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Flux Playlist: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye…

Well, that’s it for us. We’re done. This specific group of web writers is breaking up. Some of us are graduating. Some of us are heading home. Some of us are taking jobs. Some of us are traveling abroad.

We had a blast, keeping our readers informed, entertained, chuckling, weeping, and generally interested. This playlist is for thoughtful contemplation of the past, possibly while walking slowly through a desolate town or perching yourself on a rail while staring unseeingly at a large body of water.

We hope you enjoyed this last academic year, and that you’ll return for a new set of writers, leaders, topics, beats, concepts, and emotions when we begin again.

From all of us here at The Pulse, so long.

For now, anyway.

Sam

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
American Pie – Don McLean

Emily

Every Time We Say Goodbye – Ray Charles
With or Without You – U2
Babylon – Angus and Julia Stone

Sarah

Closing Time – Semisonic
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
So Long Goodbye – Sum 41

Rache’ll

Float On – Modest Mouse
Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
Pull My Heart Away – Jack Peñate

Casey

I Can’t Stay Here Anymore – Middle Brother
Long May You Run – Neil Young
End Of The Line – Traveling Wilburys

Marissa

Never Let You Go – Jakaranda
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
Goodbye to Love – The Carpenters

Flux Playlist: Musical Mania

We here at the Pulse are a ways away from Broadway, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate musicals! In fact, we’re rather dedicated fans. From Rent, to Willy Wonka, to Avenue Q, our tastes are varied and vivid. Let each song choice bring you into a small slice of a larger story. Take a listen, then go check out the soundtracks!

 

Rache’ll

Gay or European – Legally Blonde: The Musical
Magic Dance – Labyrinth
Another Day – Rent

Sam

Murder, Murder! – Jekyll & Hyde
If You Were Gay – Avenue Q
Beggin’ – Jersey Boys

Sarah

Seize the day – Newsies
I Got Life – Hair
Any Dream Will Do – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Emily

Defying Gravity – Wicked
Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind – Spring Awakening
Pretty Women – Sweeney Todd

Marissa

Try To Remember – The Fantasticks
Out Tonight – Rent
Seventy Six Trombones – The Music Man

Casey

Up There – South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Pure Imagination – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Flux Playlist: About Time For A Montage

Sometimes you just need three to five minutes to turn your life around—it sounds like it’s time for a montage. Need to study for that big test? Need to run a 10k? Need to beat that fighter in the ring? Need to clean your apartment (or yourself)?

Really, any aspect of your life can be improved with the motivational tune of a good montage song. Go run up some stairs to a government building. Slam that textbook shut. Swirl out of the dressing room in the fifth pantsuit. It’s montage time.

 

Sam

Push It To The Limit – Paul Engemann
Hung Up – Madonna
Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler

Casey

The Final Countdown – Europe
You’re the Best – Joe Esposito
Now You’re a Man- DVDA

Marissa

Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
Never – Moving Pictures
Married Life – Michael Giacchino

Rache’ll

Let’s Hear It For the Boy – Deniece Williams
Watch Me Shine – Joanna Pacitti
Why Can’t I – Liz Phair

Sarah

I Wanna Rock – Twisted Sister
I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Flux Playlist: A Disney Disco

What do we want to be when we grow up? Obviously, we want to be college students who still listen to Disney songs. And, hey, we’ve achieved our dream!

This playlist was difficult to make: how on Earth are we supposed to pick just three Disney songs each to represent the bulk of our childhood? How can such a tiny number of songs properly convey the memories these lyrical tunes inspire in each of us? From The Little Mermaid to Ducktales to Bambi, we hope our choices are able to bring you back to a simpler time, a time of mom cutting your spaghetti and tee-ball practice. A time of Disney.

Sam

A Whole New World – Aladdin
My Lullaby – The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid

Rache’ll

Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
Kiss The Girl – The Little Mermaid
Almost There – Princess and the Frog

Sarah

I’ll Make a Man out of You – Mulan
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
Go the Distance – Hercules

Emily

Little April Shower – Bambi
So This Is Love – Cinderella

Marissa

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat – The Aristocats
The Circle Of Life – The Lion King
When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocchio

Casey

Rescue Aid Society – The Rescuers
Stand Out + Eye to Eye – A Goofy Movie
Duck Tales Theme Song – Ducktales

Flux Playlist: A Classical Cacophony

We don’t mean to brag, but we’re pretty classy people.  We enjoy beverages with our pinkies out; we curl our mustaches when we’re deep in philosophical thought; we tut disapprovingly at things we find displeasing. The list goes on. Another super classy thing we partake in on occasion is listening to classy classical music. This week’s playlist gathers together some of our favorite forays into lyric-less, instrumental music. Sit down, back straight, fold a napkin on your lap, and enjoy.

