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Revenge Of The Mix Tape

Discussion in 'Valentine's Day' started by George Broderick, Jr., Feb 9, 2010.



  1. George Broderick, Jr.

    George Broderick, Jr. Guest

    Every year for the past three or four years, I've been making my wife a "romantic favorites" mix Cd from songs I've downloaded from i-Tunes and Napster... every year it gets just a little bit harder to find just the "right" songs that reflect the feelings of both of us... I thought this might be a fun exercise if we all could list 20-28 songs that we like and also that reflect what we think our romance with our "significant other" is like... here's my lst from 2009...

    1. SOMEBODY TO LOVE -- Queen
    2. TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE -- Frank Sinatra
    3. LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID -- Wings
    4. FOOLS FALL IN LOVE -- The Drifters
    5. CUPID -- Sam Cooke
    6. LOVE IS IN THE AIR (Ballroom Mix) -- John Paul Young
    7. THE ANGELS LISTENED IN -- The Crests
    8. LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK -- Donnie Iris
    9. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE -- Dean Martin
    10. I FEEL LOVE -- Donna Summer
    11. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME -- Brook Benton
    12. ONE BOY -- Joanie Sommers
    13. LET'S GET IT ON -- Marvin Gaye
    14. TILL THERE WAS YOU -- Rod Stewart
    15. OH ME OH MY (I'M A FOOL FOR YOU, BABY) -- Lulu
    16. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE -- Barry White
    17. AND I LOVE YOU SO -- Don McLean
    18. BABY, I'M YOURS -- Barbara Lewis
    19. WITH THIS RING -- The Platters
    20. HOTEL HAPPINESS -- Brook Benton
    21. TUPELO HONEY -- Van Morrison
    22. STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU -- Big, Bad Voodoo Daddy
    23. OH, WHAT A NIGHT -- The Dells

    and 2008...

    1. Let's Fall In Love -- James Darren
    2. I Will -- The Beatles
    3. Oh, Babe, What Would You Say -- Hurricane Smith
    4. Kissin' Time -- Bobby Rydell
    5. Hallelujah, I Just Love Her So -- Ray Charles
    6. Time After Time -- Chris Montez
    7. I Need Your Love Tonight -- Elvis Presley
    8. Every Day With You Girl -- Dennis Yost and the Classics IV
    9. Can't Take My Eyes Off You -- Frankie Valli
    10. Cara Mia -- Jay and the Ameicans
    11. You're The First, The Last, My Everything -- Barry White
    12. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square -- Bobby Darin
    13. Morning, Beautiful -- Tony Orlando & Dawn
    14. You Are My Sunshine -- Rickie Nelson
    15. Play Me -- Neil Diamond
    16. As Long As There's a Shadow -- Roger Miller
    17. Buona Sera -- Louis Prima
    18. Because They're Young -- James Darren
    19. My Cup Runneth Over -- Ed Ames
    20. Sway -- Dean Martin
    21. Help Yourself -- Tom Jones
    22. The Wonder Of You -- Elvis Presley
    23. Walkin' My Baby Back Home -- James Darren
    24. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons -- Sam Cooke
    25. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind -- Neil Diamond
    26. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife -- Marty Robbins

    So, any brave souls want to give this a whirl..?
     
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  2. Sapsorrow

    Sapsorrow Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member

    1. Rule the World (Stardust ending credits) - Take That
    2. Nobody's Problems - Angela Lansbury, Bedknobs & Broomsticks
    3. I Think We're Alone Now
    4. This Gun For Hire
    5. If Ever I Would Leave You - Camelot
    6. Once Upon A Dream - ok, the remake
    7. I Am Time - ELP
    8. Time in a Bottle - Dan Croce
    9. Yours! Your! Yours! - 1776
    10. So This Is Love - Cinderella
    11. I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
    12. Uninvited - Alannis Morisette, City of Angels
    13. A Heart Full Of Love - Les Miserables
    14. I Will - The Beatles (great choice!)
    15. Unchained Melody

    And a bunch on instrumentals whose names I don't actually know.
     
