The Playlist Of A Day In The Life Of A High Schooler, From Sunrise To Midnight
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The Playlist Of A Day In The Life Of A High Schooler, From Sunrise To Midnight

It's true! There's a song for that!

The Playlist Of A Day In The Life Of A High Schooler, From Sunrise To Midnight
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Have you ever felt like a song would be the perfect match for a situation you're in? There are millions of songs, so many that most of them are unheard of unless they reach the top charts. But songs are meant to make the listener feel something, and the ultimate goal of the songwriter-to forge a connection between them and those who listen to their songs.

I've always felt like there is a song to describe the situations and how I feel on an average day, and this is the compiled playlist of all the ones that make me say, "So true!"

1. Getting Up And Getting Dressed In The Morning

And the song is... "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha!

"Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy
Grab my glasses, I'm out the door; I'm gonna hit this city"

Yeah, you wish. Instead, the only "party" you're going to is the pep rally at school. At least it helps you get up in the morning with a little pop beat and confidence. Don't leave home without your best outfit, especially the sunglasses!

2. Walking Into Class... And The Abundant Homework

You're only one person! You can't possibly do all the lessons you told me to...and the song is "Human" by Christina Perri.

"But I’m only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I’m only human
And I crash and I break down"

This is the song to sing to all the teachers at school. The amazing workload we get every day literally makes us weightlifters by the time we graduate high school... and then some when we get to college! The workload can be very stressful, and there have been times when I just couldn't take it and felt like crashing.

3. The Huge Test You've Studied For... And Blank Out On

You walked into it confident, and a few questions in you realize that this may not be one of my best grades. It's happened to everyone before, trust me. "Don't Stop Believin" by Journeyis the one.

"Don't stop believing
Hold on to the feeling"

You have got to keep believing that somehow, you'll miraculously fare well on this test, right? Hold on to the feeling of that confidence to pull you through and stay optimistic. Just don't expect too much from the grade when you get your paper back...

4. When Your Friend Shows Off At Lunch

Well, of course. They had to wear that ridiculously expensive necklace that they got a week ago coupled with a really nice top (you wish you had one of those). To make matters worse, they start bragging about what store they got their clothes from and all of the others are ogling over the outfit. You want to be a"Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani.

"If I was a rich girl
See, I'd have all the money in the world
If I was a wealthy girl...

No, Wouldn't just have one hood
A Hollywood mansion if I could
Please book me first class to my fancy house in London town"

Yes, this sounds like a fantasy that would be nice. Unfortunately, it isn't real...yet. The bell finally rings, and you run from the site as fast as possible, but the song about being rich still stuck in your head. If only.

5. The Mean And Popular Girl Decides To Come At You In Front Of Everyone

You were just minding your own business, and you accidentally spilled water all over her paper in class. It was an accident! But of course, being the person that she is, she decides to pick a fight. She's been holding a grudge since the beginning of the year anyway, and it's time she decides to let it out. All eyes are on you.

You just have one song to choose..."Titanium" by David Guetta.

"You shout it out
But I can't hear a word you say...

You shoot me down but I won't fall, I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium, I am titanium, I am titanium, I am titanium"

It suddenly comes to you. The comeback you throw at her is so bad, everyone in the class, even the teacher, claps (she's a chill teacher). You didn't fall, and none of her words affected you... because you are titanium. It'd be really nice to actually be bulletproof, though.

6. When You See Your Crush

"Come on, please look at me!" That's literally all you think when you pass by them in the halls. Sometimes they'll stare at you, sometimes they'll pass over you just like any other person would. What's happening?

Then you see them...and realize they're dating someone. The blow's so hard, you feel like crumbling and crying on the spot. But your reputation is at stake. And the song that you feel like yelling out loud so everyone can hear is "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift.

"Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see I'm the one who understands you

If you can see I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see
You belong with me
You belong with me"

Yeah, they do belong with you...if that other person didn't get in the way. Meanwhile, you're still trying to get their attention in the most subtle ways possible, like liking every single picture they post or commenting flattering things...maybe even trying to strike up a text conversation. Keep working on it!

7. Finally Getting On The Bus And Going Home

Finally! You get to escape school and leave for a glorious seven hours, save the homework, before your body finally says "OK. I'm done. Sleep." You feel proud that you've survived another day and maybe could still get some stuff done and have fun? The song here is "Glorious" by Macklemore.

"I got a new attitude and a lease on life
And some peace of mind...

I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again...

I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious

Yes, you can finally let go of your worries...for the time being. There's never any end to that. But you made it through the worst part of the day, and now, you can relax for a little bit...if the homework load isn't too bad.

8. When Your Friend/Parents Won't Respond To Your Texts

What happened to them! It's the 21st century! If you don't respond to a text within two minutes, everyone assumes something is wrong with you or something has happened to you. Including you! You get so sad and depressed and ignored when you look at your ZERO notifications that have come so far!

The song is "Say Something" by A Great Big World

"Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'll be the one, if you want me to"

I'm giving up on you. Please say something so we don't have to unnecessarily panic. Thanks.

9. When You Turn In... And It All Starts Coming Back

Wait...did you remember to do that homework assignment? Did you check the answers to your in-class worksheet online? Did you remember to do the practice quiz?

For some reason, it all starts coming back to you once you lie in bed, because there's nothing left to do except think...and try to go to sleep. The song may not be familiar to you...but it's "I'm So Tired" by The Beatles.The title works out, too.

"You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
You know I'd give you everything I've got
For a little peace of mind"

Stopping your brain from thinking and immediately sleeping is so hard that every teen has probably gone through it sometime. The most you can do is stay calm before you fall asleep and surround yourself with warm and soft colors. Oh, and don't check your phone. Actually, that might be a little impossible.

SEE ALSO: 101 Boppin' K-Pop Songs That'll Make You Feel Like The Ruler Of The World

So that's the perfect playlist for the day... a song for everything you may encounter and what you feel written out clearly in the lyrics. There's a reason humans have been craving, changing and making music for millennia now.

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