Monthly Mixtape: It’s Like We’re in a Scene from Parenthood

First of all, just how achingly much do you miss Parenthood?

Parenthood - GAH I MISS THEM


More importantly, how bad do you miss the music from Parenthood? I can sense you nodding . . . and tearing up.

It’s not even a specific song. It’s that overall EMOTIONAL FACE PUNCH that the music editors were able to produce. I swear, they had it so flawlessly dialed in, it made all of us a regular weeping sack of sob. It was the impeccable combo of tug-at-your-nucleus-strings riiiight when something sweet or sad is happening on screen, mixed with a soul-fluttering acoustic pep riiiiight when something joyful or carefree is happening on screen. It was the VIBE. That special energy that cracked your soul in half. It was perfection.

I can’t say that all of the songs on this mix were actually ON the show. I know a lot were! But every song on this playlist has that chill, happy, laid back, beautiful, soothing, can’t-decide-if-you’d-rather-dance-with-a-pony-or-slug-a-sloth feel. (you know exactly what I’m talking about)

Also – quiz! One of these songs is from Friday Night Lights (that show had the exact same effect, given that the music people were probably the same) – can you tell me which one? I’ll even give you the scene. It’s when Lyla, Jason and Tim were driving back from Mexico, and they stop at the little bar by the highway. She’s twirling around in a slow dance with both of them, back and forth. It was frankly a little awkward, but still managed to make me jealous. Which song!?

This mix seriously might be my favorite one. It will make you nostalgic for something, giddy for something, but you can’t put your finger on what it even is. It makes you wish it was the soundtrack to your life. That’s what they did to us. It’s ALL THEIR FAULT.

It’s also good to clean the house to, so. There’s that.

I give you . . . the, “It’s Like We’re in a Scene From Parenthood” mix.

One last photo because REMEMBER THIS? Waaaaaaah!


I’m fine. I’ll be fine. Some day.

previous mixes:

the “Judge This Song By Its Cover” mix

the “Parachute Pants and Saxophone Solos” mix

the “Couple Skate” mix

the “Champagne and Diet” mix

the “Zuzu’s Petals and Eggnog” mix

the “Mix About Fire” mix

the “Trick-or-Treat, Smell-My-Feet” mix

the “Crunchy Bangs and Flannel” mix

the “Birthday Candles and Rosé” mix

the “Fireworks and Lemonade” mix


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8 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: It’s Like We’re in a Scene from Parenthood

  1. Sues May 3, 2016 at 7:57 am #
    Ugh yes to all of this. I walked down the aisle to a song from Parenthood (Porcelain by Lucy Schwatrz). And our wedding party walked down to a Bon Iver's Holocene. Getting emotional just thinking about it!
  2. Julie @ Table for Two May 3, 2016 at 9:03 am #
    Omg, you're completely tugging at my heartstrings with this mixtape. I'm listening to Forever Young and I'm like OMG PARENTHOOD WHY DID YOU EVER STOP?!
  3. diana May 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm #
    i didnt remember it right away, but once i heard it, it was like it SPOKE to me - If I Could! Blue Merle! both of those shows have left giant holes in my heart.
    • Bev Weidner May 4, 2016 at 12:04 pm #
      You're totally right! I'm SUPER impressed. The second I saw that scene, I paused it and googled the song. I'm so obsessed. He sounds just like Chris Martin from Coldplay!
  4. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob May 4, 2016 at 11:53 am #
    Yes! I can't wait to listen to this one.
  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food May 31, 2016 at 1:19 pm #
    You just had to put Bon Iver in there... all the tears!!!


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