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Flux Playlist: Songs About Home

-Flux Blog Staff

With finals week and graduation rapidly approaching, many of us are preparing to pack our bags and head home for the summer. The Flux blog decided we wanted to dedicate this weeks playlist to songs that remind us of our hometowns. Whether it’s being performed by a local artist or written about our neighborhoods, these are the songs that best represent our turfs!

Mike (Southern California)

  • Jack-Ass -Beck
  • By The Way -Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Santa Ana Winds -Cold War Kids
  • Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout -Dum Dum Girls

Diana (Northern California)

  • Sitting on The Dock of The Bay -Otis Redding
  • Yay Area -E-40
  • Andre N Andre -Andre Nickatina & Mac Dre
  • Blow The Whistle -Too Short

Jessica (Alaska)

  • You Were Meant for Me -Jewel
  • Anchorage -Michelle Shocked
  • Stephanie Says -The Velvet Underground

Sam (California)

  • California Dreamin -The Mamas & The Papas
  • Good Riddance -Green Day
  • All the Small Things -Blink-182
  • California Girls -The Beach Boys

Jamie (Southern California)

  • Beverly Hills -Weezer
  • Hanging by a Moment -Lifehouse
  • Payphone -Maroon 5
  • California -Phantom Planet

Tamara (Oregon)

  • The Story I Heard -Blind Pilot
  • Working Poor -Horse Feathers
  • Hey Mama -Mat Kearney
  • Make Me Over -Courtney Love

Flux Playlist: Hi, My Name is

-Flux Blog Staff

Every artists seems to have a song or two that revolve some sort of real or fictitious person. Whether it’s Rod Stewart singing about a former lover or Taylor Swift writing about another guy who has broken her heart, these songs seem to have a bit more personality. So we here at the Flux Blog thought we should share some of out favorite songs with names in the title. Enjoy!

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  • Maggie May -Rod Stewart
  • Come on Eileen -Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Clint Eastwood -Gorillaz
  • Jeremy -Pearl Jam


  • Dirty Diana -Michael Jackson
  • Barbara Ann -The Beach Boys
  • Proud Mary -Ike & Tina Turner


  • Why Georgia -John Mayer
  • Check Yes Juliet -We the Kings
  • Janie’s Got a Gun -Aerosmith


  • Johnny B. Goode -Chuck Berry
  • Sweet Caroline -Neil Diamond
  • Jane Fonda -Mickey Avalon
  • Bennie and the Jets -Elton John


  • Billie Jean -Michael Jackson
  • Saint Veronica -Billy Talent
  • Ulysses -Franz Ferdinand
  • The Ballad of Mona Lisa -Panic! at the Disco


  • Jack and Diane -John Mellencamp
  • Meet Virginia (acoustic) -Train
  • My Sharona -The Knack
  • Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo -Bloodhound Gang

Flux Playlist: Spring Cleaning

-Flux Blog Staff

It’s almost May, and although the Oregon weather hasn’t quite made up its mind yet, it’s pretty safe to say spring time is among us. So what better time to tidy up and give your apartment that much needed makeover. And I’m not talking about the quick clean up you did three months ago. I’m talking about a serious spring cleaning session. Here’s some of our favorite songs that seem to make cleaning a lot less painless. So grab some rubber gloves and a sponge and check out our Spring Cleaning playlist!

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  • Hotel Yorba -The White Stripes
  • Blind Mary -Gnarls Barkley
  • In My Room -The Beach Boys
  • Month of May -Arcade Fire


  • So Fresh, So Clean -OutKast
  • Georgia -Field Mob & Ludacris
  • So Fly -213
  • Go Your Own Way -Fleetwood Mac


  • Bohemian Rhapsody -Queen
  • Walking on Sunshine -Katrina and the Waves
  • Hip to be Square -Huey Lewis
  • Cats in the Cradle -Harry Chapin


  • Dirty Little Secret -All American Rejects
  • Life in Technicolor II -Coldplay
  • I Like it Like That -Hot Chelle Rae
  • Knock Knock -Mac Miller


  • Cleaning Out My Closet -Eminem
  • Rich Girl -Gwen Stefani
  • I Want to Break Free -Queen
  • Car Wash -Christina Aguilera ft. Missy Elliot


  • Lonely Boy -The Black Keys
  • All Hail the Heartbreaker -Spill Canvas
  • Tommy Chong -Blue Scholars
  • Daylight -Matt & Kim

Flux Playlist: Happy Valentine's Day!

-Flux Blog Staff

It’s that special time of the year when men get to embarrass their girlfriends by sending flowers to their work. When chalky, little heart-shaped candies pass as actual food. And most important of all, it’s the day you get to spend with that special someone. It’s Valentine’s Day and the love is certainly in the air. We here at the flux blog had some fun with our previous playlist, but we haven’t forgotten all of you love birds out there! So grab a blanket, light some candles and enjoy our Valentine’s Day playlist with that special someone.

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  • God Only Knows -The Beach Boys
  • Fell in Love With a Girl -The White Stripes
  • Just One Kiss -Raphael Saadiq ft. Joss Stone


  • The Girl -City and Colour
  • Mario Kart Love Song -Sam Hart
  • Sexual Healing -Marvin Gaye


  • Best Love Song -T Pain ft. Chris Brown
  • It Girl -Jason Derulo
  • Heartbeat -The Fray


  • You and I -Ingrid Michaelson
  • Stay With You -John Legend
  • Sure Thing -Miguel


  • Let’s Stay Together -Al Green
  • Prototype -OutKast
  • Lost Without You -Robin Thicke


  • You’re Still the One -Shania Twain
  • Kiss and Tell -Adam Lambert
  • She Will be Loved -Maroon 5


  • Thinking of You -Katy Perry
  • Your Love -Nicki Minaj
  • Tighten Up -The Black Keys


  • Just a Kiss -Lady Antebellum
  • At Last -Etta James
  • One and Only -Adele


Flux Playlist: Rain, Rain, Go Away

-Flux Blog Staff

We’re about to enter our third week of the Winter term, and  if you haven’t already noticed, the weather has been pretty crappy. We here at Flux feel your pain and want to help you forget about the endless supply or rain that we will endure over the next few months. This week’s playlist is filled with songs that will remind you of those warm Summer  days that seem so far away. So grab a pair of headphones and drown out the rain with this weeks Flux Playlist!

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  • Wouldn’t it Be Nice -The Beach Boys
  • Bowl of Oranges -Bright Eyes
  • Santeria -Sublime


  • Heart it Races -Dr. Dog
  • Where is My Mind? -The Pixies
  • Closer to the Sun -Slightly Stoopid


  • In The Summertime -Mungo Jerry
  • No Rain -Blind Melon
  • L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. -Noah and the Whale


  • 21st Century Life -Sam Sparro
  • Walking on Sunshine -Aly & Aj
  • Pinch Me -Barenaked Ladies


  • Sunshine -Jonathan Edwards
  • A-Punk -Vampire Weekend
  • Two Princes -Spin Doctors


  • Sunshine -Atmosphere
  • Summertime -Kenny Chesney
  • Double Vision -3OH!3