I Qualified To Make You A Love Song Playlist Because I Was Mildly Famous On 8 Tracks

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As a chronically online teenager at a Catholic girls’ school, I spent a lot of time surfing the internet for things to relate to. One of the things I liked the most was curating playlists and burning mixed CDs – things I could share with friends or favorites. If my crush had a particular song he liked, I would cling to it like it was my only way to relate to him. I would put that song on the mix CD and then 20 other songs that I thought they might like based on the one song that I knew they liked. Totally just as a friendly gesture and not as a passive way of showing affection… Absolutely not that…

Anyway, at the time, there was a platform that was very popular with my friends on Tumblr called 8tracks. I also decided to share music with strangers on the internet and was surprised that people also liked what I was listening to. I would create the playlist in my iTunes library, export it to 8 tracks, then create a crappy playlist cover image in Pages on my Mac.

I’m not saying that every playlist I create is everyone’s favorite, but I’ve loved doing it since my days of pent-up feelings, plaid skirts, and passive-aggressive messages after school. So, light a candle. Put this playlist. Think about your partner, your crush, your friends with benefits you wish you had more of, or your ex. Listen to every song, just a few, or just one, over and over, like I do.


Love Playlist:

  1. Usual Love – Okay Kaya
  2. Saturday – extremely bad man
  3. True Blue (with Angel Olsen) – Mark Ronson, Angel Olsen
  4. Eugene – Arlo Parks
  5. Alone in the Universe – Tei Shi
  6. I Think You’re Fine – Jay Som
  7. Clementine – Wet
  8. Prototype – Outkast
  9. oh my love – FKA twigs
  10. I don’t even smoke weed – Empress Of
  11. BKLYNLDN – Shura
  12. Romantic – Yves Tumor
  13. Be Your Daughter (Kaytranada Edition) – Teedra Moses, KAYTRANADA
  14. Over the Moon – The Marias
  15. By Your Side (Neptunes Remix) – Sade, the Neptunes
  16. Automatically In Love – Carly Rae Jepsen
  17. Forget Me Not – Patrice Rushen
  18. Soft Stud – Black Belt Eagle Scout
  19. Alison – Slowdive
  20. In Your Eyes – BADBADNOTGOOD, Charlotte Day Wilson
  21. Friday morning – Khruangbin
  22. Sabor a Mí – Eydie Gormé, Los Panchos
  23. Until You Come Into My Life – Ann Peebles
  24. Oh Honey – Delegation
  25. For you (multiple months version) – Kadhja Bonet
  26. Sea of ​​Love – Cat Power
  27. Tú – maye
  28. Call Me – Aretha Franklin
  29. Something About Us – Daft Punk
  30. Geyser–Mitski


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Julie Gentile

Julie is a writer by night and a marketing bot by day. She loves long games of video games and claims she didn’t internalize every episode of Glee. Contact her at julie[at]automatic overlap[dot]com.

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