Love Mixtape Contest

When it comes to love and romance, few things can set the mood better than a song.  For me, music is always tied to certain moments, and it doesn’t necessarily need to be a love song for it to convey the sense of emotion and power that comes with love.  To celebrate the approach of Valentine’s Day and all things love, we’ve decided to hold another mixtape contest! This one around the theme of love, of course :).

Here’s how to enter:

Create a mix of 5 – 10 songs around the theme of love.  All you have to do is go to our RDIO page and add 5- 10 songs to our collaborative playlist, Love Mixtape Contest”.  I’ve started it off with some songs below.  Once you’re finished adding songs, 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 – the winner’s mix will be featured on the blog and they will also receive a pair of Frends headphones!

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.

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Oh this is going to be good. can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Roxy xox


1. She Belongs To Me – Bob Dylan
2. Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
3. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
4. You Belong To Me – Dean Martin
5. Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Maddie B

Shook Down- Yuck
Take Care- Beach House
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths
Lover- Devendra Banhart
For Emma- Bon Iver
Lightness- Death Cab For Cutie
My Kind of Woman- Mac Demarco
Excuses- The Morning Benders
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart- Broken Social Scene


1. Who – David Byrne & St. Vincent
2. Here Comes My Baby – Cat Stevens
3. One Million Lovers – The Growlers
4. I’d Have You Anytime – George Harrison
5. Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ Bout That Girl – The Kinks
6. Oh Yoko! – John Lennon
7. Te Amo – Atlas Sound
8. What An Experience – Janelle Monae


To Be Alone With You -Bob Dylan
I’ll Back You Up -Dave Matthews Band
You Make Loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac
Do you Remember- Jack Johnson
Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
The Long Way Home – Norah Jones
Kathy’s Song- Simon and Garfunkel
Just A Boy-Angus & Julia Stone
Angels- The xx
Moondance- Van Morrison

marissa l

My mix:

I Want You – Bob Dylan
My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra
International Small Arms Traffic Blues – The Mountain Goats
When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine
Emmylou – First Aid Kit
A Case of You – James Blake (originally by Joni Mitchell, of course!)
Billie Holiday – Warpaint
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart – Broken Social Scene


1. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – That’s What’s Up
2. Best Coast – I Don’t Know How
3. Rebecca Marie Miller – In A Blanket
4. Dawes – Someone Will
5. Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms
6. My Morning Jacket – Steam Engine
7. Paul McCartney – Calico Skies
8. The Shouting Matches – I’ll Be True
9. The Avett Brothers – Live and Die


1. Hot Knife – Fiona Apple
2. Honey Hi – Fleetwood Mac
3. Bring Your Love To Me – The Avett Brothers
4. If You’re My Girl, Then I’m Your Man – Papa
5. Sure Thing – Trails & Ways
6. Baby – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti
7. Open – Rhye
8. No Other Plans – Sunny Levine feat. Young Dad


1. Ekki Múkk – Sigur Ros
2. About Love – Timothy Seth Avett as Darling
3. When We Were On Fire – James Bay
4. Your Protector – Fleet Foxes
5. Creature Fear – Bon Iver
6. Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
7. Heroes – David Bowie
8. Pretty Girl From San Diego – The Avett Brothers
9. Painter Song – Norah Jones
10. La Ritournelle – Sébastien Tellier

Gil Etherington

Mixtape = Love -Viva Voce
Bruises -Chairlift
Only Love -Ben Howard
New Slang -The Shins
Lovely Bloodflow -Baths
You And Me -Neil Young
I Would Do Anything For You -Foster The People
Need It -Half Moon Run
Te Amo -Trevor Hall

1. Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
2. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
3. Lemonade – Jeremy Passion
4. Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
5. Darling Divine – Wild Child
6. Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
7. Sparks – Jesse Woods
8. Skinny Dippin’ Girl – Joe Purdy

Love and Good Vibes, Can’t wait to see how it pans out!


