Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Buffy: The Music

Buffy the Vampire Slayer showcased a lot of indie bands from the '90s in its 7-year run. It's been a goal of mine as a mixtress to make the COMPLETE Buffy playlist including all songs from the show in order of appearance and I have finally DONE IT!!! The mix is missing a good 20% of the songs because Spotify doesn't have everything, but I got pretty close.

I hope you will enjoy this playlist. I also have another one that includes the songs from Buffy in order of appearance that I love. This is the playlist I can play from beginning to end without skipping anything.


* (incredible online episode guide, but missing guide for seasons 6 and 7)
*Bite Me! by Nikki Stafford (very good book resource)
*The Complete Slayer by Keith Topping (this book is problematic [sexist, fat-phobic, riddled with inaccuracies], but it does list most of the songs)

Friday, August 19, 2016


32 of my library-type coworkers and I created a mix of our favorite songs of all time. Here are our entries from our youngest participant to most mature...but first, the links to the mixes themselves should you like to give a listen:

YouTube version: 

Spotify version (BETTER sound quality, but missing some songs): 

Forever // Drake ft. Kanye West and Lil Wayne
Numb/Encore // Jay Z and Linkin Park
Shoot Me Down // Lil Wayne
Nightmares of the Bottom // Lil Wayne
Stan // Eminem
Boom! // System of a Down
Dance with the Devil // Immortal Technique
When I'm Gone // Eminem
Mockingbird // Eminem
Ill Mind of Hopsin 4 // Hopsin

Radio // He is We
Sing Along // Billy Crudup
Jesus Christ // Brand New
Full Moon Rising // Neil Halstead
Beach Baby // Bon Iver
Tiderays // Volcano Choir
Sea, Swallow Me // Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd
Limousine //  Brand New
Where Do The Children Play // Cat Stevens
Hurt // Johnny Cash

Dancin' // Xanadu soundtrack
Let Yourself Go // Kristin Chenoweth
Tell Me Ma // Sham Rock
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark // Fall Out Boy
Booty Swing // Parov Stelar
My Girl // Chilliwack
Innocent // Stellar Kart
Evacuate the Dancefloor // Cascada
That's How You Know // Enchanted soundtrack
Shut Up and Dance With Me // Walk the Moon

Hold on til May // Pierce the Veil
Stone Cold // Demi Lovato
Twinkle Song // Miley Cyrus
Mrs. Potato Head // Melanie Martinez
Thinking of You // Katy Perry
Glitter in the Air // P!NK
Love Drunk // Boys Like Girls
Wake Me Up When September Ends // Green Day
Satellites // Sleeping with Sirens
Wait // M83

Half Mast // Empire of the Sun
If Not For My Glasses // Dear and the Headlights
Hold Me Now // Thompson Twins
Shades of Cool // Lana Del Rey
La Vie En Rose // Louis Armstrong
I Like Giants // Kimya Dawson
December, 1963 // The Four Seasons
Sweater Weather // Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Ribs // Lorde
That Green Gentleman // Panic! at the Disco

I'm Alive // Xanadu soundtrack
A Girl Like You // Shaun Cassidy
Digital Love // Daft Punk
The Launch/Cool the Engines // Boston
Jade // X Japan
You Don't Want Me Anymore // Steel Breeze
Play the Game // Queen
Rockin' the Paradise // Styx
Big Fun // Barry Manilow
Birdland // Manhattan Transfer

Here Comes Your Man // Pixies
Once in a Lifetime // Talking Heads
Modern Girl // Sleater Kinney
True Love Will Find You in the End // Daniel Johnston
Road to Joy // Bright Eyes
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out // Cat Stevens

The Fool on the Hill // The Beatles
Girl // Beck
Seasons (Waiting on You) // Future Islands
There There // Radiohead
No One Knows // Queens of the Stone Age
Oblivion // Mastodon
Aerials // System of a Down
The Day I Tried to Live // Soundgarden
The Greys // Devin Townsend
Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman) + Rosetta Stoned // Tool

Serial Sleepers // House of Heroes
Our Love Saves Us // Blindside
Cuzco // E.S. Posthumus
Sooner or Later (Soren's Song) // Switchfoot
Melody of You // Sixpence None the Richer
Eileen's Song // Burlap to Cashmere
Rain // Blackmill
Summer Again // The Afters
Of Angels and Angles // The Decemberists
Let Your Love Be Strong // Switchfoot

I'm Not Okay (I Promise) // My Chemical Romance
Electric Twist // A Fine Frenzy
Here (In Your Arms) // Hellogoodbye
Astonishing // Little Women Broadway Cast
Never Again // Kelly Clarkson
Blank Space // Taylor Swift
Hell No // Ingrid Michaelson
Defying Gravity // Wicked soundtrack, Idina Menzel
There's a Good Reason These Tables are Numbered... // Panic! at the Disco
Catching My Breath // Kelly Clarkson

