Work Hard Playlist Hard | What's on Harvard Students' Playlists?
Last summer we let you peruse our HSA Education team’s bookshelves. This week, we’ll give you a glimpse into something much more intimate--our Spotify playlists!
For many students, music is a ready, soothing companion to carry them through the slog of studying for hours on end. With that in mind, I have embarked on a mission to curate the absolute study playlist with the help of the HSA Education team. Please feel free to enjoy the music-listening quirks I’ve discovered about our managers along the way!
Q: What is the absolute best song on the planet?
Moses: Cancer by My Chemical Romance
Abdu: 90210 by Travis Scott
Jack: American Pie by Don Mclean
Nathaniel: Everyday by Eric Prydz
Ashley: Napkins by Riz la Vie
Cory: Intro + A Moment Apart by Odesza
Abhi: Redbone by Childish Gambino
The other Ashley: Lorde by Ribs
The other Jack: Holocene by Bon Iver
Brett: Runaway by Kanye West
Jeff: The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel
Mohammad (Mo): No Role Modelz by J Cole
Q: What is your go-to study music?
Moses: Lofi Hip Hop from Lofi Girl 😎
Abdu: LSD by ASAP Rocky
Jack: Debussy or Chopin
Nathaniel: Credence Clear Water Revival Greatest Hits
Ashley: “what r we doing here” custom spotify playlist
Cory: Life and Times (Album) by Jim Croce
The other Ashley: Lofi Hip Hop from Lofi Girl 😎
The other Jack: Taylor Swift
Brett: Still Woozy
Q: Who is the greatest musical artist of all-time?
Moses: MC Mong 🐵
Abdu: J Cole
Jack: Billy Joel
Nathaniel: Jim Morrison (He was a poet)
Cory: Freddy Mercury + Queen
The other Ashley: Kendrick Lamar
The other Jack: Taylor Swift (again)
Brett: Kendrick Lamar
Jeff: Elton John
Q: What is the most underrated song you’ve ever heard?
Moses: Livin’ la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
Abdu: Pride by Kendrick Lamar
Jack: Humpty Dumpty by AJR
Nathaniel: Down by the River by Mowe (I want to make this the anthem to the Harvard tour)
Ashley: One Last Time by Summer Salt
Cory: In The Flesh by Pink Floyd
Abhi: West Coast Love by Emotional Oranges
The other Ashley: Change by J Cole
The other Jack: Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
Brett: Dream Sweet in Sea Major by Miracle Musical
Jeff: Look up Child by Lauren Daigle
Q: What song do you listen to when you want to get hype?
Moses: Show Me How to Die by Battle Beast
Abdu: Numb numb juice by Schoolboy Q
Jack: Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
Nathaniel: Levels by Avicii (obviously)
Cory: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
Thomas: Amphetamine by Smino
The other Ashley: La Mama de la Mama by El Afa
The other Jack: My Life by J Cole
Brett: Family Ties by Baby Keem
Jeff: Powerglide by Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, & Slim Jxmmi
Mohammad (Mo): Party Girl by StaySolidRocky, Champagne Poetry by Drake, & Middle Child by J Cole
Q: What’s your rage song?
Moses: Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill
Jack: 100 Bad Days by AJR
Nathaniel: Waiting for my Ruca by Sublime
Cory: Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC
Thomas: Panic Attack by Dave
The other Ashley: IDFWY by Big Sean
The other Jack: Scarlxrd
Brett: Punk Monk by Playboi Carti
Jeff: Low by Flo Rida