Stashed away in shoeboxes, basements, and broom closets around the world are some of our greatest treasures.
That’s where we might find old prom photos, expired driver’s licenses, handwritten letters from faraway friends, or maybe, if we’re really lucky, one of those beautiful gems known as an old Love Tape.
Love Tapes are simply any mix tape carefully put together by someone who like-likes you. Yes, that blurry, distant boyfriend or girlfriend probably spent hours timing songs to fit perfectly on a side of a tape, painstakingly scrawled out love notes and drawings on stickers, and maybe, if you’re lucky, even sprayed it with a bit of perfume.
Depending on your time frame, your mix tape, or mix 8-track, or mix CD may contain gems such as:
- Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
- More Than Words by Extreme
- Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams
- Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40
- I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
- I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meatloaf
- My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
- Is This Love by Bob Marley
- End Of The Road by Boyz II Men
- You Were Meant For Me by Jewel
- God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
- Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
- Eternal Flame by The Bangles
So search your heart. Search your soul. And when you find mix tapes there, you will search no more. So don’t tell me, they’re not worth looking for. You can’t tell me, they’re not worth searching for. You know it’s true. Everything mix tapes do.
They do it for you.
In addition to mix tapes, give the Gift of AWESOME this Christmas!
The Book of Awesome is #2 on the bestseller list (right behind Ellen!) and has racked up over 120 weeks since April, 2010. It’s officially the #1 selling non-fiction book in Canada for the past two years and features 150 of the most popular posts from this blog and 50 new entries written just for the book. You can get it for 45% off at Indigo.ca or 32% off at Amazon.com.
The Book of (Even More) Awesome was on the bestseller list for over 20 weeks this year. It’s basically part two of The Book of Awesome and features hundreds more awesome things as well as a space to add your own awesome things at the end. You can get it in hardcover or paperback at 24% off at Indigo.ca or 27% off at Amazon.com.
The Book of (Holiday) Awesome is available in shiny, gold hardcover if you’re looking for a holiday-themed gift. It is a national bestseller and is a smaller book than the other two with more color and photos. Although it’s sold out at Indigo.ca, it’s still available for 32% off on Amazon.com.
Thanks as always for your support and have an awesome holiday,