Michael’s Mixtape: The Star Wars One

I don’t know about you, but I am just basking in the glory that is Star Wars Week worldwide. I’ll be seeing Episode VII: The Force Awakens on Thursday and drinking galactic themed drinks at a bar that’s turning itself into the Mos Eisley Cantina from A New Hope. Yep, I have no shame in my Star Wars geekdom.

Even Spotify is getting in on the game, matching users with Star Wars characters by their taste in music. I’m not totally thrilled being Anakin, but I do love me plenty of punk rock.

Anakin playlist

I dig the lightsaber on the bottom, not so much the new Fall Out Boy they included.

Since it all finally set in that this movie is happening and I’m actually going to see it (so since Saturday night), I’ve been surfing Spotify for Star Wars appropriate music. Not just the epic John Williams masterpieces, but songs about space and intergalactic awesomeness. So why not put it all into one easily accessible playlist that my friends and likeminded individuals to enjoy?

1. “Star Wars Theme” – John Williams


2. “Starman” – David Bowie

Album: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, 1972

3. “Space” – Something Corporate

Album: North, 2003


4. “Return to the Moon” – EL VY

Album: Return to the Moon, 2015


5. “Spaceship” – Kanye w/ GLC


Album: The College Dropout, 2004


6. “Stormtrooper” – Pepper

Album: Kona Town, 2003


7. “Cantina Band” – John Williams


8. “A New Hope” – blink-182

Album: Dude Ranch, 1997


9. “Future People” – Alabama Shakes

Album: Sound and Color, 2015


10. “Chewbacca” – Supernova Chile

Album: Clerks Original Soundtrack, 1994


11. “Empire Strikes First” – Bad Religion

Album: Empire Strikes First, 2004


12. “You Satellite” – Wilco

Album: Star Wars, 2015


13. “Space Truckin'” – Deep Purple

Album: Machine Head, 1972


14. “Both Sides of the Gun” – Ben Harper

Album: Both Sides of the Gun, 2006


15. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z & Alicia Keys

Album: The Blueprint 3, 2009


16. “People of the Sun” – Rage Against of the Machine

Album: Evil Empire, 1996


17. “Imperial Death March” – John Williams


18. “Intergalactic” – Beastie Boys

Album: Hello Nasty, 1998


19. “Man on the Moon” – R.E.M.

Album: Automatic For The People, 1992


20. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Time) – Elton John

Album: Honky Chateau, 1972


21. “Major Tom (Coming Home)” – Shiny Toy Guns

Album: Girls Le Disko, 2009


22. “Rebellion (Lies)” – Arcade Fire

Album: Funeral, 2004


23. “Spaceman” – The Killers

Album: Day & Age, 2008


24. “The Throne Room” – John Williams


The Full Spotify Playlist

Anymore songs that come to mind, send them to me on Facebook or Twitter to be added to the playlist!

Michael’s Mixtape: The Third

New music, old music, my music, your music…

The Mixtape is back and here in time to kick your week off. This is what I’m listening to these days, but I’d love to hear what you’re jamming to. Feel free to comment at the bottom or Tweet requests for next week’s Mixtape @Mike_PiFF03.

1. “Mercy” – Muse

Album: ‘Drones’, 2015

2. “Baby Don’t You Lie To Me” – The Fratellis

Album: ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied’, 2015

3. “Hold Back The River” – James Bay

Album: ‘Chaos and the Calm’, 2015

4. “Let Me Down Easy” – Paolo Nutini

Album: ‘Caustic Love’, 2014

5. “Better Man” – Leon Bridges

Album: ‘Coming Home’, 2015

6. “California (Cast Iron Soul” – Jamestown Revival

Album: ‘Utah’, 2014

7. “Laid” – James

Album: ‘Laid’, 1993

8. “Gone” – Bouncing Souls

Album: ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation’, 2001

9. “Spiderwebs” – No Doubt

Album: ‘Tragic Kingdom’, 1995

10. “Emily” – San Fermin

Album: ‘Jackrabbit’, 2015

11. “Turn it Around” – Lucius

Album: ‘Wildewoman’, 2013

12. “Dance With Me” – Ra Ra Riot

Album: ‘Beta Love’, 2013

13. “The Suburbs” – Father John Misty

Cover of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” (from 2010)

14. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Patti Smith

Album: ‘Twelve’, 2007

15. “Hourglass” – Ewan McGregor

Covering Catfish and the Bottlemen, ‘The Balcony’, 2014

16. “Inside Out” – Spoon

Album: ‘They Want My Soul’, 2014

17. “Seasons (Waiting on You)” – Future Islands

Album: ‘Singles’, 2014

18. “Whisper” – The Dear Hunter

Album: ‘Migrant’, 2013

19. “Elm Street Loverboy” – The Prize Fighter Inferno

Album: ‘Half Measures’, 2012

20. “Everlong” – Foo Fighters

Album: ‘The Colour and the Shape’, 1997

Playlist available on Spotify as “Michael’s Mixtape: The Third”.