Reimagining 10 Songs As Different Drugs

Reimagining 10 Songs As Different Drugs

9. Vanessa Carlton - "A Thousand Miles": Dopamine

As many of my readers know, I'm a very avid listener of music. I actually listen to music so much that I'm always seen with a pair of headphones and never leave my house without them.

Not only do I listen to regular music, I also have a classically trained voice and can play three different instruments at an intermediate level (Clarinet, French Horn, Bass Clarinet). You can honestly say that I have what we call a "music addiction." Now, what if the songs I've listened to were actually drugs. Well...

1. Bryson Tiller - "Right My Wrongs": Valium

Valium is a very potent drug used to treat anxiety disorders. Overdosing can lead to serious death. This song will give you feelings and sensations that don't even exist. Too much of this song may lead to increased sadness, crying, and multiple Netflix binges.

2. System of A Down - "Chop Suey": Crack Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most addictive substances in the United States, known to be a very popular stimulant in the drug world. This song needs no explanation for those who know. For those who don't know, you're in for a treat.

3. Chance The Rapper - "No Problem": Dopamine

Dopamine is the "happy" neurotransmitter, sending signals to the brain at a rapid pace. This song is the epitome of happiness and carefree will. There's a whole lot of Dopamine in this one.

4. Jhene Aiko - "While We're Young": Ambien

Ambien is a depressant used for sleeping disorders. Aiko is known for her soulful and soft R&B vibe that can calm down any nervous system.

5. Igor Stravinsky - "Rite of Spring": LSD

This psychedelic drug is known for its lucid trips, altering awareness and allowing the brain to contort reality into different shapes. "Rite of Spring" is one of the most notable compositions created by Stravinsky, who's well known for writing multiple different music styles in one piece.

6. Isaiah Rashad - "4r Da Squaw": Marijuana

Marijuana is very popular drug amongst teenagers and adults alike, looking for that "high" feeling caused by the cannabinoid THC. You'd definitely want to smoke to this song.

7. XXXTENTACION - "Look At Me!": LSD

XXXTENTACION is known for his very violent and controversial lyrics. You'd be going crazy while listening to this song.

8. Bas - "Clouds Never Get Old": Marijuana

Bas is a rapper on J.Cole's label "Dreamville" and this song takes the cake when you're hotboxing with your college friends in your car.

9. Vanessa Carlton - "A Thousand Miles": Dopamine


10. Eminem - "Without Me": Crack Cocaine

Honestly, anything from "The Marshall Mathers LP" would feel like crack cocaine.

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17 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes To Remember When You're About To Have A Final Exam Panic Attack

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."


Stressed AF about finals?

Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

17. My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist


Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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