DJ Jazzy Jen has commanded that we travel back to the 60s for the next couple of weeks for Twisted Mixtape Tuesday. Is this a challenge for me to find music? Heck no. I have an Ipod with all of the music separated by both genre and decade. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time making sure everything on there is correct. I’ve spent even more time finding pictures of the proper album covers for each song. Yes, it’s a sickness…
So come along and join me on my little voyage back to the 60s. Let’s pretend that my bathtub is a time machine. That’s right, a Bath Tub Time Machine! I’m totally ripping off the movie, but I don’t own a hot tub. I also don’t hang out with John Cusack, which is really a bummer to me. Now I can’t actually do this the easy way: the bathtub I’m referring to is up in the attic of our garage (yes our garage has an attic…). We’ll have to do a bit of Mission Impossible type acrobatics to get up there. No pain, no gain, right?
Now that we’ve made it, let’s go back the 60s…
First stop? 1965…
I Got You Babe-Sonny and Cher 1965
I used to have the Sonny and Cher dolls in my Barbie house. Cher had a key that you turned and it made her hair grow. That has absolutely nothing to do with this song, and yet I had to tell about it anyway…
California Dreamin-The Mamas and Papas 1966
I have loved this song as long as I can remember. I’m a sucker for anything with good harmony. The Mamas and the Papas are a favorite of ours in this family.
For What It’s Worth-Buffalo Springfield 1967
No 60s list would be complete without a nod to this controversial song.
Break on Through-The Doors 1967
Let’s take a break from the folksy stuff for a moment and listen to some ROCK! This is my favorite Doors song.
Mrs Robinson-Simon and Garfunkel 1968
Coo coo ca choo… I can’t resist singing along with this one! I’ve never seen The Graduate. I would love to find it in a video store someday so I can finally see what all the movies are making fun of.
I actually could have made a whole list of nothing but Simon and Garfunkel, but for variety’s sake I restrained myself.
Now that you’ve seen my list, click on the cool looking link at the top and go to Jen Kehl’s blog and see what other people have picked from the decade of peace and love. Coming next week on Twisted Mixtape Tuesday-it will be the 60s part II… What else will we find in the Bath Tub Time Machine????
Love all your picks! I could go crazy with a post like this. For entertainment when I was young, we used to play all of my moms old 45’s and have dance parties. My friends were always amazed that I knew all the words to all the “oldies” from the 50s and 60s.
I’ve just always had eclectic tastes in music!
Oh you must be feeling better cause I am cracking up, and trying not to wake the mister next to me. That’s little mister. That kitty, is a bad time machine driver…wait till the aliens come and realized he tore up their money. Just so you don’t have to be OCD alone, you may imagine that I too have all of my music carefully organized, and when a song winds up in the wrong year due to the fact that is a GH or such nonsense, it is my mission to right that wrong.
Your list is fabulouso my darling. I am enjoying this, because I go the brilliant idea to create an ipod playlist for my trip based on these! Woo hoo!
I’m glad I inspired you. I would be lost without my Ipod. The antenna fell off my car, so I have no radio that I can get in clearly. So Ipod it is. Now if I could only figure out the actual receiver it would be great!
Excellent mixtape. Btw, my husband has the same sickness in sorting his ipod. Lucky me who shares his iTunes library!
I just like to have things a certain way. I wish I’d apply that enthusiasm to other areas in my life!
Love your list… Like the Mamas & The Papas song. Enjoyed, Slu
Glad you liked it!
Simon & Garfunkel are the best! Great list!
I got hooked on them in high school and have been ever since!
Loved your list and forgot about Simon & Garfunkel, as well as the Mama’s & Papa’s when I listened 5 on Jen’s site last night. Thank god she split this one in two!! 🙂
There is a lot of great music in that time period-it was hard to choose.
I love all of these! Wow! What a walk down memory lane, not saying I was sober most of those times but I remember the songs! Thanks chic, for sharing. 🙂 Awesome!
And that was only part one!
Those are all such great songs! I think I need to hire someone to come organize all my music because every time I start to, I get sidetracked with more music. And I remember those Cher dolls!
I’m for hire. I’d work for wine and chocolate. 😉
I think Stills’ dance moves are what caused all the controversy. 😉
Maybe so! LOL!
I have to say I love every single one of those songs, though I’m of the 90s generation. Thanks for sharing, Sarah! http://gettingliteral.com/?p=558
It doesn’t matter when you were born, it just matters that you appreciate the music!
Pingback: Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bath Tub Time Machine: ...
I love all these songs, every single one! xoxo
Good stuff. I’m glad to find out that I have such good taste.
HAHAH your cat picture in the tub was hilarious. And I truly love your song choices, Sadder Sarah! You are awesome. I love pretty much everything Simon & Garfunkel ever did.
I love how they harmonize. I’m sold on a lot of groups because of their harmony.
California Dreamin’ will be in my head all day, thank you very much. And I used to listen to Simon and Garfunkel every single day my freshman year of college. Great picks today Sarah!! By the way, that’s the year I was born. Eek!
Nice mix! Glad to see Simon & Garfunkel’s inclusion. 🙂
I love your play list Sarah. All favorites. Sonny & Cher!! Almost picked that one. I love that you chose Buffalo Springfield. That’s probably my favorite Doors song. That’s one naughty kitty. 🙂
Not my kitty, but very naughty and cute…
Penny Lane is one of my fav songs by The Beatles and of the 60s!
While I’m not a huge Beatles fan, I do like a lot of their music. I’m not sure I’d be able to pick a favorite.
Love these songs! Nothing beats the classics 🙂 I have to admit, I’m a huge Janis Joplin fan!
And that picture from psycho…I couldn’t help but play the theme song in my head until I played on of the videos haha!
Doors and Buffalo Springfield co-habitationing with S&G and Mamas and Papas… eclectic much?
Very nice set of listening music
You should know of my eclecticness by now! 😉
Great picks! I may have to steal some of them for next week’s 60s list (part deux). 🙂
Can’t hear Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” without picturing the Muppet version–or does that happen only to old people like me?
No, me too-I just couldn’t find the right one!
in my high school years, when the movie The Doors with Val Kilmer came out I listened to all their music. I forgot about that-oh man I was weird back then, LOL. Love the song I Got You Babe.
I guess I need to see that movie!
Great post!! I love anything from the Doors!
Pingback: Weekly Wrap-Up: The Couch Channeling Edition | The Sadder But Wiser Girl