Strippers like good songs, too

I tried to include various musical styles here, and I tried to stay away from really jazzy or really conspicuous stuff that personally makes me want to fall asleep rather than take off my clothes. So, strip away and put this mixtape to good use, people!

01. Tom Waits - “You can’t unring a bell” (One from the heart OST)
02. Norah Jones - “I’ve got to see you again” (Come away with me)
03. Leonard Cohen - “I’m your man” (I’m your man)
04. Portishead - “Glory box” (Dummy)
05. Cat Power & Karen Elson - “I love you… me either” (Monsieur Gainsbourg revisited)
06. Black Heart Procession - “A cry for love” (Amore del tropico)
07. Charlotte Gainsbourg - “Master’s hands” (IRM)
08. Emiliana Torrini - “Gun” (Me and Armini)
09. Massive Attack - “Inertia creeps” (Mezzanine)
10. Kings of Leon - “Closer” (Only by the night)
11. Led Zeppelin - “Since I’ve been loving you” (III)
12. White Stripes - “Ball and biscuit” (Elephant)
13. London After Midnight - “Kiss” (Psycho Magnet)
14. Nine Inch Nails - “Closer” (The downward spiral)

I really liked this song, but I hate you for so many things; you ruined it for me. You ruiner

01. Cee-Lo Green - “Fuck You” (The Lady Killer)
02. Oasis - “Wonderwall” ((What’s The Story?) Morning Glory)
03. Any song by Eminem. Seriously.
04. MGMT - “Time To Pretend” (Oracular Spectacular)
05. Bruce Springsteen - “Born in the USA” (Born in the USA)
06. Sufjan Stevens - “Chicago” (Illinoise)
07. Any song by Sublime
08. Any song by U2. Only the good songs. None of this “Atomic Bomb” bullshit; they were ruined to begin with.
09. St. Vincent - “The Strangers” (Actor) Fuck you, Kid Cudi.
10. Any song by Kanye West.
11. Any of the songs on Blue Album and Pinkerton by Weezer. Fuck you pretentious hipster teens gettin’ all up in my Weezer.
12. Rage Against the Machine - “Killing in the Name” (Rage Against the Machine) All you XTREME douchebags get away from my Rage Against the Machine.

Songs that have the fidelity of Walkie-Talkies

All tracks re-encoded at 96kbps (if not already below that).

01. Be Your Own Per - “Fuuuuuun” (Be Your Own Pet)
02. Best Coast - “Sun Was High (So Was I)” (Art Fag 7”)
03. Akron/Family - “I’ll Be On The Water” (Akron/Family)
04. Pedro The Lion - “Options” (Control)
05. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “White On White” (Advance Base Battery Life)
06. Guided by Voices - “Echos Myron” (Bee Thousand)
07. Neutral Milk Hotel - “You’ve Passed” (On Avery Island)
08. Pavement - “Best Friend’s Arm” (Wowee Zowee)
09. Silver Jews - “Trains Across the Sea” (Starlite Walker)
10. Times New Viking - “Come Together” (Rip It Off)
11. Jandek - “Strange Phenomenon” (Living In A Moon So Blue)
12. Titus Andronicus - “Joset of Nazareth’s Blues” (The Airing of Grievances)
13. Bell Orchestre - “Recording A Tape… (Typewriter Duet)” (Recording A Tape The Colour Of The Light)
14. Damien Jurado - “With Lightning In Your Hands” (Saint Bartlett)
15. Les Savy Fav - “Who Rocks the Party” (The Cat And The Cobra)
16. Menomena - “E. is Stable” (I am the Fun Blame Monster)
17. The Mountain Goats - “Going To Norwalk” (Hot Garden Stomp)
18. Palace Brothers - “No More Workhorse Blues” (Days in the Wake)
19. Crystal Stilts - “The Sinking” (Alight of Night)
20. Grandaddy - “Collective Dreamwish of Upperclass Elegance” (Under the Western Freeway)
21. Gil Scott-Heron - “New York Is Killing Me” (I’m New Here)
22. The Suffocation Keep - “Saturday At Nine” (John Hughes Was Never So Wrong)
23. Cocorosie - “Ohio” (The Believer June 2005 Music Issue)

I Miss You Even Though You Hate My Guts

These are songs that make me feel equally in love and sad. They all have the same kind of melancholy nostalgic beauty steeped in sorrow.

