Playlist of the Week is a 5-10 song playlist of songs that you, the Seattle Academy student, are listening to. Each installment a new student’s playlist will be featured. If you’d like to be featured, send me, Alice Flood, an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll discuss from there. Playlist of the Issue knows no limits as to the genres of music; I want to know what YOU like! I want this feature to help us all discover new music as well as learn what kind of stuff our friends are listening to. This playlist features junior, Danielle Levy. “The Gaudy Side of Town”-Gayngs I got this song from a mixtape I found online and fell in love immediately. I love how mellow this song is. The lyrics aren’t overpowering, and the beat is calm enough to fall asleep to. It also reminds me of something old school.
“Machete (High Rankin Remix)” -Drop Top This is my go-to song. I play this in my car and turn the bass up all the way. It’s so perfect…
“Come Sail Away”-Styx This song is probably the most brilliant ever created. Not only is it catchy, but it is technically awesome from the slow intro to the split in the middle of the song. This was my summer anthem, and it will always be my happy song. The vocals are so sweet and always put me in a blissful mood. I truly think that the 70’s were a great time for music.
“I Wanna Be Sedated”-The Ramones I first heard this song on an episode of the 90’s show My So-Called Life. The guitar is phenomenal, and the simplicity of the song makes it even more enjoyable. Plus, it’s the Ramones. You don’t get more classic than that. Honestly.
“Hallelujah”-Jeff Buckley The most romantic, sad, quaint song ever covered. Need I say more?
“Clutch (Edit)”-Fat Segal I heard this song on an episode of Skins about three years ago. Segal is the same guy who did the theme song for the UK Skins. “Clutch” is really just a fun song to listen to.
“Closer”-Kings of Leon This is a classic! “Closer” just makes me feel so good and relaxed. Everything, from the drums in the background to that gravelly voice, makes me happy.
“Crimson and Clover”-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Although the original by Tommy James and the Shondells is brilliant and musically innovative, Joan Jett
brings that rock and roll vibe the song needs.
“OMG”- The Streets I know The Streets can be overrated, but for some reason this song just works for me. The lyrics are funny and sweet, and Mike Skinner’s accent just makes the song.