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Friday Playlist: Seven Minutes in Heaven

Songs for locking lips and swapping spit.

A soundtrack for dreamy-eyed stares, quick breaths, long kisses, happy sighs, and the feeling that you’ve entered a world where no one else exists except for you and the person you’re with (at least until someone knocks on the door and everyone freaks out).

Illustration by Minna

47 Comments

  • kungfubar February 1st, 2013 11:22 PM

    Would Rookie considering using Spotify and publish these playlists so we could subscribe to them? I discovered my favorite album of 2012 through you guys (Chromatics — Kill For Love), but I’m on Spotify way more than Rookie and I don’t want to miss these awesome mixes.

    • Anaheed February 1st, 2013 11:25 PM

      We’ve thought about that, but since Spotify requires you to download an app, we’ve decided to stick with 8tracks for now. Maybe at some point we can also upload them to Spotify, just for those of you who are on there…

      • kungfubar February 2nd, 2013 10:47 AM

        Thanks for your promptness, the explanation, and for giving the mixes interesting names (I do that too). I just decided to put it on Spotify myself. It’s missing the Elysian Fields track though.

        • Monq February 3rd, 2013 4:22 PM

          Thanks for putting it on Spotify.

  • love_soup February 1st, 2013 11:25 PM

    all this and heaven too by florence and the machine!!!!!! would be so perfect!

  • Zoe with two dots February 1st, 2013 11:26 PM

    TAME IMPALA! <3
    In Australia, we love them, so it's so good to see them getting some recognition overseas!

    • Jacklyn February 2nd, 2013 12:23 AM

      Yay for people who like Tame Impala!!!!!

    • Naomi February 2nd, 2013 3:29 PM

      tame impala was the main thing that got me through my autumn term of school, i am insanely in love with them

  • drea315 February 1st, 2013 11:28 PM

    I am suprised you did not put “Spin the bottle”, by Juliana Hatfield.
    1994 was the year of my first kiss. Reality Bites soundtrack is one of the soundtracks ever made!

  • victoria February 1st, 2013 11:30 PM

    I LOVE 8TRACKS NEVER CHANGE ROOKIE
    ALSO THIS MONTH IS AMAZING AND ENCAPSULATIVE OF EVERYTHING I FEEL EVER
    YEAH ITS NOT A WORD
    WHATEVER
    I LOVE YOU GUYS

  • Shu February 1st, 2013 11:34 PM

    Glory Box, so much win. absolutely love how you guys seem to find playlists for the most relatable real-life situations <3

  • Ana February 1st, 2013 11:35 PM

    aaaahhhh The Rosebuds are my drug.

    • superkat February 2nd, 2013 10:58 AM

      Tame Impala is my drug.

  • noyinzoe February 1st, 2013 11:37 PM

    Flawless. Without a doubt my favorite Rookie playlist yet

  • Skatapus February 1st, 2013 11:53 PM

    Taunting me, Rookie. Haha. XP

  • sedgwick February 2nd, 2013 12:05 AM

    Heeeeheheh yes i can attest to the portishead track from experience

    also mogwai and godspeed you black emperor, because my dude is into achieving a nihilistic vibe

    existential teen angst forever xxxxxxx

  • CariStereo February 2nd, 2013 12:08 AM

    You totally left out Make Out Club by Unrest.

  • OLiveYouToo February 2nd, 2013 12:37 AM

    This playlist makes me want to make out. Pretty great.

  • Special_Snowflake February 2nd, 2013 12:53 AM

    TAME IMPALA <3

  • marineo February 2nd, 2013 1:22 AM

    ahhh rookie was particularly excellent today. just so much awesome <3 <3

  • Adrienne February 2nd, 2013 2:08 AM

    Weezer… Tame Impala… Joy Division….

    oh my god.

  • llamalina February 2nd, 2013 2:59 AM

    OH MY GOD

    FEELS LIKE WE ONLY GO BACKWARDS

    BY TAME IMPALA

    THAT IS ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW AND I WANT TO CRY BECAUSE IT’S ON THIS PLAYLIST AND IT IS SO SO PERFECT AND IS THIS THE REAL LIFE OMG

    http://llamalina.blogspot.com

  • emine February 2nd, 2013 3:27 AM

    Portishead !! Every song by them is make-out material. Also Hooverphonic’s Mad About You is great for those who like Glory Box
    xx

  • rosiesayrelax February 2nd, 2013 3:50 AM

    Tame impala and my most fabouritest Jimi Hendrix song in the whole wide world ever. Too much excitement to contain.

    http://rosieandthewolf.blogspot.co.uk/

  • themisfitprincess February 2nd, 2013 3:54 AM

    OMIGOSH!!! Tame Impala!!! Aussie, aussie, international! FLWOGB is my theme song after changing schools and leaving a NEAR SO behind ;)

  • soretudaaa February 2nd, 2013 7:28 AM

    “I say it’s a good thing
    That you float in the aaaaair (In the aaaaairrrr)
    That way there’s no way I will crush
    Your pretty toenails into a thousand pieces”

    <3 <3 <3 WEEZER 4EVER

  • MissKnowItAll February 2nd, 2013 9:03 AM

    LWWY by One Direction?

