And Music for All

Christina Aguilera made the list.

Inspired by President Obama’s recently released campaign playlist, whose tunes so accurately capture America’s national climate (e.g., “Green Onions,” by Booker Ts & The MGs), we compiled a soundtrack for the every day of Yale life.

Dubra: “Fade into Darkness,” Avicii

Ronnell Higgins: “Not Afraid,” Eminem

McKinsey info session: “Turn My Swag On,” Soulja Boy

TD: “Somewhere Only We Know,” Keane

EliApps: “Ayo Technology,” 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake

Three-fourths of Yale guys: “Makes Me Wonder,” Maroon 5

Shopping period: “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Green Day

“Are you Jewish?”: “Should’ve Said No,” Taylor Swift

Yale Summer Session: “Nias in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

New Haven Green: “Ready to Die,” by Notorious B.I.G.

Section: “Blah Blah Blah,” Ke$ha

Skipping section: “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin

Your personal librarian: “Who’s Dat Chick?” Rihanna ft. David Guetta

G-Heav: “I Make Good Girls Go Bad,” Cobra Starship

The 5,225 of us not in 50 Most: “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera

The guy who takes the last chicken tender: “Die,” Lupe Fiasco

Freshmen: “We Be Burnin’,” Sean Paul

Seniors: “Vaporize,” Broken Bells

Saturday (10 p.m.): “In for the Kill,” La Roux

Sunday (12 a.m.): “We Found Love,” Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Sunday (2:30 to 2:34 a.m.): “Bedrock,” Young Money

Sunday (10 a.m.): “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain

Sunday (10:02 a.m.): “Lessons Learned,” Matt and Kim

Next Saturday: “Back at your Door,” Maroon 5

Mary Miller: “Hey Ma,” Cam’ron

Second-semester senior: “Party and Bullshit,” Notorious B.I.G.

Meeting with your academic adviser: “Hello Goodbye,” The Beatles

Class on Science Hill: “A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton

Excellent yield in orgo lab (with minimal impurities): “Like a G6,” Far East Project

The last 20 minutes of seminar: “Misery,” Maroon 5

The VAAD: “The What,” Notorious B.I.G.

Funny Yale memes: “One,” Swedish House Mafia

Freshman Screw: “Bottoms Up,” Keke Palmer

Safety Dance: “Too Drunk to Fuck,” Dead Kennedys

Getting kicked out of Box 63: “Club Can’t Even Handle Me Right Now,” Flo Rida

Sunday morning brunch: “Rumor Has It,” Adele

Rush SigEp: “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy

Rush SAE: “Seek Bromance,” Tim Berg

Rush SigChi: “Where Dem Girls At,” David Guetta

Hot MCDB major: “Princess of China,” Coldplay ft. Rihanna

Alpha Delta delivery guy at 3:01 am: “Hero,” Chad Kroeger

Tofu apple crisp, bacon cupcakes, a cappella: “Doin’ Too Much,” Snoop Dogg

Maria Yagoda ’12: “Don’t Stop Believing,” Journey

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