31 Days of Digital Mixtapes, Day Three:
Take me to the Movies
When it comes to movie songs, everyone has an opinion., and with good reason. Sometimes, the difference between a regular scene in a movie and something memorable is the song playing during the action. When I set out to make this mix, I knew it was impossible to pick the “best” movie songs because everyone has their own idea of what qualifies a song to that best status. In fact, when my wife listened to this, she said I picked the wrong song by ’80s anthem icon Kenny Loggins. Her mix would have included “I’m Alright” instead of “Danger Zone.”
So, when I created this mix, I was thinking of songs that immediately make me visualize the scene in the movie where they appear. For instance, I can’t listen to “Stuck in the Middle With You” without picturing poor old Marvin Nash in Reservoir Dogs. I just can’t. It’s a great song, but it will now forever be paired with Quentin Tarantino.
After listening to my mix, let me know what songs would go on your movie song mixtape in the comments below!