7 songs everyone should have on a playlist

In a world where there are a ton of music styles, genres and tastes, it can be tedious and intimidating to find the perfect songs to have in your playlist.

Not to mention, there are plenty of stressors while making the perfect playlist.

What if you get roasted when you’re on aux?

What if you regret your choices almost immediately after making the playlist and have to start from scratch?

Have no fear. I am here to give you some suggestions you should consider adding to your playlist.



“Comethru” by Jeremy Zucker


This song was released in 2018 and has been a favorite of mine ever since.

It’s the perfect song to put on when you’re doing homework or just something to have in the background throughout the day.

Zucker’s inspiration for the song came from a summer spent in his parents basement alone constantly writing songs.

“Comethru” is emotional as Zucker expresses the need for someone to be there as a support system when he’s feeling sad, lonely and overthinking everything.

The inspirational lyrics, catchy beat and amazing vocals make this a must have on a playlist.



“Burnin’ Up” by The Jonas Brothers


The ultimate throwback: Burnin’ Up is a staple in many of our childhoods.

The Jonas Brothers released this hit back in ‘08 and quickly made it to No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the band’s most successful single, with more than 183,000 downloads.

If you play this song with a group of girls between the ages of 20-25, you’re bound to get a big reaction followed by a whole performance (no matter the time or place).

I mean, who doesn’t scream Nick Jonas’ line “red dress” with him every time?

No matter what mood I am in, whenever this song comes on shuffle, I drop everything and give it my all.

I highly recommend that you do the same.



“Break Da Law” by 21 Savage


21 Savage is in some hot water right now with his deportation scandal, but his album “i am > i was” remains an absolute triumph.

Although they are all perfect songs to jam to, “Break Da Law” is by far my favorite (though the title is a little ironic right now with his current allegations).

It doesn’t appear there’s any underlying meaning behind the lyrics; it’s really just one of those songs that’s catchy and you find yourself jamming to with your friends when you’re trying to hype yourselves up.



“Someone New” by Banks


This is one of those sad songs you put on when you just want to wallow in your sadness – in the best way, of course.

This acoustic song brings about any regretful or nostalgic romantic feelings you didn’t even know you had.

It is important to add this song to the list because everyone needs that one song they can depend on to drown in their feelings.This, ladies and gentlemen, is that song.

I feel as if I should say “I’m sorry” and “you’re welcome” at the same time for letting you in on this tear jerker.



“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen


This song is a childhood favorite, thanks to my dad.

Released in 1975, Queen’s single, “A Night at the Opera,” stayed at the top of the United Kingdom Singles Chart for nine weeks and sold more than a million copies by the end of January 1976.

Ever since the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” aired, younger generations have started appreciating this song and making it a hit all over again.

This is the song to trump all songs. Play this in a car full of people of all ages and just enjoy the next six minutes full of a range of emotions: happiness, sadness, anger and excitement all wrapped up into one perfect hit.



“Lil Bebe” by DaniLeigh


This one is a little less well known than the others on this list, but it is a personal favorite.

DaniLeigh is an up-and-coming artist with music ranging from hip hop to R&B. She gained some attention this past summer after her “In My Feelings” challenge video went viral, and ever since, she’s been on the up and up.

“Lil Bebe” is her most popular song so far, with the perfect beat for dancing along with lyrics that emphasize the power of an individual that exudes self confidence.

This is an absolute must-have on any playlist because it is just that catchy.



“Fake Smile” by Ariana Grande


Ariana Grande has been on fire these past few months, so it seems wrong to make a playlist without including the queen herself.

Her most recent album, “Thank U, Next” has broken many records and put her on the same level as The Beatles, reaching all top three spots on the Billboard 100.

Specifically, Grande’s song “Fake Smile” was the fifth track on her newest hit album and is becoming an anthem for anyone who has felt the need to fake happiness in order to avoid offending others or appearing weak.

The song relays the message that it’s OK to not be OK, and in fact, it shows the importance of revealing true feelings and being honest with your emotions.

Not to mention, it is an absolute bop.


by Mary Hirsch

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