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Playlist of the week

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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...

Playlist of the Week Feb 23 – Mar 1

Tracy Yang, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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. 9 – 15

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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...

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Playlist of the week