Category Archives: Chic Mix – Playlists

I Can’t Stand The Rain


Looking for some blue, mellow tunes for those rainy, spring days? I know I am here in Seattle! And while you may think this chic mix play-list should be about sunshine and beaches, I think songs about rain are so much more. They are really about our inner thoughts and desires, and the rain, coldness, unease, and uncertainty of it all are symbolized by it slowly dancing on the window pane. So, from my October 7 Women Rock Radio show, I present to you this play-list…Rain Edition.

  1. Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner
  2. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) – Meredith Brooks
  3. Cue The Rain – Queen Latifah
  4. Everytime It Rains – Ace of Base
  5. Rainy Days And Mondays – The Carpenters
  6. Let It Rain – Jennifer Page
  7. Walking In The Rain – Grace Jones
  8. Thank Goodness For The Rain – Peanut
  9. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Peggy Lee
  10. It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King
  11. Rain – Madonna
  12. Don’t Let The Rain – La Bouche
  13. Run Between The Raindrops – Pat Benatar
  14. Let The Rain – Sara Barielles
  15. I’m Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

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Rock Your Holiday Lady-Style!


So, as I pack my iPod full of holiday tunes for the long plane ride this weekend, I thought I would share with you my chic mix playlist – Holiday edition. If you have other notable holiday tunes, or have a specific favorite, please feel free to post them in the comments! I’d love to know what you are jammin’ to!

  • Blue Christmas – Ann & Nancy Wilson
  • Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  • Rockin Around The Christmas tree – Brenda Lee
  • My Christmas Tree – The Supremes
  • O Come All Ye Gentlemen – Sarah Mclachlan + Barenaked Ladies
  • Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Cyndi Lauper + Frank Sinatra
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  • Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga
  • Silver & Gold – Vanessa Williams
  • Santa Baby – Madonna
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Pat Benatar
  • Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
  • Jingle Bells – En Vouge
  • Deck The Halls – Peggy Lee
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Lita Ford & Twisted Sister
  • O Christmas Tree – Aretha Franklin
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Bonnie Raitt
  • I Believe in You – Sinead O’connor
  • Sleigh Ride – Spice Girls
  • Do You Hear What I Hear – Destiny’s Child
  • Merry Christmas Darling  – The Carpenters

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Chic Mix Playlist – Lo-Fi Awesomeness


Lo-fi, Shoegaze, Noise-rock, surf…..basically turn up the reverb as far as it can go.

  1. PENS – Sorry
  2. Vivian Girls – Moped Girls
  3. Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La
  4. Best Coast – The Sun Was High (So Was I)
  5. Grass Widow – To Nowhere
  6. The Ravonettes – Bang!
  7. Brilliant Colors – Absolutely Anything

Chic Mix Playlist – My Teen Years Vol 3


  • Lisa Loeb – I Do
    • I now have cat eye classes like hers. Too rad!
  • The Cardigans – Love Fool
    • They always played this on VH1. Total 90s, I can’t even describe it.
  • Fiona Apple – Criminal
    • Now that I re-watch this video, I am concerned about the whole druggie/heroin vibe. Then again, that was the 90s as well.  
  • TLC – Waterfalls
    • Stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to!
  • Meredith Brooks – Bitch
    • Yes, I am a bitch. It should be my theme.
  • Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
    • This is so how I felt when my heart was broken for the first time.
  • Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
    • Yea, until I moved to Seattle.

Photo by mutednarayan via flickr.

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