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Homecoming 2022 Playlist

“We will…we will…rock you!” Homecoming 2022 is here Knights! Charge On!

Libraries faculty and staff suggested their favorite Homecoming related songs for the Knight community to enjoy. Check out our A side with the top picks, but don’t forget about the B side filled with the songs we just couldn’t skip. Links for Spotify and Apple listening options below.

A Side

  • “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic
    • Because the Bounce House is where the party’s atMegan
  • “Jump Around” by House of Pain
  • “Sweet Victory” by David Eisley and Bob Kulick
    • This song is perfect for football halftime shows. It’s about striving for victory, is a 80s style power ballad, goofy, and just really fun. – Athena
  • “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue
    • First En Vogue song I fell in love with back when I started college in ’92
  • “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled
  • “Ave Satani” by Jerry Goldsmith
  • “Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel
    • Beau
  • “Moments to Remember” by The Four Lads
    • Recorded in four different decades and just gets better with time. It will never be “dated.”
  • “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel
    • It’s S & G!
    • Because Simon & Garfunkel deserve to be on a playlist. – Beau
  • “Moondance” by Van Morrison
    • Martha
  • “Tonight, Tonight” by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • “When Doves Cry” by Prince
    • Purple Rain soundtrack, purple was everywhere
  • “I Want to Rock” by Twister Sister
  • “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone
    • it rocks
  • “Come Sail Away” by Styx
  • “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly & Maze
  • “Hook” by Blues Traveler
    • way back in time they played a Homecoming game at the Citrus bowl. The concert started right after the game on the field
  • “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
    • I always love it when student “discover” classics
  • “UCF Fight Song” by UCF Marching Knights
    • UCF Fight song always gets the crowd going
  • “Crank That” by Soulja Boy
    • This was the hot song during UCF’s first year in the Bounce House. Played a lot when we played Texas
  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson
  • “Sara Smile” by Hall & Oates
    • I will always remember this song because it was playing when we walked into the homecoming dance in 1977. – Parri
  • “How Lucky” by Kurt Vile and John Prime
    • A homecoming, of sorts. – Robin
  • “Don’t Call Me” by SHINee

B Side

  • “Keep This Party Bouncin'” by L.A. Ganz
    • Great party song from an amazing soundtrack (The Long Kiss Goodnight)
  • “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite
    • When I started college way back in ’92 this song was so upbeat and fun! I still love it!
  • “We Will Rock You” by Queen
  • “Salem’s Secret” by Peter Gundry
  • “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles
    • Hoosier (!) Hoagy Carmichael’s greatest song.Beau
  • “We Are The Champions” by Queen
  • “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevvon
    • It’s a great song.
  • “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
    • Martha
  • “In Bloom” by Nirvana
  • “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel
    • Remember the video vividly
  • “Burn the House Down” by AJR
  • “Pirate Looks at 40” by Jimmy Buffett
  • “Zombie Nation” by Kernkraft 400
    • This has song gave the bounce to The Bounce House
  • “Party Rock Anthem” by LMAFO
  • “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
    • It’s Jack White, nothing else needed
  • “Cha Cha Slide Part 2” by Mr. C The Slide Man
    • I cannot dance so i love the instructions
  • “UCF Chant” by UCF Marching Knights
  • “Night Fever” by Bee Gees
    • Just a great dance song from homecoming 1978. – Parri
  • “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” by The Decemberists
    • An epic tale of revenge that’s also a story of a homecoming, of sorts. – Robin

Beau’s Bonus Tracks

  • “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” by Dinah Shore
  • “Euthanasia” by Nick Cave
    • An altogether different kind of homecoming
  • “St. Cloud” by Waxahatchee
    •  A metaphorical journey home (to Florida).
  • “Two of Us” by The Beatles
    • IMO, the greatest Beatles album.
  • “Miles from Nowhere” by Cat Stevens
    • Sometimes going home is a lifelong journey.
  • “Home at Last” by Steely Dan
    • Any day can be made better with Steely Dan’s groove. 
  • “Runaway” by Aurora
  • “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp
  • “Hello Earth” by Kate Bush
    • Thankfully, she’s been remembered as of late. Here’s another of her wonderful songs.
  • “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac
    • Has nothing to do with homecoming, but features a marching band!
  • “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie
  • “Rollin Home Alone” by Jason Lyle
    • Sometimes you can’t go home

Spotify direct link: UCF Libraries Homecoming 2022 playlist

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