Mixtapes: Silicon Valley

In the book and movie High Fidelity, main character Rob Gordon lays out the rules for a good mixtape. As he says, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. Similarly, a mixtape is a great way to demonstrate how characters feel about each other. We wrote up a few for the characters of Silicon Valley to recap the fourth season which ended a couple weeks ago.


Erlich to Jian-Yang

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1.     “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League

2.     “What Goes Around / Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake

3.     “Not Fair” by Lily Allen

4.     “Why Don’t You Love Me” by Beyonce

5.     “Same Ol’ Mistakes” by Rihanna

6.     “Somebody to Love” by Queen

7.     “I Don’t Fuck With You” (feat E-40) by Big Sean


Jared to Richard

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1.     “You Are My Sunshine” by Elizabeth Mitchell

2.     “Into You” by Ariana Grande

3.     "Get On Your Feet" by Gloria Estefan

4.     “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle

5.     “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” by Jess Glynne

6.     “Big Boss Big Time Business” by Santigold


Dinesh to Gilfoyle

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1.     “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

2.     “What is this Feeling?” by Idina Menzal and Kristin Chenoweth from the Wicked soundtrack

3.     “One Way or Another” by Blondie

4.     “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield

5.     “Roman’s Revenge” by Nicki Minaj

6.     “E-MO-TION” by Carly Rae Jepsen


Gavin to Richard

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1.     “Miss Gulch’s Theme” from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

2.     “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn

3.     “Hold On, I’m Coming” by Sam & Dave

4.     “Hello” by Adele

5.     “Gives You Hell” by All-American Rejects

6.     “I’m Back” by Eminem


Richard to everyone else

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1.     “My Shot,” sung by Alexander Hamilton / Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton

2.     “Green Light” by Lorde

3.     “I Just Had Sex” by the Lonely Island

4.     “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

5.     “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield

6.     “Happy” by Pharrell