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Entertainment: $3.99 mix-tape (Jan. 14 2009)

Published in the January 14, 2009 issue of The Nugget.

Entertainment

$3.99 mix-tape
by Linda Hoang

(The Nugget has a weekly feature where a writer will choose a musical theme and list some songs that fit that theme, I did this week’s issue).

    While the playlist you are about to skim through would be more suitable for a February/Valentine’s Day mix-tape, if you’re anything like me, then anytime is a good time for a cute little love song. From subtle to super sappy, these songs are perfect for the new couple, the old couple, or if you’re in that tricky stage where you’re not quite a couple, but you’re definitely on the right path. There is also a high chance these songs will anger or annoy or even induce eye-rolling and possible gagging amongst most. Whatever the case may be for you, whenever any of these songs come on the radio or shuffle randomly onto my iTunes, it’s nearly impossible to wipe the goofy smile off my face. Enjoy!

Boys Love Girls ft. Taylor Swift – “Two is Better Than One”
Plain White Ts – “1, 2, 3, 4”
Taylor Swift – “Untouchable”
Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat – “Lucky”
The Beatles – “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
Usher ft. Alicia Keys – “My Boo”
KCi & Jojo – “All My Life”
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – “Falling Slowly”
Owl City – “Meteor Shower”
Parachute – “She Is Love (Acoustic)”
Michael Buble – “Just Haven’t Met You Yet”
Howie Day – “Collide”
Lifehouse – “You and Me”
Jack Johnson – “Better Together”
John Michael Montgomery – “I Swear”
Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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