Suddenly I realize my burning desire to be a feral child!

note from Whiles: Can I just say what an awesome topic this is? Also, this mix contains both songs about being AND wanting to be wild animals.

01. Brian Setzer- "Stray Cat Strut" (Stray Cats)

02. T Rex- "Seagull Woman" (1970)

03. The Indigo Girls- "Chickenman" (1200 Curfews)

04. The Magnetic Fields- "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits" (69 Love Songs Vol 1)

05. Skip James- "Catfish" (She Lyin')

06. They Might Be Giants- "Dr. Worm" (Severe Tire Damage)

07. The Troggs- "Wild Thing" (The Best of the Troggs)

08. The Roches- "Damned Old Dog" (The Roches)

09. R.E.M.- "Wolves, Lower" (Dead Letter Office)

10. T Rex- "Rabbit Fighter" (The Slider)

11. The Mamas and the Papas- "Dancing Bear" (The Mamas and the Papas)

12. R.E.M.- "Swan, Swan Hummingbird" (Life's Rich Pageant)

13. The Magnetic Fields- "A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off" (69 Love Songs Vol 1)

14. Warren Zevon- "Werewolves of London" (Exciteable Boy)

15. Duran Duran- "Hungry Like The Wolf" (Greatest)

Side A: Top 5 songs to play on the way to prom. Side B: Top 5 songs to play on the way home from pro

note from Jess: The best songs are, of course, songs that you and your friends know and like to sing along to. Since you and I aren't friends (yet?) I made this mix from memories of my friends and my prom. I remember there was a lot of pre-nostalgia to prom, so I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could on both sides. Side A is for getting ready to party like you are almost out of high school, Side B is for quiet reflection/makeouts.

Side A:

01. The Dismemberment Plan - "Tonight We Mean It" (Is Terrified)

02. LCD Soundsystem - "North American Scum" (Sound Of Silver)

03. The Magnetic Fields - "The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing" (69 Love Songs)

04. Joe Jackson - "Kinda Kute" (I'm The Man)

05. The Mountain Goats - "This Year" (The Sunset Tree)

Side B:

01. The Clientele - "Bookshop Casanova" (God Save The Clientele)

02. Devendra Banhart - "Quetate Luna" (Cripple Crow)

03. Mirah - "La Familia" (You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This)

04. Jeff Buckley - "Everybody Here Wants You" (Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk)

05. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??" (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)

Got everything I need on my back and ready to see the world.

01. Bright Eyes - "Another Travillin' Song" (I'm Wide Awake, Its Morning)

02. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Graceland" (Graceland EP)

03. The Hush Sound - "Crawling towards the Sun" (So Sudden)

04. The Brunettes - "If You Were Alien" (Structure & Cosmetics)

05. The Mountain Goats - "Sax Rohmer, #1" (Heretic Pride)

06. Metric - "Dead Disco (Old World Underground, Where Are You Now)

07. Modest Mouse - "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" (The Moon and Antarctica)

My lady and I aren’t really a whole lot like Jack and Diane.

note from whiles: this mix is about unusual love affairs

01. Hot Hot Heat- "Goodnight, Goodnight" (Elevator)

02. Jack Johnson- "Do You Remember" (In Between Dreams)

03. Frank Sinatra- "My Funny Valentine" (Babes in Arms)

04. Everclear- "You Make Me Feel Like A Whore" (Sparkle and Fade)

05. The Clash- "Should I stay Or Should I Go" (Combat Rock)

06. The Doors- "Love Me Two Times" (Strange Days)

07. Jars of Clay- "I Need You" (Furthermore: From the Studio/From the Stage)

08. Goldfrapp- "Strict Machine" (Black Cherry)

09. Chris Isaak- "Wicked Game" (Heart Shaped World)

10. Jewel- "Everyone Needs Someone Sometimes" (This Way)

11. Everclear- "Here We Go Again" (Songs From an American Movie Vol 1)

12. George Michael- "Father Figure" (Ladies and Gentlemen)

A Mix of Underappreciated Basslines

Note: I highly appreciate the basslines in these songs. They're not necessarily sophisticated ones, just simple catchy ones that practically hold the song together

