Mixed Tape Mondays: Romantic and Sappy “Take Me Back” Playlists

Welcome to Mixed Tape Mondays where we embrace the fact that as women and queers we stereotypically make sappy mixed tapes/CDs/playlists and share these emotionally charged gems with our friends, in this case that’s ya’ll, or lovers, also some of y’all.

For our first one, we’re gonna go extra sappy.


I’m trying to convince D.E. to give us another chance. I’m not sure it’s going to work, we both are in very different places in life right now – literally, ze is in China and I am in Oregon. But I knew that if I was going to try to make amends, the first step was to make a damn good playlist.

It’s not my best work – I am a lesbian, we make a lot of mixed tapes, it’s a thing – but I thought I’d share my “Win Zir Back” mix anyways:

1. Video Games – Lana del Rey


2. Working My Way Back to You – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

3. Back in Your Head – Tegan and Sara

4. Long Day – Matchbox Twenty

5. Incomplete and Insecure – The Avett Brothers

6. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

7. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson

8. Make Someone Happy – Jimmy Durante

9. We Belong Together – Randy Newman

10. For Sentimental Reasons – Sam Cooke

11.  Stand by Your Man – Tammy Wynette

12.  We Belong Together – Ritchie Valens (Ricardo Valenzuela)

13.  Breakable – Ingrid Michaelson

14. When It Don’t Come Easy – Patty Griffin

15.  A Long December – Counting Crows

16. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

17.  February –D.E.

This is a song written by D.E. about our break-up. I’m not just partial, it’s a great song and makes me cry and I wish I both love and hate dating a musician because they send you beautiful stuff like this.

Have you ever tried to win someone back? If so, what songs did you use?

About Queerie Bradshaw

Lauren Marie Fleming loves to put both sides of her brain to use. A writer since childhood, she runs the critically-acclaimed QueerieBradshaw.com blog and writes for major news sources as an expert on the legal and social issues surrounding sex, sexuality, gender and gender identity. Lauren also started Frisky Feminist Press (FriskyFeminist.com), which features sexual education guides and classes from the top sex educators on the Internet. From ivy-league universities to major conferences, Lauren has spoken all over the country and is internationally recognized for her dynamic, educational workshops. Check out her workshop page for a complete list of workshops and upcoming speaking engagements. A law school graduate, she started Creativity Squared, LLC to help bloggers, writers and other creative types turn their ideas into practical, sustainable products or services. Lauren particularly loves helping people find and amplify their voice, dig deep to write their difficult truths, and make a profit by doing what they love. Lauren offers her consulting services through group classes and individual coaching. Lauren is currently shopping her memoir, Losing It: My Life as a Sex Blogger, based on her popular Curve magazine sex blog. She is also working on a diverse young adult series. Lauren is represented by Jane Dystel of DGLM.
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