Back-to-school playlist

Songs to get you up and moving for that first day of class

It’s time to head back to school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun. Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or just someone having to wake up earlier to beat the traffic, these tunes are sure to wake you up in time for even those early morning classes.

1. “Back to School” by Deftones
ngry about your losing your summer freedom? This is the tune for you. The band certainly shares your feelings.

2. “School of Rock” by Jack Black
Do better than those haters. Get to school, and use this song to pump you up for it.

3. “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd
Be your own person. Let these lyrics inspire you to take on the system (from within it, of course).

4. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
One more summer down. School brought it down. But hey, it’s a catchy, so it’ll keep your mind off the end of beautiful days spent at the pool.

5. “Be True to Your School” by the Beach Boys
Deep down, we all know we favor our own schools. Grab onto that school spirit and let everyone else know.

6. “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” by the Ramones
Even if you hate it, you can find something good about the return to classes. For instance, this music inspired by it.

7. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
As you get ready to head off to class, remember who has helped you get to this point. Thank your family and friends today.

8. “Teacher’s Pet” version by Christy Carlson Romano
You might not to want all your classmates know, but at least you know you’ll pass.

9. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
If you’re dragging on your first day, just remember, you’ll get through. Only nine more months until summer, right?

10. “Every True Son/Fight Tiger
After all, you are in Tiger Town. Get your black and gold on and head out for the first football game of the season.