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WendyMix 2019

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

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WendyMix 2019


Special bonus of 30 more songs! 'Deep Cuts' Mix

And some musings on the 20 songs on the original:

1. California Dreamin’ by Jose Feliciano

Move over, Mama Cass. From our cover film, of course.

2. Now I’m In It by HAIM

Was a tough decision to choose between this and Summer Girl. With a video by Paul Thomas Anderson no less.

3. Seventeen by Sharon Van Etten

Perfect nostalgia. Not a cover of the Winger hit, fyi.

4. Everybody Here Hates You by Courtney Barnett

The Australian singer-songwriter offers an antidote to Jeff Buckley’s Everybody Here Wants You.

5. Darkness by Pinegrove

My favourite yelpy boy indie rock of the past few years.

6. Hey, Ma by Bon Iver

Justin Vernon at his most melodic.

7. This Life by Vampire Weekend

The erudite boys are back with a sprawling double album.

8. Lo/Hi by The Black Keys

Reminded me that I still love guitar rock when it’s done right.

9. Night Running by Cage The Elephant and Beck

A little bit ‘90s, a little bit dub.

10. Talia by King Princess

Only 20 and writing so many great songs.

11. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

How do you create a sound this great when you are just 17?

12. Mount Everest by Labrinth

Discovered this song watching Euphoria, that raunchy teenage show I probably shouldn’t be watching at all.

13. Alive by Raffey Cassidy

From Brady Corbet’s cool film Vox Lux, song written by Sia and sung by young actress Raffey Cassidy

14. Make It Right by BTS

Here is where some of you eject the CD and break it in half. But I am not immune to a bit of catchy K-Pop.

15. So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings by Caroline Polachek

Chairlift singer goes solo, a lot of great songs on her debut album Pang, but this one has the stupidest/best title.

16. Vossi Bop by Stormzy

Still figuring out what a vossi bop is.

17. The Glamorous Life by Prince

This year’s gift from the Prince vaults was Originals, demos of songs he gave to other artists. I always loved the Sheila E original but this is genius too.

18. Truth Hurts by Lizzo

Line of the year: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I am 100% that bitch.”

19. Dolemite by Craig Robinson

If you haven’t watched the film on Netflix do yourself a favour. Eddie Murphy is a genius.

20. Juice by Lizzo

Yes, an unprecedented double shot on the WendyMix. But it was the year of Lizzo…and you really didn’t want me to end with some crappy Harry Styles song, did you?



Wendy Mitchell is a film and entertainment journalist, film festival consultant, and panel and Q&A moderator.