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 First

A week ago in San Diego, a friend that I don’t get to catch up with often enough asked me about the music I was listening to these days…

For a second I blanked, but then everything came rushing to my head like a waterfall. So I felt it would be fun to log the music I’m listening to and share it with all of you. It varies between new and old music, but it’s all good to me. Music is a very subjective thing for people, and that’s what makes it very cool to me.

While I’m sharing this first Mixtape list here (with music accompaniment of course), I’ll also have a public Spotify playlist for you to check out as well. 

Here goes nothing…

1. “Multi-Love” – Unkown Mortal Orchestra

2. “Big Decisions” – My Morning Jacket

3. “Firestone” – Kygo

4. “The Wolf” – Mumford and Sons

5. “Shake and Tremble” – Django Django

6. “Trying” – Bully

7. “The Best Room” – Modest Mouse

8. “Sunshine on My Back” – The National

9. “Bad Dream” – The Mowgli’s

10. “Sedona” – Houndmouth

11. “Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes

12. “Cold Feet Killer” – My Goodness

13. “All This Could Be Yours” – Cold War Kids

14. “Kansas City” – The New Basement Tapes

15. “Lonesome Street” – Blur

16. “Earthquake Driver” – Counting Crows

17. “Billie Jean” – The Civil Wars

19. “Wild World” – Joanna Wang

20. “Major Tom” – Shiny Toy Guns

21. “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” – Rise Against

22. “We Will Fall Together” – Streetlight Manifesto

23. “Gwan” – The Suffers

Like it? Don’t Like it? Let me know on Twitter @Mike_PiFF03. This will be a weekly feature on MichaelPiff.com. Feel free to make requests and recommendations too! Always love new music.