For the Fourth of July we decided to use a hackneyed theme to make a decent mixtape. Every song has something about America or the USA in its title or artist name, they’re all songs you’ve probably heard, and there are thirteen of them to represent the colonies. Is it groundbreaking? Nope. Is it perfect for grilling in the sunshine and starting the USA chant? Indeed it is. Mixtapes|Heartbreaks presents to you: True American.
01| Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
02| American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
03| Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
04| Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America
05| Ventura Highway by America
06| Never Meant by American Football
07| My Paper Heart by The All-American Rejects
08| So American by Portugal. The Man
09| USA by Yellow Ostrich
10| American Hearts by Piebald
11| American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
12| American Boy by Estelle f/Kanye West
13| Party & Bullshit in the USA by DJ Crazy J Rodriguez
We first heard Brave Baby about about a little over a year ago here at M|H and it was love at first listen. “Lakeside Trust” is one of the best songs to have come out in the last few years, catchy as all get out. When we saw that Brave Baby was coming to Madison as part of the Communion Madison club night series we asked them to make us a mixtape. A mobile mail mishap kept us from getting their mix up before the show, but we’re pleased to present it for your enjoyment now. Eclectic and full of songs you might have forgotten you loved, let Brave Baby take you on a ride.
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BRAVE BABY MIXTAPE
01| Fleetwood Mac – What Makes You Think You’re The One – Tusk (1979)
02| Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now – Jazz (1978)
03| Roy Orbison – You Got It – Mystery Girl (1969)
04| The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band (1969)
05| Willy Mason – Talk Me Down – Carry On (2013)
06| Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On – Fear Fun (2012)
07| Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved – Uprising (1980)
08| Tame Impala – Elephant – Lonerism (2012)
09| The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody – Just Once In My Life (1965)
10| Wilco – Impossible Germany – Sky Blue Sky (2012)
11| The Killers – Read My Mind – Sam’s Town (2006)
12| Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror – Bad (1987)
13| Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place – Speaking in Tongues (1983)
For Valentine’s Day we wanted to make you a mix that works equally well for those sharing tender moments with their lover and those sharing tender moments with a pint of ice cream. I Am Yours Now contains nothing but love songs, though, to be fair, some are actually about love lost. We do have heartbreak in our name, after all. Whether you plan to end your night with a sweet snuggle or a good cry, this mix is for you.
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