Monthly Mixtape: Name That Movie

Lights..! Camera..! Favorite mixtape ever..!

Monthly Mixtape: Name That Movie

(p.s. That’s an old school movie projector toy in Will’s hand. He wasn’t wanting to be my director, though, so- no milk for him!)

MOVIES. Favorite thing ever. They take us away to another place, another time, another era, another land. For roughly 90 minutes, we get to experience life through another’s eyes and hairstyle. Whether it be rugged and difficult, chic and glamorous, animated, filled with tunes, or even classic and silent, we live that journey (and hairstyle) with them.

But my favorite part about watching a movie? Besides the hairstyles? The muuuusic! (I bet you had no idea where that was going. I’m tricky like that.)

It’s the music in movies that transforms. Transports. Transcends. And all the other words that start with trans.

You guys, a movie soundtrack is among the most critical aspects of our well being. It’s what makes you go, “OMG REMEMBER THAT PART WHEN HE LEANED DOWN AND KISSED HERRRR.”

Or, “Ugh, this was that one part when they jumped in the jeep and drove away from that plaid elephant!”

Or, “Ohhhh right, that part when she slapped him and ran out of the building and into the arms of that singing Ninja!”

The music is everything. And I’m sure those things happened.

SO. I’ve made you a playlist with nothing but super awesome songs from super awesome movies. Some will be obvious, some might be a bit more obscure. But I made a rule for myself – nothing from a cartoon, and nothing from a musical. (you’re welcome) These are songs that will make you remember scenes, movie vibes, or specific moments. Some are emotional and will have your hand glued to your heart cavity, and some are just straight fun. I already can’t wait for you!

One more thing – and this is where it gets good, besides all the popcorn you’ll crave whilst listening to your new favorite mix – I challenge you to name all the movies. 20 songs, 20 movies. It’s a brand new year, don’t let me down.

Aaaaaaand action!

I give you . . . the “Name That Movie” mix.

This time last year.

(are you naming them yet? tell me you’re naming them!)

(I’ll chill.)

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12 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Name That Movie

  1. Jamey January 3, 2017 at 8:02 am #
    This is such a good idea for a playlist! I also love that you always include Radiohead. They make any playlist at least ten times better.
  2. Adie January 3, 2017 at 11:33 am #
    This is so good! Now where is the cheat sheet?
  3. Laura January 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm #
    Ah! Thank you for including "That Thing You Do!"! It's one of my most favorite movies! I'm that annoying person who can/will quote basically the whole movie (so now no one will watch it with me)! ?
  4. Trish January 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm #
    Hahaha!! She looks like a mini Audrey Hepburn!!
  5. Deanna January 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm #
    I haven't listened yet, which may help with identification because I am terrible with song titles, but I love the soundtracks for Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump, so I'm happy to see those as the first two songs.
  6. Ashley January 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm #
    Loving this playlist! It's the intersection of two of my favorite things, so I should have more of the answers… But! Here goes! The Wonders: That Thing You Do! Soggy Bottom Boys: O Brother Where Art Thou? Chuck Berry: Pulp Fiction Harry Connick Jr.: When Harry Met Sally Zero 7: Garden State Air: Virgin Suicides The Beta Band: High Fidelity Michael Andrews: Donnie Darko Radiohead: Romeo and Juliet The Jesus and Mary Chain: Lost in Translation Please update with the answers! Some of them are driving me cah-razy because they're on the tip of my brain…
  7. Maggie January 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm #
    Great song selection! I suck and can only name six movies. #18 always gives me the feels...now i gotta go google!
  8. Morgan January 5, 2017 at 9:18 am #
    Love this playlist!!! The first song is really driving me crazy...Cant figure it out! ahhh. :) 2. Forrest Gump 3. That thing you do 5. O brother where art thou 7. Pulp Fiction 9. Empire Records 11.Garden state 13. The Virgin Suicides 14. Reality Bites ? 18. Donnie Darko 19. Romeo + Juliet
  9. Heather January 5, 2017 at 10:58 am #
    What a good mix, fun to bounce around remembering certain movies. I just rewatched Begin Again and the music has been stuck in my head for days. If you haven't seen it, I so so recommend it :)
  10. Anja January 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm #
    I can't hear all I want is you without thinking of reality bites. I looooved that movie ❤️❤️❤️
  11. Maria January 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm #
    LOVE, LOVE....all I want is u from Reality Bites, right? Still have that soundtrack....on cassette! Btw, I always look forward to your posts on IG and your videos KILL ME. Always make me laugh.

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