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  3. George Broderick, Jr.

    George Broderick, Jr. Guest

    "I Will" was our wedding song... but we went with the Ben Taylor version because it had more instrumentality and was easier to dance to...
     
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  4. ScottCalvin

    ScottCalvin Elf Choir Book Distributor MMC Lifer

    I did one years ago for an old girlfriend, the songs what i can remember were

    1. Unchained Melody
    2. You lost that loving feeling
    3. Mr Big to be with you
    4. Poison Every Rose has its thorn
    5. Shakespeare Sister Stay another day
    6. Whitney Houston I will always love you
    7. Van Morrison Brown eyed Girl
    8. Waterboys A man is in love
    9. Richard Marx Right here waiting
    10 move closer
     
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  5. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    mine

    i used to make girlfriends mixed tapes when i was a teen in the 80s.......my wife and i still have the onei made us back in 1992 and still dance to it........

    Baby and Bear
    --------------------------------------------------------
    1. Mike Reno & Anne Wilson - Almost Paradise (OUR SONG)
    2. Journey - Open Arms
    3. Def Leppard - Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
    4. REO Speedwagon - I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore
    5. Boyz II Men - Uhh Ahh
    6. George Straight - Baby Blue
    7. Chicago - We Can Last Forever
    8. Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes
    9. Helen St John - Flashdace Love Theme
    10. Billy Vera And The Beaters - At This Moment
    11. Joe Esposito - Lady lady lady
    12. Kim Carnes - I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is
     
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  6. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Kringle Radio DJ

    My wife and I live in a small town and have a thirty minute commute (separately) to work. My mixed music for her isn’t limited to Valentines Day. Of course I Dee Jay her CDs with incredibly witty and loving banter in between sets!

    Here’s a recent playlist, which happened to be for her birthday.

    01- Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday (yep, that’s the name of the group as well)
    02- Intro – Me (but not as RadioJonD)
    03- Something’s Got a Hold On Me – David Lindley & El Rayo X
    04- (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
    05- Sweet Inspiration – The Hollisters
    06- Love Like Blood – John Hiatt
    07- Set break – Me
    08- All The Ways I Love You – Bruce Cockburn
    09- Just The Way You Are – Jose Feliciano
    10- Loving You – The Mavericks
    11- Countryside With You – Randy Weeks
    12- Set break – Me
    13- I’d Run Away – The Jayhawks
    14- Take Me With U – Marshall Crenshaw
    15- Walking With You – Jeremy
    16- I’m With You – Delbert McClinton
    17- Set break – Me
    18- My Baby’s Loving – Delbert McClinton
    19- The Way You Move Me – Gretchen Peters
    20- Dry Land – Joan Armatrading (This song and artist make my top ten in each catagory of all time)
    21- Take A Little Time – Cash Brothers
    22- Close – Me
    23- Love Is All Around – The Troggs
     
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  7. George Broderick, Jr.

    George Broderick, Jr. Guest

    My mix for this year includes your number four pick, RadioJon... except, instead of The Pretenders, I chose the Celtic Thunder version... something about drunken Irishmen... cheesy
     
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  8. RadioJonD

    RadioJonD ♪♫Mistletoe Mix-ologist♫♪ MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Kringle Radio DJ

    Can't go wrong with either version!
     
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  9. ScottCalvin

    ScottCalvin Elf Choir Book Distributor MMC Lifer

    I have dug out a Mixed tape burned to a CD that I did a few years back for lazy Sunday mornings sans children

    This is what I found on it

    1. Joe Cocker (you are so beautiful to me) My wife's song to me
    2. Flying Pickets only you mine to my wife
    3. Chris Issaks Wicked game
    4. Seal Kiss from a Rose
    5. Unchained Melody
    6. You lost that loving feeling
    7. Mr Big to be with you
    8. Shakespeare Sister Stay another day
    9. Van Morrison Brown eyed Girl
    10.Waterboys A man is in love
    11 Richard Marx Right here waiting
    12. move closer
    13.Bon Jovi Bed of Roses
    14.Bon Jovi Never Say goodbye
     
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  10. George Broderick, Jr.

