Winter break has officially come to an end. As we begrudgingly throw out the remaining christmas cookies and desperately try to rectify our skewed sleeping patterns, we ring in the new year by making resolutions to ourselves. Whether your goal for this year is to stop procrastinating (good joke), or to begin working out, it’s time to get excited. Below is a playlist of inspiring songs to accompany your inevitable success in completing these goals.
Nearly a decade old, this song blends rap and rock to create a lively tune, complete with intermittent cackling and electronic undertones.
Legend says that if you combine a pinch of anger, a cup of rebellion, and a vat of punk, Fall Out Boy will materialize before your eyes! True to it’s title, ‘I Don’t Care’ exemplifies FOB’s sound and provides insight without being preachy.
Everything is always changing, so don’t limit yourself this next year.
You’ll impress your parents by playing this 1978 song, because let’s be real, positivity is timeless. ELO knew what was up with this line: “Where once was pity, Mr. Blue Sky is living here today.”
The quirkiness of Modest Mouse is less apparent in ‘Float On,’ one of their more popular songs, but the band’s personality bleeds through the unique music video.
“You can’t can’t count on a second chance,” but you can count on the fresh slate of the second semester.
Two Door Cinema Club is semi-electric, semi-pop, and entirely wonderful. Get excited for the future, but stop making excuses: make ‘next year’ this year.
This cute, simple song offers a tremendous amount of insight in only two minutes. Think ‘children’s story in song form.’
If hearing the familiar ‘stamp-stamp-clap’ rhythm of this classic song doesn’t get you off your feet, you may have to do some intense personal reflection, because if ‘We Will Rock You’ doesn’t get you pumped, I’m not sure anything will.
Get in a mosh pit and channel your inner Jeremy McKinnon (ADTR’s lead singer.) Get up, get excited, and don’t give up.
If you ever fall off a treadmill, this is song is very applicable. And comical. It also applies to pretty much every other aspect of life.
If you’re feeling exceptionally excited to jump into this year, you could wake up early to watch the sunrise while listening to this song.
Gender inequality? We’re not gonna take it! Racism? We’re not gonna take it! Laziness? We’re not gonna take it! Pull a Gandhi and be the change you wish to see in the world (while you’re rocking out to the guitar solo.)
Stop letting the fear of failure hold you back. Take the leap. “We are not our failures/We are love”
There are two kinds of people in this world: people who know all the words to this song, and liars.
Technically, we have to hold on until June 6th, but close enough. Listen to Vic Fuentes (PTV’s lead singer), though: “Darling you’ll be okay.” If he believes in you, it has to be true.
We all have an inner Fergie.
18. Hold On-Go Radio
It’s so important to remember that we all deserve friendship, love, and happiness, and this song serves as a nice reminder that we are worth it.
Wait, this song isn’t by Glee?
“Fight it. Take the pain, ignite it.” All your hardships make you who you are; learn from them and grow from them. This year will be the best one yet if you believe in yourself and have a good attitude.