Tuesday, August 21, 2012

{Morning MIx}

I like to make mixes.  Trip mixes, Summer mixes, Fall mixes, love song mixes, running mixes, 1999 mixes (the year I graduated), 80's mixes, rap mixes...you name it I probably have a mix for it.

It's been our tradition since Ella first started school/preschool to have a mix of music to listen to on the way to school.  This tradition is still going strong 5 years later.

Most days we listen to this mix and other days, usually when it's been particularly crazy that morning, no music is played and we just talk in silence to get ourselves back in a good and positive place to start the day.

 The kids all have a big part in helping pick out the songs for the mix.  It's been nice that as they get older songs from Disney movies, The Wiggles and The Backyardigans have been replaced with songs that I can appreciate as well.

Here's our Morning Mix songs at the moment (played on shuffle):

We're Going To Be Friends - Jack Johnson (played every first day of school always)
Love Today - MIKA
Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
Nocturne in C Minor - Chopin
Dream Big - Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Tokyo - Imagine Dragons
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Animal - Neon Trees
Mean - Taylor Swift
California - Mindy Gledhill
You Wear Flowers - Peter Breinholt
Home - Phillip Phillips
Towers - Bon Iver
"Eine Kleine Nachtmusick" Serenade in G Major - Mozart
Le Fantasy - Minnutes
Dog Days are Over - Florence + The Machine
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Campus - Vampire Weekend
Memories - Weezer
Girls and Boys in school - Neon Trees
Symphony No. 5 in C minor - Beethoven
Drive By - Train
Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast
Give a Little More - Maroon 5
Viva Lad Vida - Cold Play
Clair de Lune - Debussy
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Sunshine Good Time - Minnutes
People Watching - Jack Johnson
99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - I.Z.
Brown Eyed Girl - Reel Big Fish
Love Song - Selena Gomez
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mad Love - Neon Trees
You Rock My World - Michael Jackson

Do you have a mix you listen to on the way to school/work?  Care to add to this mix?


Rochelle said...

I need this playlist! Seriously!

Our drive to school is about three minutes long. I would let the kids walk, but there is a super busy street that they can't cross by themselves. Our favorites to listen to are:

Hurts Like Heaven- Coldplay
On the Radio- Regina Spektor
Movin' Right Along- The Muppets
Better Weather- Good Old War
Sing Out- The Grand Magnolias
Lifes a Happy Song- The Muppets
Hey Hey Hey-- Shupe

Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

we make a summer mix every year. The favorites on this summer's mix (that aren't already listed on your morning mix) were I Like to Move It Move it (from madagasgar), I Want Candy (by bow wow wow), Mean (taylor swift), and Cherry Baby (neil diamond).

Oh, and of course, Call Me Maybe, which inevitably gets stuck in everyone's head for the entire day if it's the last thing you hear before getting out of the car.

whitneyingram said...

Love the idea of adding classical in there. I will have to do that.

KC and DL said...

Thanks for sharing this!! I'm always searching for good songs and you always seem to know them. You should share more of your mixes. Miss you guys.