The Mixtape of Love

What’s this Mixtape all about?

Dedicated to everyone who spent hours in their bedroom with a two-deck cassette tape player pressing ‘record’ and ‘stop’ and agonising over the music choices. For all the hours spent neatly completing the cover card with a list of tracks. And, for everyone who risked their heart by sending the object of their affections the music tape, in the hope that they would fall madly in love with us.

The power of the mixtape.

Once upon a time, a mixtape involved a significant dedication of time and resources to achieve completion, with decidedly hit or miss results of quality.

Now, a playlist can be created in minutes with the magic of Spotify and some technical wizardry from our Mixtape playlister.


How does it all work?

To help, we have generated a series of questions that guide you through your song choices so that you can easily create a musical message of love for that someone special in your life.

The Mixtape has no limit on the amount of songs that can be included so for each question you can add as many track choices as you wish.

At the end, you can drag and drop to reorder the tracks for the perfect play order of your song choices.

You have the option to add an accompanying personal message before the Mixtape is posted on the Facebook timeline of your beloved.

The Mixtape works by using the Spotify API to create a Spotify playlist. You do need a Spotify account for this to work and will be prompted at the start to approve access to your account. To send the completed Mixtape a Facebook account is required for yourself and your lovely recipient.


The Nation's Favourite Love Songs

To dig a little deeper into the nation’s romantic beating heart we wanted to find out the songs that make hearts squeeze, stomachs flip and stirs up those smushy feelings of love. Out of a 1,000 of our romantic Buyagift customers we had some surprising answers:

As voted, The favourite love song of all time was, Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, by Aerosmith, followed closely by Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran and the karaoke classic, I Will Always Love You, by Whitney Houston.

Getting a little quirkier with suggestions for the favourite non-conventional love songs were, top of the poll, Fairy Tale of New York, by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues. Not just a favourite Christmas classic but a treasured love song too.

The best of the random, and simply rather odd, love song suggestions included, Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (it’s a one night stand); White Wedding, Billy Idol (Hey little sister shotgun); Firestarter by The Prodigy (I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter) and several suggestions for Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive. Not sure that the classic ‘break-up’ song of all time is a love song, but several thought so. Finally, top prize for the oddest love song vote goes to Gangnam style by PSY.