It’s all too familiar--the place we end up finding our way to on a Friday night (er, Saturday morning) and the place that many of us can say we’ve had some of the most fun moments of our short-lived college careers– yes, that’s right, it’s The Boot. What better way to celebrate Tulane’s best tradition than by making a playlist inspired by and dedicated to this fine establishment. Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please…it’s The Boot playlist.
1. No Scrubs – TLC
What would the 90s have been without some good ol’ fashion TLC? Okay, so they definitely aren’t old fashion, but it is safe to say that TLC will always leave their mark on this generation (and with 4 Grammies under their belt, they will not be forgotten anytime soon). Take a blast from the past and revisit this ultimate girl-power song.
2. Here is Gone – Goo Goo Dolls
While grabbing a few drinks with friends during the infamous Boot Happy Hour, the coolest song of all time came on (shocking, I know). Of course, none of us knew the name or even the band that sung it, so we were all frantically trying to search the lyrics into our phones to get an idea of what this elusive song possibly could be. Luckily, one of my friends has the Shazam app (get it, it’s wonderful) that can basically determine any mystery song just by holding your phone up to the music. Want to take a guess of what this song turned out to be? Yep, “Here is Gone,” by Goo Goo Dolls.
3. Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
The first time most of us were introduced to Maroon 5 was with this gem, “Harder to Breathe.” The high level of energy, amazing instrumentals and passionate lyrics all combine to make this phenomenal song that gave all other chart-toppers at the time a run for their money. It’s time to dust off the record and reintroduce this song back into 2012.
4. Beverly Hills – Weezer
We all remember the California craze in the early 2000s – the time when the OC and Laguna Beach were the only “cool” shows to watch on TV and everyone aspired to look like they just stepped off the beach with their tan bodies, little bikinis and BMWs parked in the driveway (I’ll admit – I was one of them). Of course, in 2005, Weezer jumped on the Cali bandwagon by coming out with “Beverly Hills,” which reiterates the seemingly beautiful lives of those living in California’s most elite areas. West coast fan or not, it’s hard to resist singing along, and loving, this awesome song.
5. Angel – Shaggy & Rayvon
Is it just me or has Shaggy fallen off the face of the earth? Although he produced some popular hits in the 90s and early 2000s (including “Angel”), the Jamaican artist has recorded a number of songs in the past few years, with relatively little success. Well, it was great while it lasted, Shaggy.