The Soundtrack To Your Life

JonathanHsieh.8TrackDon’t you wish you had a soundtrack for your life? A never-ending string of songs fitting your mood/activity exactly? Yes, you could make a customized playlist by hand, but that takes a ton of time that your busy schedule can’t afford. Plus, it gets tiring listening to the same songs over and over again.

The solution? 8tracks: a massive collection of pre-made mixes. Whatever your preferred genre or style of music, 8tracks will have it.

We’ve collected a few awesome playlists to start out with for some the most music-needed aspects of your life. And if you get tired of these, check out the “Similar Mixes” section to the side.

1. Working out

Stop at Nothing-

The gym without music feels impossible. Listening to the same songs over and over again can also get super annoying and make it harder to stay energized. This mix has some hip hop and rap songs, but it also includes thrilling and exhilarating songs like “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin. It’ll get you pumped and make you stay pumped.

2. Walking to class

The Ultimate Autumn Study Playlist-

Don’t be thrown off by the title! This mix has a ton of words in it, so some of you might not find it suited for studying. With chill and nostalgic songs like “All My Days” by Alexi Murdoch, this playlist will make you appreciate the beautiful weather (we’re getting there) and campus at Penn State.

Hallway Mix-

For those of you who prefer a more upbeat mood while walking to class, this mix is for you. It’ll put a spring in your step with fun tunes like “Float On” by Modest Mouse.

3. Studying

My new religion: The xx-

It seems like The xx creates music specifically for studying. Although it’s electronic music, the songs give off a very chill feeling and are great for when you’re in an intense paper-writing mode in the library.

Ultimate Study Playlist I-

For those who can’t stand words while trying to focus, this mix is filled with classical music and songs from film soundtracks. No words, no distractions.

4. Pregaming

Throwback to the 90’s-

Who doesn’t absolutely love when “Ignition” by R. Kelly comes on at parties? While you’re getting ready to go out with a small group of people, play this mix. Most of you will know all the songs, and it’ll definitely get you pumped for a night of partying.

5. Hooking Up


This one is definitely an end-of-the-night kind of mix. Just listen and feel sexy.

Photo by Jonathan Hsieh


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