My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Mixtape Time!

mixtapeI was talking to a friend yesterday morning, and he told me that I need to give him a mixtape so he can “assess my personality”- so I decided to try and make my mixtape to try and encompass all of the music I listen to in just a limited number of tracks, say around 15-20. It was pretty difficult, but I tried to cover the major artists I listen to (Sugarland, Lee Ann Womack, Nickel Creek, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, SHeDAISY, etc.) as well as outlying genres beyond country music (Radiohead, Neko Case, Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan, etc.) and I think this is a great set of songs that really gives an intro to my musical tastes- and it was difficult to decide on these songs for sure.

Then I thought it would be interesting to post my mixtape here to display it, and I would like you guys to do the same! You guys can post yours in the comments, mine is just below.

“15 Step” by Radiohead
“Fallin’ “ by Alicia Keys
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by Beyoncé
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” by Jazmine Sullivan
“Rattlin’ Bones” by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
“The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore” by Kathy Mattea
“Last Call” by Lee Ann Womack
“Fly Like A Bird” by Mariah Carey
“House Of A Thousand Dreams” by Martina McBride
“Coming Back To You” by Melinda Doolittle
“Desperation” by Miranda Lambert
“This Tornado Loves You” by Neko Case
“This Side” by Nickel Creek
“On Your Way Home” by Patty Loveless
“Gravity” by Sara Bareilles
“Don’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by SHeDAISY
“Very Last Country Song” by Sugarland
“Three Mississippi” by Terri Clark
“Wrong Side Of Memphis” by Trisha Yearwood

Click the link to hear the song- all of them are links except “This Tornado Loves You”, which is a youtube video. I hope you enjoy mine and post your own!

21 responses to “Mixtape Time!

  1. Occasional Hope March 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I wouldn’t trust whatever your friend thinks he can tell about your personality from your musical tastes.

  2. Erik March 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t know how this could help anyone assess my personality, but here goes:

    “Fairweather” by Allison Moorer
    “Whiskey Won The Battle” by Ashton Shepherd
    “The Boxer” by Deana Carter and Harper Simon
    “Boulder To Birmingham” by Dolly Parton
    “Free” by Faith Hill
    “Stand Beside Me” by Jo Dee Messina
    “In My Dreams” by Josh Turner
    “Men & Mascara” by Julie Roberts
    “Pretty Things” by LeAnn Rimes
    “Talk To Me” by Lee Ann Womack
    “Miss Being Mrs.” by Loretta Lynn
    “Lies” by Martina McBride
    “There Stands The Glass” by Patty Loveless
    “Only In My Mind” by Reba
    “I Learned That From You” by Sara Evans
    “Home Ain’t Where His Heart Is (Anymore)” by Shania Twain
    “I Will Stay” by Shelby Lynne
    “The Nightingale” by Trisha Yearwood
    “Are The Good Times Really Over” by Wynonna

    I think this should give everyone a good picture of my tastes, “Men & Mascara” being the one that sums up my taste the best in just one song.

  3. highwayman3 March 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    These, I guess assess my personality as far as what music I’m into goes. I guess it would be the soundtrack to my life right now on a mixed tape.

    “If I Could Only Fly” Joe Nichols
    “Mendocino County Line” Willie Nelson/Lee Ann Womack
    “Last Call” Lee Ann Womack
    “Little Bitty” Alan Jackson
    “Blue Clear Sky” George Strait
    “Should Have Been A Cowboy” Toby Keith
    “Wish It Would Break” Dierks Bentley
    “Any Man of Mine” Shania Twain
    “Faded Love” Leann Rimes
    “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” Patty Loveless
    “We Danced” Brad Paisley
    “In Color” Jamey Johnson
    “Please Remember Me” Tim McGraw
    “Sad Eyes” Trisha Yearwood
    “Long Black Train” Josh Turner

  4. J.R. Journey March 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I think you can learn a lot about someone based on the kind of music they listen to.

