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!

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Michael’s Mixtape: The Second

This is my way of answering the very popular question, “What are you listening to these days?”

Each week, I’m going to try posting a list of new and old music that I am into, and I’d love for you to share what you’re listening to with me on Twitter @Mike_PiFF03. 

1. “Wake Up Everybody” – The Roots & John Legend

2. “Blue Sky” – Common

3. “Wherever Is Your Heart” – Brandi Carlile

4. “Fool For Love” – Lord Huron

5. “My Wrecking Ball” – Ryan Adams

6. “Everyday” – A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart and Miguel

7. “Sober” – Childish Gambino

8. “Mene” – Brand New

9. “Artist in the Ambulance” – Thrice

10. “Narrow Mouth” – The Early November

11. “Virtual Insanity” – Jamiroquai

12. “The Door” – D’Angelo

13. “Got Till It’s Gone” – Janet & Q-Tip

14. “Two Hands Up” – O.A.R

15. “Just Another Girl” – The Killers

16. “Keep Your Head Up” – Ben Howard

17. “Home Again” – Michael Kiwanuka

18. “24 Frames” – Jason Isbell

19. “The Boxer” – Mumford and Sons

20. “Things Happen” – Dawes

21. “The John Wayne” – Little Green Cars

22. “Everything Works Out in the End” – Kodaline

Want more? Check out The First. Each “Mixtape” is available on Spotify too. And of course I’d love more recommendations, so Tweet them to @Mike_PiFF03.