#TBT Tunes

In honor of Throwback Thursdays, I’d like to share with you a new (old) bit of awesomeness.

You see, back when we had that Murder Mystery New Year’s Eve Party, those of us (all of us) who couldn’t do math thought our “reunion” was taking place in 2003. So, cue me looking into my mixed CDs for those burned in my second and third semesters at college.

Ohhhh, the flashbacks. And the eclectic-ness.

So it’s made me want to explore some more of my old mixes that I haven’t listened to in years. This week? We journey through “Laura CD 1.” Not sure what year it was made. So mysterious.

Track 1: “Angel,” Shaggy.
Because, obviously. Where else would you start?

Track 2: “The Call,” Backstreet Boys
Oh. My. God.
“Listen baby, I’m sorry, just wanna tell you don’t worry. I will be late, don’t stay up and wait for me. Say again, you’re dropping out, my battery is low. Just so you know, goin’ to a place nearby, gotta go.” Such bad boys.

Track 3: “Get Another Boyfriend,” Backstreet Boys
Well, someone was on a kick.

Track 4: “VMA Live Performance” NSYNC
2000. The year I decided “This I Promise You” was totally gonna be my wedding song. No changing my mind on that one. Whoops.

Track 5: “What’chu Like,” Da Brat feat. Tyrese
Not even joking. You don’t know me. P.s. Tyrese…mmmmm.

Track 6: “Crazy For This Girl,” Evan and Jaron
Of all the songs so far on here, the only one I’m really not proud of is this one.

Track 7: “Sin Wagon,” Dixie Chicks
Because why not.
It’s SO FAST. I love it.

Track 8: “If My Heart Had Wings,” Faith Hill
It was a confusing time in my life. Did I like country? Did I like pop? Did I like rap? DID I LIKE THEM ALL?? So many questions.

Track 9: “Between Me And You,” Ja Rule
The obvious next track after Faith Hill. Sometimes I think about Ja Rule and wonder what he is doing these days…

Track 10: “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” J-Lo
Yup.

Track 11: “Crazy,” K-Ci & JoJo
Time to slow it down. High school make out music, y’all.
Seriously, if you wanted to make out with me in high school, play some K-Ci & JoJo. Hell..it’d still work now.

Track 12: “All My Life,” K-Ci & JoJo
I’M JUST SAYIN’. Jesus take the wheel….

Track 13: “Ladies Night,” Lil’ Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat & Missy Elliott
First of all, RIP Left Eye. Second of all, revisiting this mix is making me so happy. Third of all, all good songs start with the sound of rolling dice.

Track 14: “What’s Your Fantasy?” Ludacris
LUDA.
Fun fact: Listened to this on the radio in a church van on a ski trip w/youth group that year. #Presbyterians

Track 15: “Don’t Tell Me,” Madonna
I don’t even like Madonna.

Track 16: “E.I.” Nelly
STILL KNOW EVERY SINGLE WORD.
Country Grammar fo’ life.
“I’m a sucka for cornrows and manicured toes..”

Track 17: “Liquid Dreams,” O-Town
I wish I was lying.

Track 18: “Sorry Miss Jackson,” Outkast
All the baby’s mamas mamas.
I miss Outkast.
Related-ish: Want to see my favorite Andre 3000 moment ever: Skip to 6:15.

This movie is so underrated. One of my all-time favorites.

Track 19: “You Make Me Sick,” Pink
The grand finale of the first of many volumes of mixed CDs. I can dig it. Pink is the shit. I have two of her albums. Girl got attitude.

Join us next time for the equally mysterious, untouched since 2000 mix, “Lawa CD 2.” We graduated to nicknames. Shit was serious.

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