13 songs for the tough, the fun, and the crazy parts of going back to school.
1) Broke – Jason Derulo
— Mo money mo problems, right? At least that’s what you’ll be telling yourself when you spend about $500 on books you’ll use about two times over the course of the semester. But hey, at least you’re getting $20 when you sell them back!
2) Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
— It’s the day before classes start. You got this! You can do this! You’re getting all A’s this semester and getting ripped at the gym! You are absolutely determined to rule the world and everything is awesome!
3) Dust in the Wind – Kansas
— It’s 3am the night before classes. You’re still watching Netflix. You’re supposed to get up in five hours. You don’t got this. You can’t do this. You’ll probably struggle for B’s and C’s like the rest of the world, you’ll probably keep eating Dorito’s significantly more than the normal amount. The world is a black hole and school is the worst.
4) We’re Going to be Friends – White Stripes
— It’s the first day of classes and you’re excited to meet new people. You know your classes will be more enjoyable if you can get to know some people you like in there, so you’re going to do your best to start up conversations.
5) Cool to Hate – The Offspring
— You’re done with your first day. You just remembered that people are still dumb and you hate them and you probably shouldn’t have even bothered. Just stick to your normal friends, at least they’re pretty cool
6) Bang on the Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
— You’re already being given homework on your first week of classes, who the hell does that, right? It’s pretty obvious you’re not in any kind of mental state to approach homework yet, so you’re just ignoring that until it’s a necessity.
7) I’m So Tired – The Beatles
— You just got finished with three months of going to bed at 3am, waking up at noon, and eating your Lucky Charms and 1pm, So having to wake up pretty early in the morning isn’t exactly conducive to your lifestyle. You’ll most likely develop a habit of drinking a wild amount of caffeine everyday and crashing every night.
8) Celebration – Kool and the Gang
— The first week of classes is finally over! that five days felt like five years, and you’re so incredibly psyched that you get two free days to sleep like you never have, and do nothing for as long as you possibly can.
9) Party Hard – Andrew WK
— You’ve decided to go to your first house party if the year, because a little party never killed nobody, right? Hosted by your former roommate’s coworker’s ex-girlfriend, you walk a mile and a half from your apartment to get absolutely plastered with people you sort of know at first, but end the night as the best friends you’ll ever have. You wake up the next morning in a George Webb’s with a well-deserved shame.
10) School’s Out – Alice Cooper
— It’s the Sunday morning before the second week of classes, and you’re in full denial mode. You’ll wake up the next morning and eat your Lucky Charms like the grown-ass adult you are as if school never started and never will.
11) Everybody Hurts – REM
— Sadly, your denial was just fantasy, and you wake up Monday morning and go to class like the responsible person you are, but it is certainly with a heavy heart. Classes just make you sad at this point, and you wish you could just drop out and be a beet farmer in Pennsylvania.
12) Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
— It’s later in the week, and you feel like you may not die from going to classes anymore. You’re starting to get in the groove of school, and who knows, maybe it’s only a matter of time until you bask in the glory of knowledge
13) I Hate Myself and I Wanna Die – Nirvana
— Just kidding, school is literally Satan and you’ll seemingly never escape. But on the bright side, there’s a new Dorito flavor for you to devour entirely in one night.