10.29.2012

Music Monday - My Sad Songs Mixtape

After reading this post over at Handbags & Handguns, I decided to dig through my old box of high school crap to see what I could find. The first thing that stood out was my box of cassette tapes. I have no idea why I still have them, especially since I haven't had a tape player since 1999. But I snapped a picture of some tapes and shared them on Facebook. Wanna see what I had?
 
 
A. Tim McGraw - Not A Moment Too Soon In junior high, my BFF and I would each buy a CD and then record them for each other.
 
B. KUBE 93.3 Taped from Seattle's rap station. I bet it has some Snoop and Dre songs on it. Or maybe Regulate? RIP Nate Dogg.
 
C. Spice Girls I used to work at a day care. I recorded a third grader's CD on to this tape for my own listening pleasure.
 
D. The Deviants - Hey Weirdo...Who Let You Out? A high school friend's band's first tape. Aww.
 
E. Sad songs mixtape This is the one that stood out the most for me. Why did I create a mixtape just about sad songs? Misty called me emo. I'd have to agree. Let's see what was on this bad boy that made me so sad. Oh, by the way, I was 18 or 19 when I made this tape. How embarrassing.

Side A
 
No Doubt - Don't Speak
 

 
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
 

 
Hole - Dying
 

 
Dixie Chicks - You Were Mine
 

 
Third Eye Blind - How's It Going To Be
 

 
Trisha Yearwood - The Song Remembers When
 


Side B
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
 

 
Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
 

 
Tonic - If You Could Only See
 

 
Blink 182 - Waggy
 

 
Garbage - Medication
 

 
Adam Sandler/The Wedding Singer - Somebody Kill Me Please


 
Ok, that last song proves I didn't take this mix too seriously. Some of these songs I understand. Don't Speak is the best and saddest break up song ever and started my love affair with Gwen and No Doubt. The Song Remembers When still reminds me of my high school boyfriend. I had another boyfriend who made me a mixtape when we broke up and it was just Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) on repeat. So dramatic! And How's It Going To Be reminds me of that same boyfriend when I contemplated breaking up with him for like the fourth time. Anything by Hole or Garbage was my jam back in the day. Waggy is still one of my favorite Blink-182 songs ever, but I don't know why it's on here. I don't know why the Tonic song made the cut either, but I do like it. The two songs from the City of Angels soundtrack don't mean anything to me, except that they were popular at the time. And I'm not sure why I included a song about getting divorced by the Dixie Chicks, but I do remember listening to it often and being incredibly sad.
 
What. A. Loser.
What songs would have made your sad mixtape back in the day?
 

8 comments:

Jo said...

I love No Doubt and that song! Yeah one of my favourites to this day.

Had to laugh when I saw the Adam Sandler song, my son (8) is obsessed with this movie at the moment and goes around singing somebody kill me please over and over

Misty said...

Obviously, I love the No Doubt song. I still have the Dixie Chicks song on my iPod. It makes me incredibly sad whenever I hear it. The Tonic song brings back memories of a certain high school boy. I had the City of Angels soundtrack. It was good, but I seriously hated the ending of the movie. And you know how I feel about all things Sandler.

Jessica Renee said...

Aw I love your sad mix tape - especially because I'm pretty sure I had one with a lot of those same songs! Total drama queens, wanting to listen to the saddest break up music! haha

MiMi said...

Wait wait wait. Cassette tapes. You must be MY age?!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Lol...oh goodness. So many depressing mix tapes. But really, mine date up until May 2012.

High school mix tapes were the best! Definitely had the Tonic song on there. I had their whole CD!

Nicole Calvert said...

So did you actually find a cassette player to listen to them on? Because I'm pretty sure I haven't seen on of those in over a decade!

Suze said...

Your sad mixtape is basically my iPod. :)

Also, I was a big maker of mixtapes. And recording tapes off the radio.

When iPods came out, I shunned them to stick with my burnt CDs for a long, long time.

Also I saw you said you're having trouble commenting on my blog. Nobody else has mentioned that. Sad face!

Suze said...

Your sad mixtape is basically my iPod. :)

Also, I was a big maker of mixtapes. And recording tapes off the radio.

When iPods came out, I shunned them to stick with my burnt CDs for a long, long time.

Also I saw you said you're having trouble commenting on my blog. Nobody else has mentioned that. Sad face!