Playlist of My School Year

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa – Furious 7

The song “See You Again” is about reuniting with friends or family and “seeing them again” somewhere in the future. I decided to add this song on to my playlist since many of my friends have moved in the past and some are this year as well. I hope to keep in touch and reconcile with them one day.

The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars – Doo-wops and Hooligans

I chose to add this song on my playlist since I can easily relate to it. Throughout the whole year, I have acted lazy numerous times when it came to completing school work such as homework and studying for tests.

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

This song has described me on many occasions throughout the school year. I have felt pretty stressed out about school because of all the tests, homework, projects, etc. that come along with it. But this semester was especially tiring because of the transition into High School next year.

Alive by Sia – Alive

The song “Alive” represents persevering through the hardships that life throws at you. Sometimes, you just have to handle everything that’s going on, because eventually, your problems will disappear once you’ve dealt with them.

“I was born in a thunderstorm
I grew up overnight
I played alone
I’m playing on my own
I survived”

Almost There by Anika Noni Rose – The Princess and the Frog

“And I’m almost there, I’m almost there
People down here think I’m crazy, but I don’t care”

The song “Almost There” from the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog inspired me since it showed that you shouldn’t care about what other people think, but rather focus on your own goal and how you want to live your life.

Photograph by Nickelback – All the Right Reasons

This song is about looking back at the past and revisiting all the memories created with close ones. This year, I have been in a lot of experiences with friends that are worth being remembered, such as ones from PEAK, lunches, and breaks.

How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty – Exile on Mainstream

The song “How Far We’ve Come” is also about looking back at the past and remembering the things that you’ve accomplished in your life so far. I decided to put this on my playlist, since I’ve come a long way not only from the beginning of the school year, but also ever since I started school, in R1.

Umbrella by Rhianna – Good Girl Gone Bad

I added Umbrella on my playlist since it’s about friendship and looking out for each other. “Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other” 

Those two lines represent that even through the dark times, friends will always have each other’s back and be there for one another. I know that without my friends, this school year wouldn’t have been so entertaining and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much.

MINP – October Multimedia Response

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I can relate these songs to how different characters in the novel Every Day by David Levithan are feeling throughout the story.

“Clarity” – A know that even though he loves Rhiannon, he feels like it would be much less complicated if he didn’t because then he wouldn’t have to visit her each day.

“Alive” – A finally feels at peace during the part where he and Rhiannon go and have a day off at the beach. He also wants that moment to last forever, hoping that he will not have to face the harsh reality where he changes into a different body every day.

“Stay With Me” & “Make It Work” – These two songs represent how A feels around the middle of the book after both Rhiannon and A admits to liking each other. Rhiannon isn’t really keen on keeping up with a relationship with a guy who changes into a different form every day. Eventually, A convinces her to stay with him.

“Happily” – This song describes how A is telling Rhiannon that he is the better for her and he can actually listen to her, rather than Justin. He is also saying that he knows that Rhiannon is happier with him and is puzzled on why she won’t just break up with him if she’s unhappy.

“Goodbye” – This song shows how A doesn’t want to say goodbye and leave Rhiannon but he has to cope with it since he knows that it isn’t fair for Rhiannon when he changes into a different body every single day. This song also shows that he still loves Rhiannon and in a different circumstance, he would definitely stay with her.