I tried to be as diplomatic as possible when deciding which songs I wanted to offer under each category (I found these categories on someone else’s mixtape on LJ).

As you can see, Muse and Girls Aloud – mixtape staples of mine – are notably missing from this mix. That’s not to say I didn’t think they belonged this time around (as the HAARP version of “Knights of Cydonia” and “I Say a Prayer For You” from “What Will the Neighbours Say?” are my current favourite jams). But I felt that with all the choices I had, I wanted to rotate in some tracks you might not normally see from me.

The songs on this tape are things I enjoy when they occur randomly. I currently have more songs than God in my iTunes library – 13,656 as of this entry – so quite a few randomly pop up because shuffling is my friend. And when they do, they make me happy. Life should be more random like that.

I know I sound like a total and complete hypocrite for saying that and then putting the Killers on this tape, but SERIOUSLY, have you heard their cover of “Romeo & Juliet?” It’s teh sex, plain and simple! I could not honestly “forget” to include them because of previous rule. And that’s why I hate rules.

I’m counting this as a July/August mixtape ’cause I didn’t want to wait until August to post it, haha.

Eliza Dushku rules as Faith and it only seemed right to have this mixtape called “five by five” because of her. 🙂 I also made this mixtape to help me get over my late July blues. And it’s helping, as I’m listening to it as I assembled it and the songs that are coming up are making me smile.

I’m also going through this incredible pop phase, as I am listening to Kylie Minogue more, and have recently discovered Sophie Ellis-Bextor. last.fm recommended her and Monrose to me, and I’ve only been able to snag “Read My Lips” and “Shoot from the Hip.” I’ve got some tracks from “Trip the Light Fantastic” too. “Murder on the Dancefloor” is so pop, I can’t believe I didn’t discover her sooner! I’ve also got “Strike the Match” by Monrose, and I’m liking what I hear so far.

5 Chicks
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Murder on the Dancefloor
Corinne Bailey Rae: Breathless
Aaliyah: Are You That Somebody?
Siobhan Donaghy: Givin’ In
Britney Spears: Don’t Go Knockin’ On My Door

5 Dudes
will.i.am: Heartbreaker (f. Cheryl Cole)
Justin Timberlake: Rock Your Body
Will Smith: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Sam Sparro: Sick
Butch Walker: Mixtape

5 Bands
UB40: Don’t Break My Heart
Basement Jaxx: Don’t Know Me
Kaiser Chiefs: Ruby
Duran Duran: The Chauffeur
The Cranberries: Linger

5 Classics (1950’s-1980’s)
Buddy Holly & The Crickets: That’ll Be the Day
Gerry and the Pacemakers: Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Down on the Corner
The Animals: We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Booker T & The M.G’s: Green Onions

5 Covers
Klaxons: My Love
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse: Valerie
Kai: Suddenly
The Killers: Romeo & Juliet
Paramore: Love is Not a Competition (But I’m Winning)

5 Random
Kevin Kline: La Mer
Pharrell: Frontin’
Pinay: Dahil Sa Iyo
The Sounds: Tony the Beat
5ive: My Song

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