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Spring Break Grooves 2023 Playlist

Libraries faculty and staff suggested their favorite grooves to blast during Spring Break. 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 below.

A Side

  • “Say My Name” by ATEEZ
  • “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk
  • “Downtown” by Macklemore
  • “Tripping Billies” by Dave Matthews Band
    • “it’s a great, happy song” – Susan
  • “Beautiful Day” by U2
  • “Dreams Tonite” by Alvvays
    • “This song reminds me of sun-soaked days, lying on the beach, gazing into the middle distance and just vibing. The etheral vocals are perfect for getting out of your own head.” – Sara
  • “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
    • “It’s just a great song”
  • “Karma” by Taylor Swift
    • “Karma is such a feel good song. It is definitely something you play when you are feeling yourself, very Spring Break/windows down sort of vibe.” – Angelina C.
  • “Take Five” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    • “Because it feels like an adventure to another place
  • “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis
  • “Fun, Fun, Fun (‘Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away)” by The Beach Boys
    • “Beach Boys music and spring break go together like sand and surf – plus the “she forgot all about the library” line is fun (and probably too true!)” – Peggy
  • “Just Wanna Rock” by Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Rock & Roll” by The Velvet Underground
  • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys
    • “Well, it IS spring break!”
  • “Stand” by REM
  • “Good Times” by Le Chic
    • “it just had me dancing ready to have fun– Mary Lee
  • “The Sun Keeps on Shining” by Rogov
    • “Especially in Florida” – Robin
  • “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
    • “the entire pet sounds album is worth adding!
  • “Looks Like I’m Fixing to Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish
  • “Half a Mile Away” by Billy Joel
  • “Taxi” by Harry Chapin
  • “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” by Queen
  • “Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside
    • “We wanna take you on a cruise, a fantastic voyage, “Come along, pack your bags Get on up and jam y’all”–that’s spring break
  • “Figure 8” by Paramore
  • “OMG” by New Jeans
  • “Me, Myself and I” by De La Soul
    • One of the brightest, silliest, and bounciest hip-hop jams ever made.– Tucker
  • “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • “It’s a bop!”
  • “The Astronaut” by JIN
    • “I just like it. It’s sweet and makes me feel young.” -Megan
  • “Ride or Die” by BamBam
    • “what better song to blast while driving down the interstate toward the beach with your ride or die”

B Side

  • “Jackboot Jump” by Hozier
    • “catchy tune with a good reminder that “the jackboot only jumps down on the people standing up””
  • “Feel the Fire – Egzod Remix” by pluko & pronouncedyea
  • “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley
  • “#41” by Dave Matthews Band
    • “it’s a good love song” – Susan
  • “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield
  • “Chamakay” by Blood Orange
    • “a gorgeous song with a very sweet music video wherein the artist visits his mother’s hometown in Guyana for the first time.” – Sara
  • “Miserlou” by Dick Dale
    • “It’s an iconic surf song”
  • “Potato Chips” by Slim Gaillard
    • “Because I love potato chips”
  • “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Post Malone featuring Doja Cat
  • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
    • “The only “do nothing” song you’ll ever need. Playing this song just makes every trouble seem to vanish for 3 minutes. – Tucker
  • “Dancing in the Street” by David Bowie and Mick Jagger
    • “It’s STILL spring break!”
  • “Mony Mony” by Billy Idol
    • “Don’t really like the song, but it definitely reminds me of Spring Break.
  • “Spring Break” by Cheap Trick
    • “it’s in the title” – Mary Lee
  • “Honey” by Drugdealer, Weyes Blood
    • “Despite what the artists’ names imply, this song is perfect for a warm, laid-back Spring vibe.– Robin
  • “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters
  • “Little Boxes” by Pete Seager
  • “You’re Only Human” by Billy Joel
  • “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchel
  • “Here Comes the King” by Budwiser
  • “Love Shack” by The B-52s
    • “One of my first road trips was heading to Atlanta in a Chrysler that was as big as a whale, so this song hits all the feels– Missy
  • “Black Car” by Beach House
  • “Every Summertime” by NIKI
  • “Woohoo” by The
  • “Chase” by MINHO

Beau’s Bonus Tracks

  • “Take It Easy” by Emily Wells
  • “Remind Me” by Röyksopp
  • “April 14, 2020” by Fred Again

Link to Spotify Spring Break Grooves 2023 playlist.

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