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January 6, 2020

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Battle of the playlists: Brinda’s playlist

What better thing to ask for Christmas than the vocal stylings of P!nk, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga in your ear as you CRUSH your New Year’s resolution? These ladies have got your back, coming to you all the way from the ‘00s. 

Start things off with a “Bang Bang” as you settle into a groove and get your heart pumping. This hit collab from Jessi J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is the perfect way to get into the right headspace. As you find your tempo, greet it with a confident “Hey Ya,” letting Outkast get you hip-hopping as the beat is bopping.

You may start to get tired, but never fear, Cage the Elephant is here. Reminding you that there “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” this indie jam will keep your efforts high. Get ready to turn up because like Kesha says, “the party don’t start ‘til [you] walk in.” Up next is her winner of multiple MTV Music Awards, “Tik Tok.”

If you’re tired again and start to fall,  Gloria Gaynor is here to pick you up with her classic, “I Will Survive.” This song will get your attitude back on track, just in time for Lady Gaga to tell you you were “Born This Way.” 

When you’re nearing the end, Eminem is ready to push you over the last hurdle “‘Til [You] Collapse.”Sia and David Guetta are on standby ready to take over and remind you that you are invincible–you are “Titanium.”

Finally, cool it down and celebrate with none other than your dad’s favorite, the emblem of Rock IV, “Eye of the Tiger.”

This throwback-themed playlist is bound to have you crush your New Year’s resolution cardio. These are the songs that everybody loves. 

Why any self-respecting individual wants to spend more than an hour listening to someone yell in your ear is beyond me; if you know of an answer to this drop your findings in the comments. The way I see it, listening to your mom’s reaction when she finds out you have Drew’s playlist in your music library would achieve the same effect.

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Battle of the Playlists: Drew’s Playlist


Brinda Ambal

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If you want to get your blood flowing to get the best possible workout while trying not to break out dancing, this playlist is a must-have in your music library—even if your mom yells at you for listening to it.

Featuring songs from the top charts such as 24KGoldn’s “Valentino,” alongside throwbacks like Kanye West’s hit “Stronger,” the depth and hype of these songs will keep you motivated to do that extra rep you didn’t think was possible.

When you begin your workout, Post Malone’s “Over Now” will give you the extra push to start off strong. “Over Now” conveys Malone’s perseverance and how not letting a toxic situation stand in the way of his ambitions which in turn he sings with heart, the best kind of workout motivation. The passion he performs within this song will push you to be the best and to settle for nothing less.

A song that would be at the top of Da Vinci’s playlist, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar’s “Mona Lisa” grants the listener five minutes of straight power. What could be considered a modern-day masterpiece, Lil Wayne raps about how what you see is not what you get and all you need is your own pride, the reason any athlete trains. The soul and strength in his voice will push any athlete to their max.

Finally, end your endeavor with The Weeknd’s “Heartless;” the upbeat tempo and smooth voice will help you cool down while also celebrating your accomplishments in the gym.

Training your body requires intensity and a rush of adrenaline, not pop divas telling you that you were born this way. You won’t even break a sweat listening to your dad’s mowing the lawn playlist while exercising. If you listen to Brinda’s playlist while working out, you can kiss your New Year’s resolution goodbye and go back to the couch while eating Cheetos and playing Fortnite. 

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