Musical Mondays: A Playlist to Get You Through Your Week

Sometimes when you're getting through a really tough week, just having a good playlist to blare through your headphones as you walk down Comm. Ave can make the journey a little less stressful. Spotify does a great job of curating playlists for any mood, and I’ve found some of my favorite songs by checking out what my friends are listening to on the “Activity” page. Listed below, I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs to get you through each day of this upcoming week.

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The first day back from the weekend will usually have students groaning as they get out of their comfortable beds to begin the long week of classes, stress, and assignments.


1. "Hotter than Hell" -Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has your back for this kind of occasion. One of her earliest released songs, her sultry voice croons in the confidence-booster, "Hotter than Hell." As you’re walking to and from classes, trying to keep yourself awake on large cups of coffee, let Dua remind you that you’re worth it and can make it through this Monday.


2. "Bounce Back" -Big Sean

For everyone who might have neglected their homework over the weekend because Netflix sounded better than your online Stats assignments, Big Sean will remind you it’s not the end of the world. In this catchy track, he’ll inspire you to overcome your low points and come back better than ever.




1. "Good Life" -G-Eazy and Kehlani

This song is from the Fate of the Furious soundtrack, sung by Kehlani and G-Eazy. The first time I heard it, Kehlani’s catchy chorus stayed in my head for a few hours and it quickly became one of my go-to, uplifting songs. Tuesday may only be the second day of the week, but each day from here on out, life’s only getting greater.


2. "The Last of the Real Ones" -Fall Out Boy

Off of their new upcoming album, Mania, Fall Out Boy just released one of their catchiest and most energetic songs to date. "The Last of the Real Ones" is full of many relatable lyrics that have already been transformed into mood boards and aesthetic gifsets all over Tumblr. It may be Tuesday, and the week might not nearly be over, but this song will surely put a smile on your face at any moment.




1. "Work" -Rihanna ft. Drake

If you need a little inspiration to get you through Hump Day, listen to Rihanna tell you over and over to get ready for work, work, work, work, work. Only two more days of work, work, work, work, work, before you can cheer to the freakin’ weekend!


2. "Work from Home" -Fifth Harmony

If your boss asks you why you didn’t show up for your shift today, you can let them know Fifth Harmony gave you the day off to work from home. This is one of my favorite songs by the successful girl group that always had me lip-synching the repetitive chorus on the train, as I was unfortunately on my way to work. Just a reminder that now there are only two more days until you actually can work from home, without consequence!




1. "Ivy" -Frank Ocean

For some reason every single Thursday, I always think it’s Friday. And I always become very disappointed to learn that it is not, in fact, the end of the long work week, but instead a tease. "Ivy" is a softly sung, catch-you-in-your-feels song that’s perfect for mourning. Full of melancholy pining and beautiful words, Frank Ocean can sing the ache of Thursday away.



Maybe you’re having a completely different kind of Thursday because you’re one of the very lucky few who have Fridays off. Perhaps you’re trying to get your weekend plans all sorted out, but your friends seem to be missing in action. They might be swamped by the Thursday blues, stuck in classes, while you’re stuck here wondering with Paul Jason Klein, lead singer of LANY, where the hell are your friends.




1. "Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time" -Panic! at the Disco

Friday is finally here! Instead of cramming for exams or doing endless lab reports tonight, you are free to do whatever you please. Let Brendon Urie, the front-runner of Panic! at the Disco, fill your speakers with strange metaphors and odd analogies on this energetic jam as you get ready for a good time tonight.


2. "Young Dumb & Broke" -Khalid 

We may not be in high school anymore, but Khalid’s sentiment is still the same. When you’re ending your fun night out in Allston with your friends, remember this as you head into T. Anthony’s where they will definitely overcharge you for two small pizzas.




1. "Lush Life" -Zara Larsson

Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson brings back satisfying summer vibes with her hit single, "Lush Life." Saturdays are one of the best days of the week because you can wake up as late as you want and go to bed as late as you want. You’re truly living the lush life today. 


2. "Boys" -Charli XCX

Once I started playing this song, I couldn’t stop. It’s the perfect track to play as you’re getting ready with your friends, even if you’re not planning on missing the party so you can stay busy thinkin’ about boys.




1. "Party’s Over" -Astrid S.

How is the party already over? The weekend went by way too fast, as it always does, and now you’re staring at all the homework you should be doing. Norwegian pop singer Astrid S perfectly captures the nostalgia that fills your heart when something good comes to an end and it’s time to accept that yes, the party is in fact over.


2. "Chasing Cars" -Snow Patrol

Another song full of nostalgia and somber lyrics, "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol is one of the best songs to listen to while calming down from a wonderful weekend of fun and freedom. Let’s waste time, chasing cars, instead of focusing on all of the deadlines coming up around our heads.


I hope you enjoyed all of the above suggestions! I’ll leave you with the following words: Marilyn Manson once said that “Music is the strongest form of magic,” so, you can get through this week with this playlist.