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7 Songs By Jack Johnson That Show He Understands What It's Like To Be A Stressed-Out College Student

I have a hunch he is writing majority of his songs with us college girls in mind.

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Anyone who enjoys a nice cup of coffee, a slow pace of life, and a nice lazy afternoon know who Jack Johnson is. The man can manage to change any mood with the sound of his charming, serenading voice. Here are a few songs that have helped me get through typical college kid struggles.

1. "Banana Pancakes"

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Waking up the morning after you just drank your problems away the night before and now feel like you are nursing the worse hangover ever. Maybe you had a class or something planned later that day and feel guilty for skipping. I can assure you, listening to Banana pancakes will help put your mind at ease. And by the way, your going to want to try out this recipe.

2. "I Got You"

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When you wake up at 10:20 in the morning and realize if you speed and make it to Chick-fil-a in ten minutes you can get chicken minnies. The moment the first chicken minnie touches your tongue, just play the song guys.

3. "Do You Remember"

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When you first lay your eyes on the most beautiful human ever and 'accidentally' bump/trip/fall into them at the bar and proceed to fail at flirting with them and then grow a creepy crush which involves you stalking their instagram on a daily basis until you accidentally like a picture from three years ago so you try to make yourself feel better by reminding yourself one day this will be the story to your kids of how we first met. Am I the only one?

4. "Eyes Like That"

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Your favorite professor catches you sharing homework answers between you and a couple of your classmates at the beginning of the semester. You realize the relationship you just jeopardized with your professor and how bad you want them to like you again and forgive you. For the rest of the semester you laugh at all their dad jokes and try and answer every question they ask- pulling a classic kiss up move, we have all been there. But really, don't act like you haven't shared homework answers once upon a time.

5. "Better Together"

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She makes you laugh, she makes you cry, she is there for you when you really feel like you have no one else to turn to. You and your favorite bottle of wine. Love you girly.

6. "Upside Down"

Sitting at your desk in class, sweating, dreading the end of class because you know you are about to get the test back that you took last week and are about 99.9998% sure that you bombed it. You gulp as she hands you the test, take a deep breath, flip the test over and to amazingly to your disbelief you got a B!! In that moment the word is at your fingertips, you feel unstoppable, and never want the feeling to go away.

7. "Good People Go"

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When you lose all your friends at the bar and find yourself talking to the 3/10 that has been trying to hit on you all night just so you don't have to stand there alone. We've all been there.

So prior to your next panic attack, hungover morning, wine night, or chicken minnie hitting your taste buds, play the songs people, and it will help you- or make that moment just that much sweeter. Here's to you Jack Johnson, thanks for looking out for us stressed college kids.

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6 Things I Didn't Really Need in My Freshman Dorm, And 6 Things I Wish I Brought Instead

I promise you, being Pinterest-worthy just doesn't make sense in a dorm.
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As I packed up my dorm room and unpacked it all once I got home, I kinda felt stupid. I moved in with 2 cars full of stuff (yes, I know how extra that sounds and yes, it was indeed that extra) and I didn't end up needing half of it. Now, I'm swimming in stuff I need to get rid of while holding on to the stuff I didn't realize I would need and ended up buying mid-year. No matter how much you think you know everything, first-time dorm residents, please listen.

6 things I DIDN'T need but swore I did

1. All my personal books

I mean, I'm an English major and I love to read, but no one, and I mean no one, A) has free time and B) uses that free time to read in college.

2. Keurig

There's a coffee shop I can use my cafe credits at on my way to class. I never woke up early enough to brew my own coffee, and I never craved it bad enough in the afternoon to feel like I needed to make my own immediately. It was nice to make tea with though.

3. Dishes and Silverware/Excessive Mugs

All you need is 1 mug and a couple of water bottles. I promise you paper plates and plastic silverware are all you need.

4. An overabundance of office supplies

I didn't use all those fancy office supplies in high school, so as much as I love them, I have yet to reach for them in college.

5. T.V.

The T.V. I had was only slightly bigger than my laptop screen and the wifi at my dorm wasn't good enough for streaming. I hardly used it, but I know others used theirs a lot. Just a personal preference!

6. Tons of wall art

I totally believe wall art has the power to make a dorm room feel less institutional, but I wish I had brought more pictures from home to make my room personal. Pinterest dorm rooms just aren't real, and they aren't what you want when you're homesick.

