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OCTOBER 01, 2014

As we all know, trekking up and down the hilly paths of UC Berkeley can get awfully tiresome. To make your walk slightly more bear-able, we’ve composed several playlists for all sorts of locations and situations on campus. Listen up!

Sounds of Sproul

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Everyone knows Sproul plaza is basically just a catwalk, so here’s a playlist for when you feel like unleashing your inner top model:

  • “Check On It” – Beyonce
  • “Clumsy” – Fergie
  • “Countdown” – Beyonce
  • “Digital Witness” – St. Vincent
  • “Fancy Footwork” – Chromeo
  • “Fantasy” – Mariah Carey
  • “Fine China” – Chris Brown
  • “Primadonna” – Marina and the Diamonds
  • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars
  • “The Wire” – HAIM
  • “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield
  • “Come Get It Bae” – Pharrell Williams
  • “212” – Azealia Banks

Wurster Waltz

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Sometimes, you wake up late and have to frantically scurry to class. Why should this mean you can’t listen to some great music in the process? These songs may not be scientifically proven to make you walk faster, but they’re all pretty upbeat, which can’t hurt, right? 

  • “Carried Away” – Passion Pit
  • “Diane Young” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Young Folks” – Peter Bjorn and John
  • “Finger Back” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” – Arcade Fire
  • “Campus” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Settle Down” – No Doubt
  • “Run” – Vampire Weekend
  • “The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
  • “Take It Easy” – Surfer Blood
  • “Warm Heart of Africa” – The Very Best (ft. Ezra Koenig)

Pat Brown’s Get Down

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A classic study playlist … if you’re into that sort of thing:

  • “The Circle Married The Line” –  Feist
  • “Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Hero” – Family of the Year
  • “Lilac Wine (Cover)” – Miley Cyrus
  • “No. 1 Party Anthem” – Arctic Monkeys
  • “Pala” – Friendly Fires
  • “Piledriver Waltz” – Alex Turner
  • “Sleeping Lessons” – The Shins
  • “Strong” – London Grammar
  • “The Winner Is” – Mychael Danna
  • “Sylvie” – Princeton
  • “Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor (Moonlight Sonata)” – Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Intro” – The xx

Memorial Glade Serenade

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Last but not least, these are some of our favorite songs for almost any occasion. We suggest posting at your favorite chill spot on campus and letting the good times roll with these soundtrack-to-your-life-worthy jams:

  • “Cruel” – St. Vincent
  • “Australia” – The Shins
  • “Drive” – The Cars
  • “Easy Girl” – Coconut Records
  • “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” – Tame Impala
  • “Flying Overseas” – Theophilus London
  • “Help Me Lose My Mind” – Disclosure
  • “I Belong In Your Arms” – Chairlift
  • “The Jackson Pit” – Xaphoon Jones
  • “Mansard Roof” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Mary” – Kings Of Leon
  • “No Better” – Lorde
  • “On Melancholy Hill” – Gorillaz
  • “Osaka Loop Line” – Discovery
  • “Our Deal” – Best Coast
  • “Palo Alto” – Devonte Hynes
  • “Phantom Limb” – The Shins
  • “Sea Hare” – Dirty Gold
  • “Snap Out Of It” – Arctic Monkeys
  • “Step” – Vampire Weekend
  • “Sunday Morning” – Maroon 5
  • “So Insane” – Discovery
  • “400 Lux” – Lorde
  • “Days Are Gone” – HAIM
  • “Calypso Gold” – Princeton

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OCTOBER 06, 2014