With finals behind us and a new semester on the horizon
With finals behind us and a new semester on the horizon, life has finally calmed down a bit. Now seems like the perfect time to sit back, drink a cup of Earl Gray tea and crank up the best mid-winter jams.
Celebrate – Common
Glory – Jay-Z featuring Blue Ivy
At only two days old, Blue Ivy Carter became the youngest person to ever make the Billboard charts. Taking a break from the fast money and crazy clubs he raps about in "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z discusses his love for his newborn daughter. With its soothing tone, "Glory" puts listeners at ease.
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz
We've all been waiting for the return of Jason Mraz, the guitar guru with the feel good tunes. Mraz's hiatus, however, has seemed to put a damper on his happiness. Whereas previous hits like "I'm Yours" and "Lucky" were songs sung with a smile, "I Won't Give Up" is a love sick croon about romance gone astray. Still, Mraz's vocals are flawless, and sappy or sullen, we won't give up on listening to his music.
The Motto – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
Drake's got so much power he invents his own acronyms and catch phrases in "The Motto." "You only live once: that's the motto, YOLO," Drake chants. Don't miss a chance to listen to this track; after all "YOLO" is really the motto.
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