Twisted Mixtape Tuesday: Car Tunes

Jen Kehl

This week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday has to be one of the scariest coincidences ever.  Jen and I had THE SAME IDEA at roughly the same time.  This is just more proof that we perhaps do share a brain.

The scene:  I’m driving in my car and I have the stereo blasting.  What am I singing along to?  Here is the top ten of the many, many songs you would hear me singing loudly and maybe (or maybe not) proudly:

Somebody to Love-Queen

Freddy Mercury left us all too soon.  Nobody can hit those notes like Freddy…
Surprised by this choice?  What do you think I’d be singing?  Bohemian Rhapsody?  Oh no, you must have multiple people in your car for that!

I Want It That Way-Backstreet Boys

I admit I was never a Backstreet Boys fan when they were popular.  I still have a hard time admitting that I listen to their stuff now.  I downloaded a bunch of their songs for Evil Genius, and started listening to them.  Now I can’t stop.  And they won’t get out of my head.  Dangit.

White Liar-Miranda Lambert

I remember when this song came out, Evil Genius told me that I had to hear the new song by Miranda Lambert.  Something about being annoyed with it at first but then not being able to stop singing it.  He was right.  You have to get the twangy voice just right when singing this one…

A Little Respect-Erasure

I never heard this song until I saw the scene from Scrubs when they played it in the operating room.  The song is not only extremely catchy and singable, but the video is fun with all the plays on words.

Bring Me To Life-Evanescence

I’m a HUGE Evanescence fan, it’s not unusual for me to be listening to something from Evanescence or Chevelle a good portion of the time.  This is probably the song I play and sing along to the most.  And yeah, I do both Amy Lee and Paul McCoy’s parts.

It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)-REM

 Does anyone actually know all the words to this song besides the chorus???  I start off singing up to “Lenny Bruce is not afraid…” and then just start mumbling.

So What?-P!nk

This was my kids’ favorite song for a long time, so I could blast it without them caring, unlike other music that I like.  Why can’t we all be more like P!nk sometimes…

Cecilia-Simon and Garfunkel

So far I’ve not had my kids ask about the lyrics to this one.  Hopefully they won’t…

Jesus Take The Wheel-Carrie Underwood

My daughter still asks for the “Jesus Wheel” song sometimes…

Total Eclipse of the Heart-Bonnie Tyler

Who hasn’t belted this song out at one time or another in their car?  I mean, come on, it’s a CLASSIC!

Do you really think I could leave you without sharing what I believe to be the top car singing scene of all time?  I couldn’t stop without following up my Wayne’s World reference.  Just remember, if you’re gonna spew, spew in this (hands you a Dixie cup).

The Bohemian Rhapsody scene from Wayne’s World:

Click on the picture of the tapes at the top to visit Twisted Mixtape Tuesday over at Jen Kehl’s My Skewed View.  Then go drive around in your car and sing your heart out!