Mix Tape Friday: Boys + Girls
According to Weather.com, it’s going to be a frigid weekend — but my personal forecast predicts a hot and steamy one, as I get Favorite Boy all to myself. And so, in honor of my lovely weekend-to-be, we’re listening to duets this Friday morning.
Some of these are true duets, some are bands who feature the singing strengths of both their male and female members. Either way, listening to boy/girl duets never fail to please.
The First Mix Tape Friday Contest results will be announced Sunday evening. One lucky winner will snag the chance to co-produce the March 28 mix tape. Exciting, isn’t it?
This is the second duet in the mix tape series; Guys and Dolls featured many of the songs you’re about to whine about not being on this one.
Grab a guy, or a doll, or both … find a dark, cozy corner … and snuggle or frug to these boy/girl-ettes.
Aimee Mann + Michael Penn :: Two of Us
The Decemberists :: Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
Dwight Yoakum feat. Sheryl Crow :: Baby Don’t Go
Marvin Gaye + Tammi Terrell :: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
Omar feat. Angie Stone :: Be Thankful
Chumbawamba :: Tubthumping
Basement Jaxx feat. Me'shell Ndegeocello :: Right Here’s the Spot
Mick Jagger + Tina Turner :: State of Shock
The B-52’s :: Bushfire
The New Pornographers :: Miss Teen Wordpower
Ronnie Spector feat. Joey Ramone :: You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Jonathan Richman + Moe Tucker :: I’m Sticking with You
Syd Straw + Evan Dando :: For Shame of Doing Wrong
R.E.M. feat. Natalie Merchant :: Photograph
Jeff Buckley + Elizabeth Fraser :: All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun
Buddy + Julie Miller :: The River’s Gonna Run
Dean Wareham + Britta Phillips :: Moonshot
Glen Hansard + Marketa Irglová :: When Your Mind's Made Up
Billy Bragg + Kirsty MacColl :: A New England
Gregg Allman + Cher :: You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
John Prine + Bonnie Raitt :: Angel from Montgomery
Lyle Lovett feat. Rickie Lee Jones :: North Dakota
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals feat. Norah Jones :: Dear John
Otis Redding + Carla Thomas :: Knock on Wood
The Postal Service feat. Jenny Lewis :: We Will Become Silhouettes
Macy Gray + Robert Bradley :: Down on Me
B.B. King feat. Tracey Chapman :: The Thrill Is Gone
Al Green + Annie Lennox :: Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Josh Ritter feat. Blake Hazard :: Tonight You Belong to Me
Warren Zevon feat. Emmylou Harris :: Please Stay
It’s date night. You’re probably spending your extra minutes primping the hair, shining the shoes. I don’t want to hold you up, so download the zip file and get back to fabulizing yourself.
Several of these pairings — Aimee Mann and Michael Penn, Dwight Yoakum and Sheryl Crow, Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser, Buddy and Julie Miller, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová, Gregg Allman and Cher — are (or were) coupled. Rumors still swirl around about Marvin and Tammi; I hope they spent some lovely nights together.
And that’s all for today. I’m off to get boy favors ...
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