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My February Playlist

A month ago I wrote an article about the music I was currently listening to and it was probably one of my favorites. I love writing about music since it plays such an important role in my life. Music helps me in so many ways that nobody else can. Every month I create a new playlist of favorite music and since I shared last month’s favorites, I decided to do it again with a whole new lineup. As always, don’t judge each song by its artist or title! Here are my favorite songs I have been listening to this February.

1. Bom Bidi Bom- Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj

This was one heck of a wait. The moment I found out about this collaboration I just couldn’t contain myself. It’s finally here and I couldn’t be happier. I may not have seen 50 Shades Darker, but this soundtrack is everything I ever needed. Never in a million years would I think Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj would do a song together but it’s just what everyone needed…or at least what I needed.

2. That’s What I Like- Bruno Mars

I will never get over this album. I am actually very obsessed with the album as a whole but I am currently loving this song. Bruno Mars will forever be one of my favorite artists. I don’t know whether it’s his amazing vocals or that great beat in the background that draws me to this song, but I love it. I can’t help but at least bob my head the second I hear this song start.

3. Weak- AJR


Now my opinion on this song is so weird. I feel the lyrics are kind of…sucky? Though at the same time I can’t help but absolutely love this song! It’s so ridiculously catchy. It’s honestly impossible to hate this song.

4. I Feel It Coming- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk


This song is still fairly new so there’s no music video or lyric video so I had to link his performance at the Grammys, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still enjoy this song. Something about this song gives me Michael Jackson vibes and I am hooked. The Weeknd never fails to bring out a new hit.

5. Touch- Nick Jonas


If I am being completely honest, I’ve been listening to this since summer but I haven’t stopped loving it! Nick’s music will always have a special place in my poor little Jonas Brothers heart. I will forever be sad over the breakup of the Jobros, but I can’t say I am not enjoying Nick and Joe’s solo career. I feel like I am getting twice the amount of music now that they’re solo and honestly, I can’t be mad about it.

6. Beauty and the Beast- Ariana Grande and John Legend


I am so unbelievably excited for Beauty and the Beast to come out and this song just made it ten times more exciting. Beauty and the Beast is up there with one of my favorite Disney movies and to hear two talented artists that I love cover a song from the movie really warms my heart. Just all the feels listening to this.

7. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever(acoustic)- Zayn


If you don’t know, I’d be surprised if you didn’t, there’s a song Zayn and Taylor Swift sing for 50 Shades Darker called ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.’ If I am being honest, I am really not the biggest fan of Taylor, but the second I heard Zayn’s acoustic version of this song I immediately became obsessed. This song has so much more meaning slowed down and so raw. Ten out of ten.

8. Pity Party- Melanie Martinez


If you have no idea who Melanie Martinez is, then please look her up. This song is such a unique twist on ‘It’s My Party and I Cry If I Want To.’ Honestly, I’d rather listen to this version during my party than the original. There’s just something about Melanie’s style that’s unlike most artists.

9. Dirty Laundry- Blackbear


Oh, Blackbear. How I wish more people knew your music. I wouldn’t be surprised if you became the next big artist within the next year. You have so much talent and this is definitely a catchy song you would hear on the radio. Fingers crossed!

10. Somebody Else- The 1975


I never really listened to The 1975 until this past year and something about this song makes me wanna listen to it on repeat. This is one of those songs that I just put on repeat every time I shower. If you don’t really know the 1975 and you aren’t the biggest fan of this song then I highly recommend cruising youtube for other’s because The 1975 has a slot of different music. I also think this is one of those bands that any generation can listen to. It’s very modern yet sounds like it’s from the late 80’s. Definitely my favorite indie rock group I have heard in awhile.

11. It Ain’t Me- Kygo and Selena Gomez


This song is very…wow. I mean I can’t help but think this is some serious Justin Bieber shade, but it almost makes this song better. I love Selena and I love Justin, but something about them writing songs about one another really gets me. This song is quite comical and it’s a very different style from Selena’s usual. Thank you Kygo for joining Selena in this and making such a catchy song.

