Crowdsourcing Lady Tunes 2012 ““ The Results

As you may remember, in December I asked for help putting together the annual Ms. Claus’s Party Mix, the mixed tape project I started for my daughter when she was young. This year I bent my own rules a little. I presented her with two CDs, one of female-female duets (which was much harder to compile than I expected it to be), and one of men covering songs made famous by women. Usually these CDs only feature women’s singing voices. But she is a teenager and I’ve been doing this for a long time. Her feminism and sense of self worth is pretty firm these days. I figured letting the men have a turn was only fair. (Last year, the theme of the project was women covering songs made famous by men.)

Thank you to everyone for their suggestions. I couldn’t do this every year without you. Below are the cuts that made it onto the CDs! (Results are not listed in the order I mixed them.)

Ms. Claus Lets the Men Have a Turn

Remember (Walking in the Sand)AerosmithAlways on my MindPet Shop Boys
I Will SurviveCakeOops I Did It AgainRichard Thompson
Big Yellow TaxiCounting CrowsCrazy in LoveSnow Patrol
Teenage DreamDarren CrissSuperstarSonic Youth
Hound DogElvis PresleyThe MetroSystem of a Down
Video GamesBoy GeorgeCan’t Get You Out of My HeadThe Flaming Lips
Rose’s TurnGlee CastYou Outta KnowThe Killing Moon
Be Your HusbandJeff BuckleyJoleneThe White Stripes
This Woman’s WorkMaxwellWill You Still Love Me Tomorrow?The Zombies


Ms. Claus Loves Duets

Beautiful LiarBeyonce & ShakiraYou Thought WrongKelly Clarkson & Tamyra Gray
Video PhoneBeyonce & Lady GagaTelephoneLady Gaga & Beyonce
The Boy is MineBrandy & MonicaChain of FoolsVH1 Divas performance
At the BalletA Chorus LineWhatta ManSalt N Peppa & En Vogue
ClassChicagoGold Dust WomanStevie Nicks & Sheryl Crow
Lady MarmaladeXtina, Pink, Mya, Little KymHappy Days/Get HappyBarbra Streisand & Judy Garland
No More TearsDonna Summers & Barbara StreisandNot TodayMary J Blige & Eve
Sisters Are Doing It For ThemselvesEurythmics & Aretha FranklinA Boy Like That/I Have a LoveWest Side Story
Let Me Blow Your MindEve & Gwen StefaniYou and Your SisterThis Mortal Coil
River Deep, Mountain HighGlee CastSistersWhite Christmas
Rumor Has It/Someone Like YouGlee CastHeartbreak HotelWhitney Houston, Faith Evans, & Kelly Price
If Mama was MarriedGypsy


This post made me feel:
  • Confused 
  • Magical 
  • Inspired 
  • Hungry 
  • Feels 
  • Awe 
  • Rage 
  • Joy 
  • Shock 
  • Empathy 

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10 thoughts on “Crowdsourcing Lady Tunes 2012 ““ The Results”

  1. Okay, did you ever see the SYTYCD performance where they used This Woman’s Work? It was probably one of my favorites ever. I think it was Mia Michaels choreography, and she was honoring her mother’s struggle with cancer and that shit was MOVING as all hell. YouTube it if you haven’t seen it.

    And I am a little too pleased that you spelled lil’ Kim “Kym”. I’m in your head, Slay, I’m in your head!!! Mwahahahahaha!

    This playlist is epic. I am off to iTunes. Your daughter is awesome, and she has such a badass for a mom.

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