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MIXTAPE : Please Autumn

Autumn Mixtape

It’s October and as hot as the flames of hell! Alright, I might be a littler dramatic, but I just finished watching America Horror Story Freak Show. Anyways, I started this mixtape on the ONE gloomy day we’ve seen this month and I’m excited to be leaving this eternal summer for the Pacific Northwest tomorrow. I fabricated rain clouds, cozy apple cider, cuddle season and heartfelt journal entries into this playlist.

“The Law” – Editors / “Clean Getaway” – Maria Taylor / “The Train From Kansas City” – Neko Case / “The One That I Love Best” – Jessica Lea Mayfield / “Postcard From Kentucky” – Rocky Votolato / “Wonderwall” – Ryan Adams / “Waltz #2 (XO) – Elliot Smith / “This Year’s Love” – David Gray / “God Knows I Tried” – Lana Del Rey / “Same Old Love” – Selena Gomez

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SOUNDS LIKE : Selena Gomez & Duran Duran

sounds like selena gomez and duran duran

It’s not uncommon for me to find musical similarities in songs. And I don’t mean noticing clear sampling like Sir Mix Alot in Niki Minaj’s Anaconda. But I tend to connect really obscure songs together, like Bastille’s “Bad Blood” and Lost Boy’s title track “Cry Little Sister” by G Tom Mac.  I like to think I have a talent for patterns. But this Selena Gomez and Duran Duran random musical connection was discovered by Bowerbird!

I love Selena Gomez. She is seriously one of my top 3* favorite pop singers. So when I was professing my love for Bowerbird by singing “Love You Like A Love Song” it was only natural to then play the rest of Selena’s hits. And as we were in the Starbucks drive-thru and he was trapped in my car,  I played him “The Heart Wants What It Wants” explaining the deep meaning behind the song. Then as Selena hits the chorus he says she ripped off Duran Duran’s “Come Undone”. Of course I jumped to Selena’s defense (more like Selena’s producers defense) and say “No, she did not!!”, but as he hummed the earworm I quickly heard the connection.

Now as I write this post I’ve played Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer” and I think the song has more similarities to that tune.

Are we both crazy? Thoughts? 

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  1. Katy Perry
  2. Selena Gomez
  3. Taylor Swift
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