Showing posts with label martha and the vandellas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martha and the vandellas. Show all posts

Friday, 4 February 2011

**MIXTAPE ALERT** Don't You Wish You Never Met Her

Yes February is the month when everyone truly loses their minds and starts humping the nearest lamppost confusing the soulless act with love (I'm bitter).

Since this month will be filled with sickly sweet valentines mixtapes, eurgggh (I'm VERY bitter), I thought I'd give my own take on love and offer up a mixtape of what I believe to be the most creepy, obsessive love songs around.

This really is an excuse for me to play loads of PJ Harvey and 60s girl groups since they were the ones who did crazy, obsessive love songs best.

Some songs may not seem that strange at first but sometimes you have to use your imagination a little for example if you imagine that Mary Wells' 'guy' doesn't actually know she exists then the song starts to sound proper creepy.

Don't You Wish You Never Met Her Mixtape
1. Rid Of Me- PJ Harvey
2. My Guy- Mary Wells
3. You Keep Me Hangin' On- The Supremes
4. Golden Thing- Throwing Muses
5. A Fool In Love- Ike and Tina Turner
6. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)- The Crystals
7. Legs- PJ Harvey
8. Me & Her- Heavens To Betsy
9. P.R.D.C.T- Bratmobile
10. Nowhere To Run- Martha and the Vandellas
11. Some Unholy War- Amy Winehouse
12. I Just Love You More- Kate Nash

Friday, 14 January 2011

**MIXTAPE ALERT** Ladies of Motown

Mixtape Alert is back. It's been awhile due to 8tracks deciding to completely change their site and partly due to those frantic curve balls life likes to throw at you sometimes.

The intense, high energy pop songs of the sixties girls groups have rarely been repeated in pop history mainly because it's so hard to top them. From The Supremes breathy, girlish vocals to The Velvelettes fun-filled, schoolgirl lyrics these girls made singing songs about boys, love and heartbreak a fine art.

I mainly just wanted to post about the amazing girls and the beautiful songs they made.

Ladies of Motown:
1. Stoned Love- The Supremes
2. Needle in a Haystack- The Velvelettes
3. My Guy- Mary Wells
4. Jimmy Mack- Martha & the Vandellas
5. Come See About Me- The Supremes
6. Please Mr Postman-The Marvelettes
7. Nowhere To Run- Martha & the Vandellas
8. He Was Really Saying Somethin'- The Velvelettes
9. Heaven Must Have Sent You- The Elgins
10. When I'm Gone- Brenda Holloway
11. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You- Rita Wright
12. Upside Down- Diana Ross

Saturday, 24 October 2009

*MIXTAPE ALERT* Sixties Girl Groups

The Chantels

I'm in love with the sixties at the moment so I thought I would make a mixtape of my favourite songs, and a few really good ones that I just found today, with you.

The songs and style really reflect the era that they were living in and what it was like for women. The girls sounded feminine, fierce and passive all at once. I love that contradiction because I believe one of the great things you can do with music is not always to challenge the status-quo but to acknowledge it. To honestly show society the twisted way it functions is the best cure for the ailments of this world.
I also can't say no to a good pop song. Kate Nash's new album is meant to be influenced by music of this era as well so look out for that when it comes out next year.

1. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)- The Crystals
2. Give Him A Great Big Kiss- The Shangri-las
3. Dancing in the Street- Martha & the Vandellas
4. The Shoop Shoop Song- Betty Everett
5. You Keep Me Hangin' on- The Supremes
6. Be My Baby- The Ronettes
7. Chapel of Love- The Dixie Cups
8. Maybe- The Chantels
9. One Fine Day- The Chiffons
10. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave- Martha & the Vandellas
11. Remember (Walking in the Sand)- The Shangri-las
12. Then He Kissed Me- The Crystals
13. Please Mr Postman- The Marvelettes
14. (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up- The Ronettes
15. Baby Love- The Supremes