The Freshman 15 Your Playlist Cannot Live Without [VIDEO]

August 27, 2012 12:40 am

Many people document important times in their lives through songs. So naturally, heading off to college needs a soundtrack all its own!

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From dorm life to all-nighters, and frat parties to study breaks, college is filled with many extremities and the playlist to accompany it is no different. Here are some essential songs to help guide you through your hectic and crazy college career.

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Leaving home is the first and often the hardest step in making your university transition. Our advice – pump up these jams, squeeze out a couple tears and feel empowered rather than home sick!

“Home” – Michael Buble

“Breakaway” – Kelly Clarkson

“Don’t Forget to Remember Me” – Carrie Underwood








One of many college stereotypes come in the form of epic parties! But remember, even if you’re classier than a keg stand or fearsome of frats, your fellow classmates probably won’t be. So to ensure that your playlist pleases ever crowd, here are a couple songs that will boost your DJing diversity.

“Last Friday Night” – Katy Perry

“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith

“I Love College” – Asher Roth








Heading off to college and ditching your high school sweetheart for your college sweetheart is always an exciting transition.  These songs will send your new found sparks into over drive with your older and more mature significant other!

“We Are Young” – Fun

“Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry

“Mine” – Taylor Swift







College is also filled with heartbreak. If that mature, respectful relationship soon comes to a screeching halt, these songs give you permission to curl up, watch “The Notebook,” and shovel large amounts of Ben and Jerry’s into your mouth – without the guilt!

“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” – Kelly Clarkson

“Give Your Heart a Break” – Demi Lovato

“Womanizer” – Britney Spears







Now some time to concentrate. Your college life will be filled with many sleepless nights, for one reason or another, yet many of those nights are attributed to long study sessions. These tunes are a perfect mix of soothing and uplifting to help push you through those extensive nights.

“One Love” – Bob Marley

“Beautiful” – James Blunt

“Gravity” – John Mayer











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