The Snubbed Best Musical To Listen To Right Now, Based On Your College Major

The Snubbed Best Musical To Listen To Right Now, Based On Your College Major

Your girl is definitely going to listen to "Something Rotten!" (and all of the others, TBH).


Likely the most highly-anticipated Tony Award given out every year is Best Musical. This is where shows that have really made it to the top get honored for their achievements and the wonderful production that they've devoted their time to. This year at the 2018 Tony Awards, "The Band's Visit" was given this extraordinary honor, beating out "Frozen," "Mean Girls," and "SpongeBob Squarepants."

Every year only has one Best Musical, but that doesn't mean there aren't some gems out there that don't get the recognition they deserve.

1. Biology — "SpongeBob"

Biology majors are all too familiar with the ins and outs of natural life. Nothing so clearly exhibits that than this vibrant and colorful under the sea musical. "SpongeBob" was nominated for Best Musical in 2018 and lost to The Band's Visit. Listen to this musical here.

2. Communications — "Mean Girls"

Communications majors need to know every aspect of how communication works, even within the circles of high school girls. "Mean Girls" will give you the tip of the iceberg when it comes to that very unique form of communication. "Mean Girls" was nominated for Best Musical in 2018 and lost to "The Band's Visit." Listen to this musical here.

3. Music — "School of Rock"

Music majors usually delight in all different types of music and should be able to identify just about any of them. "School of Rock" brings all the delight of rock to a musical theatre setting and even adds in some talented kids into the mix. "School of Rock" was nominated for Best Musical in 2016 and lost to "Hamilton." Listen to this musical here.

4. Theatre — "Something Rotten!"

Although theatre majors would absolutely appreciate experiencing any of these musicals and probably already have listened to all or most of them, that doesn't mean that they wouldn't appreciate a good musical suggestion. "Something Rotten!" was nominated for Best Musical in 2015 and lost to "Fun Home." Listen to this musical here.

5. Education — "Matilda The Musical"

To go into education, you have to have a strong passion for learning and for kids/teens. This musical follows the story of one very special little girl. "Matilda" was nominated for Best Musical in 2013 and lost to "Kinky Boots." Listen to this musical here (Original London Cast).

6. Journalism — "Newsies"

Journalism majors are ready to bring news to the public and this musical is named for them. This musical is about the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. Newsies was nominated for Best Musical in 2012 and lost to "Once." Listen to this musical here.

7. Business — "Catch Me If You Can"

If there's one trait a business major needs, it's to be a smooth talker and to get things done. This musical follows Frank Abagnale Jr. who jumps town and cons his way into being a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer. "Catch Me If You Can" was nominated for Best Musical in 2011 and lost to "Book of Mormon." Listen to this musical here.

8. Psychology — "Next To Normal"

A psychology major would be incredibly interested by this musical. The musical centers around a family with a mother suffering from bipolar disorder and also deals with themes of suicide and grief. "Next To Normal" was nominated for Best Musical in 2009 and lost to "Billy Elliot the Musical." Listen to this musical here.

9. Literature — "Beauty and the Beast"

There's no one that admires literature quite like Belle. This musical will give you a relatable protagonist and a fairytale to root for. "Beauty and The Beast" was nominated for Best Musical in 1994 and lost to "Passion." Listen to this musical here or the (in my opinion, better) 2017 movie version here.

10. Pre-Law/Criminal Justice — "Chicago"

If you ever needed a musical version of the pitfalls of the legal system, here it is. As well as being a Vaudeville experience, "Chicago" also features some really great music. "Chicago" was nominated for Best Musical in 1976 and lost to "A Chorus Line." Listen to this musical here (1997 New Broadway Cast Recording) or the (in my opinion, better) 2002 movie version here.

11. Medical — "Allegro"

Allegro follows the story of a young doctor and his adventures and struggles in his career and personal life. "Allegro" was technically never nominated for Best Musical, but the medical field was too significant to leave out. This was a production in 1947 and was written by Richard Rogers and Hammerstein. Read more about this medical musical here.

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

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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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