Going on a road trip or throwing a party? Here’s a list of songs that should be on your spring break playlist.
by Madeleine Kriech
These songs were pulled from various genres and Billboard charts. Pick and choose which ones you want on your playlist.
- “Cake by the Ocean” DNCE
This is the perfect pump up song. It starts off with a classic clapping beat then, Boom, right into the catchy lyrics. Eating cake by the ocean may not be your ideal date, but it makes for a good song. This rhythm of claps and guitar strums will start a dance party. Whether you are on the beach, or jamming in your room, this is the perfect song to get hype to.
2. “New Romantics” Taylor Swift
Before you cringe at the sight of T swift’s name, give this song a chance. Yes, it’s lyrics contain the usual story of some messed up relationship, but hey, supply and demand. The bass and drums make a good song to blast in your car. If you’re a visual person, just imagine yourself driving down the California coast, hair flowing, wind blowing, or put yourself at a rager, jumping up and down to the beat, friends all around you. Whatever your surroundings, Swift’s song will make you ready for an adventure.
3. “Roses” The Chainsmokers
This new song has quickly captured the attention of teens and young adults. “Roses” is somewhat of a pop/edm style that draws you in. The smooth voice of the singer will allow you to close your eyes and take a deep breath, but then, once the beat drops, it’s a dance beat. The song allows you to roll with the fluid beat by either relaxing or rocking.
4. “West End Kids” New Politics
This alternative rock song will get you ready for anything life throws at you. At only 30 seconds into the song, influxes of emphasize beast fill your ears. Even if you haven’t gone on a grand adventure, you will relate to this song’s story. The chorus could be described as “teen angst,” but don’t let that fool you. Before you know it, you’ll be the one “walking slow down a freeway.”
5. “Trap Queen” Fetty Wap
This hip hop/R&B style is only for select few. It is understandable why you might not want this song on your playlist, but don’t be scared to try it. The beat will draw you in only after a few times listening to it. Is it a clean song? No. But it’s okay, you can only hear the words coming out of his mouth every 10 seconds. Just give this OG track a chance.
6. “Mess Around” Cage the Elephant
For the alternative lovers, “Mess Around” will bring you back to the good old days– not a care in the world, running around in the sun’s heat. The girl spoken of in the song will pull at your own heart strings, your own personal experiences; yet, you don’t feel sad, you feel ready to go out and experience life. At the end of each line the singer pulls the knot out, exaggerating the vowels, and eventually sucking you under his spell.
7. “Victorious” Panic! At the Disco
This combination of notes will transport you into your greatest success. Almost immediately after hearing the first notes of the song, you are on top of the world. As with number one, the lyrics are mashed, mangled, and random, but somehow they work. This song will make you shot “fireworks like it’s the fourth of July.”
8. “Cool for the Summer” Demi Lovato
Talk about a powerful song. The new and improved Demi Lovato has transformed her new confidence into song form. With each note, your spirit is filled with self-assurance and certainty. Why wait for someone else? Take control of your own life! The strong vocals add to the rhythm and the spunky beat.
9. “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (Remix) Mike Posner
After the first time you listen to this song it will be stuck in your head for countless days. The original lyrics are combined with a dance/pop tune that will make your feet move. To fit in with the other songs on this playlist, the lyrics are somewhat out of the ordinary, but they will be etched into your brain in no time.
10. “Anna Sun” Walk The Moon
Talk about a song that makes you want to get up and dance. “Anna Sun” makes you crave heat and life. The upbeat tempo lets you let your hair down and twirl around. This song doesn’t stray far from Walk The Moon’s style but brings you further under their belt. The lyrics and the beat transform your soul from grey to rainbow. After listening, you will feel like you have a new positive outlook on the world.
All these songs may not make your top 10 list, but just try them out. Their beats and random lyrics will make you feel ready for whatever spring break throws at you.