- Stressed out by Twenty One Pilots from the album Blurryface
This song represents one of the many emotions that we felt throughout this year. The chorus quotes, “Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days, When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.” which makes sense in this context, before a test, and we are stressing out about it, and wishing we could go back to the good days where we didn’t have stress.
2. Happy by Pharrell Williams from the album G.I.R.L
Happy by Pharrell Williams is a good representation of how we felt on some days throughout the school year. The lyrics go, “Bring me down, Can’t nothing, Bring me down, My level’s too high, Because I’m happy, clap along if you feel like a room without a roof, Because I’m happy, Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.” Some days, if we get good results on a test, or if we are having fun with our friends, we feel as if nothing can bring us down, as we are so happy, which is exactly what is written in the lyrics of this song.
3. On Top of The World by Imagine Dragons from the album Night Visions
On Top of the World talks about how even if you are falling behind or struggling, don’t give in and get back up, even if it seems like it’s impossible or far away. Once you’ve achieved your goal, you feel as if you are on top of the world and nothing can hold you down. This is how we feel at the end of the year or at any point of the semester after completing a test or assignment, as we have worked so hard, and tried our best, and now we are finally at the end, it was all worth it. The lyrics quote, “And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down. And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground. Get up now, get up, get up now.‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay. I’m on top of the world, ‘ay. Waiting on this for a while now. Paying my dues to the dirt. I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay. Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay. Take you with me if I can. Been dreaming of this since a child. I’m on top of the world.”
4. What Time Is It? From the Disney movie High School Musical
I think that every student in this school has all felt this feeling of excitement and anticipation at the end of the year. This song accurately portrays that feeling of enthusiasm and eagerness for summer vacation to come, where there will be no work to stress about. The lyrics are, “What time is it? Summertime, it’s our vacation. What time is it? Party time, that’s right, say it loud. What time is it? The time of our lives, anticipation.
5. Friday by Rebecca Black (Single)
This song is portrays how most students feel on a Friday morning. She sings, “Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend, Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday,” For most, Friday is the day which everyone looks forward to because it is the end of the week, and leads into the weekend. There is no school the next day, which means we have time to stay up late, hangout with friends and do whatever we want.
6. Brave by Sara Bareilles from the album the Blessed Unrest
I think that this is a great song as it’s main message is about standing up and staying true to yourself even when people may knock you down. This especially applies to middle school, as middle school is a time where we begin to discover who we are as a person, and pass through a tough stage in our life where we may feel peer pressure or insecurities about ourselves, and this song tells us to stay brave. “Say what you wanna say And let the words fall out. Honestly, I want to see you be brave.”