    Here’s the best list I can come up with to encompass all my favorite music – my range is of music I really love is very limited …

    Ronnie Milsap – ‘Stranger In My House’
    Conway Twitty – ‘A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn’
    Reba – ‘You Lie’
    Tanya Tucker – ‘Heartache Number Three’
    George Strait – ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’
    Sawyer Brown – ‘All These Years’
    Brooks & Dunn – ‘Whiskey Under The Bridge’
    Hank Williams Jr. – ‘Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound’
    Dixie Chicks – ‘Heartache Town’
    Shania Twain – ‘You’re Still The One’
    Sugarland – ‘Just Might Make Me Believe’
    Alabama – ‘Old Flame’
    Lorrie Morgan – ‘Standing Tall’
    Bonnie Tylier – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’
    Pat Benatar – ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ or ‘Shadows of the Night’ … too hard to just pick one
    Garth Brooks – ‘Not Counting You’

  5. Razor X March 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Here are my 25 most listened-to iTunes tracks:

    1. Your Love Amazes Me — Tanya Tucker
    2. Why, Baby, Why — Patty Loveless
    3. Goodbye Time — Conway Twitty
    4. Send a Message to My Heart — Dwight Yoakam & Patty Loveless
    5. I Told You So — Randy Travis
    6. New Again — Brad Paisley & Sara Evans
    7. She’s Just An Old Love Turned Memory — Charley Pride
    8. Green Rolling Hills — Emmylou Harris
    9. The Pain of Loving You — Patty Loveless
    10. Just Between You and Me — Charley Pride
    11. All I Have To Offer You (Is Me) — Charley Pride
    12. Crazy Arms — Patty Loveless
    13. The Midnight Oil — Barbara Mandrell
    14. He Stopped Loving Her Today — George Jones
    15. Murder on Music Row — George Strait & Alan Jackson
    16. As Long As I LIve — Johnny Cash with Emmylou Harris
    17. He Thinks I Still Care — Patty Loveless
    18. Where Are You Now — Trisha Yearwood
    19. (I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again — Charley Pride
    20. Burgers & Fries — Charley Pride
    21. She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind — Conway Twitty
    22. We Ain’t Out of Love Yet — Randy Travis
    23. On the Other Hand — Randy Travis
    24. Roll On Mississippi — Charley Pride
    25. Hello, Darlin’ — Conway Twitty

    As you can see, Sleepless Nights and The Essential Charley Pride were in heavy rotation for quite some time.

    BTW, aren’t “mixtapes” called “playlists” nowadays? 😉

    • Chris March 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm

      Ehh… they are, but he wants me to burn him a CD- so I went with mixtape.

      Also, “Where Are You Now” by Trisha Yearwood is one of my favorite Trisha songs- I almost put it on my list.

    • J.R. Journey March 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm

      “BTW, aren’t “mixtapes” called “playlists” nowadays?”

      Yes, but we’re ‘retro’. That’s our niche. 🙂

      • Razor X March 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm

        Yeah, but I think we have some people here who have never seen the object in the picture next to Chris’ post and don’t know what it is! 😉

        • J.R. Journey March 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm

          For those people, that is a ‘cassette tape’. It came after the vinyl LP and was basically a smaller and better 8-track and preceded the compact disc.

        • Razor X March 29, 2009 at 12:03 am

          A few months ago, I was trying to sell some old LPs on Amazon — LPs that had never been opened or played. Someone — who was obviously very young — wrote to me to ask what an LP was. I tried to explain that it was an old-fashioned vinyl record. He still didn’t understand, even when I sent him a Wikipedia link. He wrote back and asked me if some sort of special equipment was required to play an LP or would it play on an iPod or in a CD player. I felt very, very old. 😦

        • J.R. Journey March 29, 2009 at 12:13 am

          Yeah, I would too. I feel very removed from 16-17 year olds who are only 7-8 years younger than me. Technology has thwarted any connection between generations.