01. Death Cab For Cutie - "Summer Skin" (Plans)
02. Stars - "Don't Be Afraid to Sing" (Heart)
03. The Dandy Warhols - "We Used to Be Friends" (Welcome to The Monkey House - AD)
04. Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow" (A Lesson in Crime)
05. Arctic Monkeys - "When the Sun Goes Down" (Beneath the
06. LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" (LCD Soundsystem)
07. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)
08. Stars - "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" (Set Yourself On Fire)
09. The Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

Songs to fill the awkward (and sometimes dreadful) silences between a couple who have had an argumen

Comment: the last song on the list is the perfect song for your subject in my opinion.

1. Matt Pond PA - "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" (Winter Songs EP)
2. Moldy Peaches - "Anything Else But You" (Juno Soundtrack)
3. Aqueduct - "The Suggestion Box" (I Sold Gold)
4. Velvet Underground - "I'm Sticking With You" (VU)
5. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (For Emma, Forever Ago)
6. Yo La Tengo - "Our Way To Fall" (And then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out)
7. Tegan and Sara - "I Know I Know I Know" (So Jealous)
8. Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head" (The Con)
9. Tegan and Sara - "Where Does the Good Go" (So Jealous)

You are so fun you should be a ride at Disneyland.

01. Of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" (Hissing Fauna, Are
You the Destroyer?)

02. Los Campesinos - "You! Me! Dancing!" (Hold On Now, Youngster...)

03. The Wombats - "Let's Dance to Joy Division" (A Guide to Love, Loss, and

04. The Features - "Blow It Out" (Exhibit A)

05. Justice- "D.A.N.C.E." (Cross)

06. Mika- "Love Today" (Life in Cartoon Motion)

07. Morningwood- "Nth Degree" (Morning Wood)

08. The Fratelli's - "Flathead" (Costello Music)

09. Motion City Soundtrack- "It Had To Be You" (Even If It Kills Me)

10. Ima Robot- "Creeps Me Out" (Monument to the Masses)

11. Hellogoodbye- "Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn" (Hellogoodbye- EP)

12. Stefy- "Fool For Love" (John Tucker Must Die Soundtrack)

What??? Songs with Question Marks in the Title.

01. Architecture in Helsinki - "What's In Store?" (In Case We Die)
02. The Pipettes - "Why Did You Stay?" (We Are the Pipettes)
03. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Is This Love?" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
04. She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Volume One)
05. BARR - "Was I? Are You?" (Summary)
06. Bright Eyes - "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will." (Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground)
07. Rosie Thomas - "Why Waste More Time?" (These Friends of Mine)
08. Midtown - "Is It Me? Is It True?" (Forget What You Know)
09. Tindersticks - "Can We Start Again?" (Simple Pleasure)
10. Spoon - "Was It You?" (Gimme Fiction)
11. The Explorers Club - "Do You Love Me?" (Freedom Wind)
12. Minus the Bear - "Hey! Is that a Ninja Up There?" (They Make Beer Commercials Like This)
13. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - "How Long, Diana?" (Banging Down the Doors)
14. Ben Lee - "What Would Jay-Z Do?" (Ripe)
15. The Low Miffs - "Where Are Your Songs Now?" (The Low Miffs)
16. Nada Surf - "What Is Your Secret?" (The Weight is a Gift)