6 things I wish I had bought before school started

1. ID Lanyard

I personally love these ones from Vera Bradley , but honestly, any way you can carry your ID, money, and keys all in one is a life changer.

2. Earplugs / Eye Mask

Dorms are loud even during quiet hours and sometimes your roommate stays up later or gets up earlier than you do. Amazon couldn't ship these to me fast enough.

3. Wireless Headphones/Earbuds

Personally, I'm an earbuds girl, but either one does the trick. It's nice to not have to deal with cords and to be able to connect to any of your devices without an adapter.

4. Laptop Shell/Stickers

Almost everyone ends up ordering stickers to put on their laptop to express themselves to those around them. On a practical level though, you're probably going to have the same laptop as 5+ other students in your lecture and you will probably throw your laptop in a bag and run at some point. A shell and some stickers will provide more protection than you realize. Check out RedBubble for some great options.

5. Small vacuum

This is especially important if you get a rug. Sweeping is not pleasant, and the vacuums at your dorm are probably older than you are.

6. Pictures from home

Like I said before, wall art isn't going to comfort you when you want to go home. A picture of your dog or best friend sure will though.

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7 Things We Should be Talking About Instead of James Charles

Not to sound like Shane Dawson, but did the government put them up to this publicity stunt?

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If you're an avid YouTube watcher such as myself, I'm sure you're fully aware of the drama between James Charles and Tati. If you're not, it's really okay, and I'm super impressed with your ability to NOT become wrapped up in trending drama and gossip. Unfortunately, this argument that is BLOWING UP social media could not have come at a more inconvenient time. Young people are so distracted by this sugar fluff honey bear scandal that they aren't talking about real news that actually matters. I mean think about it, what other trending topic surfaced at the same time as this one? That's right-ABORTION! Our nation's most controversial topic that literally has to do with life and death is being overpowered by a conversation about sponsorships and apology videos. I may have been watching to many of Shane Dawson's conspiracy theories lately, but doesn't it seem like the populace should be talking about more pressing topics? Is this all a publicity stunt to divert our attention away from subjects that matter-such as the laws that literally weave the fabric of our nation? Not to be dramatic or anything, but I can think of 7 things off the top of my head that I'd rather hear people talk about than James Charles.

1. The abortion bills

I'm not one to encourage political arguments, but I'd much rather consider a well-thought out conversation about things that are changing our nation's history and possibly reversing Supreme Court decisions than millionaires with makeup. Women are being robbed of a life-altering choice and the nation is more worried about the "tea" about James and Tati? I don't think so.

2. India's water crisis

Because of drought and serious climate change, villages in Delhi, India don't see water for 10 days at a time. They need it for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and washing, so the few jugs they can fill up when a water truck comes has to be rationed over more than a week. Can you imagine using only one jug of water for 10 days? James Charles can save his ass and use his fortune to donate some water to India.

3. Climate change, and people not believing in it

More than one-eighth of ALL of Earth's species are at risk of extinction. Over a million animals, plants, corals, and insects are on that list. President Trump and his administration are not prioritzing the environment or the obvious effects of climate change-such as the California wildfires which he claimed started because the mountains "just need more raking and cleaning". Let's talk about ways we can be more sustainable in our everyday energy use instead of using technology and our own energy to talk shit online!

4. Bill Nye's inspiring comeback

If Bill Nye has to come so far out of retirement from the point we thought he was dead just to tell us we're f*cking up our planet, we must really be f*cking up our planet.

5. An extinct species of bird came back from the dead

Okay so we're talking about makeup moguls more than a literal LIVING ZOMBIE? The white-throated rail quite literally evolved and re-populated the island it once left behind. Science is crazy.

6. Taiwan was the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

We love a good leader. Especially a ballsy one who gives people the rights they deserve despite an entire, large continent around them disagreeing.

7. Anything else...at all

Talk to me about how paper is made or how our bodies break down enzymes or some shit. Let's watch paint dry and listen to classical music. All of these options bode a better result for our mental health as well as our society.

It infuriated me that shootings in schools close to home and terrorist attacks all across the world are more expected to pop up in the news than a teenage millionaire losing fans due to inappropriate behavior. What we expect from our media is incredibly reflective of our society, and I'm sad to say it's pretty embarrassing that the masses, including myself, know more about James Charles's career than the 2020 election or the explosions that injured tourists in Egypt.

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