Welcome back to Mix Tape Monday, the blog series that celebrates all things mix-related. Today we’re talking about the whole reason Mix Tapes were invented–The Crush Mix.
You know the drill. You’re so head-over-heels in love with someone that every song you hear reminds you of them. You savor the music that played on the radio when they happened to glance your way, convinced it was destiny that that song came on at that exact moment. But you don’t know if they’re feeling the same, so you test the waters with a tape that could be plutonic…but really, your heart is bleeding through every single lyric. The Crush Mix is meant to be listened to on headphones, alone and in one go, so plan your lyrics and transitions accordingly. Sound clips are not advised here.
There are two types of Crush Mixes–the hopeful and the unrequited. Today, we’ll be looking at the first, using a mix I titled Songs For Your Future Front Office (2005). I’m not going to tell you who I made it for, but if you’re out there, Darling Recipient, feel free to identify yourself. Obviously, this one went unrequited, but it was still fun to make, and I still think fondly of the recipient. Let’s get started!