The College Experience, Summarized In Song (Again!)
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The College Experience, Summarized In Song (Again!)

Another playlist of songs for the college student.

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The College Experience, Summarized In Song (Again!)
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College is a hurricane of emotions -- each and every day is a whirlwind of stress, freedom, and camaraderie. Here, I try to capture the lightning in a bottle that is college in a playlist. Enjoy these songs while you're either celebrating the small things, drowning in work, or something in between. Even though this has probably been done a million times, I'm going to give my own take on it.


1. "The Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel



The first thirty seconds of this song would make anyone reflect on their mistakes. I recommend listening to it at that one moment at 2 o'clock in the morning. You know the one.


2. "Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd


For those times when you just need to feel free. When did a little air-guitaring ever do any harm?


3. "It's Over" - Electric Light Orchestra


Failed a test? Just went through a bad breakup? Listen to this song while you cry in a corner, then pick yourself up and move forward with your life.


4. "Friends Will Be Friends" - Queen


Nothing like the quintessential friendship song to remind you of that time the guy sitting next to you in class let you copy his notes.


5. "I Will Survive" - Cake


Whether it be this cover or the original classic by Gloria Gaynor, this song is perfect for those moments when you're on the brink of giving up and just need that extra boost. Bring it on!


6. "Money, Money, Money" - ABBA / "Money" - Pink Floyd


Enough said.


7. "Hey Ya!" - OutKast


At this point, when isn't "Hey Ya!" appropriate in college?


8. "Land of Confusion" - Genesis


I'm not sure if "Land of Confusion" is a good nickname for college or a description of the year 2016. You tell me.


9. "I Don't Care Anymore" - Phil Collins

I don't care about anything, but I care immensely about everything. Whatever the case, this song is good for the instances where you're the former.


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