After auditioning dozens of potential tunes over the last few months, I finally committed to 23 old-fashioned-ish songs for my Open Window Summer Kitchen mix that I mentioned last month.
Only I decided to call it Cherry Cupcakes instead. It’s catchier. And I like the cover better.
This is one of those “theme” playlists that has a certain mood to it. Think of a warm day in late spring or early summer. You’re in the kitchen, wearing an apron and baking something frivolous. What are you listening to as you twirl around, spatula in hand?
I think maybe you’re listening to some old standards, some modern voices interpreting the classics, and some dreamy folk. Take a listen and tell me if this hits the spot:
And just so you aren’t disappointed, if you popped in here looking for a cherry cupcake recipe, let me point you to this. I made a variation of Sweetapolita’s recipe the one and only time I baked cherry cupcakes.
I think I’m due for another batch. Good thing I’ve got just the playlist for that!
Edited to add a list of songs in the playlist:
1. Pink Martini – Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love (3:02)
2. Madeleine Peyroux – Dance Me To The End of Love (3:54)
3. Ella Fitzgerald – Love You Madly (4:38)
4. The Ditty Bops – Because We Do (2:40)
5. Blossom Dearie – A Doodlin’ Song (2:14)
6. Over The Rhine – Trouble (4:01)
7. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind (2:54)
8. Michael Bublé – Feeling Good (3:57)
9. Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me (3:29)
10. Sarah Harmer – Open Window (the wedding song) (4:09)
11. Jeff Lynne – Smile (2:32)
12. The Mamas & The Papas – Dream A Little Dream Of Me (3:14)
13. k.d. lang – Miss Chatelaine (3:49)
14. She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (2:30)
15. The Sundays – I Kicked A Boy (2:16)
16. Camera Obscura – Tears for Affairs (4:02)
17. Honeydrippers – Sea Of Love (3:03)
18. Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea (2:53)
19. DeVotchKa – Til The End Of Time (3:56)
20. The Innocence Mission – Walking Around (4:48)
21. The Postmarks – Winter Spring Summer Fall (3:36)
22. Various Artists – The Boy From Ipanema (4:24)
23. April Smith & The Great Picture Show – Can’t Say No (3:16)