Back To School Playlist
Make way for the songs you wish your music teacher had let you learn on the tin whistle back in the day.
‘Fifteen’ by Taylor Swift
Listen when: You’re stalking the debs date you haven’t seen since graduation on Facebook.
Oh, to be young and in love! A classic from T-Swizz’s country years, ‘Fifteen’ captures the essence of every teenage relationship in four minutes and 55 seconds of pure nostalgia.
‘Campus’ by Vampire Weekend
Listen when: You want to reminisce on Vampire Weekend’s July gig. Or studying philosophy at Trinity in 2008.
‘Campus’, a preppy, boppy number with sophisticated lyrics, is still as fresh and fun as it was 11 years ago.
‘Good Morning’ by Kanye West
Listen when: You wake up from a Leaving Cert nightmare and remember you don’t have to sit Higher Level Maths today because you did that 15 years ago.
Kanye samples Elton John and rhymes ‘valedictorian’ with ‘DeLorean’. Enough said.
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ by The Ramones
Listen when: You’re requesting a dance-along song at your secondary school buddy’s wedding.
A raucous and efficient number that embraces the spirit of punk, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ is made for head-banging.
Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 – Pink Floyd
Listen when: You bump into your least favourite teacher in SuperValu and feel that rebellious streak re-surface.
Our love for this song hasn’t dwindled despite Moss from the IT Crowd pointing out that a double negative in the chorus means Pink Floyd do, in fact, need an education.