Theme Mix Saturday – To All The Girls

January 8th, 2012

It’s Sunday, I know, but I got a late start on this one.

This list started out with a much different idea in mind. To my mind, there were a lot of songs about “the different kinds of people that there are” and I set out to look for those songs. But I started with “girls” and– well, it comes as no surprise that there are a lot of songs about girls.

I then looked at similar songs with “boys” in the title, and there were approximately five. So I decided to go full throttle with a “girls” playlist; there are more than enough great songs to warrant it. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to Vetiver’s “Red Lantern Girls” for the first time in a long time and, wow, it’s a really good and dynamic song starting with an atmospheric build that really draws you in. Good stuff. So now I just have to figure out how to winnow this list down, here we go…

Name Artist Album
0 To All The Girls Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique
1 All Those Girls Jolie Holland & The Grand Chandeliers Pint of Blood
2 Pretty Girls Neko Case Blacklisted
3 Red Lantern Girls Vetiver To Find Me Gone
4 Rich Girls The Virgins rough mix
5 Stupid Girls P!nk
6 Goth Girls MC Frontalot Nerdcore Rising
7 Little Brown Haired Girls Frankie Rose and The Outs s/t
8 California Girls The Beach Boys Made in the U.S.A.
9 Technicolor Girls Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love EP
10 Disney Girls (1957) AM/FM Mutilate Us
11 Prison Girls Neko Case Middle Cyclone
12 Drunk Girls LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
13 Skinny White Girls Kill The Lights Buffalo of Love
14 Edison Girls Saturday Looks Good To Me Fill Up The Room
15 Other Girls Eux Autres
16 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys

Jolie Holland’s “All Those Girls” fits the theme a little loosely, I’ll admit, but it’s been a favorite of mine lately, so we’ll use it and the Idris Muhammed-sampling “Paul’s Boutique” intro to introduce the theme.

“West End Girls” has to go on here because the chorus has been stuck in my head the entire time I’ve been putting this together. I’m not a huge fan of the song but I’m going with this and “California Girls” under the “obvious choice” category and eschewing “Fat Bottomed Girls” instead. So it goes at the end of the list as a novelty.

The semi-live video for LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls” is a fairly insane and pretty funny video, too.

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