The Weekly Mixtape: December 16, 2016

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

“But it’s not like Christmas at all…”

 

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“But it’s not like Christmas at all…”

Literally, not at all. In large portions of North America the weather feels more like early-April than mid-December. Lots of people are out in the stores, buying holiday gifts as usual, but there’s an uneasy heaviness about them…even the happy ones. 2016 was one of the heaviest, most chaotic, most divisive years the United States has experienced, regardless of political persuasion. People just seem really, really tired, and deeply concerned that the abnormality of 2016 is only the first impression of new norms.

Next week we may present some holiday tunes…Maybe. At this moment, however, it does not feel like Christmas at all and therefore a holiday playlist simply seems inappropriate. We hope that what we have provided brings a little lightness nonetheless.

Broken – Man On Fire

When You Were Young – The Killers

Chase – Giorgio Moroder

When We Escape – Minus The Bear

Easy Money – Johnny Marr

Wheelin’ – Stealers Wheel

Eenie Meenie Minie Moe – The J. Geils Band

The Time To Love – Josie And The Pussycats

Everybody Plays The Fool – The Main Ingredient

The Last Farewell – Joe Egan

I’m Your Boogie Man – KC and the Sunshine Band

She’ll Surprise You – Arms And Legs (Joe Jackson)

It Could Be the Fever – Le Roux

See The Light – Earth Wind and Fire

Only The Lonely – The Motels