Friday Playlists

Friday Playlists is a chance for the Journalism students to share their love of music through themed playlists. One playlist will be published on the Friday of each week.

The first playlist will be published on April 14th. Stay tuned!

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April Vacation – Abbey Norton

  1. Hanging on the Telephone by Flowers Forever oh, why can’t we talk again / don’t leave me hangin’ on the telephone

    I first heard this song in the film Electrick Children. To me, this song feels like the transition between spring and summer. This is a perfect song to listen to while driving in your car or attempting to boost your mood. Listen here.

  1. Riptide by Vance Joy oh, lady, runnin’ down to the riptide, taken away to the dark side, I wanna be your left-hand man

    I don’t think there’s a single soul out there who doesn’t love Riptide. Riptide is a feel-good song. It is easy to sing along to and is a spring classic. And what’s better than a self-explanatory music video? Listen (and watch) here.

  1. Maps for the Getaway by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness the years of hope, the months of rain / I guess that we survived it after all

    The entire Canyon Moon album is amazing, but Maps for the Getaway sticks out to me. It is one of the songs you can listen to on rainy days while driving, or just feeling bored and lost. It also talks of roadtrips, a highly popular option during April Vacation, and how they get you away from your life. Listen here.

  1. Only Heather by Wild Nothing dressed in the moonlight and paler than bone / she has something that I’ve never known

    Only Heather feels dazy, like laying in the grass and watching the sky or feeling light rays pop through the clouds. This isn’t a song you can jam to, but it will make you relax and enjoy the spring coming alive around you. Listen here.

  1. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond how can I hurt when holding you?

    BUM, BUM, BUM! Listen here.

  1. Say My Name by ODESZA I wanna dance, I wanna dance, I wanna dance with you

    Sorry, no, this isn’t Destiny’s Child. ODESZA is perfect for spring and festival songs, and Say My Name is one of my favorites. An easy listen and fun song to listen to. Listen here.

  1. I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers in a blaze of fear I put a helmet on a helmet

    Ever want to scream-sing out your car window while driving down a back road? Now’s your chance. Listen here.

  1. Synesthesia by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – and I’ve known you all my life but I knew you long before that, too

    This is one of the few songs I listen to where the verses are much better than the chorus. Andrew McMahon is a musical genius, and Synesthesia proudly represents his work. Listen here.

  1. Strawberry Swing by Coldplay I don’t mind / without you it’s a waste of time

    Feeling stressed? Strawberry Swing is one of the top ten most relaxing songs on the planet, so don’t fret – just listen.

  1. Ophelia by The Lumineers you’ve been on my mind, girl, since the flood

    The most folk-like song of the bunch, Ophelia feels like a rustic summer. Go chill in a barnyard. Listen here.

  1. Look On Up by Relient K – it’s like someone poked a pinhole in the canvas of the night

    It’s the end of April Vacation, and you’re stargazing. Don’t sit there silently. Play this song over and over and over. Listen here.

To listen to this playlist on Soundcloud, click here. To listen to this playlist on Spotify, click here.

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4/15-4/21 – Emma Iovene, Jillian Crowley, and Aryn McQuarie

  1. Location by Khalid – Send me your location lets focus on communicating ’cause I just need the time and place to come through

    Listen here.

  2. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – Come on now, follow my lead, I may be crazy, don’t mind me

    Listen here.

  3. Call on Me- Ryan Riback Remix – To accept defeat, well, if this is fate

    Listen here.

  4. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – I’ve been reading books of old/ The legends and the myths

    Listen here.

  5. It Ain’t Me by Kygo & Selena Gomez – I’ll take with me the Polaroids and the memories, But you know I’m gonna leave behind the worst of us

    Listen here.

  6. Issues by Julia Michaels – Bask in the glory, Of all our problems

    Listen here.

  7. The Night We Met by Lord Huron  Take me back to the night we met/ Haunted by the ghost of you

    Listen here.

  8. Perfect by Ed Sheeran –But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own, And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

    Listen here

  9. Hey There Delilah by Plain White – Someday I’ll pay the bills with this guitar, We’ll have it good

    Listen here.

  10. The One by The Chainsmokers – I delete before I send it/And we can play pretend

    Listen here.

To listen to this playlist on Soundcloud, click here. To listen on Spotify, click here.

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Straight Heaterz – John Urban and Alyssa LeMay

  1. Timmy Turner by Desiigner – Tiimmy, Tiimmy, Tiimmy Turner / He was wishin’ for a burner
    Listen here.

  2. Oui by Jeremih – I think about all the time / Think you may need all of mine
    Listen here.

  3. Slide by Calvin Harris – All this jewelry ain’t no use when it’s this dark
    Listen here.

  4. Sunday Candy by Chance the Rapper –  I’ve been waiting for you for the whole week /I’ve been praying for you, you’re my Sunday candy 
    Listen here.

  5. You & Me by Disclosure – Listen here.

  6. Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber – Come over in my direction / so thankful for that, it’s a blessin’
    Listen here.

