Article by Mikaela Chu
Every person who has ever had to wake up at 5 in the morning, take the school bus, and sit in a classroom for 8 hours is familiar with the constant struggle that this sweet and extremely emotional rollercoaster ride has to offer. Our years as students are said to be the most memorable times of our lives, but they have also brought us loads of emotional stress that have probably caused more emotional breakdowns than we can count. So, what do we do to relieve ourselves of this dizzying and painful life? Friends, food, fun, lakads, and music.
Just in case you haven’t gotten enough of school already, here are 9 songs that we students can all relate to when it comes to lectures, teachers, classmates, and more.
9 Songs that Should Be on Your Student Playlist
9. Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo
This throwback song is for all of those times your Mathematics teacher has attempted to teach you the formulas for your Pre-Calculus lessons and make you understand how to get the sum of arithmetic and geometric sequences. However, being your sleep-deprived self, all you can do is stare straight at the board and try to make sense of why a blackboard is called black when it is, in fact, green.
8. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
“I don’t wanna close my eyes. I don’t wanna fall asleep ‘cos I miss you, babe, and I don’t wanna miss a thing.” Did you only get 4 to no hours of sleep last night? If the answer is yes, then this song is for you. I think it’s safe to say that I am not the only one guilty of trying to fight my heavy eyelids from closing in the middle of a discussion.
7. Forget You by CeeLo Green
We all have that special someone in school that we just cannot wait to say goodbye to forever after graduation. It can be the teacher who loves to call you out in class and make you stand until you get the answer right or it can be that girl who stole your magic pencil back in Grade School.
6. Solo by Iyaz
A song that so accurately describes your grades even after sacrificing all your time and sleep to study for your midterm and final examinations.
5. ILYSB by LANY
You know it and I know it. There is always that one couple that makes everyone feel miserable and alone with their sweet Instagram captions and slight public displays of affection. But worry not, being single in high school is probably the greatest thing you can do for yourself; having fun, taking things easy, and answering to no one but yourself.
4. Apologize by One Republic
Every school has some sort of infraction form that they give to students for “misbehaving”. This is where all your persuasive and communication skills come in. You know you gotta talk yourself out of that sanction with your teacher or else your beautiful and carefully crafted record will be smudged.
3. We’re All In This Together by the ‘High School Musical’ Cast
Whether it be failing tests or completing tasks together, you know that the only people who will ever get you are those who are as miserable and tired as you are. I love-hate you, classmates.
2. I Love The Lord by Bukas Palad
When all else fails, pray. Our love for the Lord can be seen each time we do the sign of the cross before an exam or before we look at our scores, Bless Us, Oh Lord’s before going to lunch, and times we have looked up during a test hoping for the answers to come to us. All kidding aside, the Lord does give us all the strength we need.
1. Good Life by One Republic
No matter how difficult school has been, there is no way you will forget all those times you and your friends tried so hard to hold your laughter in a quiet classroom or how you made real connections with people who will stay in the long run. School life is bittersweet, and it’s mostly in your command to pick which one of the two to focus on more.
So, switch on your speakers, turn the volume up, and take in this bittersweet feeling that is your school life.