-Pain
posted by nooneyouknow at 4:41 PM on January 25, 2009


I'm hooked on Of Montreal's New Year's Eve covers set at the 40 Watt.
posted by ashabanapal at 4:55 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ha . . . Large Marge, i LOVE your choice (Be Your Own Pet- Becky.) In fact, I also love Pee Wee's Big Adventure, which is where I hope your name comes from. Get out of my brain!!

My current favorite, reflected in the fact that it's my ringtone: Ratatat- Falcon Jab
posted by lblair at 4:59 PM on January 25, 2009


Planet Rock - Jason Moran
There are at least two versions--I like the Bandwagon one.
posted by box at 5:38 PM on January 25, 2009


L.V. feat Dandelion - CCTV (Dandelion's MySpace w/the audio)
Huge track.
posted by moift at 5:46 PM on January 25, 2009


The Baltic Sea, by The Social Services (album preview)

Oh Sweden, I’m sorry to say that you’re tedious sometimes./ Your natural beauty is unsurpassed. /Your children are healthy and ruddy./ Your recycling facilities are second to none./ You’re an ethical peace loving nation./ You design such great furniture and storage solutions. /And mass produce them too.

But nobody smiles back at me. / On the underground on my way to work./ You're as cold as the Baltic Sea. /And your close your doors so readily.

posted by gemmy at 5:48 PM on January 25, 2009


Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Arms Aloft
posted by scody at 5:49 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Right now?

Aeroplane Whispers
posted by citron at 5:55 PM on January 25, 2009




Blitzen Trapper - Furr sounds like it should be on a Zach Braff soundtrack.
posted by Andy's Gross Wart at 6:16 PM on January 25, 2009


Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes
posted by Third at 6:40 PM on January 25, 2009


Crown by Mason Jennings
posted by mgerstenblatt at 6:42 PM on January 25, 2009


The Youth by MGMT. I. Cannot. Get. It. Out. Of. My. Head!
posted by zardoz at 7:02 PM on January 25, 2009


Re: Stacks by Bon Iver.

not that i listened to it 9 or 10 times today.......
posted by gursky at 7:09 PM on January 25, 2009


My current favorite is Web in Front by Archers of Loaf.
posted by d13t_p3ps1 at 7:12 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


bottle rockettes by peter and the wolf.
posted by thenuts at 7:14 PM on January 25, 2009


Animal Collective - In the Flowers

keeps me happy while my girlfriend's gone.
posted by azarbayejani at 7:22 PM on January 25, 2009


Oh, and besides the Joe Strummer tune above, I've lately had I'm Good, I'm Gone by Lykke Li in my head every day.
posted by scody at 7:31 PM on January 25, 2009


The Plimsouls - Now
posted by rfs at 7:32 PM on January 25, 2009






Up until She's a Bad Mamma Jamma came up in this thread, it was the Gourd's cover of Gin and Juice, y'all.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 9:15 PM on January 25, 2009


Waving Flags, by British Sea Power

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU6c0axQAFw
posted by ambient2 at 9:36 PM on January 25, 2009


Holland, 1945 by Neutral Milk Hotel
posted by Ira_ at 10:24 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Or if by "right now" you mean something that came out fairly recently, Change Is Hard by She & Him.
posted by Ira_ at 10:29 PM on January 25, 2009


The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
posted by clcapps at 10:38 PM on January 25, 2009


Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Take Off Your Sunglasses
posted by carsonb at 11:06 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nostalgia 77 - Cheney Lane
posted by juv3nal at 11:35 PM on January 25, 2009


Jack Daniels by Miranda Lambert
posted by exceptinsects at 11:58 PM on January 25, 2009


According to iTunes, it is Voxtrot -- The Start of Something but it may also be Boston's More Than A Feeling.

