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Song of the Day: Ghetto Dope

Song of the Day: Ghetto Dope

Helen Kulka
May 12, 2017
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A rainy morning drive to school always calls for a buoyant beat to combat the groggy atmosphere. The funky sound of “Ghetto Dope” gets the job done, a song unique to Dex’s typical aggression. Taking a closer listen to the lyrics, however, reminds you it’s the same angry Dex, “Talking bodies y...

Song of the Day: Spastic Max

Song of the Day: Spastic Max

Mira Simonton-Chao
April 30, 2017
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Beginning ominously, a heavy beat the prelude to the song’s first line “It was 1999,” Edward Scissortongue’s “Spastic Max” builds anticipation in the listener as a story slowly unfolds through their earbuds. Off of his debut album “Better. Luck. Next. Life” released in 2012, Scissortongue b...

Song of the Day: Love Really Hurts Without You

Song of the Day: Love Really Hurts Without You

Andie Tappenden
April 28, 2017
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I first heard the song “Love Really Hurts Without You” by Billy Ocean in early December of 2016, and I absolutely fell in love with it. Even though I was listening to it 30 years after its first release, the song was just as vibrant and captivating as it was in 1976, when the song was initially so ...

Song of the Day: It’s On Us

Song of the Day: It’s On Us

Atticus Dewey
April 26, 2017
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When thinking about inspirational songs, “It’s On Us” by AJR is definitely one that comes to mind. The indie-pop group, formed by Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met, created their band back in 2006 in their New York apartment, starting with their first “big” single being “I’m Ready.” However, AJ...

Song Of The Day: Add The Bassline

Song Of The Day: Add The Bassline

Sacha Verlon
April 21, 2017
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It only takes the first two chords for this song to catch your attention, so by the time this singer’s sweet vocals hit your eardrums, you know you are hooked. He is the type of singer that makes you go “damn!” after singing only one line. Once the drum line drops, you can’t help but bop to the...

Song of the Day: Dang!

Song of the Day: Dang!

Zoe Lubetkin
March 15, 2017
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It was difficult for me to choose a song to lose my Song-of-the-Day virginity to, but “Dang!” was compelling from the first beat. I think it was this fact alone that pushed me to make my choice. The first time I heard it, I was hooked by the time Anderson .Paak’s barely-audible breath comes aro...

Song of the Day: Overload

Song of the Day: Overload

Joel Appel-Kraut
February 3, 2017
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John Legend’s love life has changed drastically throughout his music career. From his debut album “Get Lifted”—a brutally honest confession of how often he cheated on his girlfriends—to his highest charting song “All of Me,” a promise to give his everything to one woman forever, romance has always...

Song of the Day: Dreaming

Song of the Day: Dreaming

Andie Tappenden
December 4, 2016
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“Dreaming” by Smallpools is one of the most upbeat songs I know. It starts off with a quiet sound that crescendos into a beat to set the bass of the song.The song has a very electronic sound to it, but the singer’s voice is very real. “Dreaming” was released online in the May of 2013. The band ...

Song of the Day: The Less I Know Better

Song of the Day: The Less I Know Better

Gina Liu
November 11, 2016
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‘The Less I Know the Better,’ a song released in 2015 by the Australian band Tame Impala in July 2015 on their album ‘Currents’, follows a young hero/heroine and their sad but relatable journey through love and pride. Tame Impala is categorized as a psychedelic rock band, and was started by K...

Song of the Day: Japanese Denim

Song of the Day: Japanese Denim

Sacha Verlon
November 10, 2016
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    It’s hard to find a sound that is quite as unique as Daniel Caesar’s, an up and coming singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. He does not fit into any musical ‘box’, as each of his songs contain characteristics from many different genres. His new single ‘Japanese Denim’ is ...

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