A Musical Guide to Being a Fresher
Rachael Thorn offers some valuable First Year advice through the medium of song.
Rachael Thorn gives her take on the top 10 songs that sum up being a fresher. An essential playlist for any pre game activities.
1.Act Naturally – The Beatles
“Oh my god! You went travelling in South America too?! No way!!” – Way. Who the fuck didn’t?
2.Apply Some Pressure – Maximo Park
Never Have I Ever, Drinking Till You Vomit, Being Extrovert for 168 hours (that’s right, you won’t sleep). Third year exams will be a walk in the park.
3.Hometown Glory – Adele
Seriously just make it up. ‘Luton’ is never going to get the conversation flowing.
4.Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics
That one corridor neighbour who refuses to give up the idea of spending the whole day seeing the sights. All 137 of them.
5.Hard to Explain – The Strokes
Waking up in Regent’s Park. No clothes but an eclectic selection of London’s finest transport signs.
6.I’m Afraid of Americans – David Bowie
Affiliate Students and beer pong. That’s all I’m saying.
7.Cigarettes and Alcohol – Oasis
Or Cocaine by Eric Clapton if your Dad’s an investment banker.
8.Creep – Radiohead
‘So I added everyone on Facebook from my course list before I arrived. Yeah, sorry about the pokes.’
9.Love is Noise – The Verve
REALLY loud noise. Through paper-thin halls walls. At least someone’s getting some.
10.Fun, Fun, Fun – The Beach Boys.
Under no circumstances can you admit that your freshers’ week was just a little bit shit.