  6. Felipe March 29, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I usually burn some cd’s with mixed songs to play in the kitchen while I’m cooking! hehe I did one just last week, but I can’t quite remember all the songs that I put on it… So I’ll make a list with some of my all times favorites.

    Alanis Morisette – This Grudge
    Lee Ann Womack – Stubborn
    Nelly Furtado – Try
    Chantal Kreviazuk – Feels Like Home
    Melanie C – Immune
    Maroon 5 – Better That We Break
    Martina McBride – Wrong Again
    Carolyn Dawn Johnson – Dreaming Without You
    Ashley Monroe – Used
    Anna Nalick – Catalyst
    Hello Saferide – Long Lost Pen Pal
    Lily Allen – Littlest Things
    Dixie Chicks – I’ll Take Care Of You
    Sarah Buxton – Stupid Boy

    I can’t remember more, but it’s clear that I love sad songs hahaha

  7. Andrew March 29, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places
    Ernest Tubb- Walking The Floor Over You
    George Strait – Drinkin Champagne
    Boyz II Men – In The Still of the Nite
    The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
    Mark Chesnutt – Somebody Save the Honky Tonks
    Toby Keith – How Do You Like Me Now
    Jerry Lee Lewis – Chantilly Lace
    Gary Allan – Best I Ever Had
    Josh Turner – Long Black Train
    Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
    Chris LeDoux – Someday Soon
    Diamond Rio – I Believe
    David Ball – Look What Followed Me Home
    Elvis – Don’t Be Cruel
    Webb Pierce – There Stands the Glass
    Tim McGraw – Can’t Be Really Gone
    Garth Brooks – The Dance

  8. Paul W Dennis March 29, 2009 at 10:54 am

    RE: Razor X and Andrew’s mixtape lists

    ALL of Razor X’s tunes are songs I’ve listened to in the last 30 days – no wonder we so often agree

    Ditto for Andrew’s mixtape other that the Boyz II Men selection and “Drinking Champaign” by George Strait (I’ve listened to the song recently but in the original Cal Smith version)

  9. Michael March 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Hmmmmm… if someone asked me to make a mixtape it would definitely reveal my music schizophrenia. This is different from a mixtape that I would bring to desert island but it does represent my taste.

    01. Rihanna – Disturbia
    02. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
    03. Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs
    04. Dixie Chicks – Voice Inside My Head
    05. Rolling Stones – Thru and Thru
    06. Reba – Now You Tell Me
    07. Trisha Yearwood – On a Bus to St. Cloud
    08. Mary Chapin Carpenter – You Win Again
    09. Rosanne Cash – Runaway Train
    10. Pam Tillis – The River and the Highway
    11. The Judds – One Hundred and Two
    12. Faith Hill – Cry
    13. Lee Ann Womack – Does My Ring Burn Your Finger
    14. Dashboard Confessional – Stolen
    15. Celine Dion – The Power of Love
    16. Mariah Carey – Fantasy
    17. Van Morrison – Into the Mystic
    18. Mary J Blige & U2 – One
    19. Journey – Don’t Stop Beliving
    20. Sarah McLachlan – Building a Mystery

  10. Billy April 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    01. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
    02. Broken Strings – James Morrison & Nelly Furtado
    03. This is Me You’re Talking To – Trisha Yearwood
    04. When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisely & Dolly Parton
    05. You Found Me – The Fray
    06. Your Call – Secondhand Serenade
    07. Gravity – Sara Bareilles
    08. Want To – Sugarland
    09. When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
    10. Chasing Pavements – Adele
    11. Soulmate – Natasha Bedingfield
    12. Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been – Relient K
    13. Realize – Colbie Caillat
    14. Either Way – Lee Ann Womack
    15. Rehab – Rihanna
    16. Stop and Stare – OneRepublic
    17. Long Black Train – Josh Turner
    18. Halo – Beyonce
    19. Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
    20. The Life of a Song – Joey + Rory

    I’d say that that describes my life and musical tastes pretty well. I prefer ballads to up tempos, and each of these songs says something about me in some way.

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