At Your Funeral // Saves the Day
Understanding in a Car Crash // Thursday
Oh My Sweet Carolina // Ryan Adams
Bixby Canyon Bridge // Death Cab for Cutie
All We Got // Chance the Rapper
Jesus Christ // Brand New
You're So Last Summer // Taking Back Sunday
In an Aeroplane Over the Sea // Neutral Milk Hotel
Lua // Bright Eyes
Fourth of July // Sufjan Stevens

Dio mi potevi scagliar // Verdi
Belle nuit, nuit d'amour // Offenbach
Der Doppelgaenger // Franz Schubert
L'heure exquise // Reynaldo Hahn
Rebel Girl // Bikini Kill
Dream Lover // Paris Sisters
Stand By Me // Ben E. King
First Time We Fall In Love // The Kinks
Sgt. Pepperspray // Clitoris Rex
This Time // The Itch

Proof // I Am Kloot
Let Me Down Gently // La Roux
Genghis Khan // Miike Snow
Feel It In My Bones // Tiesto ft. Tegan & Sara
Dancing On My Own // Robyn
When I Fall // Barenaked Ladies
Perfect Day // Lou Reed
Push the Sky Away // Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Under Pressure // Queen ft. David Bowie
Country Feedback // R.E.M.

Stephanie (MixtressRae)
Sullen Girl // Fiona Apple
Joga // Bjork
White Pepper Ice Cream // Cibo Matto
I Never Came // Queens of the Stone Age
Dreaming // Goldfrapp
Waking the Witch // Kate Bush
Fear // Sarah McLachlan
Pornography // The Cure
Sour Times // Portishead
Waltz (Better Than Fine) // Fiona Apple

Rebel Girl // Bikini Kill
If I Had a Million Dollars // Barenaked Ladies
Somewhere Over the Rainbow // Judy Garland
Rainbow Connections // Kermit the Frog
Little Plastic Castle // Ani DiFranco
Splinter // Ani DiFranco
Leather // Tori Amos
La valse de'amelie (piano version) // Yann Tiersen
Imagine // John Lennon
New Soul // Yael Naim

Not a Pretty Girl // Ani DiFranco
Thinking and Worrying // Lightnin' Hopkins
Danza Kaduro // Don Omar
For Real // Okkervil River
My Favorite Coat // Deb Talan
Tyrone (live) // Erykah Badu
Danny's Song // Loggins & Messina
In My Mind // Amanda Palmer
House of the Risin' Sun // Bob Dylan
Save a Prayer // Duran Duran

I Did It // Dave Matthews Band
Happy Phantom // Tori Amos
Kiss Off // Violent Femmes
Wake Up Alone // Amy Winehouse
46 & 2 // Tool
Handlebars // Flobots
Sarajevo // Watsky
Foothills // Violent Femmes
Travelling Solves Everything // Violent Femmes
Mad Hatter // Melanie Martinez

Beast of Burden // The Rolling Stones
Closer // Nine Inch Nails
Yellow Ledbetter // Pearl Jam
Raining on Sunday // Keith Urban
Stay // Sugarland
Ice Cream // Sarah McLachlan
You Can Do It // Ice Cube
Thinking Out Loud // Ed Sheeran
Angel Eyes // Jeff Healy

Spirit in the Sky // Norman Greenbaum
The Mississippi Squirrel // Ray Stevens
Moon, Moon, Moon // Laurie Berkner
If I Had a Million Dollars // Barenaked Ladies
Henry the VIII // Herman's Hermits
I'll Fly Away // Alison Krauss
War of 1812 // Johnny Horton
Happy Ending // Peter Cupples Band
Another Postcard // Barenaked Ladies
Wings of a Dove // Dolly Parton

Laura H.
Black Velvet // Alannah Myles
Born This Way // Lady GaGa
Daily, Nightly // The Monkees
Dancing Queen // ABBA
Heartbreaker // Pat Benatar
Holding Out For a Hero // Bonnie Tyler
I Was There (And I'm Told I Had a Good Time) // The Monkees
Nine Times Blue // The Monkees
Not What You See // Barry Manilow
Woman // John Lennon

My Blue Heaven // Gene Austin
Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) // Benny Goodman
Sous le dome epais // Marilyn Horne
Allegro gous 14 // Samuel Barber
Here Comes the Sun // The Beatles
Take Five // Campanile Jazz Ensemble
Shumba // Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
Fanfare for the Common Man // New York Philharmonic
I'll See You In My Dreams // Joe Brown
Bob Wills is Still The King // Waylon Jennings

