5 Ways Mix Tapes Were The Ultimate Love Note

We need to bring them back.

Remember me?

Materials

Did your beau try to cram the name of every band and song onto the label? Or, did they use the little index card that came with the tape?

Songs

When courteous people made a mix tape, they would leave a little quiet period between the songs.

Lyrics versus melody

Left brain or right?

Hit songs and B-sides.

Giving someone a mix tape of all hits was the equivalent of giving a scented candle for Christmas.

Songs and bands you’ve never heard before.

For some reason, your love interest really thought you’d enjoy hearing Bigmouth Strikes Again. (Who would know they loved The Smiths if it weren’t for mix tapes?)

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