Monthly Mixtape: Tonight Tonight Tonight

We won’t even talk about how January disappeared faster than a sack of bullets.

We also won’t even talk about what that sentence even meant just now.

Monthly Mixtape: Tonight Tonight Tonight

      (photo via the interflex, but I tweaked it a little, because I just can’t let things lie.)

Have you ever thought about HOW MANY SONGS have the word “tonight” in them? I did a study (in my head), and reports show that out of the 437 kajallillion songs ever written – and that’s a lot of songs – 436 kabagillion of them contain the word “tonight.” True story! Don’t try to look it up though, because I think the Internet is on vacay.

Think about it, we wouldn’t have pop music if the word “tonight” didn’t exist. In nearly every song, whatever happened last night can be fixed tonight. Tonight holds hope. It oozes mystery. It sparks intrigue. Love begins and ends tonight. Tonight is intoxicating! Dangerous! Tonight is also dreaded. Lonely. Seductive. It’s an uncertain sea of opportunity and mistakes, ready to be seized by budding, ripe lovers with little to no jowls.

There’s just something magical about nightfall. Tonight’s nightfall.

Colds seem to get worse at night, too, but that’s not . . . what this mix is about. Never mind.

So, I put together a mixtape for you with songs that have the word “tonight” in the title!  It’s not necessarily a romantic mixtape, even though I originally set out for that. It quickly morphed into something else entirely as my song choices fell into place. I WILL warn you (per Aaron’s request), there’s a smidgey of Top 40 in this. I simply couldn’t deny the desperate wishes of my soul fairies. It’s semi towards the beginning of the mix, so maybe pour a cocktail before you start listening, so that when the two songs hit, you won’t draw my face on a piece of paper and light it on fire.

I give you  . . . the “Tonight Tonight Tonight” mix.


This time last year.

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8 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Tonight Tonight Tonight

  1. Emily February 2, 2017 at 9:28 am #
    Currently waiting on Baby #2 who is four days overdue... This playlist gives me hope! ;) PS: I also do this with songs. I ask my husband to give me a word and I create a mental playlist for that word. The easiest playlists to compile include the words "rain" and "love." I never thought about "tonight" though. That's a fun new one.
  2. Ally Douglass February 2, 2017 at 10:18 am #
    Thank you for creating these and sharing them with everyone! I plan on starting this on my own as well in the next couple of months. Much love!
  3. Laura Weismann February 2, 2017 at 10:39 am #
    Oh my God you forgot the best one ever " we've got tonight " by Bob Seger 🙋🏼❤
  4. Becky February 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm #
    I'm sure there are several "tonight" songs, but the one I like is "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" !!
  5. Stefanie | Sarcastic cooking February 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm #
    Gah! So, Tonight Tonight was my wedding first dance. I had a musically talented friend remake it so it wasn't soooo um billy Corrigan. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Love this list!
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    I don't know that cactus looks like it's giving me the finger 😉
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    good post

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