It’s that time of year again where books come out and coffee is heavily ingested for you students out there. I just got back this week, and I’m pumped for Fall and the new school year. To keep you kids in school mood, we made an Ultimate Top 5 Back To School Songs list. Here’s my pick for year.
1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
Although I’m not a particularly a fan of this new TSwift song, I cannot (and neither can you) deny how darn catchy this tune is. Perfect for those ending summer romances and broken hearts of the young and so-called “in love.” This is one of those drive-around-the-neighboorhood-with-your-girlfriends-and-toilet-paper-the-jerk’s-house type of song, although we’re not encouraging that in any way…
2. Good Time – Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen
This song blew up right at the end of summer, causing us to go in a sort of ‘YOLO’ direction and spend what time we had left out with friends trying to have another “Good Time” (pun fully intended). Add in our girl, Carly Rae, and it’s bound to be a smash hit. This song is still going strong on the Billboard charts, and will keep on going until we officially have to call it quits on those good times.
3. Too Close – Alex Clare
My British friend told me to check out this song early on in the summer, and I became hooked on Mr. Clare’s voice. After finally hitting it big here in North America, this song is becoming more popular each day. Can we call him the male Adele of the year with his strong British voice? Oh well, we are!
4. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
Not to be confused with our friends in Of Mice & Men (you don’t know how many times I get these band names confused… despite the major difference). Editors Note: “Me too.” This duo voiced band is a lovely listen with their single, “Little Talks.” Definitely refreshing from other songs on the radio around this time, it’s a preview to good fall music that is expected to come your way.
5. The Fighter – Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder
Although this song has been well played throughout a majority of the summer and was synonymous with the Olympic games because of American male gymnast John Orozco’s appearance in the video, it will definitely be your theme song come midterms when you’re dying to come out with an at least a B- on that exam you crammed all night. In general, keep this song in your iPod for days where you’re feeling less than your best and keep on keeping on, because you too are the “fighter.” Good luck!
Cathy is our residential Canadian writer at MusicSkins. Currently enrolled at Concordia University, she’s underway to getting her degree in Communications Studies. A huge pop punk fan, Cathy revolves her work around music. Check out her interviews and photos, and find her on Twitter… if you can.