March Travel Mixtape Contest

Traveling is an eye opening and enlightening experience, and such a journey cannot be complete without an equally amazing soundtrack. One of my favorite travel experiences was on a bus going from France to Amsterdam, and I remember spending the entire trip staring out the window at the sprawling landscape dotted with quaint towns, listening to mixtapes and albums that to this day when I hear, take me back to that bus ride.

Our March catalog has a distinct travel theme, so we thought it would be fun to hold a music mixtape contest!  We want you all to create a mix of 5 – 10 songs that you would want to listen to while traveling. All you have to do is go to our RDIO page and add 5- 10 songs to our collaborative playlist, March Travel Mixtape Contest.”

If you aren’t familiar with RDIO, you can register for free – then simply click on the link above to our mix, and click on the button that says “collaborate on this playlist.” You will be able to search for songs and add them to the playlist right there on the page.

Once you’re finished adding songs, leave a comment below the playlist, in the box that says “write a review” indicating which song numbers you added.

Lastly, come back and leave a comment on the blog listing your songs – be sure to include your email address! We will review all submissions and select a winner in one week, on Tuesday March 13th –  the winner’s mix will be featured on the blog and they will also receive a $200 gift card!

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Dij Gray
11 years ago

Peter Bjorn and John- Young Folks
Asobi Seksu- Strings
The Mamas and the Papas- Glad To Be Unhappy
Feist- Mushaboom
Dynastie Crisis- Faust 72
The Doors- Maggie M’Gill
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Green River

11 years ago

I added 22-30

22. Heartless Highway – Alela Diane & Wild Divine
23. Emmylou – First Aid Kit
24. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
25. Gotta Have Rock and Roll – Heartless Bastards
26. Alive – Pearl Jam
27. It’s Real – Real Estate
28. Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
29. Black Leaf – The Cave Singers
30. Caterpillar Girl – Lou Barlow


that was fun thanks!!!!!!

Brianna Cadalzo
11 years ago

My travel playlist:

– Homme by Brazilian Girls
– We are the People by Empire of the Sun
– National Anthem by Lana Del Rey
– Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club
– Midnight City by M83
– Honey I Been Thinking About You by Jackie Greene
– She Moves in Her Own Way by The Kooks
– Contigo by Federico Aubele

Kelly Ann Ergle
11 years ago

57. Eleanor Rigby – Funkified ‘Beatles’ cover by Soulive
58. Last Suppit – Lettuce
59. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
60. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
61. Bound for Glory – Tedeschi Trucks Band
62. Brandy – Looking Glass
63. Strasburg/St. Denis – Roy Hargrove

Funky fun mix that is bound to get your car bouncin’!

Kelly Ann Ergle
11 years ago


Sharyl Moseley
11 years ago

My Contribution:

Grouplove-“Itchin’ On A Photograph”
Two Door Cinema Club-“You’re Not Stubborn”
The Temper Trap-“Love Lost”
Elisa-“Rock Your Soul”
Lana Del Rey-“Radio”
The Strokes-“You Only Live Once”
King Charles-“Love Lust”
Eric Hutchinson-“Rock & Roll”

Leisa Smith
11 years ago

Gravity Rides Everything-Modest Mouse
Paradise Cove-Pete Yorn
Let Go-Frou Frou
Jejune Stars-Bright Eyes
Heartbeats-The Knife

11 years ago

I added:

Going to California- Led Zepplin
Calliope- Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps
Stella Blue- Grateful Dead
Me and Bobby McGee- Janis Joplin
Lexington- Elephant Revival
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Ophelia- The Band
Wish you were here- Pink Floyd
Sweet Virginia- Rolling Stones

11 years ago

Road Trippin’ mix …sending good vibes your way…

59 Song for No One – Miike Snow
64 Wonder Years- Real Estate
65 Balance- Future Islands
68 Wasted Hours- Arcade Fire
72 Gloria- Van Morrison
88 Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac
92 In Transit- Albert Hammond, Jr.
93 Train In Vain- The Clash
94 Baby- Devendra Banhart
95 Baby Missiles- The War On Drugs

11 years ago
11 years ago

I added 18-25 :)

18. West Coast–Coconut Records
19. Whiskey, Mystics, and Men, Version #2–The Doors
20. What the Water Gave Me–Florence + the Machine
21. Soul to Squeeze–Red Hot Chili Peppers
22. Float On–Modest Mouse
23. Semi-Charmed Life–Third Eye Blind
24. When the Night Feels My Song–Bedouin Soundclash
25. Off the Record–My Morning Jacket

Enjoy! I’m loving the free people grooves on there. It’s funny how many fp girls listen to the same music!

