School is progressively starting up again across college campuses nationwide, and as we wave bye-bye to freedom and happiness the summer offered, suddenly we are overwhelmed with all the stresses of college. It’s totally normal to feel a bit bummed during the first few weeks- or months- of school. It can be a difficult task adapting to new routines, meeting new people, and being away from family. That’s why feeding your back to school blues with the right songs can idealize the situation- not make it better, per se, but let you get the absolute most out of your gloomy mood. Here is a compilation of dismal tunes to play loudly as you readjust to college life.

All the music posted can be purchased on Amazon or iTunes.

Having a back to school party? Don’t resort to playing Top 40 songs when you can stay tuned for a great list of obscure and dance-y songs to liven up your party!

Lily Angelle is a Radio-Television-Film major at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. She hopes to one day be a cinematographer or screenwriter. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, and often writes music reviews for the blog “30 Days Out.” Lily’s favorite bands are Weezer, The Beatles, and The Velvet Underground. You can often find her studying on campus in the Cactus Cafe, or around Austin at Home Slice, her favorite pizza place.