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You Better Work! A Fashion Show Mixtape

I created this mix for my niece, who was putting on a fashion show through her school. She asked me to make her a mix of "anything upbeat and not overplayed on the radio." Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue The Beat Is - AlphabeatBiology - Girls AloudBrutality - Urban Voodoo Can't Fight This Feeling (Original Version) - Junior Caldera vs. Sophie Ellis-BextorCapture Me Burning - The Slants Castor - Daft Punk Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) - Garbage Chewing Gum - Annie Crazy Chick (Kardinal Beats Remix) - Charlotte Church Day & Night - Billie Piper DJ - Amanda Blank Fallin'…

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Come & Get Your Black Heart

2016 has been a crappy year. Lots of good things happened to me, but my personal joy was overshadowed by everything going on in the world. I wish I could ignore everything that did happen (presidential election results, Aleppo, the spike of celebrity deaths, Orlando, among many other things) but that's not how I was built. I have heard it put forward that everything that happened in 2016 is the new normal, and 2017 will be more of the same. I hope I'm prepared! It's been a doozy. On that note, here are my top 10 tracks from 2016. Good…

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The Black Rose: Girl Groups Through the Ages

OK, I cheated, most of the artists here aren't "girl groups" in the traditional sense. A lot of them are duets or soloists with more female vocalists behind them. Those were my only requirements for this mixtape. As long as the vocalists were primarily female (rather than female-fronted bands with male musicians), I included them. Absolutely Maybe by Nobody's AngelAll Cried Out (featuring 112) by AllureAt Night I Pray by Wild OrchidBaby Love Child by Pizzicato FiveBe My Baby by The RonettesBetcha By Golly Wow by SugababesButterfly (Romance Mix) by Smile.dkCherry Bomb by The RunawaysCinderella by i5Dahil sa iyo by…

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Shut Up and Drive: A Road Trip Mixtape

Just like it says on the tin, songs you can listen to with the windows wide open and cranked to 11. Or, if you're in the desert like I am, with the windows up and the air conditioning at full blast. Cars by Gary NumanCruisin' by Smokey RobinsonDrive by The CarsDrive My Car by The BeatlesDrive to Nowhere by MylinEighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses by Kathy MatteaFAST CAR by Namie Amuro(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 by Nat King ColeGo Your Own Way by Fleetwood MacHeads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee MessinaHow Bizarre by OMCI Can See for…

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Diamond, Babe

My end-of-the-year mixtape for 2015, featuring the top 15 tracks I played incessantly over the year. Play (featuring Sampha) by Katy BLes Sex by Kylie MinogueI Don't Care by CherylFavorite (featuring Jeremih) by Nicki MinajThis Side of Paradise (Lost Kings Remix) by Hayley KiyokoThrowback by CherylNo Problem (featuring Flinch & My Name Is Kay) by DiploExpress Yourself by N.W.AControl of the Knife by Girls AloudAnaconda by Nicki MinajBitch Better Have My Money by RihannaUnder the Sun by CherylLoose Wires by KennaFeeding the Fire by Hayley KiyokoLet's Not Be Alone Tonight by R5

reusing the cover for Justice's D.A.N.C.E.

If I Was a DJ: Party Up in Here

A great dance mix, get your heart rate up for sure. D.A.N.C.E. by JusticeMy Drive Thru by Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell WilliamsFreak Like Me by SugababesLe Disko by Shiny Toy GunsTemperature by Sean PaulDon't You Want Me by The Human LeagueWanna Be (featuring Lily Allen) by Dizzee RascalCherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) by GarbageUntil We Burn in the Sun (The Kids Just Want a Love Song) by Bedouin SoundclashCan't Speak French by Girls AloudMap of the Problematique (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix) by MuseMiss You Much by Janet JacksonKokoro (I Fall to Pieces) by The SlantsHarder Better Faster…

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Call a Paramedic for Proof

Call a Paramedic for Proof

As is custom, my end of the year mixtape featuring my top 10 most played songs for the year. 2018 was a great year for pop music. Solid releases, breakout stars, gossip. Calvin Harris — Feels (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean) from Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Paramore — Proof from Paramore Paramore — Hard Times from After Laughter Run the Jewels — Call Ticketron from Run the Jewels 3 Tony! Toni! Toné! — Feels Good from The Revival Paramore — Rose-Colored Boy from After Laughter SOB x RBE — Paramedic! from Black Panther: The Album Young…

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Birthday Number Ones

I tracked down the Billboard Hot 100 #1s for the week surrounding my birthday and made a playlist. I can't believe some of the songs that ended up on it because each track fully reminds me of where I was when it was a hit. Maniac by Michael SembelloMoney for Nothing by Dire StraitsSt. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John ParrTake My Breath Away by BerlinI Just Can't Stop Loving You (featuring Siedah Garrett) by Michael JacksonSweet Child o' Mine by Guns & RosesDon't Wanna Lose You by Gloria EstefanRelease Me by Wilson PhillipsThe Promise of a New Day…

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Eh, Eh Nothing Else I Can Say About 2010

My top 10 played songs of 2010, according to last.fm. Alejandro by Lady GaGaTelephone (featuring Beyoncé) by Lady GaGaHappy Hour by CherylEh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) by Lady GaGaAll I Wanted by ParamoreChess by AlphabeatRuby Blue by Róisín MurphyOnly You (Take Me Away) (featuring Kidz in the Hall) by Nina SkyUndisclosed Desires by MuseDJ by Alphabeat

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Call Me When You’re Desperate (‘Cause I’m Like a Lawyer on Love Potion No. 9)

The "I hate love," "I love love" playlist. To be listened strictly on shuffle to get the full effect of how love makes us ADD. A Toast to the Men by Willa FordBaby, I'm Yours by Arctic MonkeysBum Like You by RobynCall Me When You're Sober by EvanescenceDesperate by The KillersGiving Him Something He Can Feel by En VogueGoodbye Doesn't Mean I'm Gone by MMCI'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You) by Fall Out BoyI'm Sorry by Jessica RiddleIt's Warmer in the Basement by Cobra StarshipLet Me Love You by…

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