12. Bad 4 Us- Superfruit


I watch a lot of youtube and I mean A LOT. These are two YouTubers who a channel called Superfruit. Don’t recognize the channel name? Maybe you have heard of Pentatonix? This is two of the members from the acapella group Pentatonix and it’s just so cute. I also love the animation music video how it’s almost like you are watching a little romance video game. Hope there’s more music to come from the two of them.

13. Thumbs- Sabrina Carpenter


Sabrina Carpenter has a beautiful voice that I will never get over. Her voice is so powerful for her age. Out of all the music she has come out with, this is probably my favorite. Since the start of Girl Meets World to now, she has grown to be such a talented girl and I can’t wait to hear the music that she has to come.

14. a love song/a non love song- Jon Cozart and Dodie

This is another set of YouTubers that I watch. Dodie and Jon are known for covers and a few self-written songs. Long story short, this song was written separately and all they had to go off of was a melody and when they came together this is what it sounded like. One is a love song and the other isn’t, yet they sound so beautiful together. While they aren’t technically professional musicians, I can only hope one they are.

15. Moonlight- Ariana Grande


Who doesn’t love Ariana? She seems to always have a new hit every week and while I love all of her hits, I feel like this song needs some more recognition. This song reminds me a lot of her older music. It’s soft and slow with very little music leaving her powerful voice to take over. Ariana will definitely be around for awhile and the fact that she still makes music like she has from the beginning is almost a relief? I love her newer music, but something about her older music really takes me back to my teen years. Not sure if that’s a good thing, but I wanna say it is!

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Senioritis As Told By ‘New Girl’

Well, it’s happening. Senioritis is finally hitting me. I knew it would happen, but I was really hoping to avoid it. Here are some of the struggles of senioritis as told by New Girl:

1. Alarms are the devil

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Getting out of bed becomes so hard when you think about all the work you have to do in your classes and after classes. The thought of all the stress you will have to face later makes you lose all motivation. You may even need to set 10 alarms in the morning in hopes that it’ll annoy you enough to get out of bed.

2. Sleep takes over

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Sometimes you become so stressed out that you physically cant keep up with your work and sleep starts to take over. Personally, I think this can be hardest because once you sleep your stress away, then it becomes a very unhealthy habit to the point where you are forgetting assignments or even classes.

3. You learn to do everything last minute

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Procrastination is probably something most people can relate to on a daily basis but it definitely takes affect with senioritis. We know we gotta graduate by doing the work, so we just end up doing it later than we should. I mean hey, at least it gets done, right?

4. C’s get degrees

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At this point, you don’t care if it’s an A or a B. As long as you get that passing grade then you receive your diploma. Problem solved.

5. Notes? What notes?

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I know for me I take my best notes at the beginning of the year in hopes that I will stay organized and on top of everything. Once the midpoint hits, I become stressed and tired and slowly stop taking notes. Your notes start becoming messy and just full of doodles.

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Reasons Food is Better Than People

1. Food will never give you the eye roll

No matter how annoying or ridiculous it is, food has your back. They understand.

2. Food won’t judge you for sitting around and binging Netflix all day

Wanna binge watch Supernatural? Better grab a snack! You can’t go through 11 seasons of a show without grabbing a bag of chips or popcorn. You need food that you can pick on when you are binging on Netflix. Forget Netflix and chill. Netflix and food is where it’s at.

3. Food is there for you when you go through a breakup

Got broken up with? Better eat lots of ice cream! I know from personal experience that if it wasn’t for food, I wouldn’t have gotten through it. No better comfort than food.

4. Food celebrates your accomplishments

Just graduated? Better get a cake! Just won that baseball game? Better take you out for ice cream! Just turned 18? Better take you out to eat! Food is always up to celebrate. I know there was many times i got stuck going to boring parties, but food is always invited! Hang with food and you wont be bored.

5. Food doesn’t want you to go to the gym, either

Don’t wanna go? Thats okay! Food is down to chill. You may feel guilty at first, but you’ll quickly get over it. Trust me, food is more fun than the gym. Besides, your body is the trophy for all the food you eat.

 

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