13 Beats of the Week: What We’re Listening to in the Office

1. “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root

Sarah Anderson, Assistant Commentary Editor

The lyrics are unintelligible so you just kind of yell along with it. Listen while you’re walking and pretend you’re part of an inspirational movie montage.   


2. “The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES

Jared Goldsmith, Copy Editor

This song from the Scottish electronic band has been stuck in my head for the better part of a year and a half. The vocals are cool, catchy and never get old.


3. “For A Better Day” by Avicii

Spencer Serling, Editor-in-Chief

One of the world’s most famous DJs is back with this certified banger that also has a groovy feel to it. Avicii once again shows us why we should keep downloading and listening to his songs.


4. “Easy Love” by Sigala

Julia Queller, Editor-in-Chief

This song is a feel-good jam that is too catchy to listen to just one time. The sampling of The Jackson 5’s “ABC” gives it an old school vibe, but the electric vocals make it feel anything but dated. 


5. “Don’t Sing” by DATA

Ben Antenore, News Editor

Reminds me a lot of early MGMT (“Electric Feel” and “Kids”): catchy and groovy. This song is sure to get you going at any time of the day.

6. “A Question” by Bombadil 

Megan Leo, Assistant News Editor 

Super cute and quirky. It’s really fun if you want  a light song to put you in a good mood.


7. “New Romantics” by Taylor Swift

Stacey Stein, Commentary Editor 

This song, part of the deluxe edition is one of the most underrated songs of off 1989. An epic song that will be sure to get you pumped. 


8. “Levels” by Nick Jonas

Annie Schein, Managing Editor

You had me at Nick Jonas. 


9. “In the Meantime” by Spacehog 

Alessandra Aiello, Arts and Features Editor

This 90’s one hit wonder deserves to be remembered for its accepting chorus.


10. “Set it Off” by XXYYXX

Andrew Vojt, Managing Editor

This chillwave track by upstart 19 year-old musician Marcel Everett, better known as XXYYXX, has a scintillating beat that would put even the dreariest of people in an upbeat mood. 


11. “Hold My Hand” by Jessy Glynne 

Jessica Benmen, Copy Editor

The best song to off-key sing along with.


12. “I Know There’s Gonna be Good Times” by Jamie xx

Andre Stephenson, Arts and Features Editor

My go-to song when the sky is falling all around me, the feature of Jamaican artist Popcaan also earns this song high marks from me.


13. “What Do You Mean” by Justin Beiber

Holly Mascolo, News Editor

I’m ashamed to admit I’ve been listening to it on repeat in the library.  

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