Trust me, there’s a song for every mood you’re in.
By Ryan Snider, Staff Writer
Since the last list, I’ve found more music and uncovered some gems from my liked songs on Spotify. I figured why not put another list together of songs you need to listen to right now (in no particular order).
- Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac (soft rock)
This song is so catchy and so soothing; it’s like a cool glass of ice water. It’s the embodiment of driving slow motion into the sunset.
- This is America – Childish Gambino (Hip Hop / Rap)
Okay, you’ve most definitely heard this before. But in the very small chance you haven’t, you HAVE to give this a listen. It’s incredibly fun to listen to, but it also poses a lot of questions and casts a mirror upon society. It’s epic.
- Passin’ Me By – The Pharcyde (Hip Hop)
This is a retro hip hop song that was featured in the “Mid 90s” movie. It perfectly encapsulates a 90s retro feel and just the right amount of grungy-ness.
- Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers (Classic Rock)
This tune is a pretty well-known 70s song. It’s guaranteed to make you tap your feet and nod your head while you listen to the music (see what I did there?).
- Time to Pretend – MGMT (Psychedelic / Alternative Rock)
This is a very bittersweet song. It longfully remembers the past as it mournfully moves forwards. Also, it’s an absolute bop.
- I am… I Said – Neil Diamond (Pop Rock)
It wouldn’t be a Ryan list if I didn’t include Neil Diamond. This song is so heartfelt and filled with emotion. It’s a cry of independence and manages to be a beautiful work of art.
- Only Wanna Be With You – Post Malone (Alternative)
This song is incredibly catchy. It’s pretty different from most of Post Malone’s other songs, in my opinion. But I really like it.
- At the End of the Day – Wallows (Alternative / Indie)
This has the ability to be one of those legendary catchy 80s songs… but the album was released last month!! Listen to the chorus and you’ll see what I mean.
- All Apologies – Nirvana (Grunge)
This was the last song of Nirvana’s final studio album. The chorus is pretty heavy (in a rock sense), but for the most part, is a calmer Nirvana song. Very haunting knowing it’s the last song on the last album before Kurt Cobain (lead singer) died.
- Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey – Paul McCartney (Pop / Indie)
If you have the time, this song’s entire album is phenomenal. It’s considered one of the first Indie albums ever (It’s called RAM). But if you don’t have the time, this is my favorite song on the album.
- Til I Met Thee – Cody Chesnutt (R&B / Soul)
I heard this originally from Professor Webb in Intro to DMA. It was so groovy that I couldn’t stop listening to it.
- Follow God – Kanye West
This song is pretty well-known, but awesome. It’s a Christian Rap song, and it’s under two minutes long. You can’t NOT check it out. It’s one of those songs that you’re gonna want to crank the bass.
- Patience – Tame Impala (Psychedelic Pop)
This artist is insane; he does all the music himself—instruments, vocals, producing, the whole nine yards. This is one of his many bangers.
- If I had a Hammer (Live Version) – Pete Seegar (Folk)
Make sure you listen to the live version! The live version includes the crowd singing along too, and it’s such a surreal experience. Make sure you wear headphones.