  7. Say It by Flume – Don’t doubt me babe / you make me want to change
    Listen here.

  8. Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band – I thank God for my life / for the stars and stripes / make freedom forever fight / let it ring / salute the ones who’ve died / the ones that gave their lives / so we don’t have to sacrifice everything we love
    Listen here

  9. H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line – You’re holy, holy, holy, holy / I’m high on lovin’ you
    Listen here


  10. Unsteady by X Ambassadors – If you love me, don’t let go
    Listen here

To listen to this playlist on Soundcloud, click here. To listen to this playlist on Spotify, click here.

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Oops Here’s Some Music – Allison Goguen

  1. If It Means Alot to You by A Day to Remember – We knew it’d happen eventually

  2. Check Yes Juliet by We the Kings – Run, baby, run / Don’t ever look back / They’ll tear us apart / If you give them the chance

  3. Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy – I’m two quarters and a heart down / and I don’t wanna forget how your voice sounds

  4. Sugar We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy – You’re just a line in a song

  5. Gives You Hell by All American Rejects – When you hear this song and you sing along but you never tell

  6. Victorious by Panic! At The Disco – Fifty words for murder and I’m every one of them

  7. Animal by Neon Trees – Say goodbye to my heart tonight

  8. Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner – I got you all figured out, you need everyone’s eyes just to feel seen / Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are, who do you think that you are?

  9. I Don’t Wanna Be In Love by Good Charlotte – Feel the beat now / If you’ve got nothing left, say I don’t wanna be in love

  10. Lost In Stereo by All Time Low – Tattoos and a switchblade attitude, snakebite heart with a bubblegum smile

To listen to this playlist on Soundcloud, click here. To listen to this playlist on Spotify, click here.

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Senior Prom – Autumn Johnson and Emily Sordo

1. Roses by The Chainsmokers ft. ROZESsay you’ll never let me go / take me back to a time only we knew

A perfect song to grab your friends hands and drag them to the middle of the dance floor. Listen here.

2. Slide by Calvin Harris (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)it’s like we could die here all young / do you slide on all your nights like this

Listen here.

3. Lose It (Jerry Folk Remix) by Oh Wonderdon’t you stop that music get into it won’t you dance with me / find the place and lose it

Listen here.

4. Mr. Brightside by The Killersi’m coming out of my cage and i’ve been doing just fine / swimming through sick lullabies

IF THIS SONG COMES ON (which it will) YOU BETTER SCREAM IT AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS! Listen here.

5. Tuesday by Drakeone night off and this is it / i’ll look back on this and think / club goin’ up on a Tuesday

CLUB GOIN’ UP ON A FRIDAY – am i right?! Listen here.

6. We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrushands in the air like we don’t care / can’t you see it’s we who own the night?

This song gives us major nostalgia, sing it like you mean it. Listen here.

7. Bad and Boujee by Migostry to play your song, it ain’t move me / raindrop DROPTOP

Listen here.

8. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamondgood times never seem so good / look at the night and it don’t seem so lonely

Listen here.

9. Ignition (Remix) by R. Kellywe got fellas to my left, hunnies on my right / i’m about to have me some fun

Listen here.

10. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’sgirl, tonight you look so pretty / two more years and you’ll be done with school

Because every prom playlist needs a song to slow dance to. Listen here.

11. One Dance by Drake one more time ‘fore I go / baby, i like your style

Listen here.

12. Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi – feeling lit, feeling right / everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold

Listen here.

13. Bounce Back by Big Seankarma come around and i’ll wish ‘em well / if I lose 1, i bounce back like 2, 3 did with 4, 5

Tonight we may or may not take some L’s, but you know we’ll bounce back. Listen here.

14. Party in the USAso i put my hands up they’re playing my song / i’m noddin’ my head like yeah, movin’ my hips like yeah

Listen here.

15. Closer by The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)we ain’t never gettin older / you look as good as the day i met you

Listen here.

16. Paper Planes by M.I.Aall i wanna do is / and take your moneyyyy

Listen here.

17. Buy You A Drank by T Painwe gone have fun, you gon’ see / you can do it all by yourself

Listen here.

18. Low by Flo Ridamade it drop, shawty dipped that pop and lock / shawty got low

Listen here.

19. A Night To Remember from High School Musicalit’s the night of our nightmares, it’s the night of our dreams / now do we have to dress up for the prom?

Lil throwback to our middle school dreams. Listen here.

20. Shots by LMFAOeverybody it’s on / let’s go round two

Listen here. 😉

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Kitty Shortt and Calvin Jackson

  1. Home to Mama – Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber
  2. All We Got – Chance the Rapper
  3. Don’t be a fool – Shawn Mendes
  4. Power Trip – J. Cole
  5. Bad Religion – Frank Ocean
  6. Far from Home – A.CHAL
  7. Gives You Hell – The All-American Rejects
  8. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  9. Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas
  10. Perfect – Ed Sheeran