Radio Mirror Park

We had to wait the middle of August to get some real summer, but it’s finally here. It’s time to slow down, eat cold pasta salads, drink ice cold coffee and enjoy the blue sky.

If you’re searching for a good playlist for times like these, Rockstar Games provided it a few years ago in GTA V. Among all the in-game radios, my favourite is Radio Mirror Park. It features a lot of soft fresh synth-pop titles that are perfect for the morning coffee or a lazy stoner afternoon at the swimming pool.

The last title of the list – Heartbreak by Age of Consent – has been our favourite song several years in a row, but there are many excellent titles that we still discover years later. As usual, it is an Apple Music playlist, not only because I’m an Apple slave, but also because it’s the best streaming service (this opinion is a fact, totally).


5 PM

One of the greatest features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the hourly tune. While we love all musics from the game, our favourite is 5 PM. This smooth jazz tune with a touch of 70s bass is an instant shot of good mood.


The Hit Connection

During the 80s, one of my favourite thing to do was to go to town and purchase a tape of the Hit Connection, a hit compilation released yearly in Belgium. I would then listen to it with my Walkman until the tape would eventually stay stuck in the player and I would have to purchase it again.

So, when I think about eighties music (which will remain the best music until the end of times), I always remember my tapes of the Hit Connection. That’s why, even if it isn’t based on the official compilations, my Apple Music 80s playlist is titled “Hit Connection” (yes, I’m an Apple b*tch).

While it isn’t as charming as purchasing physical editions, streaming services are much more convenient (especially in 2020). Did we trade charm for convenience? Absolutely. Have I become an old nostalgic? Don’t we all…