1. Brand New – Tautou
2. As Tall As Lions – Love Love Love
3. Best Coast – I Want To
4. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes – Home
5. Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
6. The Early November – 1000 Times a Day
7. Smith – Baby It’s You
8. Alabama Shakes – I Found You
9. Alt-J – Dissolve Me
10. XX – Angels


1. Harvest – Highs
2. Hysteric – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Bruises – Chairlift
4. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
5. Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
6. Quelqu’un M’a Dit – Carla Bruni
7. Train Song – Feist & Ben Gibbard
8. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen

9.. 50’s – House of Wolves
10. Never Let Me Go – Lana Del Rey

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1. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Lauryn Hill 2. I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles 3. Valerie (Radio 1’s Live Lounge) – Amy Winehouse 4. That Girl – Justin Timberlake 5. Emmylou (Live) – First Aid Kit 6. Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean 7. Love is All – The Tallest Man on Earth 8. Easy to Love – Ivan & Alyosha 9. Cherry Wine Ft Amy Winehouse – Nas 10. I’ve Got This Friend – The Civil Wars I think this playlist accurately represents my dual loves of hip hop and folk – it’s… Read more »


1. Love and Some Verses – Iron & Wine
2. Your Love Is a Song – Switchfoot
3. Patience – Guns n Roses
4. Mandolin Wind – Rod Stewart
5. Mine is Yours – Cold War Kids
6. F.N.T. – Semisonic
7. I Got You – Jack Johnson
8. Radar Detector – Darwin Dees
9. The Reason – Hoobastank
10. See the Sun – The Kooks

I wanted to put Miles Away (Acoustic) by Years Around the Sun, but the website didn’t have it! I love that song, it’s a personal favorite.

“This Magic Moment” – Lou Reed
“Turn the Tides Under the Northern Lights” – Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
“Feeling of Being” – Lucy Schwartz
“Someday” – High Water
“Girl From the North Country” – Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
“Love is All” – Tallest Man on Earth
“Animal Tracks” – Mountain Man
“Satisfied Mind” – Jeff Buckley
“Transatlantacism” – Death Cab for Cutie
“Cicadas and Gulls” – Feist

love is nice.

1. Peaches & Cream :: John Butler Trio
2. Spin the bottle :: Juliana Hatfield
3. Fade Into you :: Mazzy Star
4. Loungin (Who do ya luv) :: LL Cool J
5. High For this :: The Weeknd
6. Nicest thing :: Kate Nash
7. I wanna sex you up :: Color Me Badd
8. Stroker Ace :: Lovage


1) Teenager in Love – Red Hot Chili Peppers
2) Yours Forever – Generationals
3) I Love You – Said the Whale
4) Us – Regina Spektor
5) I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend – Ramones
6) La La Love You – Pixies
7) Be Mine – Alabama Shakes
8) Bad Bad Love – Alex Ebert
9) That’s Whats Up – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
10) You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oakes



150. Wait for Me – Motopony
151. I’ll Keep You Safe – Sleeping At Last
152. Prosthetic Love – Typhoon
153. Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
154. Riptide – Vance Joy
155. Losing You – John Butler Trio
156. Addicted to Love – Florence and the Machine


1) Miss Me – Joe Purdy
2) Mary May & Bobby – Joe Purdy
3) Be My Honeypie (Digital Album Version) – The Weepies
4) Bloom – The Paper Kites
5) First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
6) The Girl – City and Colour
7) A Bird in Hand – Owen


“Love is All”- Tallest Man on Earth
“Northern Wind”- City & Colour
“Such Great Heights”- Iron & Wine
“Bloom”- The Paper Kites
“Flume”- Bon Iver
“Hello My Old Heart”- The Oh Hello’s
“Easy to Love”- Ivan & Alyosha
“Old Pine”- Ben Howard
“Sea of Love”- Cat Power
“Sunrise”- Norah Jones

You’re all lovely, I don’t think people say that enough.

1. Love Is On The Radio – McFly
2. Cover Me Up – Jason Isbell
3. A Case of You – James Blake
4. Move Together – James Bay
5. Me and You – Jake Bugg
6. Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute
7. You Were Born – Cloud Cult
8. Delicate – Damien Rice
9. I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
10. I Wanna Be Yours – The Arctic Monkeys


Fire And Rain – James Taylor
Knocked Up – Kings Of Leon
If You Let Me Be Your Anchor – Dawes
Fineshrine – Purity Ring
Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Slow – James Vincent McMurrow
Only For You – Heartless Bastards
I Want You – Bob Dylan

1. Age of Consent – New Order
2. Giants – Bear Hands
3. If You’re My Girl, Then I’m Your Man – PAPA
4. With A Girl Like You – The Troggs
5. Dead Oaks – Now, Now

Aubrey Elle

Simple as This- Jake Bugg
Heart Skipped a Beat- XX
Baby- Devendra Banhart
The Only One- The Black Keys
80844264@81 (Love Song)- Absofacto
Lover- Devendra Banhart

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