Kayleen Clements
11 years ago

I added:

110. Anna Sun – Walk The Moon
111. Wind Blows – Yukon Blonde
112. Bury Us Alive – Starfucker
113. Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
114. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
115. Half Mast – Empire of the Sun
116. Waiting – City and Colour
117. Punching In A Dream – The Naked and Famous
118. We Used To Wait – Arcade fire
119. I’m a Lady – Santigold

11 years ago

I added 120- 131

120:Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
121: If You Run- The Boxer Rebellion
122:Such Great Heights- Iron and Wine
123-Africa- Toto
124:True Believers-The Black Angels
125:Houdini (RAC Remix)- Foster the People
126:New Slang- The Shins
127:Wherever We Are (Grum Remix)- Human life
128: Constellations- Darwin Deez
129: At My Heels- Twin Shadows
130: Let Go – Frou Frou
131: Heartbeats- Jose Gonzalez

Lauren Fabry
11 years ago

I added 149-158
149 The Black Angels- Deer Ree Shee
150 Iron & Wine- House by the Sea
151 Warpaint- Set Your Arms Down
152 Velvet Underground- Sweet Jane
153 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Stop
154 Neon Indian- Polish Girl
155 Brian Jonestown Massacre- Detka! Detka! Detka!
156 Jimi Hendrix- Little Wing
157 Night Beats- H-Bomb
158 The Kills- U.R.A. Fever

11 years ago

169- Fleet Foxes: Blue Ridge Mountain
170- Bon Iver: Holocene
171- Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix
172- The Living Sisters: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down
173- The Silver Seas: We’ll Go Walking
174- Kate Walsh: Seafarer
175- Donovan: Catch the Wind
176- Midlake: Roscoe

11 years ago

i added 163-168
wish you were here-pink floyd
aeroplane blues-the black keys
american pie-don mclean
lonely boy- the black keys
brown eyed girl-van morrison
californication-red hot chili peppers(for some reason only the sample)

Kailey Smith
11 years ago

177 Diamonds & Rust- Joan Baez
178 Walk the Line- The Tallest Man on Earth
179 The Girl- Dr. Dog
180 Chin up, Cheer up- Ryan Adams
181 It’s All Over Now Baby Blue- Bob Dylan
182 Black Hoax Lie- Sarah Jaffe
183 Kentucky Pill- Johnny Flynn
184 Tear My Still House Down- Gillian Welch
185 My Manic and I- Laura Marling

11 years ago

I added:

186. Send Me On My Way-Rusted Root
187. Walk With Me-Memoryhouse
188. Transcontinental-Predro the Lion
189. Lusitania-Andrew Bird
190. Drowning Men-Fanfarlo

11 years ago

chenoa’s travel mix

193 – 200

193) in an airplane over the sea – neutral milk hotel
194) beirut – scenic world
195) darwiz deez – the city
196) phoenix – lisztomania
197) yacht – so post all ’em
198) the postal service – such great heights
199) alexia murdoch – orange sky
200) cat stevens – the wind


11 years ago

I did 197-206

197: “Spirit in the sky” Norman Greenbaum
198: “something good can work” Two door cinema club
199: “twelve roses” Beach Fossils
200: “houses of the holy” Led Zeppelin
201: “Desert Song” Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
202: “The is what makes us girls” Lana Del Ray
203: “Spectrum” Florence + the Machine
204: “Somebody that I used to know” Gotye
205: “Rococo” Arcade Fire
206: “Ooh la la” Faces

11 years ago

I thought I’d share my list here too:

216: Marie-douceur, Marie-colère – Marie Laforêt
219: A Minha Menina – Os Mutantes (I accidentally added Bat Macumba, and am having trouble deleting it!)
222: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Cornershop
224: Les Champs-Élysées – Joe Dassin
???: I COULD NOT FIND THIS SONG TO ADD! A Hard Day’s Night – Sinn Sisamouth LISTEN HERE:

Let’s go!

11 years ago

232. Angie by the Rolling Stones
233. Magic by Girls
234. Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey
235. Stop by Twin Sister
236. Montana by Youth Lagoon
237. You Know What I Mean by Cults
238. Milestone Moon by Zee Avi
239. Pink Bullets by The Shins

11 years ago

Hello :]
I’ve added 10 songs from 239 (Gone in the Morning) – 248 (Losing My Religion)

239. Gone In the Morning – Newton Faulkner
240. 5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale
241. Where Is My Mind? – Pixies
242. Wild World – Cat Stevens
243. Slow Cheetah – Red Hot Chili Peppers
244. Love And Some Verses – Iron & Wine
245. From Me To You- Walk Off The Earth
246. World Spins Madly On – The Weepies
247. Moth’s Wings – Passion Pit
248. Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

11 years ago

251. Heroes and Villians-The Beach Boys
252. All Down the Line-The Rolling Stones
253. Going Mobile-The Who
254. Bath-Harry Nilsson
255. This Time Tomorrow-The Kinks
256. Half a World Away-REM
257. In the Backseat-Arcade Fire
258. Anywhere I Lay My Head-Tom Waits

Emily F.
11 years ago

I added the following:

249- California by Phantom Planet
250- Ca Plan Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand
251- Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
252- Paradise by Coldplay
253- Boy-N-The Hood by Dynamite Hack
254- Crazy For You by Best Coast
255- Maps by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
256- Young Blood by The Naked & Famous
257- Strange Condition by Pete Yorn
258- Dear Honey by Dusty Rhodes & The River Band