Mix Tape Friday: Anything You Can Sing
The adorably studious and flirtiffic Eebie inspired this week’s mix tape. I was mulling over what to feature when he asked if I had 10,000 Maniac’s “Peace Train.” Well, of course I do — and thus Anything You Can Sing, I Can Sing Better was born — the flip side to the recent Rhythmic Hotties mix tape.
We know the originals — but these babes prove that anything you boys can sing, we can sing better. Well, most songs; you can’t best R.E.M.
Björk :: It’s Oh so Quiet
Juliana Hatfield :: Don’t Lie to Me
The Raveonettes :: My Boyfriend’s Back
Liz Phair :: Turning Japanese
Letters to Cleo :: Cruel to Be Kind
The Jody Grind :: Wishin’ and Hopin’
Cyndi Lauper + The Minus 5 :: Midnight Radio
Big Brother & The Holding Company :: Piece of My Heart
No Doubt :: It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Queen Latifah, Shades + Free :: Mr. Big Stuff
The Cardigans :: The Boys Are Back in Town
10,000 Maniacs :: Peace Train
Linda Ronstadt :: Willin’
Sam Phillips :: Gimme Some Truth
Anna Waronker :: You’re so Vain
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts :: Crimson and Clover
Joan Osborne :: Love Is Alive
Aretha Franklin :: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Angie Stone :: Groove Me
Sinéad O'Connor :: Nothing Compares 2 U
Amy Winehouse :: To Know Him Is to Love Him
Joss Stone :: L-O-V-E
Sarah McLachlan :: Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Ivy :: Let’s Go to Bed
Aimee Mann :: What the World Needs Now
Johnette Napolitano feat. Marc Moreland :: Hurting Each Other
Charlie Hunter Trio feat. Norah Jones :: More Than This
Velvet Belly :: The Man with the Child in His Eyes
Shelby Lynne :: The Look of Love
She & Him :: You Really Got a Hold on Me
Cat Power :: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Hem :: Rainy Night in Georgia
k.d. lang :: After the Gold Rush
Lucinda Williams :: Which Will
Shawn Colvin :: (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
Indigo Girls :: House at Pooh Corner
The Beautiful South :: Dream a Little Dream
Cry, Cry, Cry :: Fall on Me
Frente! :: Bizarre Love Triangle
Deborah Harry :: My Last Date (With You)
Neko Case :: Soulful Shade of Blue
Patti Smith :: Midnight Rider
Annie Lennox :: Train in Vain
Sheryl Crow, India.Aire, Lisa Lopes + Liz Phair :: Give a Little Bit
I’ll make it easy for you boys with the one-click zip file.
So many great tunes were cut this week. Yes, you should lash me for not including Siouxsie & The Banshees’ “Dear Prudence” or “The Passenger,” or Dido’s “Fire and Rain,” or any of The Pretenders’ brilliant covers. But at least I spared you Mandy Moore’s cover of “Senses Working Overtime” … for now.
Find the Buck :: Yeah, Peter’s there with Cyndi Lauper and The Minus 5 — but he’s also backing another babe on this tape, along with Mike Mills and Bill Berry. Where are my boys?
Be sure to listen to The Jody Grind’s cover of the Dusty Springfield classic. That lovely voice you hear is the amazing (and one-time Atlantan) Kelly Hogan; the song begins and ends with the late poet Deacon Lunchbox.
You should also listen to She & Him. She is Zooey Deschanel. She proved her pipes in Elf, and the debut CD is quite good.
Trivia Question :: I hope Johnette Napolitano's sublime “Hurting Each Other” sends the same shivers down your spine I get every time I listen. Who suggested the name “Concrete Blonde” to her?
Get all girlie on my comment box and let me know which babelicious cover tunes you’re dying to hear.
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