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My Thanksgiving Amtrak Playlist

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Gettysburg chapter.

This Thanksgiving means a 3-hour train ride from Harrisburg to New York City. Naturally, I had to make a playlist to occupy the ride. Since I have incredible music taste, I figured I should share this wonderful playlist so that maybe you can find some songs to add to your Thanksgiving travel playlist. After compiling all of the songs, it turns out it is exactly 4 hours long, so there’s room for skips if you aren’t feeling it. When creating this playlist, I organized some of them based on their vibes/genre and others based on the artist:

Love Songs

  • “Halloween, 1987” – Crywolf
  • “touch tank” – quinnie
  • “Forever & Always” – Zeph
  • “Sparks” – Coldplay
  • “Parachutes” – Coldplay
  • “In Agreement” – Lizzy McAlpine
  • “Let Light Be Light” – Lizzy Mcalpine
  • “If You Want To” – beadadoobee
  • “We’ll Never Have Sex” – Leith Ross
  • “Daylily” – Movements

Straight Vibin’

  • “Steal My Bike” – Ryan Leahan, abbot, gordon snyder, & patchymate
  • “End of Beginning” – Djo
  • “lakehouse” – Jeremy Zucker
  • “somebody loves you” – Jeremy Zucker
  • “Shampoo Bottles” – Peach Pit
  • “Alrighty Aphrodite” – Peach Pit
  • “Saw You In A Dream” – The Japanese House
  • “She Plays Bass” – beabadoobee
  • “Mustard” – Strawberry Milk Cult

Midwest Emo <3 (The Best Genre)

  • “Pictures” – The Backseat Lovers
  • “Just A Boy” – The Backseat Lovers
  • “Watch Your Mouth” – The Backseat Lovers
  • “If It Makes You Happy” – Michael Cera Palin
  • “The Old Gospel Choir” – Modern Baseball
  • “Your Graduation” – Modern Baseball
  • “Scott Pilgrim vs. My GPA” – Mom Jeans.
  • “Vape Nation” – Mom Jeans.
  • “now THIS is podracing” – Mom Jeans.
  • “I Wanna Boi” – PWR BTTM
  • “You Weren’t Meant to See That” – The Rare Occasions
  • “I’ve Given Up on You” – Real Friends
  • “Not Around” – Ritt Momney
  • “I” – Ritt Momney



  • “909”
  • “Sci-Fi”
  • “PS1”
  • “Modern Warfare”
  • “Elsewhere”
  • “Call Me Back”
  • “Balling”
  • “love, death, distraction”
  • “hertz”
  • “????”
  • “tides”
  • “projector”

Del Water Gap

  • “Better Than I Know Myself”
  • “Sorry I Am”
  • “Hurting Kind”
  • “Distance”
  • “Chatain”
  • “Ode to a Conversation Stuck in Your Throat”
  • “Perfume” – Spotify Singles

Fall Out Boy

  • “Love From The Other Side”
  • “Hold Me Like a Grudge”
  • “What a Time To Be Alive”
  • “So Much (For) Stardust”
  • “Hum Hallelujah”
  • “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”
  • “Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner”


  • “Harvard”
  • “I Feel Good”
  • “Lavender”


  • “Aliens”
  • “Do U Mind? (Leave the Light On)”
  • “All My Money”
  • “Stay At Home Boy”

There are a lot more songs that I contemplated adding to this list, but considering the playlist was already 4 hours long, I decided against it. The link to the playlist is below – I hope you find at least one new song you like!

Happy listening!

Maddie is the photographer and a writer for Gettysburg's Her Campus chapter! She discusses her love of music in her articles via album reviews and curated lists of songs to check out. Her Campus also helps fuel her artistic outlet by offering a space to flex her photography muscles - capturing fun moments members and the community have at events as well as beautiful scenery around campus. She is a senior Psychology major and English minor with a passion for clinical psych and a love of Shakespeare. Her love of literature and academic writing drew her to Her Campus, and she enjoys being able to combine her love of writing with her love of music. Also, she is a member of Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society, and will be conducting her own honors research in the Spring. In her free time, Maddie enjoys watching Twitch streamers like FoolishGamers, Punz, and Julien Solomita, as well as YouTubers like Chad Chad, Smosh, and The Try Guys. She enjoys playing video games like Minecraft and Pokémon. She also enjoys listening to and sometimes even writing music. When at home, she enjoys going to the local dog park and spending time watching shows like Law & Order SVU with her family.