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Back to the Rhythm of School

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Sarah Schlaefke

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In case you missed the memo, school is at it again. The leaves are turning fiery red, Wisconsin Avenue is no longer a summery ghost town and students like you and me are getting back into the groove of going to class. As the homework piles on and our schedules slowly become flooded with extracurricular activities, we will have to eventually slow down, relax and refocus. Here at the Wire, we have compiled some “see ya, summer, oh hey there, school” songs to make the transition a little less dissonant.

Sun Is Shining by Axwell and Ingrosso

 

This peppy jam is the product of the remaining members of Swedish House Mafia, Sven Axel Christofer Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso. With uplifting lyrics about finally seeing the light after a rough start, this DJ duo promises clear skies and a bright future.

Be Right There by Diplo and Sleepy Tom

 

Take this tune as some assurance that you are not alone when it comes to taking on the college grind. DJs Diplo and Sleepy Tom mixed this track with a vocal sample from “Don’t Walk Away,” a song by hip-hop soul group Jade that debuted in 1992. Not only does this song seek to comfort, but it also offers an ideal beat to walk to, thus preventing tardiness.

What Do You Mean by Justin Bieber

 

Leave it to Bieber to be the first to ask what the heck is going on. This catchy song takes a dip back to the 1980s with Toto-like synthetic pan flutes leading the chorus and a lighthearted, anti-drop melody that is sure to help summer bleed into this fall semester as long as possible.

Losers by The Weeknd and Labrinth

 

There are arguably few better ways to start a new school year than with brand new music. This anthem comes off hot and fresh from The Weeknd’s new album, “Beauty Behind The Madness.” With a worthy drop and get-stuff-done vibes, a refreshing song like this can be just what you need for your late afternoon motivation to finish that homework.

SummerThing! by Afrojack and Mike Taylor

 

This track serves as the last attempt to keep summer around as long as possible. Afrojack and Mike Taylor express their longing for a relationship that started in the summer, but now have come to terms that it is ending and they will have to let go soon. With “Summerthing!” we get to say so long to the nostalgic sunny beaches and late night bonfires while still dancing to this addictive tune.

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