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August 27, 2013

Twisted MixTape: I Stink/You Stink

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

Here’s the description Jen wrote of today’s MixTape assignment:

You know what? I stink/ You stink. Get your venom out here, or maybe that ballad that basically says ‘you stink’”, or play it this way: you’re the one who did wrong and you know it. This is your apology/acknowledgement for being an jerk. Or a mix of the two. You decide.

“Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne is my favorite, in this category.

In high school, this punk guy likes this preppy girl (who secretly likes him, too) but she thinks she’s too good for him and ignores him.

He grows up to be a rock star.  She grows up to be a disgruntled Mom who wishes she had given him a chance.

Too bad, so sad.

Love this song.


Missy Higgins wrote “Where I Stood” and it fits perfectly in this category under the “I Stink” portion.

She loved you, she had to let you go, she wishes she hadn’t.

Such a beautiful song.


A good “You Stink” song is “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri.

Love her gravelly voice, and love how she tells the guy to just back off.

He hurt her and who does he think he is coming back around and thinking he can get her back?


I’ll admit it.

I’m a Taylor Swift fan.

I am.

Would I want to be one of her boyfriends?

No, but you know what?

When I was a teenager and I had a breakup, I wrote bad poetry about it.

She just happens to be a famous teen/early 20’s who writes good poetry about her breakups and makes money from it.

Anyway, I think it’s an understatement to say that most of her songs fit into the “You Stink” category, but I’ll go with “We Are Never Getting Back Together” for today.


I’m also a huge fan of Mariah Carey, the early years.

“Someday” is perfect for “You Stink.”

“The one you gave away will be the only one you’re wishing for.”

Says it all.


Back to “I Stink” is classic Britney.

“Oops! I Did it Again!”

Remember that Britney?


Then she went bad.

And broke Justin TImberlake’s heart.

And he wrote about it.

And I love him.


Nothing says “You Stink” more than All-American Rejects “Give You Hell.”

You stink, I rock, and I hope it hurts you is basically the theme.

Perfect for this mix.


I could go on forever, but I’ll wrap up with Orianthi’s “According to You.”

Basically, according to you, I stink, but really, it’s you that stinks.

And that’s that.



  1. “Jar of Hearts” was new to me, and I’m really glad I gave it a listen! It has a similar venom as my last song for this week, just with a LOT less swears!

    The choice of (my future husband) Justin was spot-on as well, and I loved the Spears tie-in in his regards =)

    Comment by troy P. — August 27, 2013 @ 9:07 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Troy! Heading over to yours now!

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:23 am | Reply

  2. Really, really great list. Love Jar of Hearts – another song I had forgotten about. Another reason I love Twisted Mixtape. 😀

    Comment by Tracy@CrazyAsNormal — August 27, 2013 @ 9:41 am | Reply

    • Me too! I find music I’ve never heard before when I hop around!!!

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:22 am | Reply

  3. Jar of Hearts, gets me teary every time I hear it and the JT/Britney pairing was great.

    Comment by Dream — August 27, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply

    • Me too…I love that one! Thanks!

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:22 am | Reply

  4. “Oops” is one of my guilty little pleasures…one of those songs that I don’t like admitting is on my mp3 player! 😀

    Comment by Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional — August 27, 2013 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

    • Sing it loud and proud, Kelly!

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:20 am | Reply

  5. Ugh I hate it when the exes grow up to be rock stars and we’re just stuck at home being disgruntled! Jar of Hearts. Sigh. And Justin. Cry me a river…

    Comment by Kristi Campbell — August 27, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

    • I know…it’s terrible. 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:21 am | Reply

  6. Thank you for saying too bad so sad. Because I love it. And it should have been the name of the theme! ALSO I totally blame you. Apparently my 8yo son likes Brittany Spears now, so thanks for that.

    Comment by Jen — August 27, 2013 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

    • LOL…he’s going to come across Britney at some point. Might as well be wholesome Britney…or, at least as wholesome as she gets. 🙂

      Comment by Amy — August 28, 2013 @ 6:21 am | Reply

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