Songs Which Defined My High School Experience

Gabby Couter, Year 12


As my high school experience comes to a close here at Loreto, it’s a good time to think and reflect on everything that happened throughout my time here. A fun and less depressing way to do this is through songs! Whether they were the school bell at some point, the No. 1 song at the time, or just a solid bop, these songs were paramount to my high school experience.

Year 7 – 2013

- Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners

- Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up

- One Direction – Rock Me

- Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj – Beauty and the Beat

- Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

- Pink and Nate Russ – Just Give Me A Reason

- Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

- The Whole Pitch Perfect Soundtrack

- Passenger – Let Her Go

- Vance Joy – Riptide

Year 8 – 2014

- MKTO – Classic

- R5 – Pass Me By

- Train – Drops of Jupiter

- Taylor Swift – Safe and Sound

- Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea – Problem

- Bastille – Pompeii

- Avicii – Wake Me Up

- OneRepublic – Counting Star

- San Cisco – Fred Astaire

- The Paper Kites – Bloom

Year 9 – 2015

- The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

- Ball Park Music – She Only Loves Me When I’m There

- James Bay – Let It Go (Does anyone else remember the Spotify ad this was on?)

- Nirvana – Polly

- Beyonce – If I Were a Boy

- My Chemical Romance – Famous Last Words

- San Cisco – About You

- Hozier – Cherry Wine

- One Direction – Fireproof

- Griswolds – Beware the Dog

- Foals – Mountain at My Gates

Year 10 – 2016

- James Blake – Retrograde

- Chance the Rapper and Saba – Angels

- Houndmouth – Sedona

- Frank Ocean – Self Control

- Matt Corby – Empires Attraction

- Sufjan Stevens – Death with Dignity

- Mac Miller – Congratulations

- The Avalanches – Because I’m Me

- Asgeir – Was There Nothing?

- Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics

- Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox

- Kanye West and Chris Martin – Homecoming

Year 11 – 2017

- Radiohead – Present Tense

- Greta Ray – Drive

- Methyl Ethyl – No. 28

- Mac DeMarco – My Kind of Woman

- The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming

- Kendrick Lamar – PRIDE

- Harry Styles – Ever Since New York

- Frank Ocean – Ivy

- Billie Eilish – watch

- Calvin Harris, Migos and Frank Ocean – Slide

- Tyler, The Creator – Boredom

- Selena Gomez – Fetish

Year 12 – 2018

- Calvin Harris and Dua Lip – One Kiss

- ABBA – Dancing Queen

- Post Malone – Stay

- Joji – Demons

- Ollie MN – Disappear Daily

- Sound of Music Soundtrack – Sixteen Going on Seventeen

- Bon Iver – re:stacks

- The Cardigans – Lovefool

- Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog

- Shawn Mendes – Lost in Japan

Also a huge shout out to Spotify, as before it existed I had to use Vid2MP3 for every song I wanted to listen to which was the phattest trek.

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