Trunk Party Playlist: 10 Bangers to Celebrate Your College Debut

Trunk Party Playlist: 10 Bangers to Celebrate Your College Debut

06.18.21
Photo: Trunk Party/YR Staff photo
06.18.21

You’re leaving the nest and starting your chapter of college and adulthood. But, you need stuff to furnish your dorm room and advice on navigating life on campus and freedom from your parents. 

By now, the school has provided a checklist of essentials you’ll need for life away from home. Have the ‘rents share the list with family and friends and invite them over for a going away party. 

Some will bring comforters, pillows, lamps, toiletries and other things you’ll need. Some will come with words of wisdom to carry you through the semester. All will enjoy spending time with you as you embark on the next phase of your life. 

This playlist is the embodiment of summer and celebrating life.

Just forget- Nujabes

Nujabes and his beats always feel like summer, warm and laid back and that’s the vibe that I really want to hold as we break free of quarantine and move on to the next chapter of our lives. Nujabes’ beats can make you just forget every problem in your life and when your starting something as harrowing as college.

Fazers – King Geedorah

This is on the list for the same reason as “Just Forget”, it feels like summer. The whole song feels triumphant. 

1979- The Smashing Pumpkins 

This song just exemplifies the feeling of your teenage years. That’s exactly the kind of mindset you need to carry with you to college, make memories and have fun. 

Tints- Anderson Paak and Kendrick Lamar 

Anderson .Paak is known for his funky, upbeat hits and “Tints” is the epitome of that. Every single part of this song makes you want to bop your head. That feeling of riding around without worrying at all is exactly how leaving high school should feel. 

Walking On A Dream- Empire Of The Sun

Empire Of The Sun’s “Walking On A Dream” is perfect for any celebration but especially for a graduation. The unfettered confidence of this song is exactly the attitude you need to carry when going on to the next chapter of your life.

Super Rich Kids- Frank Ocean 

It’s perfect for any summer gathering. 

wokeuplikethis*- Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi 

Play this song at a party and you’ll have everyone jumping.

Young, Wild and Free- Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa 

Everything about this song radiates positive feelings. That’s exactly how your future feels like whether your going to college or out in the world, you should always feel Young, Wild and Free.

Golden – Jill Scott

This song is the final boss of good vibes music.

Award Tour- Tribe Called Quest

This summer should feel like a tour with A Tribe Called Quest’s good vibes no matter where you are.