Tunesday: Summer jams

The summer we once craved in the midst of final exams and papers is finally here in the form of beach days, ice cream cones and late-night drives. With no more study sessions or trips to the library (for a good three months), we can finally sleep in and take
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Tunesday: Broadway’s best and brightest

  As the Tony Awards approach, we at The Daily Californian wonder what musical antics James Corden has up his sleeve and whether Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform a rap as his acceptance speech. But when you’ve been listening to the “Hamilton” soundtrack on repeat since September and you’re waiting for
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Tunesday: March Madness

Music and basketball go hand in hand, often influencing one another through fashion and sound. And, as last night was the last day of March Madness, it’s only right to dedicate a Tuneday to one of the largest events in America. Despite Cal’s early elimination, we can still celebrate our
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Tunesday: For the road

Spring break is less than a week away. For many of us, that means packing our bags and heading home. As we use our week off to soak in the sun and relax, maybe these tunes will help you unwind on the road. “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson A Swedish
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Tunesday: Teen flick tunes from ’99

There is nothing better than cozying up on a Saturday night with a good ol’ fashioned teenage rom-com. And one thing all teenage movies have in common are the plethora of memorable soundtracks. Here are some songs that have provided the awesome soundtracks for the golden era of teenage films
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Tunesday: A historical soundtrack to the presidential elections

As the presidential elections quickly approach, Americans from coast to coast have been polishing up on their politics and party views, attempting to determine the best candidates to lead the nation. Wielding a large influence within American culture, musicians across all genres and decades have taken it upon themselves to
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Tunesday: Odd love songs

The day of St. Valentine has come and gone — and with it brings sales on Valentine’s Day chocolates and romantic playlists that are tired and maybe a bit droll. If you’ve exhausted your catalog of old Valentine’s Day standbys (or merely looking to broaden your horizon of love songs
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Tunesday: Galentine’s Day festivities

February has the best holiday of the year. Hint: It’s not Valentine’s Day. Nope! Ladies, get ready for Feb. 13, or Galentine’s Day, a day in which you celebrate female friendships and solidarity the Leslie Knope way — with great food, no men and plenty of positive affirmations to go
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Tunesday: UFO-gazing

When it comes to spending a pleasant night scanning the sky for UFOs, there are no rules to hold you back. There are, however, some important criteria for a good playlist to keep you company on your vigil. UFO-gazing takes lots of patience and enthusiasm — it’s like fishing, but
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Tunesday: Soulful songs of sin

There’s something both romantic and haunting about autumn. And it’s not just because Halloween is coming up. Gritty and poignant, these songs illuminate human sin in its most mundane forms — hatred, indulgence and obsession. Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday Written by teacher Abel Meeropol, “Strange Fruit” is a poem
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