If the sheer magnitude of the second chakra's already wiping you out (raises hand) here are ten songs to move to before all the water freezes solid. Originally there were 11 but I sensed a particular song might not cut it for most or potentially all of my usual readers if I drew attention to that song in addition to Bad Romance. I like to post music only links but for a few of these I had to accept settling for video links.
Under The Bridge - The cool thing about making a mix tape is the way I like to start with something that almost makes the expectations of others presume I don't know what I'm doing. I was asked to start with this one 'for personal reasons' directly after I was asked if I'd mind spending part of my Sunday afternoon compiling this post. Hopefully I'll make it up to those who expected things to lead off with Prince just cuz it's me. Instead he's where he belongs on the momentum's trajectory curve instead.
I Wanna Be Sedated Remember when I copped to being a former wicked accomplished drinkah? This was my absolute favorite song back then. I still can't sit down for it. "oh no oh oh oh - oh ho!"
Bad Romance As soon as I heard this song for the first time I embraced it as retroactive 'celebration' of something that happened with a deeply scorpionic individual who inspired me, at 22, to write an entire group of poems entitled The Ides of Lust. There's nobody like Stephanie for breaking this stuff down. I love her. This is a great dance-able reload.
Premonition - one of my favorite songs of its day. I used to walk around singing to my various work friends "I must be crazy/I must seein' thangs"
The Chain - 'i can still hear you sayin' elevated(?) break-up music vibe. And that album cover! total sacral shadow. Dance it out of yourself.
[the one I took out but I'll tell you what it is - Side to Side. Feel free to add it back if you like. Especially since Ariana was my Cancerian artist to complete the water trilogy.]
Blood Sugar Sex Majik - shadow-Scorpio's theme song. Also that's Anthony's sun sign. Even I who categorically sucks at guessing such things correctly found this one impossible to get wrong. This was the only RHCP I'd planned to include because how can I not. And still could not even once the person I'm supporting in all of this specifically asked for "the addiction song" to top the list. I like the way it mixes with the song on either end so I've broken my rule about only one song from one artist per mix.
I'll Be Missing You I'm sure we all have somebody unique and special to think about while this one grooves its way along.
I've Got My Mind Set On You. Because Pisces always closes out the wheel. Definitely a bit of yellow/third chakra bleed to the vibe but I didn't want to give this spot to any old Pisces so ...