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    i'm making a mix cd for this girl -not technically speaking my girlfriend (but almost i'd like to think)
    i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for songs - i was hoping to stay away from the sterotypically or cheesey love songs but am struggling
    so far;
    last cigarette - bon jovi
    crash into me - dave matthews band
    all for believing - missy higgins
    someone only we know - keane
    the weakness in me - keisha white
    although not all are love songs they all have that feel if you know what i mean?

    also wondering if anyone else had made/received one and was it a success or should i give up before i put too much effort in??
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    what about 'for lovers' by wolfman and pete doherty?
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    Ha ha! I just sent my boyfriend at Uni one!
    Always - Jon Bon Jovi
    Dice - Finaly Quinn
    Only one - Yellowcard?
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    Lovelight - ABBA
    Bang-A-Boomerang - ABBA
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    (Original post by championhopper)
    i'm making a mix cd for this girl -not technically speaking my girlfriend (but almost i'd like to think)
    i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for songs - i was hoping to stay away from the sterotypically or cheesey love songs but am struggling
    so far;
    last cigarette - bon jovi
    crash into me - dave matthews band
    all for believing - missy higgins
    someone only we know - keane
    the weakness in me - keisha white
    although not all are love songs they all have that feel if you know what i mean?

    also wondering if anyone else had made/received one and was it a success or should i give up before i put too much effort in??

    Very lovey dovey

    Heather Nova does some bad ass love songs. Anything on Siren: Heart and Shoulder, London Rain, Winter Blue, Paper Cup.
    Josh Zandman - Beautiful
    Damien Rice - Blower's Daughter, Amie....
    Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
    Coldplay - Yellow
    Rufus Wainwright - Natasha (despite the fact he's homosexual)

    A bit cheesy love songs

    UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love
    Wannadies - You And Me
    Space - The Female Of The Species
    Tenacious D - **** Her Gently
    Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block

    If you want to seem cool
    Kubb - Grow
    Nick Drake - Northern Sky
    Pete Yorn - Just Another
    Nouvelle Vague - I Melt With You (cover of Modern Talking, on the T-Mobile ad)


    More melancholic than lovey-dovey

    Sundays (or the Rolling Stones) - Wild Horses
    Stephen Fretwell - Emily
    This Way - Crawl
    Three Colours Blind - Beautiful Day
    Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
    Pearl Jam - Around The Bend
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    thanks guys downloading some of those as we speak and already got 'only one' on my computer so its on there now - top choice

    so what are people's general opinions of presents like this - mushy and sentimental or perhaps ott? or does it jus depend who gave it to you and how you feel about them?
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    (Original post by championhopper)
    thanks guys downloading some of those as we speak and already got 'only one' on my computer so its on there now - top choice

    so what are people's general opinions of presents like this - mushy and sentimental or perhaps ott? or does it jus depend who gave it to you and how you feel about them?
    Funnily enough, although I've never given a mixed cd to a girl (I once bought a Counting Crows album for someone once though) but I'd feel like giving her one if things weren't going so well or if she'd broken up with me.

    Then again, that kind of attitude can lead to them thinking you're creepy...

    Say which songs you like...
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    i would go with some of these....they're not stereotypical love songs, but they are love songs....they'd get the message across anyway....old soul tunes are the way forward if you can get them....

    stay with me til dawn...Fac 15
    Quiet storm....Smokey Robinson
    Can we pretend.... Bill Withers
    Inside My Love...Minnie Riperton
    Blackstar....Yahzarah
    Twilight...Elliott smith
    Why do lovers?....Richard Ashcroft
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    uuuurgh i got a mixed cd once from a guy who was in love with me. He called it, rather appropriately, 'grace's mix' and i still shudder whenever i hear any of the songs included in that compilation. *shudder*


    edit: BUT if you want a really cool pretty song, tracy chapman's 'devotion' all the way
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    can you taste bitterness...?
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    haha my 'love' cd to my boyfriend at uni consisted of Disney songs to get him excited about our Disneyland holiday! I'm a lil bit gay like that i just wanted it to be personal rather than cheesey love songs which other people thought of! All the separate Disney songs still meant something too tho. eg...Best of friends from fox & the hound, and Robin Hood cos he's at Nottingham Uni and i'm gonna be there in september with him I also made him another one with our fave songs on, and songs that remind us of stuff..like zoo trips! lol. We sound so immature. good luck with your cd! xx
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    (Original post by tom5)
    can you taste bitterness...?
    why on earth would i be bitter?! i wasn't the one who made the cd, i got given it! i just think it's a little bit of a weird and creepy thing to do, personally, if you've not actually been in a relationship with someone for long enough to have encountered songs with special meaning for the two of you.

    just my opinion
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    A mix cd like this can only be interesting if it's very unique, doesn't contain too many songs the person would know (unless they're songs you know they like for sure).

    How about a cd of you singing or playing the harmonica? :rolleyes:
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    My boyfriend of 2 years made me one for our anniversary, it was really nice because they actually meant something to us. Some suggestions: Snow Patrol - Run, Lighthouse Family, Embrace. There's got to be loads more! I just can't think of them right now...
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    How about a cd of you singing or playing the harmonica? :rolleyes:
    that'd be a sure fire way to make her not speak to me ever again - i was blessed with many things, musical talent not being one of them - in fact i often think if there is a god he was taking the piss when he gave me this voice
    thanks for the suggestion though
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    By Your Side // Sade
    Dreaming of You // The Coral
    Please Forgive Me // David Grey
    Fresh Feeling // The Eels
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    better together - jack johnson?
    you and me song - the wannadies
    (bit cheesy) you're beautiful - james blunt (????)
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    NEVER forget:
    You and Me - Lifehouse
    You're Beautiful - James Blunt

    but then again..those are a bit of the lovey side...
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    Blink 182 - First date
    Somebody i cant remember - Thousand miles
    Aerosmith - Angel

    and loads more like that.

    Ah that was a good cd, was even better when i burned it when she dumped me
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    Prodigy - smack my ***** up
 
 
 
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