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Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

Gray clouds have rolled in and the rains have started. Fall is on the way, and that means months of dreary wet and cold. But summer is not over until Sept. 22, so in the meantime, enjoy the last few drops of summer with this week’s playlist.   “The Sound of Sunshine” - Michael Franti...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018

Over the weekend, the world memorialized Aretha Franklin, one of the most influential artists in the history of popular music. The funeral service lasted eight hours and featured performances by artists both new and old. This week’s playlist eulogizes her legacy by containing songs from many of the performe...

Playlist of the Week: Welcome to College Parties

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018

Dear first year students, Welcome to college. In case Saturday nights at Kelvin Smith Library aren’t your vibe, here’s a list of songs you will hear at every single party you go to this semester. “God’s Plan” – Drake When Drake released “God’s Plan” in January of this year, it immedi...

Playlist of the week

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: This week’s playlist is about celebrating the four openers and two headline artists who will rock Springfest this Saturday afternoon. We do not have a song for the first opener, Ani, as he will be playing original music.   “What’s My Age Again” - Blink-182 ...

Playlist of the Week April 20 – April 26

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018

“Nice For What” - Drake With his third single of 2018, Drake became one of a handful of artists to replace themselves at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. On “Nice For What,” Drake raps about women empowerment in the digital age. He points out that girls and women portray themselves in a ...

Playlist of the Week April 13 – 19

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

April 13, 2018

“I Wish You Love” - Rosemary Clooney As George Clooney’s aunt, Rosemary Clooney was one of the first white women to sing jazz in the 1940s and 50s. This song, originally named “Que reste-t-il de nos amours” (What remains of our love), is a French song known from the movie “Baisers voles...

Playlist of the week April 6 – 12

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 6, 2018

“I Was Never There” - The Weeknd In “I Was Never There,” The Weeknd sings about the end of a meaningful relationship in a euphoric track. As with the rest of “My Dear Melancholy,” there is speculation as to whether Bella Hadid or Selena Gomez is the subject of this song, both of w...

Playlist of the Week Mar 30 – Apr 5

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

March 30, 2018

Editor’s Note: Whether a theatrical production is a musical or not, it almost always incorporates music. This playlist celebrates some of the gems heard in various shows across the Case Western Reserve University campus this semester. “Holocene” Bon Iver Eldred’s production of “Uncle V...

Playlist of the Week: Mar 23 – 30

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018

www.genius.com “Lemon (Drake Remix)” - N.E.R.D and Rihanna Drake has had a more productive first quarter of 2018 than he did in all of 2017. He released the “Scary Hours EP,” and added verses to songs by Migos, Lil Wayne and BlocBoy JB. On Mar. 17, Pharrell Williams decided to pay ...

Playlist of the Week Mar 2 – 8

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

“Psycho” - Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign Despite the title, “Psycho” is anything but that. With airy beats and a slow, melodic flow, “Psycho” is the third single off Post Malone’s sophomore album “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which still doesn’t have a release date. The sin...

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