15 Songs That Define Your Spring Break


We all know spring break is the highlight of the spring semester, there’s no denying it! Whether you’re deep in crystal clear water on a warm beach, or hiding under quilts to keep warm in your parents house, at least we are all ignoring homework and the general future together. On tap I have 15 songs for you, to guide your spring break through all the twists and turns that could potentially happen in a week.

1. Dancing In Houston (Robyn vs. Whitney Houston) – Zooash

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Roll down your windows, throw your hands up in the air, and groove to your destination! You are infinite!

2. Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMabBGydC0&w=584&h=390]

You’re already a little sick of that one girl that no one really likes but she invited herself anyway, but it’s okay! You’re 8 hours into your 20 hour drive to Florida, which is pretty much halfway!

3. Walking On Air – Katy Perry

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The party has arrived! Your hotel room is manageable, who cares anyway since you’ll be living life at the beach all day! Throw on that suit the minute you arrive and make a run for the sand dunes!

4. Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers

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You got burned terribly on your first endeavor to the beach. In all honesty, the whole “Oh, no I never burn, I don’t need sunscreen” comment didn’t fool anyone anyway. Slather on that off-brand aloe vera and get ready for the evening!

5. Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix) – Bastille

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kluQtVkysng&w=584&h=390]

The aforementioned human party foul has done something drastic and mildly offensive, to which you have slightly overreacted, which leads to awkward apologies whispered in the hallway outside the hotel room! Keep your head up, the night is waiting for you!

6. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled

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The overly priced bar is decked out for the season, and you are happily sporting the coconut bra they gave you at the door! The cuter the container the shot comes in, the more likely you are to take it. You are young, this is spring break! You are invincible!

7. Not A Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake

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A cutie is making eyes at you across the room, it seems that the crowd separates just for you. You are drawn together, it’s powerful and magnetic. This is your time, the stars have aligned, everything is perfect (you also just learned about “carpe diem” in your Introduction to Literature class, and assume this is a real life example).

8. Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo36gnUCWE&w=584&h=390]

It’s a day or so later, and the looker from the bar is in your surfboarding class! Kismet! You can’t look away, even as you both fall into the surf repeatedly because focus is seriously lacking. After the class you both agree to go grab some fish tacos (so hip!) and make eyes at each other over a pina colada!

9. Enchanted – Taylor Swift

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGEsRZf_txw&w=584&h=390]

You recount the story to your girls, and they all giggle through the details! You take a quick nap, soothed by your tale that you’re sure is developing into love. You are further convinced that it’s meant to be after a few more meals and beachfront walks, your crush even takes your hand before leading you into a club one night!

10. Love Me Again – John Newman

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It’s midway through break, and suddenly your crush stops responding to your texts, and when you see them out at a restaurant you struggle to be noticed. What does it all mean! This was meant to be your love story!

11. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

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This is a dark point, where you flip to whatever trashy romantic comedy is on TV and throw cookies at the leading lady (who is either Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, or Reese Witherspoon, let’s be honest) as she falls for her dopey man, and you claim life just isn’t fair!

12. Lift Your Spirit – Aloe Blacc

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You are convinced to leave your den of despair to tan and share drinks by the pool (because you are all so over the beach and tourists at this point). The light at the end of the tunnel is a little dim, but your calm mind is returning.

13. Rolling in the Deep (ft. Childish Gambino) – Adele

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After several pep talks, you know it was that spring breaker’s choice to lose the best thing he could have had in their life! It’s time to emotionally dance on a table and do what you came to the beach to do, have the best time in the shortest time!

14. Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen

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Somehow you are convinced to go line dancing, maybe you’re nostalgic because you only have a couple days left or because you’ve always secretly wanted to…all you know is you’re there and wearing some cheap cowboy boots that you knew you had packed for a reason!

15. Timber – Pitbull/Ke$ha

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…Wait, that person over there is pretty cute. It must be love!