- One More Hour - Anthony Ramos
- Only Angel - Harry Styles
- Golden Days - Panic! At The Disco
- No Body, No Crime - Taylor Swift (featuring HAIM)
- Rainberry - Zayn
- Driver’s License - Olivia Rodrigo
- Arms Tonite - Mother Mother
- Babylon - 5 Seconds of Summer
- Mama’s Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
- One Last Dance - R5
One More Hour
One More Hour is the third track on Anthony Ramos’ debut album The Good & The Bad. You may have heard Anthony Ramos without even realizing it, he played John Laurens/ Philip Hamilton in the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton. The song is based off of the story of when Anthony and his now wife, Jasmine Cephas Jones, first started “feeling something more”. The reason this song deserves a place on this playlist is due to the incredible beat displayed throughout the song and the occasional mix of spoken word and song. The song is truly a fun song that anyone can vibe too.
Only Angel is the sixth track on Harry Styles’ debut solo album entitled Harry Styles. The song starts off very slow with an operatic vibe and tone but quickly transitions into the rhythm, instrumentals and vocals most would associate with a rockstar. The reasoning behind this song being on this playlist is that the subtle softness that grows into the intense first “Hey!” and the drums and guitar at that moment is absolutely astonishing.
Golden Days is the eighth track on Panic! At The Disco’s fifth album Death of a Bachelor. This album was the first album where lead singer Brendon Urie had total writing and creative control. The song combines the perfect amount of alternative music that fans of P!ATD are used to, but it also brings a unique story of which is told to showcase just how important it is to remember your favorite memories, so that nothing that brought you joy vanishes. My reasoning for choosing this song is because I love the story and the subtle 70s vibe that is shown throughout the song.
no body, no crime
no body, no crime is the sixth track on Taylor Swift’s most recent album evermore. The song is very unique in many ways, one being how it starts. It starts with the hushed wailing of a police siren and the repetition of the phrase “ He did it”. The song follows the story of Este and her best friend. The song goes through many mysterious twists and turns. If you’re a fan of the songs Goodbye Earl by The Chicks or Two Black Cadillacs by Carrie Underwood you will love this song. The reason this song is on this playlist is because it hooks the listener right away and lets the imagination of the listener run rampant. It’s a very well written mysterious type of song that should be more popular.
Rainberry is the twenty-third song on Zayn’s second album Icarus Falls. You may have heard of Zayn Malik as the guy who left One Direction, and assumed he had done nothing since. In Actuality Zayn has made a lot of music and has even had his songs and vocals featured in many major movies and alongside other celebrities. Rainberry has an incredible vibe and a very catchy chorus. The occasional change in how Zayn manipulates his voice to make the tone changes throughout the song is one of the many reasons why it is featured on this playlist.
drivers license, is Olivia Rodrigo’s first single. She plays Nini on High School Musical The Musical The Series and has written many of the songs featured in the show, such as All I Want. drivers license is a truly heartbreaking track that follows the singer's thoughts as she drives around after a breakup with someone she loved. It perfectly showcases the typical emotions following a breakup, with the very relatable lyrics “ and all my friends are tired of hearing how much I miss you but I kinda feel sorry for them, ‘cause they’ll never know you the way that I do”. It is not necessarily your typical sad breakup song, while it’s slow and sad, the determination and incredible vocals Olivia shows throughout the entirety of the song is absolutely unmatchable.
Arms Tonite is the tenth track on Mother Mother’s 2008 album O My Heart. It starts off with a very catchy opening guitar pattern, followed by a slight drumroll. The song is simply just a very chill song. Overall the music throughout the song is very catchy. It’s the perfect song for practically any vibe whether that’s driving down the highway with your windows down, or just sitting on the couch or more.
Babylon is the sixteenth and final track on 5 Seconds of Summer’s third album Youngblood. The opening music to the song is perfect for the overall vibe, with the mix of old and new with the stereotypical ancient battle music from most movies. The intensity and sense of urgency portrayed throughout the song is one of the things that makes it as good as it is. The incorporation of different styles of music and ways of playing is another thing that makes this song great. If this song was a single it would 100% be used as an opening for football games.
Mama’s Broken Heart
Mama’s Broken Heart is the fifth song on Miranda Lambert’s 2011 album Four The Record. The song is the perfect country song for any mood. It’s full of anger but in a good way. The song is about going a little crazy after a breakup (but in a good way). It also emphasizes how times change and social norms change from generation to generation. In the song, there’s the line “ My Mama came from a softer generation, where you get a grip and bite your lip just to save a little face.” Showing how the ways people deal with emotions and the social status and acceptability ranges and changes over time for everyone. This song makes its spot on the playlist due to the overall upbeat nature of the song.
One Last Dance
One Last Dance is the seventh song on R5’s album Louder. While R5 is often seen as a Disney band due the fact that it consists of Ross Lynch and his siblings, their music should not be judged to that standard. One Last Dance is a perfect song for seniors to reflect on. While in the song it is hinted that it’s about a romantic relationship gone wrong, it can also be interpreted as looking back on your time throughout high school or even your life in general. There’s that goes “ Freshman year I saw your face, now it’s graduation day. Said we’d be friends till the end can we start again?” This lyric embraces the emotions that often face seniors when they look back at the friends they’ve made and lost along the way.