Wait, you mean I’m not actually ‘Forever 21’?!: A Mixtape For Getting Older

File:Xxi_foreverFor those of you who know me personally, you know that my birthday is Thursday and I am not exactly excited about getting older.



Maybe I read Peter Pan too many times when I was younger. Maybe I shopped at Forever 21 for too long. Maybe my step-dad should have never showed me that Mel Gibson movie with a young Elijah Wood in it.


Who knows what the real reason is? Regardless, I have had to turn to music to help me cope. So I created this mixtape for anyone that is facing change. Age wise or otherwise. I included some gems from my formative adolescent years, so the library may not be the best place to listen to this. You’re going to want to sing along.


You can listen to the mix on 8tracks here.


Or on Spotify right here






  1. Not Nineteen Forever  The Courteeners
  2. I Can Change LCD Soundsystem
  3. Bye Bye Bye *Nsync
  4. Romance Is Boring Los Campesinos!
  5.  This Year’s Girl  Elvis Costello
  6. Two doors down Mystery Jets
  7. Napoleon Says Phoenix
  8. Independent Women part. 2 Destiny’s Child
  9. Gold Soundz Pavement
  10. Hounds Of Love The Futureheads
  11. You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
  12. Crash Years The New Pornographers
  13. She’s Electric Oasis
  14. She Bangs The Drums The Stone Roses
  15. She Doesn’t Get It  The Format
  16. On The Other Side The Strokes
  17. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
  18. Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco
  19. Forever Young Youth Group
  20. Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  21.  Fluorescent Adolescent  Arctic Monkeys
  22. 22 Lily Allen 

As always, feel free to tweet me with your picks for a mix like this.