i'm making a mix cd for my best friend for her 18th birthday, not a party mix just a mix from me to her so far a few songs i've compiled are(they aren't specifically my taste well some of them aren't, obviously because it's for my friend) oh theyre not in order;
Joanna Newsom-Emily (because well her name's emily, i don't particularly like this song, but the only one i could think of with her name in it, any suggestions for other tracks??)
Jeff Buckley & Elizabeth Fraser-All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun ( i know for certain she'll love this shes very loved up at the moment and this a lovers song definitely)
Mariah Carey-Emotions & Bryan Adams-(Everything I Do) I Do It for You ( I was going to include these because they were the number one hits on either side of the atlantic when she was born :S)
Altered Images-Happy Birthday ( this is included well for obvious reasons, the bestest birthday song ever! i also love the stevie wonder one too of course my mum wouldn't forgive me if i didn't mention that one)
Romeo Void-Never Say Never ( this one reminds me of her slutty side lol, in a good way lol, believe me she knows she has that side of her!)
The Who-Baba O'Riley (this still sounds amazingly modern and the don't cry don't raise your eye bit it's only teenage wasteland well i had to have this one on here)
Phoebe Buffay-Smelly Cat ( this one needs no explanation!)
Imogen Heap-Come Here Boy (she doesn't like most imogen heap stuff really but i feel this one has something she'll be able to connect to)
Peter Gabriel-The Book Of Love (she really loves this one, from hearing it from the final montage of scrubs season 8, yes she is a major sitcom addict!)
Dido-Thankyou (dido is one of her favs)
Cocteau Twins-Carolyn's Fingers (this track is filled with so much joy and its the cocteau's probably most mainstream, well perhaps after heaven or las vegas)
Gossip-Love Long Distance (well she's in a long distance relationship?)
Some other song I was thinking about...
The Cure-Pictures of You
Siobhan Donaghy-So You Say
So what do you think? Is it any good please give your honest opinions & finally...
I was thinking of including The Shangri-Las-Leader of the Pack, but then i realised that the leader of the pack dies at the end of the song...so not the best idea really, but i was wondering if anyone knew of any songs from that same era with a similar feel but about a love which doesn't end in someones death?
I also really wanted a real fuck you song for the album nothing too out there nothing too poppy either, from the perspective of the girl who has been wronged by her man, my friend had trouble from this one guy at the start of the year, thought it would be appropriate
any other song suggestions would be greatly appreciated! anything which is reminiscent of being 18 perhaps?
Or a song which sums up this year, maybe a really incredibly beautiful love song which could do with being on here?
Thank you for your time!