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What are Obies listening to?

by Wyatt Camery & Richie Kausche

Features Editor & Contributor

art by Eva Sturm-Gross

[originally published May 20, 2022]


When Richie approached me a few months ago to recreate one of those “What Are You Listening To?” videos, I knew I had stumbled across a genius. After weeks of me and Richie seeing each other and saying, “should we do it this week?” or “this week looks kinda busy for me, let’s hold off,” we finally got it done on Thursday, May 12. It was a glorious day, with the sun beating down, illuminating the AirPods in our peers’ ears, which our eyes were fixed on. I’ll admit, not everyone was listening to music so we had to ask for recent favorites, but we tried to collect as much live data from the field as possible. I had a wonderful time interrupting my peers’ days and disarming them with the not-too-invasive question of “what are you listening to?” - I felt not only connected to everyone on campus but also to humanity at large.

Below is a list of what we found in three different locations, Wilder Bowl (and around Wilder), Tappan Square, and the Conservatory (the lounge and Bibbins).


Wilder Bowl

Monte Carlo - Remi Wolf

Old College Try - Mountain Goats

Threatening Each Other re: Capitalism - illuminati hotties

The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky

Feel No Waste - Drake

Common Language- Madison Cunningham

How to Be a Heartbreaker - Marina and the Diamonds

Flashing Lights - Kanye West

Man on Fire - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Tití Me Preguntó - Bad Bunny

Gloria - Laura Branigan

Waiting on Words - The Black Keys

Alison - Elvis Costello

A Tareeq - Ghazall

“saw tooth wave being amplitude modulated by a sine wave”

Star Witness - Neko Case

Sleep - Ivor Gurney

Take Five - Dave Brubeck

More Than a Feeling - Boston

Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

Illow the sun - the olllan

Purple Haze - the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne

Guilty Pleasure - Bryce Vine

Last Supper - Upsahl

Accordion - Abstract Orchestra

Bound 2 - Kanye

I’ve Never Been in Love Before - Gary Bartz

But Not For Me - Ella Fitzgerald

Soldier, Poet, King - The Oh Hellos

Sitting By the Riverside - The Kinks

Shed - Title Fight

Brush Your Teeth - Raffi

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show

Farewell, Angelina - Joan Baez

Idontwannabeyouanymore - Billie Eilish

(Coffee’s For Closers) - Fall Out Boy

Shifts and Tides - OneRepublic

I Got a Shot - Jack Harlow

Chuper Amigos - Jenni Rivera

I’m Nowhere and You’re Everything - Chris Thile

7th house - Saȃda Bonaire

Old Home Place - The Dillards

Ring of Fire - Ray Charles

Goodbye Earl - The Chicks

Fact 2 - Poison Girl Friend

Happiness is a Butterfly - Lana Del Rey

The Flag is Raised - Bladee & Ecco2k

jazz/lofi hip hop radio chill beats to relax/study to

Weekend - Earth and Fire

Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips

Just Another Case - Cru

Mystery Lady - Don Toliver, Masego

To Each His Own - Patrice Rushen

Green Light - John Legend

Alone Together - Billy Uomo

Honeybody - Kishi Bashi

Gone Down the River - Fletcher Johnson

Anna Sun - Walk the Moon

Here For a Good Time - George Strait

Scared Money - YG

Best Friend - 50 Cent

Yah / Element (Medley) - Joy Crookes

Birds and the Bees - Schoolboy Q

The Con

Morbid Stuff - PUP

Violin Sonata (on Cello) - César Franck

Diabelli Variations - Ludwig van Beethoven

At Kocheri Gate - David Kanaga

Mistake - Daniel Tiger

Distance - Emily King

Read Between the Lines - Mapache

A Cruel Angel’s Thesis - Yoko Takahasi

Love Shot - Exo

Tappan Square

Steampipe Coffee - Circus No. 9

Luchini AKA This Is It - Camp Lo

Ego Trip - Nikki Giovanni

The Heart Part 5 - Kendrick Lamar

Good Memories - Lucki

La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Didn’t Cha Know - Erykah Badu

Newjack - Justice

Something to Someone - Dermot Kennedy

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