Sam

Bach: Sonata No.1 for Solo Violin in G- BWV1001 – Nathan Milstein
Violin Concerto in C minor, RV 199 ‘Il sospetto’ – Itzhak Perlman
Flight of the Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov

Sarah

Somewhere in Time – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Main Title (Game of Thrones) – Ramin Djawadi
To the Stars – Randy Edelman

Rache’ll

La Campanella – Franz Liszt
Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell
Transatlanticism – Vitamin String Quartet

Casey

Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Hungarian Dance – Johannes Brahms
Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner

Marissa

Attaboy – Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Waltz #7 – Chopin
Lake Erie Rainfall – Jim Brickman

Emily

Daphnis et Chloé: suite nº 2 – von Karajan and Berliner Philharmoniker
La Vallée des Cloches (Miroirs, No. 5) – Sviatoslav Richter

Flux Playlist: The Melancholy Musical

We’re not overly sad people by nature, but sometimes the thing we need most is to sequester ourselves in a dark corner, wrap our hands around our knees, and rock back and forth to the slow rhythm of some sad music. Hey—we’re already halfway there! With this melancholy, despondent, sorrowful, and occasionally wistful playlist, you’re well on your way to a cleansing cry. Give it a meditative try, and then come back to us and tell us that you don’t feel that at least one of these artists is speaking directly to your troubled soul.

Sam

Hello – Lionel Richie
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Hello – Evanescence

Sarah

Okay – Swirl 360
What If You – Joshua Radin
Trouble Sleeping – The Perishers

Rache’ll

Weathered – The Dangerous Summer
Without You – Lana Del Rey
Breathe Me – Sia

Marissa

Back Where We Started – Tina Dico
Two Points – Deb Talan
The Conversation – Motion City Soundtrack

Emily

Voice On Tape – Jenny Owen Youngs
Lonely Soul – UNKLE
Cold Flame -Band of Skulls

Casey

Goodbye, Dear Friend – Deer Tick
Sad Mood – Sam Cooke
Everything I Own – Bread

Flux Playlist: Guilty Pleasure Songs

We’ll admit it: we’re not proud of some of the contents of our iTunes library. We have songs that make us wary of having our iPod set up at a party or in the background of a study session with friends. Some songs have us scrambling for the “next” button, a hasty “I don’t know how that got on there!” on our lips.

But we won’t take these songs off because, in the privacy between two ear-buds, we (secretly) like them. So here we stand, honest—and only slightly embarrassed—next to our Guilty Pleasure Playlist.

Guilty Pleasure by FluxBloggers on Grooveshark

Sam

TiK ToK – Ke$ha
Sorry For Party Rocking – LMFAO

Marissa

Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Emily

Come Clean – Hilary Duff
The Way You Love Me – Faith Hill

Casey

Old Fashioned Love Song – Three Dog Night
Missing You – John Waite

Sarah

Too Close – Next
Holla Back Girl – Gwen Stefani

Rache’ll

Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
Kiss You – One Direction

Flux Playlist: Aught To Have A Listen

One decade that doesn’t get much musical appreciation is 2000-2009—otherwise known as the aughts. Sure, most of it was awkward hip-hop and sappy soft rock, but it got us through a lot of tough high school times.

So sit back and take a stroll down not-so-distant memory lane.

Sam
Confessions, Part II – Usher (2004)
My Band – D12 (2004)

Marissa
Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell (2004)
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie (2007)

Emily
Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men (2000)
This Love – Maroon 5 (2002)

Casey
Ms. Jackson – Outkast (2001)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness (2003)

Brianna
Move Along – All-American Rejects (2006)
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne (2003)

Rache’ll
What Would You Do? – City High (2001)
Cupid’s Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes (2006)

Eleni
Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys (2000)
Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) – Christina Aguilera (2000)

Flux Playlist: Sweat Jams

It can be hard to get active, but we here at The Pulse have got just the thing to get you off the couch and into your sneakers! Check out our playlist of songs to workout to. They’ll inspire, motivate, and get you raring to go!

Sam
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Hung Up – Madonna

Marissa
Run The World (Girls) – Beyoncé
Let It Rock – Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne

Rache’ll
Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes
C’Mon – Ke$ha

Emily
1940 (AmpLive Remix) – The Submarines
Embody – SebastiAn

Eleni
Work it – Missy Elliot
Maino Nation – Maino

Casey
Blue Monday – New Order
Janie Jones – The Clash

Brianna
China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
Aftermath (Billboard Remix) – Adam Lambert

Flux Playlist: The Morning After

Who hasn’t woken up the morning after partying a little too hard and feeling a bit ill? Maybe you were an extra on The College Culture’s “University of Oregon trailer.” Well, pop some ibuprofen, down a glass or two of water, and press “play” on The Pulse’s latest playlist, created with the regretful you in mind.

Sam
Give Me Novacaine – Green Day
Caribou Lou – Tech N9ne

Eleni
Hangover – Taio Cruz
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Emily
Day-O (Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte
I Feel Like Dying – Lil Wayne

Casey
Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
Daydreaming – Middle Brother

Rache’ll
Sunshine – Atmosphere
Super Rich Kids – Frank Ocean ft. Earl Sweatshirt

Brianna
Longview – Green Day
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson

Marissa
Sleep All Day – Jason Mraz
When Your Body Breaks – Max Vernon