January 8, 1976 was the day. That makes today my 40th birthday!  Yayyyy! 🎉 I have say, I’m pretty geeked about 40 and what’s to come. It does have me pretty nostalgic about “ye olden days”, however. As I was playing around on Pinterest the other day, I came across a board FULL of the very best of the 80’s and 90’s. If you’ve been on Pinterest, then you know that once you dive down that rabbit hole your day is shot to hell. And so it was. Delightfully so. The number one thing I miss?   

Cassette mixtapes. Seriously. Do you know the amount of hard work that went in to recording songs onto a cassette tape? Especially if it was for someone spesh. You picked your songs, and the order, and (most importantly) a cassette with the appropriate amount of minutes so that it wouldn’t cut off your song (usually 60/90/120)  

 Ahhh, bliss!  I wish so hard that I had kept all of mine. Hindsight is 20/20 ya know? I mean, I have vinyl…but a curated cassette was next level. In fact, that would be the most perfect 40th bday gift. Make me a tape and we for sure go together. LOL! Oh, and be sure to write all the songs out on the cassette cover in your best handwriting!

I decided to make a mix on Spotify of my faves from my teenage years. Of course they’re all sappy love songs. Duh. The link is HERE, and true to form I’m gonna type them out for you.  Please, please do share yours with me too!  It’s my birthday afterall. 🎉🎉  Xxoo! 

80’s/90’s Teenage Love Mixtape 
Still in Love-Troop
I’m leaving you again- New Edition
All I do is think of You-Troop
Come & Talk to Me- Jodeci
Breakin My
Heart-Mint Condition 
Alone W/ You-Tevin Campbell
Tender Love-Force MD’s
Ooh This Love is So- Al B Sure
For the Love of You-Tony Toni Tone
I Wanna Be Your Man-ZAPP
I Care-Tony Toni Tone

Roni-Bobby Brown
Teenage Love-Slick Rick
Don’t You Know-Heavy D 
Love You Down- RFTW
If You’re Serious-RIFF
How Deep is Your Love-Keith Sweat
Me and You-Tony Toni Tone
Love You Down-RFTW
Fairytale Lover-UTFO
Quality Time-Hi Five 
Can we Talk- Tevin Campbell 
I Need Love-LL Cool J
Juicy Fruit-Mtume


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