From the makers of previous gems such as “#ariparty,” “Boner Jamz,” and “Loner Jamz,” comes the latest NYU Local Spotify playlist: Four Years/Forty Songs. This time, the concept is simple: Class of ’13 Local staff writers chose forty songs that defined their four years at NYU, and then we put them all in chronological order. If you’re a senior, listening to this in order will probably induce the scariest “life flashing before your eyes” moment that you’ve ever experienced at this point in your young life. But also, nostalgia = fun.
For contextualization, we’ve included some senior staff writers’ memories of a few of the songs on the playlist:
“Girls” by Animal Collective
“I think the first ‘real’ hipster I met at school was a girl who saw my friend’s copy of Animal Collective’s Merriwather Post Pavillion, grimaced and said, ‘oh my god, you own that? Suuuch a typical NYU frosh move.’” – Patrick Lyons
“TiK ToK” by Ke$ha
“I remember coming into first class of 2nd semester, Writing the Essay, and my professor going on a half hour rant about how Ke$ha would be the downfall of modern civilization.” – Aaron Marks Read more…