The Register Forum’s Suggested Songs for October

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Album cover for “Doomsday” by MF DOOM

The RF Editors

Alexander Deng 

 

“Tuscan Leather” by Drake

“Crowning achievement of humanity, greatest song ever written. Need I say more?”

 

Luna Valayannopoulos-Akrivou

 

“Mamma Mia” by ABBA

“It always makes me happy when I listen to it so I hope it can make some other people happy too!”

 

Ella Henry

 

“Worms” by The Japanese House

“It’s very different from what you hear on the radio and it’s a really pretty, somewhat upbeat song.”

 

Esther Cull-Kahn

 

“Norf Norf” by Vince Staples

“This is an amazing song! Listening to it makes you feel powerful and the lyrics are tied into the issues of police violence—it’s a multi-faceted experience.”

 

Austin Guest (1)

 

“Yi Jian Mei” by Fei Yu-Ching

“Because it’s a classic.”

 

Austin Guest (2)

 

“Oj Alija” by Baja Mali Knindza

“Because it’s a Chechen war song.”

 

Willa Rudel

 

“Lost in Translation” by The Neighborhood

“It is a fun song that reminds me of summer and makes me happy!”

 

Hannah Chun

 

“Dynamite” by BTS

“It’s a catchy song with powerful, meaningful lyrics that has broken countless records so far, including staying #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row, being the first K-pop group to obtain that #1 spot, and having its music video receive the most views on YouTube in 24 hours.”

 

Ella Spitz

 

“Doomsday” by MF Doom

“The song is experimental hip hop, but not to the point where it hurts your head to listen to. The sample it uses is beautiful and incredibly catchy, and the lyricism is genius. Go listen, right now!”

 

Lara Garay

 

“Please Don’t Make Me Cry” by Lianne La Havas

“Lianne La Havas is an amazing vocalist and I’ve been obsessed since I first heard her debut album ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’ a few years ago. This is my favorite song on her new, self-titled album she released over the summer. Definitely give it a listen if you’re looking for something new with a chill and intimate sound.”

 

Charlie Bonney

 

“44 Bulldog” by Pop Smoke

“This song came out during the summer in Pop Smoke’s post-mortem album. I listened to it a lot over the summer and thought it was the best song of the album. RIP Pop Smoke.”

 

Eliza Sutton 

 

“Warszawa” by David Bowie

“It’s so beautiful and it makes my headache go away every time.”

 

Nicolas Valayannopoulos-Akrivou

 

“Jamming” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

“Overall, this is one of my favorite songs from the reggae legend. This song is great if you’re looking to relax, study, work—it is so versatile that it can fit in almost any setting.”

 

Leo Barron

 

“Balance” by Diz

“He’s from the Boston area and he makes most of his beats on his own. His new album just came out and it’s really good. Check it out and support local artists!”

 

Graham Quigley

 

“Hard to Forget” by Sam Hunt

“‘Hard to Forget’ is the perfect song for a summer vibe, whether that be an evening drive with friends or a day spent surfing at the beach. The song is a perfect example of Sam Hunt’s ability to combine the melody and underlying themes of country with a modern/R&B tone (and a fire drop).”

 

Ada Carter

 

“Step” by Vampire Weekend

“I typically listen to music while studying, drawing, etc., so I like to have calmer music in the background and I really like both Vampire Weekend and this song specifically for that purpose.”