Jun 26

Mixed Tape Monday #5 – Courtney

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Last week I forgot to post a mixed tape. Mika has started this playgroup thing called ‘SPACE’ which is every Monday from 10 – 12:30 and so Monday is always pretty crazy now. But that’s cool, I like a challenge.

Courtney from Tresor De Jour graces us with her presence today. I’m trying out Grooveshark for a change (instead of YouTube) as I saw her link to it on her blog one week and was mega amazed at how awesome it is.

So if the little widget below doesn’t work, then you can click here to hear her playlist.

Hmm I have a looong list…but i’ll try narrow it down.

In no particular order…and please note my top 16 varies depending on my mood. Ask me tomorrow and I would have probably given you a totally different answer…

1. Adele – Rolling in the deep
Why? Because for a British white chick, she has the most soulful voice ever and she actually makes me want to get singing lessons.

2. Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers
Why? Because its upbeat yet chill at the same time, great house cleaning music/ chilling by the pool sounds

3. Lykke Li – Little Bit
Why? It’s just so weird, I like odd/unusual songs…The lyrics are unexpected too…. I used to sing the chorus to Brad :)

4. The Paper Kites – Bloom
Why? This song I could listen to over and over – I just love it. It’s one of those ones that will be on my wedding soundtrack oneday – cute music video too.

5. Kid Cudi – Up, Up and Away
Why? One day we were driving and this song came on and Brad knew EVERY WORD! It was hilerious and he sounded awesome, so I have been listening to the song on repeat so when it comes on again I can surprise him and sing along and know all the words too. It reminds me of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air song – it’s just cool to know the lyrics to it

6. Fuel – Hemmorage
Why? When Brad and I started dating, we used to Skype til 3am in the morning, and this is the song he would sing to me. Swooon!

7. 30 Seconds to Mars – From yesterday
Why? Another epic song – they were aaamazing live, their stage presence alone was enough to make me a life long fan.

8. Dave Matthews Band – Crash into Me
Why? Again, happy memories – this song reminds me of Brad and gives me butterflies when I hear it

9. Chris Brown – Look At Me Now ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes
Why? I don’t support Chris Brown at all, but this song is soo arrogant, in fact it sucks just listening to it, you gotta watch the video with it – I have major respect for Busta for being able to rap like that. I heard this the day I first got paid, so maybe this is why I like it… “Look at me now, I’m makin paapperrr” Strange choice I know, but its really appropriate when I get in my badass gangsta moods (yes, I have those..)

10. Brooke Fraser – The Theif
Why? Because it’s Brooke Fraser and this song is so sweet

11. The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home
Why? Reminds me of Bloom, another I could listen to over and over – feel good, goosebump song you listen to when your in one of “those” moods (Am I the only one that feels like that..or is it a girl thing?)

12. Citizen Cope – If there’s love
Why? Good lyrics, wicked beat

13. Ray LaMontagne – You are the Best thing
Why? I like most of Rays songs, it’s hard to choose one. However this is another Brad & Court Song….

14. Bachelors Of Science – The Sunday Sessions – Vol 2 Kitchen Sink
Why? We used to listen to this every Sunday, it’s a nice long mix of a variety of songs. First songs a tad emo though..

15. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Why? This song is just awesome, it was especially good live

16. Foo Fighters – Razor
Why? It’s probably my fav Foos song and is too good to leave off the list :)