Your personal playlist

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.

Move-In Day

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

Weekend/Party Playlist

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