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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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lady gaga in 2010

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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Au Revoir, 2008!

The songs that got me through 2008. This was definitely a transitional year for me so I think the songs reflected that clearly. "About a Girl" by The Academy Is..."Black & Gold" by Sam Sparro"Boys" by Ashlee Simpson"The Call" by Regina Spektor"Click Click Click" by New Kids on the Block"Knights of Cydonia [HAARP Version]" by Muse"Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil' Wayne"Lethal Enforcer" by We Are Scientists"Losing Touch" by The Killers"Love Lockdown" by Kanye West

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I Got the Sunflower Feels

As you can tell, 2019 was a rebirth. Tabula rasa. I’m looking forward to getting back into posting regularly. Next year’s Best Year Ever series will be better, not as skint as this year’s. I promise! Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) by Post Malone & Swae Lee Feels Good by Tony Toni Toné Stop Me from Falling by Kylie Minogue I Got the Juice by Janelle Monáe Hard Times by Paramore Play Destroy (featuring Grimes) by Poppy Feels by Calvin Harris Yoga by Janelle Monae and Jidenna Paramedic! by SOB X RBE American Boy by Estelle

lady gaga in the fame monster

Good Girls Need Something to Just Dance To

My 2009 Best Year Ever mixtape. Just Dance (featuring Colby O'Donis) by Lady GagaStarstruck (featuring Space Cowboy & Flo Rida) by Lady GagaGood Girls Go Bad (featuring Leighton Meester) by Cobra StarshipPoker Face by Lady GagaUntouchable (Radio Mix) by Girls AloudAlejandro by Lady GagaFight for This Love by CherylLoveGame by Lady GagaWork by the SaturdaysI'm on a Boat (featuring T-Pain) by The Lonely Island

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A Lo-Fi Love Affair

I think my ear for music has transcended to the point where even the sound quality affects how I listen. It's like this deeply religious conversion that I never knew I needed. I haven't invested in a record player yet, nor started collecting vinyl. But once my finances allow me, I am! I was waiting for the light to turn green, and then I thought, "How lo-fi!" So then I thought, "Lo-fi Love Affair," which inspired the following. It's the way I want to fall in love, using lyrics from songs. How else did you think this was going to…

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