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Playlist of the Week Nov 17 – 23

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“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 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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...

Playlist of the Week: Oct 27 – Nov 2

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Deserve” - Kris Wu feat. Travis Scott Former EXO member Kris Wu collaborates with Travis Scott for the first time on his trap-inspired hip-hop track “Deserve.” Wu spots a girl in the club who has caught his interest and declares that she’s so good, she deserves a song...

Playlist of the Week Oct 13 – 19

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Help Me Out” - Maroon 5 & Julia Michaels Maroon 5 is back with another single off their 10-track LP, “Red Pill Blues.” This time, they rope in “Issues” singer Julia Michaels. “Red Pill Blues” is expected to release Nov. 3 and will also feature SZA, Kendrick Lamar ...

Throwback Playlist of the Week Oct 6 – 12

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Jerry Keller - “Here Comes Summer” 50’s- “Here Comes Summer” by one-hit-wonder Jerry Keller shot to number one on UK charts in 1959. Play this on your early morning walks to the quad and ponder why a song called “Here Comes Summer” made it to number one in the fall. This song reminds me...

Playlist of the Week Sep 15 – 21

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.blabbermouth.net “The Line” - Foo Fighters This is pretty much a formulaic Foo Fighters song with a strong guitar, strong vocals by Dave Grohl and powerful lyrics. However, this formula is pretty great, so this is definitely a fun listen. It combines the Foo Fighters’ characteristic sh...

Playlist of the Week Sep 8 – 14

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Crybaby” by Paloma Faith Released last week as Paloma Faith’s first single in three years, this song is retro and fun with Faith’s characteristically touchy lyrics. It is rhythmic and reminiscent of 70s and 80s pop and is a nice change from the electro pop and trap rap that pervade the...

Playlist of the week Aug 25 – 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

   www.directlyrics.com “Younger Now” – Miley Cyrus Opening with the sounds of rain, a strumming guitar and the line “Feels like I just woke up,” this song embodies the maturation of Miley Cyrus. The song is breezy, emotive and pleasantly nostalgic. Cyrus keeps her country twang but combines ...

Playlist of the Week March 24 – March 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Genius.com Drake—“More Life” Released unexpectedly this past Saturday, “More Life” is a collection of 22 songs that Drake labels a “playlist,” rather than an album. The jury is still out on if this is a marketing scheme, or a creative side to Drake that’s never been seen before. Regard...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

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