Mix Tape Mondays: Never Too Cool for Old School

Do you have a case of the feels? Nostalgia hitting you hard? Do you just need a break from cut throat modernity? This week’s mix tape is a journey back to some of my favorite romantic oldies around the globe. Who needs time travel when we’ve got music?

Cleo 5 à 7 – Sans Toi. Ha! You thought Edith Piaf would be on this list, didn’t you? In place of the celebrated Edith I bring you Sans Toi a French song about heart ache that would do Edith proud.

Getz and Gilberto – Corcovado.  Step away from The Girl from Ipanema and listen to this song by the same Brazilian duo instead. It perfectly evokes the peace and pensive solitude of a quiet night of quiet stars.

Shim Eun Kyung – Raindrop. Alright this may be cheating…ok it is cheating. From what I gather Raindrop is a modern Korean song (from the movie Miss Granny) made to sound like a classic (but correct me if I’m wrong!). However it’s pretty darn beautiful so on the list it goes!

Fairouz – Habbeytak Bessayf. According to my Arabic teacher Lebanese singer Fairouz is the queen of the Arabic music world (however, she is Lebanese soooo they may be some bias here). Though I have to admit no one croons like Fairouz.


Jacques Dutronc – Il est cinq heures Paris s’éveille. This love song to Paris conjures vivid scenes as you take a ride through Paris as she wakes.

Have other favorite classics? Post them below!