Playlist: Spring Break 2016
By Abby Banks
Spring Break starts Friday and everyone will be hitting the road. The drives can be long and boring, but I find that music can make the time fly by. Whether you’re headed to the beach or back home to visit family, here are some road trip jams that will make the drive a little easier.
“West Coast” | Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Rey always manages to bring a nostalgic feel to each of her songs. “West Coast” was the first single off of her second album “Ultraviolence” and continued to embrace her signature ethereal sound. This song is one of my favorites to listen to while driving, especially if I’m headed to the beach.
“Red Eyes” | The War On Drugs
This song recently made its way onto my road trip playlist. It seems cheerful and airy and almost as if bandleader Adam Granduciel is inviting you on a journey.
“UGH!” | The 1975
The 1975 just released their second album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” and “UGH!” was the second single off of the album. Whenever this song comes on, I can’t help but sing along. It’s so catchy and upbeat and never fails to make the drive a little more fun.
“Bank Rolls” | Remix, Tate Kobang
Tate Kobang is a rapper out of Baltimore, and signed with 300 Entertainment in the summer of 2015 after the success of “Bank Rolls.” It’s no surprise that “Bank Rolls” caught the attention of music executives. Kobang recites the city’s neighborhoods in a beat that will having you dancing no matter where you are.
“Soundcheck” | Catfish and the Bottlemen
This song is a typical rock song, with a thrilling guitar solo and relatable lyrics. The riffs embody everything that Catfish and the Bottlemen is and makes this song a fun break during the monotony of driving.
“Colors” | Halsey
Halsey’s “Colors” captures the difficulty of relationships while balancing the heartbreak with a catchy pop song. Her poetic writing provides not only vivid images but also relatable lyrics.
“Little White Lies” | One Direction
I tried for so long to deny that I actually liked One Direction, but after hearing this song, I couldn’t deny how fun their music was. “Little White Lies” is the perfect song to sing at the top of your lungs.
“Mr. Brightside” | The Killers
Whenever this song comes on, I become the girl in the car on the highway who’s singing loudly with no shame. It was a staple in my childhood and continues to be on of my favorite rock songs. It was ranked #48 in Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of the 2000s, and for good reason.
“Pony Up” | Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon’s “Pony Up” is one of my favorite tracks from their fifth album “Come Around Sundown.” It’s funkier than most of their other songs, but the guitar riffs and steady drum remind you of their rock roots.
“Dog Days Are Over” | Florence + The Machine
Florence Welch’s haunting voice bursts out in this enchanting song. The combination of the harp, clapping, and the drums may seem chaotic, but Welch pulls it together into a hit song.