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) Aerosmith Always on my Mind Pet Shop Boys
I Will Survive Cake Oops I Did It Again Richard Thompson
Big Yellow Taxi Counting Crows Crazy in Love Snow Patrol
Teenage Dream Darren Criss Superstar Sonic Youth
Hound Dog Elvis Presley The Metro System of a Down
Video Games Boy George Can’t Get You Out of My Head The Flaming Lips
Rose’s Turn Glee Cast You Outta Know The Killing Moon
Be Your Husband Jeff Buckley Jolene The White Stripes
This Woman’s Work Maxwell Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? The Zombies


Ms. Claus Loves Duets

Beautiful Liar Beyonce & Shakira You Thought Wrong Kelly Clarkson & Tamyra Gray
Video Phone Beyonce & Lady Gaga Telephone Lady Gaga & Beyonce
The Boy is Mine Brandy & Monica Chain of Fools VH1 Divas performance
At the Ballet A Chorus Line Whatta Man Salt N Peppa & En Vogue
Class Chicago Gold Dust Woman Stevie Nicks & Sheryl Crow
Lady Marmalade Xtina, Pink, Mya, Little Kym Happy Days/Get Happy Barbra Streisand & Judy Garland
No More Tears Donna Summers & Barbara Streisand Not Today Mary J Blige & Eve
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin A Boy Like That/I Have a Love West Side Story
Let Me Blow Your Mind Eve & Gwen Stefani You and Your Sister This Mortal Coil
River Deep, Mountain High Glee Cast Sisters White Christmas
Rumor Has It/Someone Like You Glee Cast Heartbreak Hotel Whitney Houston, Faith Evans, & Kelly Price
If Mama was Married Gypsy


By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

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

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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