Bops to Bolster Your Being

Songs to get you through the rest of the semester sorted by the different moods you may need: 


Are you in need of a small buzz to get you through three chapters of chemistry notes? Do you want some background music to play on your speaker while you and your friends chill on your twin xl bed? Do you need something to listen to as you walk through the suddenly green park to class? You need alternative. 


“Lucy” – Still Woozy, ODIE

 “I Don’t Want to be Funny Anymore”- Lucy Dacus

“I Don’t Even Smoke Weed” – Empress Of

            Hayley Williams of Paramore recommended this, so I had to check it out. 

“Oom Sha La La” – Haley Heynderickx

“Kathrin with a K” – Super Whatevr 

“Dennis” – Roy Blair

“Valentine” – Fiona Apple

Are you in need of a push to keep you on your summer body grind? Did that chick you thought was your friend act impulsively selfishly again? Do you just need something to play really loud? You need something rockier. 


“Loading Zone” – Kurt Vile

“Style” – Foster the People

“Kyle” – the tenth

            This is Kevin Smith’s daughter!

“Taken a Tumble” – Stereophonics

“We hate it when our friends become successful” – Morrissey

“House of Glass”- Cage the Elephant


Is it Friday night and you are alone in your room again? Do you need something subtle to study with? Want to take a stroll through the rainy campus in your windbreaker with the school logo on it? Chill, sad is the mood for you. 


“Wish you Were Gay” – Billie Eilish

“Your Mum” – Ruby Gill

“Belly (The Grass Stains)” – Rex Orange County

“Clay Pigeons” – Michael Cera 

            Yes, this is the boy from Arrested Development. 

 “Motion Sickness” – Phoebe Bridgers

“From the Dining Table” – Harry Styles

I refused to listen to this for so long because it was Harry Styles from One Direction, how basic. However, it is a bop.


Photo Credit: Garnette Ransone