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Welcome Week playlist

Fewer times are more hectic than Welcome Week. For that very reason, good music is a necessity. Some songs incorporate meaningful lyrics about friendship, adventure or new beginnings. Others simply have a great beat. Whether you explored the activities fair, played games with new friends or tried every single possible food item at the Fredonia block party, this playlist is for you:

“Missy” — A peppy tune with a great beat, this song from Airborne Toxic Event is guaranteed to lift your spirits. The lyrics reveal a story about a bright Christian girl named Missy who travels to downtown Los Angeles and meets a man in a coffee shop. The transition in music style from beginning to end is quite enjoyable.

“Nomad” — “Nomad” is an awesome song about taking a journey and not knowing where you’ll end up. Jeremy Renner is well known for his role as Clint Barton (Hawkeye) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the completion of “Avengers: Endgame,” Renner turned his attention to making music. His talent is clearly heard in works such as “Heaven Don’t Have A Name” and “Main Attraction.”

“Revenge” — Of course, who could forget this song? Having recently achieved meme status, this Minecraft parody of Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again” will surely leave you feeling like a warrior. “Revenge” has a great melody and the single word “creeper” will often generate the immediate response of “aww man.”

“Mr. Blue Sky” — Known for its upbeat and playful vibe, this song is the iconic opening theme for “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.” Even the coldest people, like Gamora, could easily find themselves dancing along to this song.

“Best Day of My Life” — This classic song from American Authors will give you good vibes from the moment you hear it. How could it not with a title like that?

“Under Pressure” — Nothing quite gives off the “let’s get to work” attitude the same way as this hit song by Queen. Showcased in the movie “Sing,” this piece gives off vibes as chill as ice.

“Can’t Hold Us” — The fast pace and empowering message of this song fits the energy of Welcome Week’s events well. Macklemore got this one right.

“Unwritten” — A total throwback, “Unwritten” is all about writing your own story. This piece’s message inspires its listeners to go out and experience life. That idea, my friends, is what Welcome Week is all about.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” — Just about everyone knows this song by heart. It’s a classic. “Don’t Stop Believin’” continues to inspire. The iconic lyrics “just a small town girl” and “just a city boy” can describe so many of us. We are ordinary people leaving our homes to explore the fun and freedom of what college has to offer.

“Umbrella” — Already made popular by the queen Rihanna, this song poses a great message. Always stick together, and, of course, who could forget Tom Holland’s famous lip sync video?

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