In 2011 I started creating mix CDs1, one a year, of songs that resonated with me to share with friends. In January I create an empty playlist and add to it over the course of a year. Then in November I tweak, tune, and adjust it before sharing it with friends.
This year saw new music by Caro Emerald & P!nk (two of my favorite artists), new-to-me music by Meghan Trainor (who quickly became a favorite, although I think it makes me a bad gay to have just now found her), and a slew of oldies that just hit the spot.
Speaking of spot, this year you can listen to the playlist on Spotify. Long live
mix tapes mix CDs digital playlists!
- Exotic Flu – Caro Emerald
- Brave – Sara Bareilles (this is a repeat from last year for good reason)
- Big Yellow Taxi – Amy Grant
- If I had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies
- Curious Thing – Amy Grant
- I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
- Perfect Picture – Carlos Bertonatti
- Rather Be – Glee Cast (for Daniel)
- Whatchugot – Caro Emerald
- 455 Rocket – Kathy Mattea (for Mr. Moore)
- Me Too – Meghan Trainor
- What About Us – P!nk (for all of us being shafted since the election)
- I Won’t Let You Down – Meghan Trainor
- I Am Here – P!nk
- Champagne Problems – Meghan Trainor
- Once Upon A December – David Newman
- The Dark – Caro Emerald