Don't let midterms and papers get you down. We've compiled a list of all the favorite songs for this spring to brighten your day and make homework just a little more bearable. Not to mention, we've also got some of the hottest albums and tours that are taking place this season. You definitely don't want to miss out on the fun, or the awesome jams.
"Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande
Have you heard this song? It's absolutely amazing. Man, that girl has pipes. It's also a different sound than we've heard from Ariana and I have to say I'm a huge fan. She released this single, along with her song "Be Alright" in preparation for the release of her new album also entitled "Dangerous Woman." You can pre-order it on iTunes now. Also, check out her AHHMAZING a capella version of "Dangerous Woman" right here.
"Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco
Speaking of new album releases, Panic! released their fifth studio album, "Death of a Bachelor," on January 15th. It features "Victorious," which is an incredible pump up song about going crazy and living it up. Just imagine how you're gonna feel when you hand in that big assignment: VICTORIOUS. Also, there's a fun music video to match. Think Rocky, but instead of Sylvester Stallone, an uber cute Brendon Urie is the one throwing the punches. And, to top it all off, the band announced that they'll be touring with Weezer during summer 2016. Now that will be a show! Get your tickets here.
"Here" by Alessia Cara
I wish I could talk half as fast as this girl. This song is amazing with the perfect amount of sass and #realtalk. The anti-party anthem is perfect for driving in the sun, top down, with some friends or relaxing on the beach. Anywhere but "here." (hehe. See what I did there?)
"Cake By The Ocean" by DNCE
I have to admit, I didn't think I'd be praising the music of yet another Jobro, but here I am. This song is so catchy that you'll be singing it in your sleep. Also, it makes me want to swim in the ocean! …and eat cake. Mostly the cake. This is just simply a fun song, and it's great to play with friends or at a party to rev things up and get everyone moving.
"Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots
Because aren't we all? Seriously, though: I'm stressed out and this song speaks to me on another level. Not to mention the fact that these two guys are crazy talented and the beat and lyrics to this song are killer. It'll make you think of better days; days with fewer tests and less responsibility.
"Same Old Love" by Selena Gomez
I swear Selena just gets better and better with every song she releases. This song about being frustrated with a love life is so relatable I could punch something. Also, the chorus is perfect for screaming out at a party or social gathering of any kind. The sultry songstress will also be on tour this summer, starting in May, and you can ensure you're there by clicking right here.
"Work" by Rihanna and feat. Drake
Just another hit song from one of the queens of pop music and a rap and hip-hop heart throb. Casual. But really, this song is ideal for those nights when you just say, "To heck with it!" and hit the town with your friends. It's a dancing song for sure, with a collaboration that we all just can't get enough of. Riri is currently on her Anti World Tour, and released her album "Anti" on January 28th of this year.
"679" by Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz
This is just another crazy catchy song that's been all over the radio. The melody of it is sing-songy enough to be either a song for relaxation or for dancing. While the "Trap Queen" singer doesn't have any specific tour lined up for this spring/summer, his music from "Coke Zoo," his newest album, is sure to keep you satisfied in the meantime.
"Exes and Oh's" by Elle King
Full of adult references, this jam is ideal for dancing away stress and leaving unwanted past lovers behind. It's kind of empowering, actually! Everyone has an ex that haunts them and maybe this will be your sign to let 'em go for good. If you want to see the up-and-coming artist live, she's going to be starting a tour in April across country and even overseas for a few shows.
"My House" by Flo Rida
A perfect chill song to finish off the list. Good for hanging, studying, going on Instagram when you're supposed to be studying and setting the mood at a kickback.
Do NOT miss the Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Future Now tour that starts this summer. These two are crazy fierce in music, not to mention Demi's amazing new record "Confident," which has incredible tracks like "Cool for the Summer," "Confident," and "Stone Cold." And, Nick Jonas has a brand new album titled "Complicated," which features singles like "Close," which is a collab between the hunk and songstress Tove Lo. The music video is epic and you can check it out right here.
Remember to work hard and relax hard this spring semester, and if you're ever in a funk, play these songs to lift your mood and take some good old rest time.
Reach Staff Reporter Amanda Suarez here.