Special songs to play you out of Storrs
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 13:05
As finals week come to a close, and you are making plans with your family for this weekend’s commencement, it’s almost certain you are looking back at your years here at UConn. Your first time heading to a party at Carriage, or the first time your friend suggested you guys try Wings over Storrs, maybe even your first all-nighter, which probably consisted of Facebook creeping and Stumble-Upon. I know there’s much more I would bring up, but that’s not what the article is about. This week, we’re changing up our playlist just for the graduates of 2012. Below are a list of songs that will not only take you back to the four greatest years of your life, but they may even make you order a pound of honey BBQ wings from Wings over Storrs. First are the songs that should be included on every Graduation playlist.
Graduation (Friends Forever)- Vitamin C
Sorry. I just had to add this song. You don’t think about graduation and not think about this song. No matter how obnoxious and corny this song may be. It does have a point. We underestimate how quickly time does go back and just remember to constantly surround yourself with your friends because before you know it, the four years are over.
Time of Your Life – Green Day
This is my 8th grade graduation song, not that it’s relevant to any 13 year old but now I look back on it and I find it to be a fitting song for experiences here at college. Though you are told these are the four greatest years of your life, it can also be the hardest. You are at a crossroad of your final teenage years and adulthood so it’s obvious you are going to make some stupid mistakes but such mistakes help mold us into who we ultimately become.
Forever Young – Youth Group
Though being 21 or 22 may be considered old at college just because you don’t have to worry about getting into the bars on the weekends, you are considered still young in the real world. So when you look back don’t freak out and think that you are so old because no matter where you go, whether it’s grad school, or the workplace you are about to be the new kid again. And hey at least you aren’t 25 yet.
Pomp and Circumstance - Sir Edward Elgar
No need to explain this one.