#873 Finding a mix tape given to you by an old boyfriend or girlfriend

Shoebox of memories

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.

Time it right

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:

  1. Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
  2. More Than Words by Extreme
  3. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams
  4. Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40
  5. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  6. I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meatloaf
  7. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
  8. Is This Love by Bob Marley
  9. End Of The Road by Boyz II Men
  10. You Were Meant For Me by Jewel
  11. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  12. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
  13. 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.


And when you find that old mix tape, you will search no more

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