Dream Mixtapes

Revitalizing a lost art of communication.

Thoughts | Michaela Fuchs, Dan Rona, Madeline Taylor

Unfortunately, mixtapes are a thing of the past, but that does not mean we cannot imagine a dream playlist we wish our crushes would give us. Mixtapes help communicate any emotions we may have, whether they are positive or negative. A few writers at The Howl Mag decided to create these “mixtapes” as a way to revitalize the lost art–maybe even give hints to those special ones in our lives.

Pro Tip: Click the author's name to hear their playlists on Spotify.

Dan Rona

This is the mixtape you wish they would send you when you are newly together and the sexual tension is running high. It is a mixtape that shows their attraction to you, and their desire to be physical.

  1. “Taro” - Alt-J

  2. “Lip Service” - The Darcys

  3. “Magnets ft. Lorde” - Disclosure

  4. “Body Electric” - Lana Del Rey

  5. “Redbone” - Childish Gambino

  6. “Tennis Courts (Flume Remix)” - Lorde

  7. “Gold (Flume Re-work)” - Chet Faker

  8. “Gooey” - Glass Animals

  9. “You & Me (Flume Remix)” - Disclosure

  10. “Arabella” - Arctic Monkeys

  11. “Slide” - Calvin Harris

  12. “Jungle” - Drake

Madeline Taylor

The mixtape you wish he sent you after your breakup, but now looking back it’s probably best that he didn’t because you don’t need external validation from an ex that YOU’RE AMAZING (and tbh, if he had, you might still be together fighting about the same damn things). 

WARNING: Feels Ahead 

  1. “I Need My Girl” - The National

  2. “Into the Sun (EP Version)” - Sons of the East

  3. “Any Party” - Feist

  4. “Do You Still Love Me?” - Ryan Adams

  5. “Lover Come Back” - City and Colour

  6. “Never on the Day You Leave” - John Mayer

  7. “Cigarettes (Acoustic Version)” - Noah Gundersen

  8. “How Could I Have Known” - Keaton Henson

  9. “Fragile” - gnash

  10. “I’m Sorry, I’m Trying” - nothing, nowhere.

  11. “Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby) [Live From the El Rey Theatre]” - Jack’s Mannequin

Michaela Fuchs  

This is the dream mixtape of cliche, cheesy love songs. Essentially I am embracing all the classics–with a few modern ones. If someone gave me this mixtape, I would know that they have a good taste in music AND are hopeless romantics. It’s a win-win!

  1. “For You” - The Abigails

  2. “Home” - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

  3. “Hello” - Lionel Richie

  4. “Let’s Get It On” - Marvin Gaye

  5. “Someday” - The Growlers

  6. “Ku-U-I-Po” - Elvis Presley

  7. “Live and Die” - The Avett Brothers

  8. “(‘Til) I Kissed You” - The Everly Brothers

  9. “Cigarettes and Coffee” - Otis Redding

  10. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” - Barry White



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