And now you know my secret shame.
posted by indienial at 1:34 AM on January 26, 2009


Barabajagal by Donovan
posted by mr.grum at 3:52 AM on January 26, 2009


My Delirium by Ladyhawke
posted by juva at 4:12 AM on January 26, 2009


Give Him a Great Big Kiss by The Shangri-Las "..when I say I'm in Love, you'd best believe I'm in love, L-U-V!"
posted by bonobothegreat at 4:28 AM on January 26, 2009


"kingdom" by working for a nuclear free city.
posted by austere at 6:04 AM on January 26, 2009


"Angeline" by David Berkeley
posted by lpsguy at 6:30 AM on January 26, 2009


Sinnerman by Nina Simone
posted by driveler at 7:13 AM on January 26, 2009


"Paradise" Ana Serrano. This is like musical citrus and very very earwormy.
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 7:27 AM on January 26, 2009


Whoops, here: "Paradise" by Ana Serrano
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 7:29 AM on January 26, 2009


Bajofondo Tango Club w/Julieta Venegas - Pa' Bailar
posted by subajestad at 7:52 AM on January 26, 2009


TV Eye by the Stooges will always be my favorite favorite.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:09 AM on January 26, 2009




Lazy Lover by Brazilian Girls
posted by lukemeister at 8:53 AM on January 26, 2009


I've never seen so many "favorites" in one place that I've never heard of.. Awesome work mefites; I'll be busy for days.
posted by namewithhe1d at 10:11 AM on January 26, 2009


News by Carbon/Silicon
posted by aelish at 10:25 AM on January 26, 2009


Barracuda by John Cale
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:09 PM on January 26, 2009


The Modern Leper by Frightened Rabbit
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
posted by coolin86 at 2:01 PM on January 26, 2009


The Rescue's My Heart With You has been stuck in my head lately.

If not that, then Gregory and the Hawk's Boats and Birds. Or the Mario Paint Version of Still Alive.
posted by anthy at 4:20 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


True Faith by New Order. Seems like every year, I discover a song from my childhood that I missed out on. Plus the video is rad.
posted by A dead Quaker at 7:06 PM on January 26, 2009


ohmygod. how embarassing.

Decode by Paramore.
posted by santojulieta at 7:27 PM on January 26, 2009


Jan 9 by Dog Faced Hermans
posted by spork at 8:40 PM on January 26, 2009


Don't hold it against me but currently I LOVE "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa.
posted by like_neon at 5:42 AM on January 27, 2009


Like changeling, I'm really loving The National right now. If I HAD to chose a specific track from Boxer, I would go with Racing Like A Pro, but I also love Brainy, Gospel, and Ada.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:49 AM on January 27, 2009


Gee by Girl's Generation. Korean sweet girl-pop that puts me in a diabetic coma but I can't stop listening. All my twee indie songs have stopped talking to me in embarrassment because of it.
posted by subbes at 8:27 AM on January 27, 2009


"My Broken Heart" by Tiger Trap.
posted by adjockey at 9:07 AM on January 27, 2009


a girl like you
posted by bluesky43 at 3:42 PM on January 27, 2009


Charlotte Gainsbourg -- Songs That We Sing.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:53 AM on January 28, 2009


A country tune, entitled,

What Will I Do in the Outhouse After My Newspaper's gone?
posted by billdyszel at 2:40 PM on February 1, 2009


True Faith by New Order. Seems like every year, I discover a song from my childhood that I missed out on. Plus the video is rad.
posted by A dead Quaker at 3:06 AM on January 27


I saw the video, once, when I was three years old, but no one knew what I was singing when I tried to find out what it was. I didn't really understand the internet until I realized one day that I could just search the lyrics (on AltaVista, of course). What a fantastic song.
posted by topynate at 4:12 PM on February 1, 2009


Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
posted by keep it under cover at 4:08 PM on February 24, 2009


Love Becomes A Habit by the Only Ones
posted by Sys Rq at 5:23 PM on March 21, 2009


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