Like all milestones in life, freshers’ week will have its very own soundtrack you’ll play over and over in your head for years to come. To give you a taste of what to expect I’ve put together the ultimate freshers’ playlist, from some of the biggest songs of 2017 to classic tracks that frankly need no introduction…

The Rebound Song

Song – Shout Out to My Ex

Artist – Little Mix

Why – One of this year’s biggest tracks, this one’s for all of you on the rebound this freshers’ week.

The Summer Smash

Song – Feels

Artist: Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean

Why? Arguably the summer anthem of 2017, ‘Feels’ is the latest example of the music industry throwing as many big names together on the same track as humanly possible… The results are less annoying than usual.

The Banger

Song – Despacito

Artist – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Why? Because who doesn’t love pretending to know the words to this latin club filler, rhyming the chorus with anything from ‘I love burritos’ to ‘I wear speedos’?

The Emotional One

Song – September Song

Artist – JP Cooper

Why? Freshers’ 2017. I give you your September song.

The Feel Good Tune

Song – That’s What I Like

Artist – Bruno Mars

You’ve got to hand it to Mr Mars. He churns out tracks like it’s no one’s business and most of them are pretty good too… Now, that’s what I like.

The “Let’s Get Smashed”

Song – Shots

Artist – LMAO ft. Lil Jon

Why? Sorry, what was that? You haven’t had enough to drink yet?

The Risqué One

Song – Sexual

Artist – NEIKED ft. Dyo

Why? Well, I’m not going to explain this one…

The Guilty Pleasure

Song – C’est la vie

Artist – B*Witched

Why? Because no freshers is complete without a bit of pop fromage.


Song – Ignition

Artist – R. Kelly

Why? Baby gimme that toot toot…

The One Everybody Loves

Song – Mr Brightside

Artist – The Killers

Why? I challenge you not to mime the lyrics and scream this from the top of your lungs during freshers week. Can’t resist? Thought not.