As we hit the two week mark before classes start, everyone, including myself, is extremely excited for the start of the year. We are excited to see our friends and make new memories. If there's one thing that sticks out to me a lot when thinking of freshman year, it's music. From hanging out in our dorm rooms, to swim meets and practices, to car rides and weekend activities, there always seemed to be music playing the background. These songs now trigger memories that will forever remind me of one of the best years of my life.
1. How to Save a Life - The Fray
So one of the most important clubs I joined this year was the Laying in Bed for Record Hours Watching Netflix Club. This Club included about 99 percent of the student body and one of our favorite shows was "Grey's Anatomy." Whenever this song came on you knew someone was about to die, but let's be real -- that's what kept the show juicy (haha).
2. Untouched - The Veronicas
I want to formally apologize to the people that lived beneath Fal 234. I can remember numerous dance party occasions jumping up and down on the beds and screaming this song at the top of our lungs. Also sorry to the super chill RA that told us to turn the music down but that we could wait until the song was over.
3. Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez
This song will forever be the song that played EVERY SINGLE car ride of training trip. While training trip low-key still gives me PTSD, it was also pretty amazing lounging on the beach with my team.
4. Sorry - Justin Bieber
Justin, you've done it again. I think everyone one campus, whether they will admit it or not, was a little bit obsessed with this whole album. This song blasted from dorm rooms, houses on the weekends and was on nearly every sports team's meet/practice playlist.
5. Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
One of my favorite nights of this whole past year was hockey formal. I remember dancing the night away to this song with a bunch of the formal crashers long after actual players on the team left. Shout out to Duffy for this killer dance song.
6. One Dance - Drake
The whole campus erupted with the drop of Drake's new album. "One Dance" played every single weekend at every single house, including the Burton and OP. Coming from someone that usually hates rap, I LOVE this song.
7. Every Time We Touch - Cascada
You haven't lived until you've seen Duffy jump up and down dancing to this song. I'll also never forget coming from the Colgate meet this year when the whole bus, BOTH men and women, shouted this song at the top of our lungs.
8. Roses - Chainsmokers
This was another Fal 234 song. I remember it had come on my Spotify a couple times and really never gave it a shot until I was forced to listen to it and it became one of my favorite songs.
9. Stole the Show - Kygo
This song was more of a late night dorm jam session song. Kygo was the late night artist you turned to to finish that 10 page paper at midnight or make a random BJ's/Walmart run in the middle of the night.
10. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
Another Bieber tune because let's be honest the whole album was amazing. This song came out right at the beginning of freshman year and was again played around the clock.
11. Runaway (U & I) - Galantis
This was the song that, no matter how with it you were on the weekends, you always remember screaming at the top of your lungs dancing around to in blacklight lit basements.
12. Famous - Kanye West
This song is probably more popular than ever right now after the Taylor Swift v. Kimye fight, but it was still pretty lit a few months ago too. I mean, how can you not LOVE a song with Rhianna in it!?
13. Me, Myself, and I - G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha
Starting off the year single and with a whole new pool of eligible bachelors, this song pretty much seemed like an anthem. There were numerous car rides to and from Walmart where this song was played on repeat, volume all the way up.
14. You Don't Own Me - G-Eazy, Grace
After being single and ready to mingle, soon came the college boyfriends and then this song became the new anthem, because we don't want someone telling us what we can and can't do, am I right?!
15. History - One Direction
I listened to this album 3 times through the day it came out and I have no shame whatsoever about it. This was another great road trip/long swim meet bus ride song.
16. Gotta Go My Own Way - High School Musical
You're probably thinking, WTF?? But if you were on the swim team you'd know we had a weird obsession with this song, especially at the Pitt Invite. Sorry not sorry to all the teams that were thoroughly weirded out by our random singing.
17. The Hills - The Weekend
This song became real famous in one of the first months at school. The Weekend quickly shot up to one of my favorite artists and I think a lot of people stand with me on that. He was great for that late night grunge type of music.
These and many more songs were the soundtrack of freshman year. Even though they may be considered "throwback" songs, lets just says Thursdays are for the memories.
Also, you can check out all these songs in a playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/samantha.kuchinski/p...