    George Broderick, Jr. Guest

    Here's this year's list, to be given to my wife tomorrow... Shh! don't tell anyone..!

    1. HOOKED ON A FEELING -- Blue Swede
    2. I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE -- Brenda Lee
    3. MY LOVE -- Wings
    4. WHAT AM I LIVING FOR -- Chuck Willis
    5. A TRUE TRUE LOVE -- Bobby Darin
    6. LA LA LA (IF I HAD YOU) -- Bobby Sherman
    7. BOOM BANG A-BANG -- Lulu
    8. YOU SEND ME -- Sam Cooke
    9. NEVERENDING SONG OF LOVE -- Ray Stevens
    10. I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU -- Elvis Presley
    11. I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE -- Petula Clark
    12. LOOK IN MY EYES, PRETTY WOMAN -- Tony Orlando & Dawn
    13. SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME-- The Turtles
    14. GUESS I'M FALLING 4 U -- Michael Buble
    15. HONEY LOVE -- Mac Davis
    16. I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) -- Celtic Thunder
    17. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU -- Rick Nelson
    18. I WON'T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU -- The Carpenters
    19. WE GOT LOVE -- Bobby Rydell
    20. WHY -- Frankie Avalon
    21. I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU -- Dusty Springfield
    22. IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON -- Bobby Darin
    23. THE LOOK OF LOVE -- Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66
    24. I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN -- Rick Nelson
    25. SINCE I MET YOU BABY -- Sam Cooke
    26. IN THE CHAPEL IN THE MOONLIGHT -- Dean Martin
    27. STILL THE ONE -- Orleans
    28. DO YOU WANT TO DANCE -- Bette Midler
    29. HONEYMOON FEELING -- Roy Clark
     
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  11. Bradmac

    Bradmac It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! MMC Lifer

    Good stuff, Rod! Takes me back to the early-80's when I was a teen, too.
     
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  12. George Broderick, Jr.

    George Broderick, Jr. Guest

    It's 2011 and Valentine's Day is only two and a half weeks away..! Here's THIS year's mix CD playlist...

    A Miracle -- Gene McDaniels
    You're My Best Friend -- Queen
    Something's Burning -- Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
    Lay A Little Lovin' On Me -- Redbone
    You've Got A Friend In Me -- Randy Newman
    Treat Me Nice -- Elvis Presley
    Kiss Me, Honey Honey Kiss Me -- Shirley Bassey
    You're So Sweet (Horseflies Keep Hangin' Round Your Face) -- Neil Diamond
    Beautiful -- Gordon Lightfoot
    Little Things -- Bobby Goldsboro
    Take Me In Your Arms (And Love Me) -- Lulu
    I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow -- Bobby Sherman
    Mission Bell -- Donnie Brooks
    Love To Love You, Baby -- Donna Summer
    Love -- Matt White
    I Love The Way You Love -- Marv Johnson
    My Love -- Petula Clark
    Dream A Little Dream Of Me -- Michael Buble
    L.O.V.E. -- VV Brown
    Just Ask Your Heart -- Frankie Avalon
    Pillow Talk -- Sylvia
    When You Dance -- The Turbans
    Stumblin' In -- Suzy Quatro
    On A Slow Boat To China -- Jimmy Buffett
    For Your Love -- Ed Townsend

    Some rather obscure choices, some no brainers...

    Anyone else got a list for 2011..?
     
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  13. Blue Christmas

    Blue Christmas MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    How incredibly romantic! Great mix of songs!
     
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  14. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    this is great and has given me an idea of something special to do for my family!
     

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