This will be the last Workaholics Mix Tape for Season 3A, so I want to address some overall questions that we get on a weekly basis before we get into what songs flashed us back to 2006 in “Flashback in the Day”:
- Music Supervisor Jennifer Pyken and Music Coordinator Melany Mitchell get the music side of things done. This wouldn’t exist without them. Secondary thanks to the inventor of music.
- I’d have to be pretty drunk. Which is possible.
- If the song isn’t listed in the Mix Tape for the episode, it was a song library title, and not currently available for download. Sorry.
- “Jock Box” by The Skinny Boys
- Marry Blake, F*ck Ders, Kill Adam.
- Marry Jet Set, F*ck Waymond, Kill Montez.
- Rancho Cucamonga.
- Marry Jillian, F*ck Alice, Kill Sigourney Beaver.
Now that the business is done, let’s get to the musical pleasure as we flashback, today, to the songs from the episode that aired yesterday…
Montez talked about a music video he made for Colleen… want to know what song accompanied said video? Or what about two previously hard-to-find Xzibit tracks?
Oh, do I have your attention now?
In “Real Time”, Adam, Blake and Ders must beat Alice to the office and erase the messages they left on her voicemail, all while trying to stay drunk to hold off the killer hangovers that would, well, kill their chances of keeping their jobs.
There was also music in the episode.
“The Meat Jerking Beef Boys” didn’t feature any licensed music; hence, no Mix Tape for your listening pleasure.
But if you wanted to assemble a fan playlist for the episode, it’d probably start with tracks like—
- Queen - “You’re My Best Friend”. For both Ders and Thor, and Adam, Blake, and Ders. On the nose, but so’s a chainsaw blood-spattering a kitchen when Dad’s on his way to visit, right?
- James Brown - “Living in America”. This goes in any episode ever, really, but works well with the theme of starting your own business, and failing, like America trying to build that elevator to space.
- John Mayer - “Daughters”. So you can imagine what Ders’ life would be like if he were a girl and his dad raised him like a daughter. See also Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”, which probably makes more sense but… ah fuck it.
- G.I. Joe Theme. Obv reason(s). Or “Obv Rea”, if you want to be even cooler about it. And don’t you? You’re listening to the G.I. Joe theme song!
- S. White - “Chicks Love Channing Tatum”. This is a song I wrote this morning walking to my car. I don’t have anything besides the opening line and “all they wanna do is date ‘em.” But if you want to download it I can try to meet someone who plays guitar.
- I’m just GIVING that Channing Tatum song away, aren’t I?
The Workaholics Mix Tape… less and less, the songs in the show, and more and more, stuff ABOUT music like the show. But always keeping you informed; because knowing? Is half the battle. Remember I said that.
I hope you’re handling the news of Homegirl’s passing well. It’s been hard on all of us. Here’s something to take your mind off things; a collection of licensed music from “Good Mourning”—
Got that keg nog on lock, that Half Christmas ham on glaze, the gourmet popcorn popped to the flavor you prefer? Then all you need is music. Christmas music.
But not your momma’s Christmas slow-jams, no; you need a thumping throw down that tangles the tinsel. And we’ve got it for you—
Looking to make your Half Christmas (#HalfXMas) party legit? Like, real Workaholics legit? Then why not use the exact same Christmas songs we did in the birth of Half Christmas episode, “The Strike”?
… featuring THE BLACK KEYS!
Dan and Patrick were gracious enough to give us their hit “Gold On the Ceiling”, off their hit album EL CAMINO, for the Adam, Blake, and Ders’ courtroom victory celebration.
Buy it, if you haven’t already, HERE.
This marks the second song by The Black Keys to be featured on Workaholics; the band’s “Lonely Boy” was previously featured in “Man Up”.
The Workaholics Mix Tape— your source for the mix of media that we call music, every Wednesday right here on the Workaholics Tumblr.