Winter 2012 Mix Tape

by LeeAnne on January 22, 2012


Something I haven’t written a lot about here is music, which is kinda crazy considering how much I love it. I’m not a frequent concert goer (too expensive!) but I enjoy finding new songs/artists and creating “mix tapes” for family and friends. So, I thought I’d give you a peek at what’s currently in heavy rotation on my iPod. Most of these songs are from 2011, though a few are older—often because I heard them recently in a movie or TV show. I’m very intentional about the order: I like to start playlists with upbeat tracks (dubstep, dance) and move into quirky electronic ones, then ballads and folk, and then ramp back up the tempo with pop and rock. (I’m not into rap or country, so that’s generally absent.) Following each track listing is a link to iTunes or Amazon, where you can listen to a preview. I hope you’ll find some new songs to love!

1. Intro – The XX (iTunes)
2. Wanna Get Hype – District 78 (iTunes)
3. Cinema (Skrillex remix) – Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go (iTunes)
4. Take Over Control (Dutch radio edit) – Afrojack featuring Eva Simons (iTunes)
5. Without You – David Guetta featuring Usher (iTunes)
6. Hello – Martin Solveig and Dragonette (iTunes)
7. Tonight – Lykke Li (iTunes)
8. Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine (iTunes)
9. Icarus – White Hinterland (iTunes)
10. Try – Bugge Wesseltoft and Sidsel Endresen (iTunes)
11. Stupid (Mark Bell remix) – Sarah McLachlan (Amazon)
12. Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars (iTunes)
13. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri (iTunes)
14. Belong – Cary Brothers (iTunes)
15. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Live at Daytrotter) – Ingrid Michelson (iTunes)
16. Poison and Wine – The Civil Wars (iTunes)
17. Mirror – Amber Rubarth featuring Jason Mraz (iTunes)
18. The Only Exception – Paramore (iTunes)
19. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay (iTunes)
20. Not Over You – Gavin DeGraw (iTunes)
21. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele (iTunes)
22. Brighter Than the Sun – Colbie Caillat (iTunes)
23. You and I – Lady Gaga (iTunes)
24. Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (iTunes)
25. What You Want – Evanescence (iTunes)

I’m trying to resist the temptation to share in detail why I love each song; I know this would turn into a very, very long post! So, I’ll let you listen and experience without expectation. Let me know what you think, and please share some of your favorite winter tracks in the comments!


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LeeAnne January 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Not sure you’ll be as into the dubstep/dance tracks as I am, but you never know! :) Notice the many Brits on this list? Perhaps that’s your influence? Hehe.

Melody January 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I really like #20 too! :) I’ll have to check out the first dozen or so that I’m not so familiar with. :)

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