Beyond the Sea // Bobby Darin
Here Comes Your Man // Pixies
Monkey Gone to Heaven // Pixies
Love Will Tear Us Apart // Joy Division
In Your Eyes // Peter Gabriel
Melt With You // Modern English
Bizarre Love Triangle // New Order

Tell Your Heart to Beat Again // Danny Gokey
What a Wonderful World // Louis Armstrong
You Look Wonderful Tonight // Eric Clapton
Seduces Me // Celine Dion
Boondocks // Little Big Town
Way You Look Tonight // Frank Sinatra
I Lived // One Republic
Free // Zac Brown Band
Wish You Well // Thousand Foot Krutch
Never Say Goodbye // Bon Jovi

Alley Cat // Bent Fabric
Sad Flower Film (aka Guitar Concerto in G Major, 2nd movement) // Sesame Street
You Dropped a Bomb on Me // The Gap Band
Touched // VAST
Taxman // The Beatles
The Unforgettable Fire // U2
Can't You Hear Me Knocking // The Rolling Stones
Hold On (live from "No Alternative" AIDS Benefit Album) // Sarah McLachlan
Fragile // Sting
Stand and Deliver // Adam & The Ants

Solsbury Hill // Peter Gabriel
The Night Chicago Died // Paper Lace
Draggin the Line // Tommy James & The Shondells
Raise a Little Hell // Trooper
Road to Nowhere // Talking Heads
Build a Fire // Drivin' n Cryin'
No Rain // Blind Melon
Learn to Fly // Foo Fighters
Wonderboy // Tenacious D
Open Up Your Eyes // Tonic

Cops of the World // Phil Ochs
I Do the Rock // Tim Curry
Dragonfly // Ziggy Marley
It's Money That Matters // Randy Newman with Mark Knopfler
Birth, School, Work, Death // The Godfathers
Me & Paul // Willie Nelson
Rosie // Jackson Browne
Happy Boy // The Beat Farmers
Play on Love // Jefferson Starship
More Than I Can Stand // Robert Cray

Faithfully // Journey
Rocky Mountain High // John Denver
How Sweet It Is // James Taylor
Something In The Water // Carrie Underwood
That's Important to Me // Joey & Rory
Someone Like You // Adele
Lost // Michael Buble
You Are God Alone // Phillips, Craig & Dean
10,000 Reasons // Matt Redman
Your Love, Oh Lord // Third Day

If I Were Your Woman // Gladys Knight & the Pips
Overjoyed, for once in my life // Stevie Wonder
If I can't Have You // Yvonne Elliman
I Only Have Eyes For You // Art Garfunkel
Run To Me // Bee Gees
It Don't Matter To Me // Bread
I Will Survive // Gloria Gaynor
Unchained Melody // Righteous Brothers
Is That All There Is // Peggy Lee
God Only Knows // Beach Boys

Crystal Blue Persuasion // Tommy James
I Am the Mercury // Jimmie Spheeris
Toulouse Street // Doobie Brothers
Under Pressure // Queen ft David Bowie
In a Lifetime // Clannad & Bono
Harvest Moon // Neil Young
Stella // Andreas Vollenweider
Give Me Novocaine // Green Day
Death of a Bachelor // Panic! at the Disco
Crazy=Genius // Panic! at the Disco

Laura W.
Dancing Queen // ABBA
Hopelessly Devoted To You // Olivia Newton-John
Always On My Mind // Willie Nelson
Crazy // Patsy Cline
From This Moment On // Shania Twain
Who Am I // Casting Crowns
I Can Only Imagine // Mercyme
Jesus Take The Wheel // Carrie Underwood
How Great Thou Art // Carrie Underwood

A Broken Wing // Martina McBride
Brown Eyed Girl // Van Morrison
Fixing a Hole // The Beatles
I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight // Jeff Walker
Me & Paul // Willie Nelson
Last Thing I Needed... // Willie Nelson
Don't Let This Be The Reason // Suzy Bogguss
One More Day // Diamond Rio

Affirmation // Savage Garden
Over The Rainbow // Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
I Take My Chances // Mary Chapin Carpenter
Turn My Ship Around // Jeremy Buck
Try // P!NK
Sounds of Silence // Disturbed
Try Everything // Home Free
Heavy Cross // Gossip
Revelation // Third Day
It Feels Like Home // Nancy LaMott

Try // P!NK
Hallelujah // Jeff Buckley
Somebody That I Used To Know // Gotye and Kimbra
Someone Like You // Adele
Stuck On You // Lionel Richie with Darius Rucker
Total Eclipse of the Heart // Bonnie Tyler
You Didn't Have to Be So Nice // Lovin' Spoonful
When You Say Nothing At All // Alison Krauss
Hero // Enrique Iglesias
Pachelbel // Jean-Francois Paillard