  • Starfish February 2nd, 2013 9:51 AM

    omg joy division. this playlist is perfff.

    http://foreverfailing.blogspot.com/

  • Guinevere February 2nd, 2013 10:47 AM

    This is perfect!! Loving this month’s theme.

  • barbroxursox February 2nd, 2013 2:04 PM

    TAME IMPALA

  • chameleon22 February 2nd, 2013 4:50 PM

    first time I’ve ever listened to a rookie playlist and it’s excellent. thanks! p.s. im using this as an oboe reedmaking playlist instead of a making out soundtrack…haha

  • Jes February 2nd, 2013 5:36 PM

    IT FEELS LIKE WE ONLY GO BACKWARDZZZZZ

  • sophie February 2nd, 2013 11:58 PM

    I saw tame impala live last weekend they were so so incredible! god bless u kevin parker

  • stelliform February 3rd, 2013 1:20 PM

    Tame Impala is my favorite band right now. Way to go Rookie.

  • nadalie February 3rd, 2013 7:21 PM

    I read once that Vetiver’s ‘You May Be Blue’ suited a psychedelic desert road trip and that’s all I can picture when I hear it now. I can’t imagine making out to it!

  • oh hey February 4th, 2013 8:01 AM

    Galaxie 500′s version of “Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste” is one of my favorite songs ever. This playlist is great!

    Some songs on my own personal Make-Out Mix are:
    “Molly’s Lips” and/or “Son of a Gun” by the Vaselines
    “100,000 Fireflies” by The Magnetic Fields”
    “Car” by Built to Spill
    “Buzzin’ Fly” by Tim Buckley”
    “First Girl I Loved” by The Incredible String Band

  • cammy-poo February 4th, 2013 2:19 PM

    Great songs. I think songs that are dreamy and hypnotize with a steady beat and build up tension to release in a climax, in that cliche “stairwell to heaven” make out song trope work really well, and are just really great songs. Also plain ol’ pretty songs work too:

    Deerhunter: Spring Hall Convert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STd-67_Ft8

    Elliot Smith: Everything Reminds me of her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9STd-67_Ft8

    The Pixies: The Happening. (Crazy song because it works backwards, starting out crazy and then smoothing into this floating dream-scape. Also it’s about Aliens, but it still works, I swear, it’s a horny song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3jNZFcwdg0

    Yo La Tengo: SugarCube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mri0HppCRH8

    Beach House: Other People (hey something current-ish!) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mri0HppCRH8

    The Ultimate: The Clean: Point that thing somewhere else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ8C-ndyFXk

    And just for fun, the ultimate anti-make out song: (I used to be sad now I’m just bored with you…)

    Ryan Adams: Burning Photographs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLV2QQ3hOxs

    While listening to these songs I played this video on mute on repeat to create an arty vibe and it became sort of fascinating how well the images/movements would sync with the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPM-D_Fw67c&feature=player_embedded

    dunno what it means.

  • cammy-poo February 4th, 2013 3:37 PM

    I messed up on two of my links. Stale copy and paste skills I suppose.

    Beach House: Other People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SyZZi0D18M

    And Elliot Smith: Everything Reminds me of her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcmEJoZkshw

  • cammy-poo February 4th, 2013 4:15 PM

    K last one: just in a weird mood to be posting so much, but…

    Jeff Buckley sings the rawest horniest (without being nasty) songs ever: a ridiculous, ridiculous song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEyItANG0pU

  • littlesherbert February 5th, 2013 10:05 AM

    I love your mixes, I like to listen to them at work, gives me something new to thinki about + Just Like Honey is my ultimate ‘Walk down the aisle’ track, reminds me of Lost in Translation.

  • eggzonable February 5th, 2013 8:05 PM

    Swans ;) i didn’t see that coming.

  • Saje February 7th, 2013 11:52 AM

    How do I get this magic on my iPod?

  • Teez February 7th, 2013 1:48 PM

    fall out boy has a song called 7 minutes in heaven – it’s definitely a cringe-out favourite of mine

  • museologist February 7th, 2013 10:01 PM

    well, we can’t use spotify in brazil =/ so it wouldn’t work for other countries, I guess. It would limit my experience on this website and that would be sad :(

  • JosephineK February 11th, 2013 5:20 PM

    make out with you by the queens of the stone age is also a perfect seven minutes in heaven song!

  • Jessica Vixenelle February 16th, 2013 10:30 AM

    Oh my god Only in Dreams by Weezer I am clawing my eyes out in pure joy is that a thing oh my good choices GOOD CHOICES <3

  • xoxololita February 25th, 2013 2:45 AM

    i absolutely adore this playlist

    xoxololita.com