By Maya Frankel

Settling into classes and finding your rhythm at the start of a new semester — while also balancing a social life — can be stressful. Every day is a cycle of laughing, crying, anger, happiness, excitement and about every emotion possible. I thought I’d share with you a few playlists for those many moods we all feel every day. Sometimes music is the medicine you never thought you needed.

“In My Room” playlist on Apple Music

This playlist is perfect for when you don’t know what mood you’re in or when you’re having a relaxing day. You’ll sink into a state of calm as the playlist of mostly slow songs progresses. I highly recommend this one. I listen to it almost every day. It’s a perfect pre-sleep playlist.

Playlist for when you’re in your feels:

  • “The Scientist” cover by Corinne Bailey Rae
  • “When I Look At You” by Miley Cyrus
  • “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • “I’m In Here” by Sia
  • “Take on the World” by You Me At Six
  • “Bad” by James Bay
  • “Should Have Known Better” by Sufjan Stevens
  • “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron and Wine
  • “Falling Asleep At The Wheel” by Holly Humberstone
  • “Is It Just Me?” By Emily Burns
  • “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees
  • “Lost Without You” by Freya Ridings
  • “I Can Feel a Hot One” by Manchester Orchestra
  • “A Little Bit Yours” by JP Saxe
  • “Cringe” by Matt Maeson
  • “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” cover by Ella Eyre 

Playlist for when you’re feeling mellow:

  • “Beige” by Yoke Lore
  • “Us” by James Bay
  • “The Wave” by Colouring
  • “Hold Back the River” by James Bay
  • “Say Something” by Kodaline
  • “When The Lights Go Down” by Matt Simons
  • “Electric” by Alina Baraz
  • “Warm” by Dre’es featuring Mia

Playlist for when everything sucks but you want to feel hopeful:

  • “Wildfire” by Seafret
  • “We Are Young” by Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • “Free” by Kidswaste
  • “Follow You Down” by Gin Blossoms

“Study Beats” playlist on Apple Music

There’s something about electronic beats that help me focus and block out distractions. I listen to this playlist when I’m studying, especially if I’m in a public setting.

Fire remixes for those late-night drives/T rides:

  • “Adventure” by Izzamuzzic
  • “You’re Mine” by Raving George featuring Oscar and the Wolf
  • “Fuego” by Alok and Bhaskar
  • “In The Air Tonight” by Alex Midi featuring Delacey
  • “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry featuring MNEK
  • “Catch & Release” by Matt Simons

Playlist for when you want to get hype:

  • “Wait a Minute!” By WILLOW
  • “Cigarettes On Patios” by BabyJake
  • “Boss B—-” by Doja Cat
  • “Look Back at It” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • “Whatcha Say” by Jason Derulo
  • “TiK ToK” by Kesha
  • “Drew Barrymore” by Bryce Vine
  • “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry
  • “Spice Girl” by Animé
  • “Check” by Meek Mill
  • “hot girl bummer” by blackbear
  • “Dirty Little Secret” by The All-American Rejects
  • “Woman” by Kesha
  • “Money In The Grave” by Drake featuring Rick Ross
  • “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott

For when you want to scream:

We can all agree there is one song and one song only that’s perfect for this mood.

  • “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne

These are some songs and playlists I listen to depending on my mood. I promise they won’t disappoint. It’s easy to hide your feelings, but these songs make sure you feel your emotions as the music flows through you. Take a listen if you want to. I used to repress my feelings when I felt sad, but because of music, I feel everything now. Feel your feelings, ladies and gentlemen. It’s normal, we are all human.