Here it is! Ka-doof ka-doof…music to match our hearts. Listen to/watch the mixed tape. Remember those? We’d spend hours, hours, recording a mixed bag of music onto a cassette tape?
(If you haven’t read the sister post you can do so in a heartbeat; it’s short).
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass – Brandy epitomizes the stalwart love and untarnished devotion an aluminium heart demonstrates against all odds. It will not be foiled.
People Help The People by Birdy – Aluminium hearts are good hearts, altruistic hearts. They see the storm in every eye, the survivor in each heart, the salt in all tears, yet they never stop building.
Window of Hope by Oleta Adams – Keep looking for the light of the window of hope; when it’s framed in aluminium you can trust it’ll be there, shining the light on every problem.
Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey – If you ask a plastic heart Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful? it’s a rhetorical question. You know they will. Their love does not perish. It’s wrapped in cling film and sealed in a Ziploc bag.
Living Doll by Cliff Richard – Got a roving eye? A plastic heart is your solution: she’ll satisfy your soul. Look at her hair, it’s real! Lock her up in a trunk so no big hunk can steal her away. That’s what Cliff says.
Light My Fire by José Feliciano – Come on baby, light my fire. The wooden heart wants lots of lovin’ and will do what it must to fan the flames. Ignite their passion if you don’t want your love to become a funeral pyre.
Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw – When it’s a Sandie puppet, her wooden heart will gladly be there if you say you love her madly. Show you care and you’ll be pulling her strings.
Ace of Hearts by Chris Rea – When you’re caught up in the highest game of all only the Ace of Hearts can save you. Play your cards right. No cheating.
Paper Roses by Marie Osmond – A big red rose that’s made of paper…like your imitation love for me. The paper heart is torn to shreds when you give it something fake.
Paper Moon by Ella Fitzgerald – It wouldn’t be make-believe if you believed in me. Enough said.
If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot – What a tale the paper heart could tell, like a paperback novel. Sadly, you won’t read that book again because the ending is just too hard to take.
Streets of London by Ralph McTell – The paper heart has yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news. It can hold onto the past forever.
Down Home Girl by Rainbow Girls – Even though you’re wearin’ those uptown high heels I can tell from your giant step you been walkin’ through the cotton fields. Yeah baby, you’ve got style and you’re going places one big gorgeous stride at a time.
Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects – Cotton hearts keep their dirty little secrets tucked safely away in the walk-in closet. Who has to know? Your secrets? Cotton hearts want to do your dirty laundry.
I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred – The cotton heart is too sexy by far. Too sexy for their shirt, too sexy for their car, too sexy for their hat. Too sexy for this post. They knock your cotton socks off.
Heart Of Stone by The Rolling Stones – You can never break, never break, never break, never break hearts of stone. It wasn’t always so. Stone hearts will confide ‘I was hurt so bad I had to harden my heart.’
Harden My Heart by Quarterflash – Not only did they harden their heart, they swallowed their tears and left. They’re not as stony as they look, but you’d be forgiven for not wanting to hit your head against their wall. It hurts.
Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus – Say you hate their hairstyle behind their back, tell your dog to bite their leg, but don’t tell a glass heart it is straight up over. They just don’t understand.
Glass by The Sandpipers – A chandelier weeps crystal tears from all its crystal lies, and windows smash their panes of glass and no one hears their cries. Glass hearts can blow things a bit out of proportion.
Glass by Thompson Square – An anthem for the glass heart: We may shine, we may shatter, we may be picking up the pieces hereon after…we are fragile.
Elastic Heart by Sia – The rubber heart has a thick skin. It’s elastic. It hasn’t conquered love but it keeps trying, stretching boundaries and flying in the face of convention. You could say it’s…
Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland – Promiscuous? Possibly because…
Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music – Mmmmm, love is the drug. Turn the key in the ignition and stake your place in the singles bar.
Click. That’s the end of our Musical Hearts Mixed Tape.
I enjoy the visuals in many of these videos. I smile. How time flies. And we agree, globally, when it comes to 80’s fashion: it’s a good thing it’s gone.
Thank you for tapping your toes and swinging your hips.