The Songs and Artists Soundtracking Students’ Days

I listen to Spotify on the way to class, at night, and during every free; my whole day has a sound track. Wherever I am, I love finding the perfect songs to keep me company. My top artist of 2019 was Janelle Monae according to Spotify Wrapped, a musical year in review for each Spotify user. My runner ups were Brockhampton, Harry Styles, and Dominic Fike.

The Willistonian took to campus to see what songs are soundtracking students’ days this winter.

Linda Ashkenazi, a junior from Mexico City, likes to keep her options open.

“I’ve got like five playlists because I like to keep my music organized,” she admitted. “And I have a main one with a lot of Alan Walker, Fun, Coldplay. A lot of people ask me if I listen to Reggaet├│n or other music in Spanish but I really don’t,” she said. “It’s just the same note repeated a thousand times with the same lyrics. I’m not into it.”

Linda’s top artist of the year was Imagine Dragons; she also loves country-leaning bands like Zac Brown Band, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers.

Reagan Joyce, ’20, also likes country. “I like Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band and Thomas Rhett,” she said. “Even though he sings a lot of depressing songs like ‘Die a Happy Man.'”

Other Wildcats like rap. “I listen to Russ,” said Emile Savoie, ’21. “Also Juice Wrld, [and since] I’m from Quebec I listen to a lot of French music too.”

Sarah Kimmel is proud to say she’s “still listening to old Kanye.” She added that, though it’s an unpopular opinion, she believes Kanye’s new album, “Jesus is King,” is really good.

Chloe Prouty, ’20, also likes rap. One of her favorite songs is “In Dior” by DJ Grace and Jake Villain, while her favorite artist is Post Malone.

Spotify, a Swedish company launched in 2008, is one of the most popular streaming services in the world and provides access to over 60 million tracks. There are currently over two million users, with roughly 1.1 million who pay for the company’s monthly subscription, Spotify Premium.