Something I have never done before, make a mix solely of "hits".
Typically I will only include 1 or 2 hit type songs on a mix, simply how I roll. As much as I love music, I almost never listen to the radio. The commercials, and especially the lack of variety and fact that radio will overplay a song to the point of annoyance is a turnoff to me. And I just like deeper songs, catchy pop songs often won't have enough overall depth to sustain my attention.
But obviously good tunes get airplay from time to time. I used my own definition of hits for this mix, choosing songs that were either on the radio (in their respective genre), on commercials, in movies, or a big cover.
This was a rare daytime mix, I was taking care of my kids at the time so was very distracted from focusing only on music. That combined with the fact that popular song after popular song isn't my thing means a couple of half-assed transitions. But it still works quite well, and for some folks this mix may be one of my most universally accessible. At any rate, hope you enjoy!
The picture is sheer luck, stopping for lunch on the way back from Bonnaroo last year. This truck with "roof masters" was parked out front and I couldn't resist grabbing this shot. While it is meant to be hilarity more than anything, this year is Roo #9 for me, #7 and 6 for my long time cohorts, and the 3rd or 4th for my new friends.....you do something over and over you are going to get better at it :-)
1.Red Hot Chili Peppers -Under The Bridge - High Five2.fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle MonÃ¡e)3.The Beach Boys - Kokomo4.Red Hot Chili Peppers -Scar Tissue5.The Roots- Dear God 2.0 (feat. Jim James & Monsters Of Folk)6.Radiohead - fake plastic trees- High Five7.The Temper Trap -Sweet Disposition (Axwell Remix) -High Five8.Ben Folds Five -Brick -High Five9.Rodrigo Y Gabriela -Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)10.Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster11.Skrillex -My Name Is Skrillex (Skrillex Remix)12.The Beach Boys -Good Vibrations 13.The Roots - The Seed (2.0)14.Radiohead - Karma Police -Pick of the Litter15.Phish -Sample In A Jar16.Foster The People -Pumped Up Kicks17.Alice Cooper - School's Out18.Radiohead - Creep20.Red Hot Chili Peppers -Dani California21.Benny Benassi -Cinema (Skrillex Remix) - High Five22.Santogold - Lights Out23. The Beach Boys -California Girls 24.Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work25.The Shins - New Slang26.Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Orion (Metallica cover)27. Feist - 1 2 3 428.The Roots - Make My - Dark Horse29.Radiohead- Reckoner30.Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away31.Avicii -Levels (Skrillex Remix)