Though it may be thought of as a little old fashioned, making mixtapes for a date or SO is incredibly endearing. I suppose nowadays it may be a special playlist that someone sends to you virtually, but I remember the old days of recording songs off the radio to put on a tape. That took some dedication, let me tell you.
While I have a playlist here and there filled with songs love interests have sent me online or compiled for me, I have a soft spot for the mixtape (or mixed CD).
One ex had made a mixed CD as a soundtrack to our first date. We listened to it on the way to dinner and on our drive up the coast afterwards. One track he mentioned was a great making out song and well… it was.
I grew very attached to that CD, which I know isn't the healthiest of things, but it had a nice mix of 80s pop, jazz, modern folk, and classic rock. Listening to tracks from it even two years later still evokes powerful feelings. Sometimes it's nice to feel those again.
What are some tracks off of your favorite mixtape you’ve ever gotten or made for someone?
"All I Want is You" by Barry Louis Polisar always brings a smile to my face.