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The TWC Experience in 30 Songs

Going to the number-one music business school in the country this past year has surrounded me with instrumentalists, singer/songwriters and creatives alike. I would estimate that out of five people you would meet at Belmont, at least three of them would be some kind of musician. Only at Belmont do you see kids in gazebos at all hours of the night strumming guitars and scribbling down song lyrics.


My friends and I always make Spotify playlists for each other for all different kinds of occasions, so I thought I would continue the trend and make one summing up The Washington Center experience. I put the songs in order, from before my TWC arrival, all the way up to leaving The District. Although I'm still over 3 weeks away from finishing up my semester here, I am already feeling the emotions of having to move out and leave everyone I have come to love, so I figured I could justify putting the last couple of songs in there.


Spotify Playlist

Courtesy of Spotify


You can find the link to the Spotify playlist here!

"Countdown" - Beyonce
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" - John Denver
"Route 66" - Chuck Berry
"Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac
"We're Going To Be Friends" - The White Stripes
"Alexander Hamilton" - from Hamilton The American Musical
"Welcome To The Jungle" - Guns 'N Roses
"Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves
"American Pie" - Don McLean
"Living In America" - James Brown
"American" - Lana Del Rey
"Under Pressure" - David Bowie and Queen
"Livin' On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" - Cage The Elephant
"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
"9 to 5" - Dolly Parton
"Go The Distance" - from Hercules
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Survivor" - Destiny's Child
"A Hard Day's Night" - The Beatles
"Carry On" - fun.
"Home" - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
"Rivers and Roads" - The Head and the Heart
"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
"Here Comes The Sun" - The Beatles
"Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynard Skynyrd
"My Shot" - from Hamilton The American Musical
"I Want You Back" - The Jackson 5
"On the Road Again" - Willie Nelson
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds

This playlist covers a multitude of emotions, from pre-arrival excitement to mid-semester exhaustion to post-D.C. empowerment. My hope is that these jams will be played in the car/plane on the way to and from D.C, on the Metro, while doing homework and maybe even in your RAF apartment (keep it down to avoid noise violations)!

Until next time!

xoxo, Madison K.


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