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Season 3 – 2021 – 1stQ – Game 10


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!’


Our task is to create a Themed Playlist containing
Song titles to the Theme of …
I have been having some very bizarre dreams of late – right across the board in topical range – from fetish and sordid sex to giant rats and ghosts and dark places to large ant swarms and wild dancing scenarios …. so this week our theme is “The Weird Dreams That Keep Waking You Up At Night …. “”

So there we go folks – your challenge is set – in the comments section below drop your 5 – 7 suggestions and let’s get together and create ourselves a wonderfully weird and wacky playlist to the theme … “The Weird Dreams That Keep Waking You Up At Night …. “”

15 thoughts on “Mixitup and Playme Now!

  1. Well, not only do I remember the trauma every time the DJ spoke over the end of my favourite song when they were doing the top 40 or worse cut it short by a whole 30 seconds, I also remember the trauma of trying to get every song in exactly the correct order of play! I would spend hours doing tape to tape recordings once I had the songs, and it took ages! But you are right, it was a lot of fun.
    As for a current playlist, I confess to not sleeping long enough to have or remember weird dreams, except for one where I was running up a hill and I could not get to my son sat at the top waiting for me. It was weird because he didn’t appear to have his wheelchair with him and I kept thinking ‘how the hell am I going to get him down from here once I reach him?’ In the event I didn’t have to worry, he stood up and walked down to me when he realised I was getting nowhere. That was the only time I have ever seen him upright and walking either as a teen or a man. In the dream I was crying and laughing at the same time because he was more able than me to walk, and he came to me and said, ‘Let’s go home Mam.’ I woke up in tears as you may have guessed.
    Anyway, that dream repeated on a loop for about a week and then never again did it appear. The vagaries of an overtired brain.
    So my song choices have to be
    Kate Bush, Running Up That Hill,
    smoothly followed by Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give Up.
    I suppose 10,000 miles The Proclaimers should be in there,
    and also The Cars – Drive
    and then Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill.
    Not much can follow Ed really… except Jess Glynn’s Take me Home.
    So there you have it, my play list prompted by my weird dream.
    Love the idea of matching songs to dreams! I’ve been on a merry musical trip down memory lane here! Thank you.

  2. This was a complicated process back then lol. Especially since I tried to get rock , rap and r n b on one cassette. It took me forever but I had the best mix of michael Jackson and George michael. The kids today really don’t make playlists which is crazy since it’s so easy now.

    1. Hey Livia, l know, but l guess they make digital lists now l think – l don’t use it, but is that what spotify does?

      But l still listen to a CD player when walking, l am thinking of trying to create my own.

    1. Excellent thank you, l am also going to double link it again, to make sure it doesn’t get swallowed up Grandma – so when you see that link with my comment, that’s why l have done it 🙂

  3. Melanie B Cee
    April 9, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    “The Weird Dreams That Keep Waking Me Up At Night” songs…. hmmm.

    Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (Meatloaf 1993 – Look for a very young Angelie Jolie (spell??) in the video ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Iay1J87x4

    Dreamin’ With My Eyes Open – Clay Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbISpbPU1Sw

    Your Wildest Dreams – Moody Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmmPFrkuPq0

    Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c

    Silent Lucidity – Queensryche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhat-xUQ6dw

    River of Dreams – Billy Joel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq4B_zHqPM

    There. I think that’s a good playlist for your subject today!!

  4. bereavedandbeingasingleparent
    April 9, 2021 at 10:59 pm
    Welcome to my nightmare – Alice Cooper
    Dream Evil – Dio
    Erotic nightmares – Steve Vai
    A nightmare to remember – Dream Theatre
    Like a nightmare – Motörhead
    Enter Sandman – Metallica
    When you close your eyes – Night Ranger
    Boulevard of the broken dreams – Green Day
    Wildest dreams – Iron Maiden
    Hardcore insomnia – Pray for sleep

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