25 '80s Songs That Are Guaranteed To Cure Your Stress

25 '80s Songs That Are Guaranteed To Cure Your Stress

These '80s classics will make you happier.

Okay, I have two essays due on Wednesday, my Calculus III homework due on Monday, and I have to study for the next Organic Chemistry exam on Friday. I should probably remember to eat at some point and then I have to run to my Sorority Chapter meeting.

This is the typical schedule that runs through a college student's head all week long. When will I do this? I need to do that too and try to get ahead. It's stressful and arguably necessary to manage your time and assignments throughout your college career. However, what is not necessary, is to fall into emotional turmoil and therefore you need to take a break.

I, myself, am a victim of college stress and have found a suitable treatment that has helped in relaxing and remembering to be happy even when I'm drowning in school work. And yes, it is indeed: 80's music.

Some people will say that it was the worst decade of music due to the bad hairstyles, psychedelic music videos and down right distasteful fashion outfits. However, no one can argue that at least one of these songs will have you singing along and reminding you that the next exam you have coming up will be okay, you are capable of owning it.

Here's a list of my favorite '80s songs, and yes, save "Friday I'm in Love" for Friday. (Also, I know Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac are from the '70s, but I couldn't help myself.)

1. "Shout" by Tears for Fears

2. "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" by Tears for Fears

3. "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League

4. "She Drives me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals

5. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

6. "Take on Me" by a-ha

7. "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles

8. "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode

9. "Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode

10. "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys

11. "It's a Sin" by Pet Shop Boys

12. "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure

13. "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" by Pink Floyd

14. "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure

15. "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac

16. "Holiday" by Madonna

17. "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel

18. "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks

19. "Little Lies" by Fleetwood Mac

20. "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister

21. "Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bull Frog)" by Three Dog Night

22. "99 Luftballons" by Nena

23. "Like a Prayer" by Madonna

24. "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners

25. "Under Pressure" by Queen

Cover Image Credit: 80's Music Addict

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat Tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur — which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
Cover Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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Did Draco Malfoy Ever Get The Clout He Deserved?

Yes, he was literally the worst for a majority of the series. But does this one moment make up for it all?

The new trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series just dropped and I have a LOT of feelings. Mainly:

With the release of this new trailer, the only natural thing to do is to binge watch the "Harry Potter" series. Now, if you don’t know about "Harry Potter" series, I’m going to assume that you were born literally minutes ago. For those of you who do know what I’m talking about, let’s chat.

Throughout the series, we see some pretty rotten witches, wizards and muggles. The worst being Bellatrix LeStrange, in my opinion.

*Side note: Voldemort killed meticulously and with his own “reasoning” that supported his actions. Bellatrix killed for sport. No reason was necessary to support her choices. Regardless of who I thought was worse, it doesn’t change the fact that they were both 100% assholes.*

Throughout the movie, and even more so throughout the book, we are able to see slight character arcs for a majority of these lesser-evil villains, such as Petunia Dursley, Narcissa Malloy, Snape, and Draco Malfoy.

After Snape, Draco had one of the biggest character arcs in the series. He saved Harry and, ultimately, through his actions, gave Harry one last chance to defeat Voldemort. How? Well, Pottermore explains it best, but to put it simply, he refused to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione up to Bellatrix and the Snatchers.

This moment is so pivotal and apparent in the books, yet on screen, while it’s still a huge moment, it still gets downplayed. The weight of the moment isn’t truly felt and could be taken as more of a mistake on Malfoy’s part. That moment, if not understood correctly, could change many viewers' opinions about Draco's transformation from elitist, bigot, selfish snob to a (slightly) unknowingly ignorant, scared, defeated teen.

Damnit, J.K. Rowling, you’ve done it again. Even after all these years, somehow I still always seem to find something new.

Now let’s talk about how the new movie will allow the Ministry to apparate onto Hogwarts?!

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