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We all have those songs that tend to make us feel extremely nostalgic and happy. These are the songs that make some indescribable feelings just pop up. These are the songs where you’re screaming out all the lyrics in the car or at home. These are the songs that make you feel like driving down a long road with the windows down, your hair flowing everywhere, the volume all the way up. Here are some of my favorite songs that make me feel like a main character in a movie.

  1. Lost by Frank Ocean

The beat of this song is literally amazing! I love the chorus and honestly, when I play it in the car I turn my volume all the way up and just vibe to this song. 

  1. Tongue Tied by Grouplove

The lyrics of this song and the beat just makes me feel like I can do anything I want. This song is definitely best when you’re playing it in the car with your friends, just driving aimlessly. 

  1. Midnight City by M83

This song is mostly beats (with some lyrics), but it makes you feel like you’re driving in the middle of the night in the middle of summer, with the windows down. It’s honestly just a main character moment with this song. 

  1. I Lived by OneRepublic

This song is just a nice reminder of the fact that you’re still living even after everything you’ve gone through. It makes you feel like you can take the risks you need to take and still be okay. It makes you feel like you need to do everything you dreamed of so that you can say, “at least I tried.”

  1. The Less I Know the Better by Tame Impala

This song just has a great beat where you can just vibe and nod your head along. Maybe not the best for screaming the lyrics, but definitely the best for a good vibe when you’ve had a long day and just want to listen to some good music. 

  1. 3 Nights by Dominic Fike

If you have watched Euphoria, you probably know the artist of this song. Fike is known as Elliott on the show, but in real life, he’s one of the best artists I’ve listened to. This song makes you feel like you want to scream the lyrics out and dance with your friends in the middle of an empty parking lot. 

  1. 8TEEN by Khalid 

This song honestly just makes you feel like you’re living your life, singing in the car with friends. It kind of gives you the vibes of loving life and making the mistakes you need to make, and do all the “stupid s*** that young kids do.”

  1. Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men

I don’t know about you, but this song gets me pumped and I always scream-sing this song, singing it to my friends in the car, using my hand as a microphone. One of us will get the girl’s part and the other will get the boy’s part and we just sing along. The beat just gives you the nostalgic vibes that you look for in these songs. 

  1. Animal by Neon Trees

This is a song you definitely scream-sing. When this song came out, I was 7 years old and I definitely knew every lyric to it. Now this just reminds me of a time where I was young and innocent and loved singing along to these songs. 

  1. Anna Sun by WALK THE MOON

I’m going to be honest with you, the beat of the song just gets me hyped up and I love the lyrics. My favorite line is definitely “we got no money, but we got heart.” This just makes me feel like I can do anything I want just because I’m here and alive. 

  1. Marlboro Nights by Lonely God 

This just reminds me of like high school and it just gives me really good vibes. I remember when this song went viral on TikTok and people would make the videos with their parents. It’s just a great song.

  1. Walking On a Dream by Empire of the Sun

This song just makes me feel like life is a dream. This is the type of song I’d blast and dance to with my friends. I could totally make a collage of all the videos of my friends and me and have this song play over it, which conveys all the feelings of that video. 

  1. Could Have Been Me by the Struts 

This song just gives major confidence vibes. Makes you feel like you can do anything and you should do everything you want to do. The beat also just hypes you up. My favorite line for this song is “never look back and say could have been me.” I feel super empowered after listening to this song. 

  1. Ava by Famy

This song is amazing. I first heard it on Teen Wolf, but it went viral on TikTok where people would just dance in the rain to it. This is a song that I would 100% just blast and dance in the rain for. Or even drive down a long stretch of road, blasting the song, windows down, screaming the lyrics.

  1. Heat Waves by Glass Animals

This song honestly just makes me feel like I’m in love, even though I’m really not. This is definitely a song I’d just blast when I’m hanging out with my friends at night, pulling them up to sing with me. This song just makes me extremely happy and nostalgic. 

  1. When Will I See You Again by Shakka

This song is just upbeat. The lyrics are awesome, I love the beat, and this is a song I’d definitely dance to with my friends in an empty parking lot just screaming the lyrics, and everything. It makes you feel like you’re the main character, leading up to you getting the person of your dreams. 

These are only some of the songs I have for a nostalgic kind of playlist. Here’s a link for the Spotify playlist I made with these songs! I really hope you  enjoy these songs like I do. Here’s a tip though: listen to them when you can blast them because I promise you, these songs will make you want to.

Melissa is a freshman studying Social Entrepreneurship at Lynn University as a part of the Watson Institute. She loves to read, write, and listen to music. Her passion is helping people live better lives than they thought they would be able to. She would like to help others change their paths, as well as spread awareness about the severity of certain issues, like mental health. Her dream is to own her own businesses with a focus on resolving social issues, her mission area being human rights. She is extremely ambitious and determined to make it far. She's always ready to learn new things because she believes knowledge and wisdom are the greatest powers to possess.
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