01. Papa M - “Sorrow Jane” (Whatever, Mortal)
02. James Blake - “Wilhelms Scream” (James Blake)
03. Akron/Family - “Afford” (Akron / Family)
04. Brian Eno - “Everything Merges With the Night” (Another Green World)
05. Nico - “I’ll Keep It With Mine” (Chelsea Girl)
06. Baths - “Lovely Bloodflow” (Cerulean)
07. Jim O’Rourke - “Life Goes Off” (Insignificance)
08. Blind Willie Johnson - “Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)” (Dark Was the Night)
09. King Khan and the Shrines - “The Ballad of Lady Godiva” (What Is?!)
10. Four Tet - “She Just Likes to Fight” (There Is Love in You)
11. The Books - “All You Need is a Wall” (The Way Out)
12. Future Islands - “Beach Foam” (Wave Like Home)
13. John Cale - “Hanky Pank Nohow” (Paris 1919)
14. Joni Mitchell - “Blue” (Blue)
15. Burial - “Archangel” (Untrue)
16. Tortoise - “TNT” (TNT)
17. Uncle Tupelo - “Fifteen Keys” (Anodyne)
18. Yo La Tengo - “Sugarcube” (Prisoners of Love)

Songs for a misty Scottish autumn in Glasgow

01. Gas - “Pop II” (Nah Und Fern”
02. Boards of Canad - “Over The Horizon Radar” (Geogaddi)
03. Ralph Vaughan Williams - “The Lark Ascending”
04. Robert Schumann - “Piano Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.11 Aria”
05. Claude Debussy - “Etudes, Book 2 - Pour Les Arpeges Composes”
06. Sergei Rachmaninoff - “Prelude #9 in A, Op. 32/9
07. Autechre - “Overand” (Tri Repetae)
08. Brian Eno - “1/1” (Songs For Airports)

I want to strap some headphones on my belly and blare some tunes to get my fetus excited about entering this world

01. White Mice - “Foreskin Rug” (ASSPhIXXEATATESHUN)
02. Dr. Dre - “Let’s Get High” (2001)
03. The Antlers - “Epilogue” (Hospice)
04. Elliott Smith - “Needle in the Hay” (Elliott Smith)
05. Bright Eyes - “Sunrise Sunset” (Fevers and Mirrors)
06. Galaxie 500 - “Decomposing Trees” (On Fire)
07. Liz Phair - “Flower” (Exile in Guyville)
08. Dr. Octagon - “A Visit to the Gynecologyst” (Dr. Octagonecologyst)
09. Alber Ayler Trio - “Ghost” (Spiritual Unity)
10. Descendents - “Everything Sux” (Everything Sucks)
11. Chopin - “Waltz no. 2 in C sharp” (Op. 64)

I’ve never seen Titanic or The Sound of Music

01. Negativland “Favorite Things”
02. Gavin Bryars / Phillip Jeck / Alter Ego “The Sinking of the Titanic”
03. RuDJak Manigz “SingKingHeart”
04. Tuba Meisters “Edelweiss”
05. Golden Dawn “My Confession To War”

The first 5 songs you think about when you hear “Germany”

Most people would think of Nico or Nena. I think of Dead Kennedys. Go figure.

01. Kraftwerk - “Autobahn” (Autobahn)
02. Lou Reed - “Berlin” (Berlin)
03. Iggy Pop - “Nightclubbing” (The Idiot)
04. Dead Kennedys - “California Über Alles” (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables)
05. Sex Pistols - “Holidays In The Sun” (Kiss This)

I want songs that make it seem like Jeff Mangum is sad that I lost a girl

01. Jeff Mangum - “Engine” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
02. Neutral Milk Hotel - “A Baby For Pree” (On Avery Island)
03. Neutral Milk Hotel - “King of Carrot Flowers pt 1” (In The Aeroplane Over the Sea)
04. Olivia Tremor Control - “I Have Been Floated” (Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1)
05. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Holland, 1945” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
06. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Naomi” (On Avery Island)
07. Major Organ and The Adding Machine - “Madam Truffle” (Major Organ and the Adding Machine)
08. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Ghost” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
09. Jeff Mangum - “I Love How You Love Me” (Live at Jittery Joe’s)
10. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone” (On Avery Island)
11. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Oh Comely” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
12. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two Headed Boy Pt. 2” (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)

Songs that go na na na

With one exception for fabulous “la la la” Icelandic goodness.

01. Wilson Pickett - “Land of 1000 Dances” (The Exciting Wilson Pickett)
02. Steam - “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” (Steam)
03. Regina Spektor - “Your Honor” (Soviet Kitsch)
04. Blink-182 - “All the Small Things” (Enema of the State)
05. Kaiser Chiefs - “Na Na Na Na Naa” (Yours Truly, Angry Mob)
06. The Beatles - “Hey Jude” (Hey Jude)
07. Sigur Rós - “Gobbledigook” (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
08. Journey - “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” (Evolution)

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