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Make Me a Mixtape (11-year-old edition)

For his birthday, I've been commissioned to create a mix CD for my eleven-year-old cousin. I was given a few ideas along with songs he really wants to hear. The first five tracks are the ones he really wants to hear (in addition to a few other upbeat Beatles tracks). So, I decided to make the following mix CD. Any ideas/suggestions would be great. Maybe those who know 11-year-olds well could really help. (I'm especially looking at you, Py and J.)

1. "Who Let the Dogs Out" -- Baha Men
2. "Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner" -- John Williams (from Star Wars Episode IV)
3. "The Imperial March" -- John Williams (from Star Wars Episode V)
4. "The Battle of Yavin" -- John Williams (from Star Wars Episode IV)
5. "Yellow Submarine" -- the Beatles
6. "Help!" -- the Beatles
7. "With A Little Help from My Friends" -- the Beatles
8. "Nowhere Man" -- the Beatles
9. "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" -- B.J. Thomas
10. "My Cherie Amour" -- Stevie Wonder
11. "My Back Pages" -- the Byrds
12. "Kites Are Fun" -- the Free Design
13. "Return to Sender" -- Elvis Presley
14. "I Can't Stop Dancing" -- Archie Bell & the Drells
15. "Seven Days Too Long" -- Chuck Wood
16. "Reach Out I'll Be There" -- Four Tops
17. "Storytelling" -- Belle & Sebastian
18. "She Don't Use Jelly" -- Ben Folds Five
19. "The Sporting Life" -- the Decemberists
20. "Race for the Prize" -- the Flaming Lips
21. "Girl from Mars" -- Ash
22. "Ten Minutes" -- the Get Up Kids
23. "Pull Shapes" -- the Pipettes


donnadb said…
I do love "Kites are Fun" so very much.

Not sure about "The Sporting Life" -- that seems a bit fey and adultish to me, not really kid-poppy.

How about some FoW -- "Utopia Parkway" maybe? Hanson is actually underrated. I'm also thinking Junior Walker and the All Stars.
Rj said…
Slayer - Reign in Blood

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