Mixitup and Playme Now! #8

Series 1 – Game 8 – 31st May 2020


Welcome to Mixitup and Playme Now!

Do you remember the days of creating your own playlists on cassette tapes?? Wasn’t that awkward? I used to have to listen to the Top 40 on a Sunday and wait for my favourite songs to come up on the radio. The secret was to record the song you wanted and you had it captured on tape for future enjoyment for either your cassette player or as the years progressed your Walkmans.

All so antiquated now in consideration to the likes of our digital progressions eh? But good fun – and a real challenge to create the perfect recording, the perfect tape and of course – the perfect playlist mix!

Mixitup and Playme Now as a game is all about creating the perfect playlist but with a small twist and that is ‘to create a themed playlist only!’

Your task is to create a Playlist containing

10 song titles to the Theme of …

The Novelty of Silly Songs!

Credit to Grace of Broadway Matron for this game’s Theme Suggestion.

Last Week’s Line Up was from the Theme of Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow!– 4 readers responded with a great song line up too – see below:

Gary of Bereaved Single Dad
Rob Halford – Like There’s No Tomorrow
Dee Snider – Tomorrow’s No Concern
Freddie Mercury – Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow
Overkill – There’s No Tomorrow
Metal Church – No Tomorrow
Avenged Sevenfold – Seize the day
Within Temptation – The last dance
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Andrew WK – Party Hard
Doro – Living life to the fullest
Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian
Roxy – Music – Dance Away
The Mavericks – Just Want to Dance the Night Away
Tina Charles – Dance Little Lady, Dance
Englebert Humperdink – The Last Waltz
The Bee Gee’s – You Should be Dancing
Whitney Houston – I want to dance with somebody
Madeleine Peyroux – Dance me to the end of love
Paula Abdul – Dance like there’s no tomorrow.
Glenn Miller – In the Mood
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
Omatra7 of Learning Life
The Village People – YMCA
Los Del Rio – Macarena
Psy – Gangham Style
Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie (the electric slide
Haddaway – What is Love?
Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
Soulja Boy – Crank that
Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line
Venga Boys – We like to Party
Mark Ronson (Feat. Bruno Mars) – Uptown Funk
Angie of King Ben’s Grandma
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Van Halen – Dance the Night Away
Don Henley – All She Wants To Do Is Dance
King Harvest – Dancing in the Moonlight
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Conga
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

These songs will be featured in a new styled Mixitup and Playme post week commencing 29th June – credit goes to Angie of King Ben’s Grandma and Omatra7 of Learning Life and Gary of Bereaved Single Dad and Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian

Mixitup Playlists Schedules

01st – 07th June Stetsons and Saddlebags

15th – 21st June When Lockdown Gives You Melons, Make?

29th – 5th July Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow

13th – 19th July The Novelty of Silly Songs

20 thoughts on “Mixitup and Playme Now! #8

      1. Pinky & Perky – Yellow Submarine
        Pinky & Perky – Those magnificent men in their flying machines
        Peter Sellers – Goodness Gracious Me
        Jasper Carrot – Funky Moped
        Christopher Lee – The little drummer boy
        William Shatner – Bohemian Rhapsody
        Tenacious D – Tribute
        Spinal Tap – Big Bottom
        Scatterbrain – Dont call me dude
        Green Jelly – Three little pigs

  1. I’m gonna pull a Horshack here – “OOOOO, Mr. Kotter” – There is another genre of songs from the late 50’s to early 60’s which my husband made a compilation of because they are just their own kind of weird – And now is not the time to be featuring them – but without naming the genre some of the titles were “Tell Laura I Love Her”, “Patches”, “Teen Angel” etc. I don’t know if there will ever be a good time to pursue that genre.

    1. I would be interested to know the genre anyway Grace ? I know the songs, but had never checked specifically the lyrics – and having done that now – am still trying to see the genre …

      Death, Cars, Teenage tragedy?

      But more study shows there is a strange connection between the three ..

      1. Exactly – we called them ‘teen death songs’ a google search calls them teen tragedy songs – there were lots of them! And yes, they often featured cars – ‘Tell Laura I Love Her” always sticks in my mind because my brother, who was only 7 at the time, was devoted to that song – he asked me to buy it for him and then he played it over and over on my little portable record player. I thought it weird then, I still think it’s weird – a 7 year old?

        1. Mm, l can see it being a strange genre – sadly relatable to many l would say [as in someone probably knows someone who has died] – l had a massive car crash when l was 24 and lost my son and my fiance – l don’t have any song for that period admittedly and yet l can understand the 7 year olds fascination with the Laura song – it’s the melody l think it’s trance like.

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