The college tunes to live by
Story by Kelsey Grapperhaus, Contributing writer
Here’s six playlists for a few different experiences you’ll come across in college – made by a college student, for a college student.
There’s a song that was made for every experience us college students will one day encounter, if we haven’t already. There’s a tune for when you’re in the library, tailgating on Saturday afternoons at Racer Football games, for when you’ve only eaten ramen noodles for the last week, and even one for when you find out you passed your class when you didn’t think it was possible.
Packing up everything you own might not be the greatest time ever, but freedom is right around the corner.
•Started From The Bottom – Drake
•Take It Easy – Eagles
•Moving On Up – The Jeffersons
•This Is How It Feels To Be Free – Phillips, Craig, and Dean
•Escape (The Pina Coladas Song) – Rupert Holmes
No Groceries Playlist
You’ll only understand this playlist if you fill out FAFSA annually, eat ramen noodles twice a day, and pick up change off the ground every time you see it.
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Why Me Lord – Ray Charles Feat. Johnny Cash
It’s The Hard-Knock Life – Annie
Billionaire – Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Exam Studying Playlist
Five songs that range from ‘I can do this’ to ‘when can I drop out.’ Remember: hard work will pay off and you should probably put down that tenth cup of coffee.
Jesus Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
Lord Give Me A Sign – DMX
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Save A Life – Shaggy and Friends
The Message (Don’t Push Me ‘Cause I’m Close To The Edge) – Grandmaster Flash
When You Pass Your Exam
It might have been miserable at the time but the all-nighter was so worth it.
•Gangnam Style – PSY
•We Made It – Drake & Soulja Boy
•Get Lucky – Daft Punk
•Happy – Pharrell Williams
•Oh Happy Day – The Ed Hawkins Singers
•No Diggity – Backstreet & Dr Dre
When You Get Your Heart Broken Playlist
We know – there’s no way you are ever going to smile, go outside, or be in love again. Here are some tunes to help you realize that life is going to get better and you’ll eventually get over it.
We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
You’re having a party this weekend, you say? You need a playlist of songs to ‘pump up the jam’? Rest assured, you’re covered on this one.
Turn Down For What – Lil Jon
I Love College – Asher Roth
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Sorry For Party Rocking – LMFAO
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot