31 Days of Digital Mixtapes, Day Nine:
Quirky ’80s Cover Songs
My original plan for today’s mixtape was guilty pleasures, but I saw my wife working on digitizing some of our CD collection. Here’s the CD she was on:
That’s right, an entire cover album of Hall & Oates songs…and it’s amazing. Of course it is, right? Hall & Oates were great. Seeing this CD got me thinking. It’s a lot of fun to listen to ’80s songs. I have a lot of ’80s cover song compilations (my favorite being Before You Were Punk from Vagrant Records. The stars were aligning and this mix was born. It went through several iterations. I finally landed on the mix below. It’s a nice blend of new wave, rock, and pop from this great era in music history. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed making it. There aren’t any punk bands on this particular mix, so I’ll save that for later. They’re particularly good at covering ’80s songs for some reason. What ’80s covers are your favorites?