Monday, May 21, 2012

The College-Is-Actually-Ending Playlist

12 songs for the class of '12
These songs cover a fair range of emotions/situations people might be feeling at graduation. I'd like to keep my poker face and not say which ones apply best to me.

T.I. Dead and Gone Sure, college feels like it flew by in a flash, but are you really the same person you were when you started? Probably not. "That old me is dead and gone, but that new me will be alright."
Eagles Already Gone Peace, college. I'm out.
Alice Cooper School's Out School's out FOREVER.
Lipps Inc. Funkytown Gotta Move On ... Won't you take me to Funkytown? Hey, we all gotta make a move to a city that's right for us. For many of my classmates (and potentially me), that city is New York.
Bachman Turner Overdrive Taking Care of Business Time to enter the workforce. (Though this song also works if you're unemployed if you actually listen to the lyrics instead of just the title.)
Boston More than a feeling Now that we are leaving college, we are officially allowed to start being nostalgic for it.
Earth, Wind and Fire. September Remember when this month used to mean going back to school? Now we can just appreciate it for the great weather and the start of football season. Or grad school, if you're going that route.
Rolling Stones. Don't Stop "Don't you dump me on some dusty street/ And hang me out to dry."
Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown Come on, it's a little scary.
John Denver. Leaving On A Jet Plane I guess it works best if you are dating someone, but I think a fair amount of the lyrics (maybe not the "wedding ring" shout out) can apply to not wanting to lose your friends.
Steve Miller Band. Rock'N Me Well, I'm looking real hard, and I'm tryna find a job, but it just keeps getting tougher everyday... The economy is not doing well. This is a reality for many.

and saving the best for last...
Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird When I graduated high school, I drove away with the windows down, blasting this song. This is the quintessential graduation song.

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