Compiled by: blackswan

01. Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??" (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots)
02. Explosions in the Sky- "What Do You Go Home To?" (All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone)
03. The Apples In Stereo - "Can You Feel It?" (New Magnetic Wonder)
04. Bat For Lashes - "What's a Girl To Do?" (Fur and Gold)
05. She & Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" (Volume One)
06. Radiohead- "You And Whose Army?" (Amnesiac)
07. Les Savy Fav - "What Would Wolves Do?" (Let's Stay Friends)
08. Belle & Sebastian - "Is It Wicked Not To Care?" (The Boy With The Arab Strap)
09. Architecture in Helsinki -"Wha'ts In Store?" (In Case We Die)
10. Imogen Heap- "Have You Got It In You?" (Speak For Yourself)
11. Antoy & The Johnsons - "What Can I Do?" (I Am A Bird Now)
12. The Strokes - "What Ever Happened??" (Room On Fire)

Compiled by: ElementsOfStyle

01. The Buzzcocks - "Whatever Happened To?" (I Don't Mind The Buzzcocks)
02. Pulp - "Do You Remember The First Time?" (His 'n' Hers)
03. Minutemen - "Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?" (Double Nickels On The Dime)
04. Husker Du - "Could You Be The One?" (Warehouse: Songs and Stories)
05. Coffinberry - "What Do You Want to Do?" (From Now On Now)
06. David Bowie - "Life on Mars?" (The Singles 1969-1993)
07. Hot Snakes - "Why Does It Hurt?" (Suicide Invoice)
08. Jawbreaker - "Do You Still Hate Me?" (24 Hour Revenge Therapy)
09. Les Savy Fav - "What Would Wolves Do?" (Let's Stay Friends)
10. Dillinger Four - "Q. How Many Punks Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?" (Versus God)
11. Jerome's Dream - "Double Who? Double You!" (Completed: 1997-2001)
12. Syndicate - "Did Somebody Say Sheep?" (The Seemingly Hopeless State of Affairs)

Compiled by: twiggywasamustang

01. Guillemots - "Who Left The Lights Off, Baby?" (From the Cliffs-EP)
02. British Sea Power - "How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?" (Open Season)
03. They Might Be Giants - "Where Do They Make Balloons?" (No!)
04. Cake - "Is This Love?" (Motorcade of Generosity)
05. Radiohead - "How Do You?" (Pablo Honey)
06. Streetlight Manifesto - "Would You Be Impressed?" (Somewhere In The Between)
07. Barenaked Ladies - "Who Needs Sleep?" (Stunt)
08. Ben Lee - "How Can That Be?" (Grandpaw Would)
09. Elvis Costello - "Daddy Can I Turn This?" (When I Was Cruel)
10. The Mighty Might Bosstones - "Where'd You Go?" (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live from the Middle East)

Songs For When You’re Sick With Bad Choices

note from blueflower: It was hard to decide between an angry mix or a depressing one. I went with the depressing one, so don't expect this to cheer you up any

01. Little Birdy - "Relapse" (Big Big Love)
02. John Mayer Trio - "Gravity" (Continuum)
03. Joshua Radin - "Winter" (We Were Here)
04. The Strokes - "Is This It" (Is This It)
05. Snow Patrol - "Make This Go On Forever" (Eyes Open)
06. Rilo Kiley - "Glendora" (Rilo Kiley)
07. Regina Spektor - "Somedays" (Soviet Kitsch)
08. The Radio Dept. - "I Don't Like It Like This" (Marie Antionette Soundtrack)

A mixtape to tell my mama how much I love her

01. Eisley- "Golly Sandra" (Room Noises)

02. Social Distortion- "Mommy's Little Monster" (Mommy's Little Monster)
03. Christina Aguilera - "Oh Mother" (Back To Basics)
04. The Beatles - "From Me To You" (With The Beatles)
05. Ani DiFranco - "This Bouquet" (Not A Pretty Girl)
06. The Decemberists - "16 Military Wives" (Picaresque)
07. Devendra Banhart- "I Feel Just Like A Child" (Cripple Crow)
08. The Veronicas- "Mother Mother" (The Secret Life Of The Veronicas)
09. Escape The Fate- "The Day I Left The Womb" (Dying Is Your Latest Fashion)

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