Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday - Give Me Some Love

Yeah, I haven't felt much like blogging lately, but I'm back today with the Twisted Mix Tape of the week.

Valentine's Day is Friday, and so of course this week's theme is love, love songs, all things love.  This got me thinking about love songs that have meant something to me over the years, and so I give you a brief snapshot of my life in love songs.

Ripples - Genesis

O.k., this technically is not really a love song, but it has a place in my romantic history.  When I was in 6th, 7th, 8th grade the local Elk's Club used to have occasional teen dances.  A friend of mine who was in high school always DJ'd and this was the song he would play last at every dance.  It's 8 minutes long so it was an opportunity to slow dance with whomever your latest crush was for a good long time before your ride picked you up.

Stay Awhile - Journey

I was a geek growing up and spent a couple of weeks of the summer between 8th and 9th grade at an academic camp at a nearby college.  The dorm we stayed in had the college radio station on the first floor.  It also had an adjoining dorm that housed all the guys at football camp.  As is the norm at that age, couples were formed quickly.  Needless to say there was a lot of song dedication going on those 2 weeks.  When I asked the college DJ for a song to dedicate to my football player at the end of that week, this was his suggestion.  Although the relationship didn't last, my love for Journey remains.

Amanda - Boston

I had a huge crush my freshman year of college on a guy I was in band with.  He was a good friend and I agonized about whether or not and how to let him know I wanted to be more than friends.  I ended up writing him a poem and making him a mix tape that included this song. He didn't feel the same way, but I got over it, and we stayed friends.  And no, his name wasn't Amanda.

Just So You Know - Kristen Hall

Unfortunately there is no YouTube video available for this song that was considered a "B" side.  The lyrics to this song don't quite do it, but I couldn't leave this one out.  I had one truly serious relationship before I met my husband.  It ended in a slow, long, drawn out process that was the result of both of us not really being willing to admit our lives were going in different directions.  I listened to this song over and over during that time because it captured my feelings almost perfectly.

My Best Friend - Tim McGraw

My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day.  It's not a big deal to either of us really.  But this is "our song" and has been since we were dating.  We danced our first dance at our wedding to it.  I'm not a sappy or romantic person really, but he's still my best friend, and this is our love song.



  1. We are obviously of the same generation :-) I love all of these songs, and they are great because they aren't the most well known songs of the bands, but they were there if you were listening :-)
    My husband and I are the same way. I actually love to make it a great day for our boy now.

  2. I'm always a fan of mixes that include Journey.