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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 “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 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 “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 “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

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 “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

“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...

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