mix tape monday

This week: Your ridiculous music–the songs that make you laugh, the ones that make you wonder “Why do I have this?” until you listen to it and it’s so goofy that it makes you smile. For example:

1. Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)
2. Party Ben, “Galvanize the Empire (Chemical Brothers vs. John Williams)”
3. Paul Westerberg, “Mister Rabbit” (Stereo)
4. The Beatles, “Yellow Submarine” (1)
5. Bob Dylan, “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” (Bringing It All Back Home)
6. Strong Bad, “Everybody to the Limit”
7. Calibretto 13, “High Five” (Enter the Danger Brigade)
8. Five Iron Frenzy, “Oh Canada” (Our Newest Album Ever)
9. Steven Delopoulos, “Young Son” (Work to Be Done EP)
10. Two-Faced John McCartney, “Zombies Walk!!” (The King Mixer)
11. Veggie Tales, “Love My Lips” (Veggie Tunes 2)
12. Caedmon’s Call, “Oompah Loompah Song”


4 thoughts on “mix tape monday

  1. I found only a few that even remotely matched that description, not quite as inspired as your list.

    1. ABBA – Dancing Queen
    2. Avril Lavigne – Complicated
    3. Jan Hammer – Airwolf Theme [When I was a kid I’d sometimes watch shows solely based on how cool I thought their theme song was, this was one, The Rifleman and The Lone Ranger were others]
    4. Superchick – Me Against The World
    5. Sufjan Stevens – Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Well, You Deserved It!)
    6. Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
    7. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    8. Whistling Jack Smith – I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman
    9. The Beatles – Love Me Do
    10. Relient K – The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
    11. All Star United – Smash Hit
    12. Smokey Robinson – I Second That Emotion

    run time: 37 minutes

  2. 1. The Chemical Brothers ft. The Flaming Lips – The Golden Path
    2. Sarah McLachlan – Fear (Tiesto Hybrid Mix)
    3. Saigon Kick – Love Is On The Way
    4. The Flobots – Handlebars
    5. Boxcar Racer – My First Punk Song
    6. Tenacious D – Dude (I Totally Miss You)
    7. Stephen Lynch – What If That Guy From The Smashing Pumpkins Lost His Car Keys?
    8. Primus – Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers
    9. Notorious B.I.G. ft. Korn – Wake Up
    10. King Missile – Jesus Was Way Cool
    11. Denis Leary – A**hole
    12. The Mars Volta – Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore
    13. The Melvins – It Tastes Better Than The Truth
    14. Pink Floyd – Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict

    run time: 64:47

  3. eveningempire

    1. Ben Folds – One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
    2. Aqua – Barbie Girl (Ok, so I really don’t know why I have this one…)
    3. Beck – Sissyneck
    4. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
    5. Bob Dylan – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    6. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
    7. Derek Webb – The “Song” where he says the word he’s never said before. It’s classic!
    8. Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
    9. Toni Basil – Mickey
    10. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
    11. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

    Run Time: 42:43

  4. 1. Super Sexy Woman – Sufjan Stevens
    ~ I think we could probably compile a whole CD just of Sufjan songs
    2. Tear My Stillhouse Down – Gillian Welch
    3. Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Upper Guy – Glen Hansard
    4. Grandfather Foreskin – Half-Handed Cloud
    5. Roast Beef – Andy Gullahorn
    6. Doin the Cockroach – Modest Mouse
    7. Little Yellow Spider – Devendra Banhart
    8. Big Word Tyranny – Don and Lori Chaffer
    9. To Kill a Moose – Peter and the Wolf
    10. Hanasakajiji (Two: Floating World) – Anathallo
    11. Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living) – the Eels
    12. Peach, Plumb, Pear – Joanna Newsom

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