Playlist of the week: New beginnings

Posted on Sep 11 2018 - 5:50am by Adam Dunnells

This week’s playlist is all about new beginnings. Whether you’re in your first year of college, your last year or somewhere in-between, this school year will bring changes and new starts. Every song on this list is in some way related to starting over or reaching a turning point in life.


  1. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) — Green Day


  1. Marchin On — OneRepublic


  1. Ain’t It Fun — Paramore


  1. I’m Movin’ On — Rascal Flatts

This song is very much for someone who is leaving home for the first time, as it is a little more somber than some of the others on this list. But with lines like “I sold what I could and packed what I couldn’t / Stopped to fill up on my way out of town,” it is pretty clear why this song is on the list.


  1. I Can See Clearly Now — Johnny Nash


  1. 8 Mile — Eminem


  1. Breaking the Habit — Linkin Park

Much less of a traditional “new beginnings” song, this song is more about having to make a hard decision to leave something behind. “I don’t know how I got this way / I know it’s not alright / So I’m breaking the habit” exemplifies this feeling.


  1. Brand New Day — Sting


  1. Revolution — The Beatles


  1. Hope/New Beginnings — Judas Priest


  1. (Just Like) Starting Over — John Lennon


  1. So Far So Good — Jonathan Coulton


  1. Weightless — All Time Low


  1. Be Calm — fun.


  1. Welcome to Paradise — Plain White T’s

Definitely the most upbeat song on this list, this song encourages listeners to make the best of every new experience. A great song to listen to whenever you need a new outlook on life and a reminder that you can always make the most of your circumstances. “If you falled down and skinned your knee / Will you get back up again? / Roll with the changes / Take a few chances now and then / Make every moment count / And you just might have the time of your life.”