Dug this out of a box the other day. It was my first Mix Tape I ever made.
I called it Picks… But I spelled it with an X… To be cool.
It was assembled by the 45s I bought at the mall and a cassette tape of the Miami Vice soundtrack.
Here’s what was on it:
We Built This City – Starship (Hands down my favorite song in 1985)
Weird Science – Oingo Boingo
Take On Me – Aha (The only song that still seems to get rotation.)
Never – Heart (I totally forgot about this song.)
Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears
Lay Your Hands On Me – Thompson Twins (Another forgotten gem. I don’t even hear it at Karaoke ever. People only to do “Hold Me Now.”)
You Belong to the City – Glenn Frey
Say You Say Me – Lionel Richie (I guess it didn’t give much thought to how the songs flowed into each other.)
Election Day – Arcadia
When the Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean
Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer (This song made it on the tape because I still had space on this side but it wasn’t long enough for a full length pop song.)
Dancing in the Streets – David Bowie and Mick Jagger
Smuggler’s Blues – Glenn Frey (Miami Vice gave me the padding I needed to fill 90 minutes.)
Sun City – Artists United Against Apartheid
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) – John Parr (The only song that could unseat We Built This City)
That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick and Friends (I guess to kill any momentum from the last song)
Sisters are Doing it for Themselves – Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin
Kyrie – Mr. Mister
Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
Sanctify Yourself – Simple Minds
Digital Display – Ready for the World
Secrets – OMD (Big finish?)
Now that I look at it, I think the song order was determined by which record I bought next.
Now to convert this into a Playlist.
(With some edits.)