30 Days of Doctor Who: Day 22

What songs would appear on your Doctor Who playlist? Make us a mixtape!

While making this list I had four rules-not include Trock songs or music that has already been in Doctor Who and no repeats of artists. The fourth guideline was that the list has to be 12 tracks, even though there isn’t one for each Doctor.

Of course I didn’t follow the first rule well, since I wanted to add two of my favourite Trock songs. I wanted to avoid that genre to see how many “regular” songs reminded me of  Doctor Who. In parentheses are the episodes/reason I picked the songs.

  1. An Awful Lot of Running-Chameleon Circuit (Doctor Who)
  2. Starlight-Muse (10th Doctor and Rose/other companions)
  3. Time- The Mowgli’s (The Doctor)
  4. Home- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (The Day of the Doctor)
  5. Do It Anyway-Ben Folds Five (Donna and 10th Doctor)
  6. Fall into Place-Apartment (The Wedding of River Song)
  7. Ever After-Marianas Trench (Series 7, part I)
  8. Pompeii-Bastille (Series 7, part II)
  9. Another Story-The Head and the Heart (The Doctor and his companions)
  10. Pandemonium-The Pet Shop Boys (Doctor/ Master)
  11. After Hours -We Are Scientists (The End of Time and The Doctor)
  12. Closing Time-Semisonic (Regeneration)
  13. Transdimensional Mix-HardWire Productions (Doctor Who)

Listen here.

  • Kainé - Rain of Light
  • Keiichi Okabe
  • Nier Gestalt Mini-Album

Kainé / Rain of Light” is a track off one of the Japan-only mini-OST albums you received by pre-ordering the game. To my understanding, there are relatively few of these out there (particularly the Gestalt version, since Gestalt was an X-Box only release and I think there are, like, three 360s in Japan). Rain of Light, of course, wound up being on the Gestalt mini-OST, so it’s almost impossible to find. I mean, without Google.

Fortunately, this video happened to use it as background music, and it is, to my knowledge, literally the only place you can listen to this track; every other place where it was one hosted has since had it taken down.

It’s quite beautiful (and I just remembered that it’s NIER music so that makes this statement ludicrously redundant), so it’s really a pity that it’s tucked away as it is. So please, enjoy! Keep circulating the tapes!

Awesome Mix Vol. 2

A hypothetical follow-up to Vol.1 from Guardians of the Galaxy! a.k.a a 32-track cassette tape can barely hold my feelings

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The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back // Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough // Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground // Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart // Dolly Parton - Jolene // Fleetwood Mac - Landslide // Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer // Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi // Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) // Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic // KC & The Sunshine Band - That’s The Way (I Like It) // The Human League - Don’t You Want Me // Carly Simon - You’re So Vain // Don McLean - American Pie // Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart // Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love? 


Hall & Oates - Maneater // Michael Jackson - Billie Jean // Elton John - Bennie and the Jets // ABBA - Super Trooper // Rod Stewart - Maggie May // Neil Young - Harvest Moon // Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard // Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone // The Clash - I Fought The Law // Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug // Aretha Franklin - Respect // Earth, Wind & Fire - September // Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up // The Who - Baba O'Riley // Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now // Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky

lost in transit: songs for Susan Pevensie (8tracks)

The Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine
Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her, stuck still; no turning back. //
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that.

Let the Rain - Sara Bareilles
I hold on to worry so tight
It’s safe in here right next to my heart
Who now shouts at the top of her voice
Let me go, let me out, this is not my choice

Icarus - Bastille
Living beyond your years, 
Acting out all their fears.
You feel it in your chest.//
You put up your defenses when you leave.
You leave because you’re certain
Of who you want to be.

High Road - Kate Voegele
I’ve been down enough times to know it’s no good
And I’m working overtime just thinking I should
Carry all of this weight around.
I’m finding out that I never could.

The Weight of Living (Part I) - Bastille
All the things you’ve said,
And the things you’ve done,
Can you carry it with no regrets?
Can you stand the person you become?
Oooh, there’s a light. 

The Sun Will Rise - Kelly Clarkson
Your knuckles are bruised from a losing fight.
One way down a dead-end street,
Broken glass underneath your feet
You think the day won’t break the sunless night.//
The sun will rise.

Carry On - fun.
And it’s nice to know when I was left for dead
I was found and now I don’t roam these streets.
I am not the ghost you are to me.

The End Where I Begin - The Script
Sometimes we don’t learn from our mistakes
Sometimes we’ve no choice but to walk away.
You tried to break my heart;
Well, it’s broke. //
Now I’m alive and all my ghosts are gone.

It Gets Better - fun.
What have we done? Oh my god. //
Like starlight crashing through the room, we’ll lose our feathers.
Yes, I know it hurts at first, but it gets better.

Long Live - Taylor Swift
We were the kings and the queens.
You traded your baseball cap for a crown,
And the cynics were outraged
Screaming, “This is absurd!”
‘Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped-up jeans got to rule the world. 

Chasing the Sun - Sara Bareilles
It’s a really old city
Stuck between the dead and the living
So I thought to myself, sitting on a graveyard shelf.//
You said, remember, that life is not meant to be wasted.
All we can do is try
to live like we’re still alive.