Never Enough: 29 Years of The Cure

The Cure Mixtape. 66 Songs to stream free on our Spotify music player. The Cure has grown and changed with us from adolescence to adulthood.

It’s June and in this household that means it’s Cure month.

By the time you read this, The Cure will have played at Madison Square Garden in NYC, as part of their 2016 North American Tour. Even though I have seen them live 8 times prior, I will have been there two of the three nights, crying like a Beatles-Mania broad from the 60s. 

For many of us, The Cure has grown and changed with us from adolescence to adulthood. If you are a Cure fan you have a song (or a few songs) that remind you of a breakup, a Cure song that you play when getting ready to go out, a Cure song for feeling feisty, the Cure song for house chores, the Cure song for nostalgia, the one for dancing about the house with abandon, a Cure song for bottomless desperation, the one for limitless hope and a sexy time Cure song (ok, the entire Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album, ::meow::). In that vein, this playlist contains 39 years of the Cure but the songs will have tentacles into each of us and our limitless memories, emotions, losses, and dreams. 

The Cure Music Playlist on Spotify

As with any amazing musical group, there will be constant debate over which songs are the best and should be included in any playlist. This particular playlist was created from my personal relationship with each of the songs and in creating it I paid special attention to the vibe of each one and how it connected to the one prior and thereafter; at just under 5 hours, the playlist ebbs and flows in tempo and atmosphere and can be listened to in sessions or all at once. 

The first and last songs of any playlist are essential. That being said, the first song, Lullaby, was my Mom’s favorite Cure song and it is dedicated to her, and to our Punky Mom Family. The last song, Faith, is my favorite Cure song of all.


The Cure Mixtape

  • Lullaby
  • The Lovecats
  • The Expolding Boy
  • Push – Remastered
  • Just One Kiss
  • The Upstairs Room
  • Play For Today (Remastered LP Version)
  • The Big Hand
  • Breathe
  • Other Voices
  • Fire In Cairo – Remastered
  • 10:15 Saturday Night – Remastered
  • It’s Not You – Chestnut Studio Demo 5/78
  • I’m Cold [Sav Studio Demo 11/77]
  • Give Me It – Remastered
  • Shiver And Shake [Jean Costas Studio Demo 8/86] [Instrumental]
  • Torture (2006 Remastered LP Version)
  • Primary
  • Splintered In Her Head
  • Anniversary
  • Burn
  • All I Want
  • The Blood – Remastered
  • A Strange Day
  • Faded Smiles [aka I Don’t Know] [Three Imaginary Boys Studio Outtake 10/78]
  • Mr. Pink Eyes
  • Shake Dog Shake – Remastered
  • Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  • The Caterpillar (Remastered LP Version)
  • Apart – Renholdër Remix
  • This Is A Lie
  • A Letter To Elise
  • The Last Day Of Summer
  • A Thousand Hours
  • Trust
  • Underneath The Stars
  • Homesick
  • Catch
  • Jupiter Crash
  • How Beautiful You Are
  • Dressing Up – Remastered
  • Maybe Someday – Acoustic Mix
  • Lament
  • Closedown
  • Secrets (Remastered LP Version)
  • A Chain Of Flowers
  • The Holy Hour
  • A Forest (Remastered LP Version)
  • This Twilight Garden
  • Plainsong
  • Fear Of Ghosts
  • Piggy In The Mirror – Remastered
  • The Hanging Garden
  • Doubt (Remastered LP Version)
  • Boys Don’t Cry [Single Version]
  • Just Say Yes
  • The Perfect Girl (2006 Remastered LP Version)
  • Let’s Go To Bed – Live
  • A Hand Inside My Mouth [Des Dames Studio Demo 8/83]
  • Why Can’t I Be You?
  • The Only One (Mix 13)
  • The Perfect Boy (Mix 13)
  • If Only Tonight We Could Sleep?
  • Cut
  • Lost
  • Faith (Remastered LP Version)

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