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Playlist of the Week Feb 23 – Mar 1

Tracy Yang, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018

“Sauce” - Justin Timberlake “Sauce” is a song off of Justin Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods.” When I first saw the album cover, I thought it was another album by Bon Iver. The word “limp” comes to mind after listening to the whole album. Sexually suggestive lyrics in ...

Playlist of the Week Feb 16 – 22

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This Olympic Games mark the first that figure skaters can use music with lyrics outside of ice dance. Here are a few of their choices. “El Tango de Roxanne” - Moulin Rouge! Released in 2001 as part of the “Moulin Rouge!” soundtrack, “El Tango de Roxanne” is a combinatio...

Playlist of the Week, Feb. 9 – 15

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

“Pray For Me” - The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar With possibly the most Weeknd-esque introduction, “Pray For Me”—the third single off the “Black Panther” soundtrack—features Lamar and The Weeknd contemplating loyalty and sacrifice. The two find a more definitive answer to the long-st...

Playlist of the Week Feb 2 – 8

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

February 2, 2018

“Young, Wild & Free” - Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars Certified four times platinum, “Young, Wild & Free” was released in 2011 to accompany Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dog’s film, “Mac and Devin Go to High School.” It’s easy to not feel young, wild or free at the beginning of a semes...

Playlist of the Week: Jan 26 – Feb 1

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

January 26, 2018

www.genius.com “Scary Hours EP” - Drake Drake said he’d be back in 2018 to give us the summary. Nearly a year after the release of “More Life,” Drake surprised everyone with a two-track EP on Jan. 19, consisting of “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” The tracks have two v...

Playlist of the Week Jan 19 – 25

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

January 19, 2018

This week we’re listing some of the most talked-about tracks released this winter. “Filthy” - Justin Timberlake Ever since it was announced that Justin Timberlake will be this year’s performer at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, there have been rumors of new music. On Jan. 2, Timberl...

Holiday Playlist of the Week

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2017

“That’s Christmas to Me” — Pentatonix This song belongs to what is perhaps my favorite winter holiday album to date, funnily enough named “That’s Christmas to Me.” If I could write about five songs on this album, I would. But I’m disciplined, so here is my short in-depth anal...

Playlist of the week: Dec 1 – 7

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017

www.genius.com “1000” - N.E.R.D feat. Future N.E.R.D’s new album, “No_One Ever Really Dies,” drops in a little more than two weeks, and the trio released a new single, “1000,” on Nov. 29. It’s the second official single off the album, after the Rihanna collaboration, “Lemon....

Playlist of the Week Nov 17 – 23

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017

“Wanted You” - NAV feat. Lil Uzi Vert On Nov. 9, NAV suddenly dropped his new single “Wanted You,” featuring fellow hip hop artist Lil Uzi Vert. Lil Uzi opens the track, talking to NAV’s girl on the phone, clearing the way for NAV’s verse. The two sound great together as they rap ...

Playlist of the Week Nov 10 – 16

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017

www.genius.com Maroon 5 ft. Julia Michaels- “Help Me Out” Off of their new album “Red Pill Blues,” this catchy and uplifting tune brings together the classic high pitch of Adam Levine with the rougher voice of newcomer Julia Michaels. This is a great follow up to their popular sing...

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