40 Songs To Throw On Your College Playlist When You're Leaving Home

40 Songs To Throw On Your College Playlist When You're Leaving Home

"So I'm moving on, letting go..."


A playlist of songs to listen to when you miss home.

1. "I'll Always Remember You" by Hannah Montana

2. "One Last Time" by Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda

3. "My Girl" by The Temptations

4. "Vienna" by Billy Joel

5. "When Will My Life Begin" by Mandy Moore

6. "You Will Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins

7. "Why Should I Worry" by Billy Joel

8. "Home" by Phillip Phillips

9. "Defying Gravity" by Idina Menzel

10.  "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

11.  "Leave The City" by Twenty One Pilots

12.  "I Have A Dream" by Lily James


14.  "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine 

15.  "When We Were Young" by Adele

16.  "Don't Forget Where You Belong" by One Direction

17.  "I'm Movin' On" by Rascal Flatts

18.  "Hakuna Matata" from "The Lion King"

19.  "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes 

20.  "Humble And Kind" by Tim McGraw

21.  "How Far I'll Go" by Auli'i Cravalho 

22.  "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift 

23.  "Rivers and Roads" by The Head And The Heart

24.  "Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift

25.  "River" by Leon Bridges 

26.  "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert 

27.  "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith

28.  "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

29.  "Life Is A Highway" by Rascal Flatts 

30.  "On My Way" by Phil Collins

31.  "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood 

32.  "Go The Distance" by Roger Bart 

33.  "8TEEN" by Khalid

34.  "Castle On The Hill" by Ed Sheeran

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

36.  "Wake Me up Before You Go-Go" by WHAM!

37.  "Everything Has Changed" by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift 

38.  "Angels (feat. Saba)" by Chance the Rapper

39.  "Bring It On Home To Me" by Sam Cooke

40.  "Follow That Dream" by Elvis Presley 

Find the whole playlist on Spotify.

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To High School Seniors In Their Last Semester

Senior year moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You’re at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You’re probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you’re calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you’re walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You’re convinced you’re ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You’ve already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you’re an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school’s name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I’m telling you right now, you’re going to miss it all. Everything you’ve ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald’s hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you’ve seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You’re going to miss them more than anything. I’m telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You’ve got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life; it’s truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it’s the little things you’re gonna miss the most. Don’t take it for granted because soon, you’ll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You’ve got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You’re going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won’t.

So, take it all in. Be excited for the future and look forward to it, but be mindful of the present. You’ve got this.
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The Best Stevie Nicks Songs For Any Mood, Any Day

Beyoncé, don't forget who the original queen is.


Stevie Nicks is timeless. Even today, her music is still popular. She really is the true queen. Not many people have songs that are 20 years old that people still listen to today. Stevie Nicks is a true queen and has the most mesmerizing voice. Here are a few Stevie Nicks songs for any mood.

1. "Landslide"


This is for when you're feeling nostalgic.

2. "Edge Of Seventeen"


When you really just want to jam out.

3. "Leather and Lace"


For when you're feeling a little lovey-dovey. "Lovers forever face to face my city your mountains stay with me stay."

4. "Stand Back"


For when you're feeling like a boss.

5. "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?"


Play this when you're in your feels.

6. "Rhiannon"


You can say that this was recorded with Fleetwood Mac, but this song is so iconic it deserves to be on this list. This is for when you feel like you need some karaoke in your life

7. "Gypsy"


Again another Fleetwood Mac song, but it's Stevie Nicks singing so it's ok. Play this when you feel like you need to get back to your roots

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