Weekly Music

I know I just posted a mix last week, but I feel like my mixes and my music of choice lately has been a bit too mellow, and after a stressful couple weeks, I was majorly in need of creating a sunshine-y happy dance mix. You know the saying “dance like no one is watching”? Well, my motto is “dance only when no one is watching.” I will not dance in front of anyone unless there is a large tropical drink with multiple straws and many shots in it that you light on fire at a drag queen bar (inside story for only Lauren to understand), but I dance in my apartment pretty much all the time. We tested this mix out this weekend, and I’ve been driving to work with it on, and it’s a winner. A serious mood lifting winner. It was hard to cut it down to 8 for 8tracks, but I’ve listed the rest of the songs in case you want to make your own. I don’t make downloadable mixes because I got a scary cease and desist email once and I don’t like confrontation as I am a true Libra. UPDATE: Ok, thank you Verdrana for letting me know you can upload more than 8 tracks onto 8tracks. I swear you couldn’t do that before! So, now the bonus tracks are on the mix as well to jam to!

Let’s get to the dancing, shall we?

Gamma Ray – Beck
Zap Zap – Cut Copy
When We’re Dancing – Twin Shadow
Feather – Little Dragon
Smiley Faces – Gnarls Barkley
Hercules Theme – Hercules And Love Affair
Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Ladies Of The World – Flight Of The Conchords
Beverly Kills – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Strange Overtones – David Byrne and Brian Eno
Sound and Vision – David Bowie
Take It Easy On Kathy At Least She Can Dance – Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch
Ice Cream – New Young Pony Club
Keeping It Moving – A Tribe Called Quest
All Around and Away We Go – Twin Sister
Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix) – Peter Bjorn & John
Odessa – Caribou
Another Day – Jamie Lidell
You Take My Breath Away – The Knife feat. Jenny Wilson

Image via the NYPL Digital Library