Eastside’s January Playlist: Set The Tone

Eastsides January Playlist: Set The Tone

A new year brings new opportunities, new memories to be made, and most importantly – new music to discover. As we go through the year, we can look back at the music we listened to during those times to remind us of the different periods in our lives. 


This playlist is full of YOUR recommendations based on the prompts of each month! These include not only student recommendations, but also a few songs your teachers are listening to. 


Throughout the month of January, we asked students, “What song is setting the tone for your 2023?” Whatever song is representing your energy this year is here in Eastside’s January Playlist. Here are the songs our peers (and faculty!) suggested:

Spotify Playlist:



Circo Loco – Drake (Mr. Williams)

Real Spill – Lil Baby (Mr. Coleman)

Disfruto – Carla Morrison (Señora de Jesus)

GOD DID – DJ Khaled (Mr. Mills)

Players – Coi Leray (Mrs. Shitama)

BREAK MY SOUL – Beyonce (Mrs. Zara-Smith)

New Day – Alicia Keys (Mr. Reinhard)

I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones (Mr. Wasserman)

Something for 2 – Magdalena Bay (Mr. Bosworth)

Turn the World Around – Harry Belafonte (Terry Ford, 12th)

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes (Early Whitaker, 12th)

untitled 05 | 09.21.2014. – Kendrick Lamar (Sam Ryals, 12h)

Basics – TWICE (Sophia Menet, 11th)

HOY COBRÉ – Bad Bunny (Daniel Fudge, 12th)

Life Is Good (feat. Drake) – Future, Drake (Jackson Petty, 12th)

No L’s – Smino (Noel Walters, 12th)

I Can’t Help You Now – Bonnie Raitt (Angela Gattone, 12th)

The Way – Ariana Grande, Mac Miller (Willa Rudenstine, 12th)

Applause – Lady Gaga (Mia Shin, 11th)

La Murga – Willie Colón, Hector Lavoe (Hannah Waite, 12th)

Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts (Madi Van Hart, 11th)

Here Comes Your Man – Pixies (Tara Gautam, 11th)

6 Ft – Mudrigo (Andres SpearGob Stuve, 12th)

Wock In Stock – Lil Yachty (Jibril Bachu, 11th)

Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers (Maggie Newman, 12th)

OMG – NewJeans (Luke Seeley, 12th)

Babies Are a Lie – Pip Blom (Teya Broadwright, 12th)

Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson (Eli Evans, 10th)

Maneater – Nelly Furtado (Jenna Petty, 10th)

Acid Raindrops – People Under The Stairs (Josh Kelly, 10th)

Tyrone – Erykah Badu (Rowa Nawari, 12th)

Munch (Feelin’ U) – Ice Spice (Maui Schwartz, 12th)

Alrighty Aphrodite – Peach Pit (Xavier Thomas, 12th)

Persuasive (with SZA) – Doechii, SZA (Layla Morford, 12th)

Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q) – Anderson .Paak (Shannon Bridgemohan, 12th)

Cruel Summer – Taylor Swift (Alexa Tierney, 12th)

22 – Taylor Swift (Maryanne Armstrong, 12th)

Road Less Traveled – Lauren Alaina (Addison Grosz, 12th)

Like the Movies – Laufey (Najli Babar, 12th)

Life Is a Highway – Rascal Flatts (Rachel Wynn, 12th)

Rich Spirit – Kendrick Lamar (Sofi White, 11th)

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba (Charlie Sawyer, 12th)

The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani, Akon (Kelly Gill, 12th)

Burn, Burn, Burn – Zach Bryan (Holden Johnson, 12th)

Break Through It All – SEGA SOUND TEAM, Tomoya Ohtani (Michael Nations, 12th)

Snooze – SZA (Samantha Jones, 12th)

Honky Cat – Elton John (Megan Godwin, 11th)

Paparazzi – Lady Gaga (Kaitlan Venuto, 11th)

When It Rains It Pours – Luke Combs (Carlos Alvarez, 12th)

I Think it is Beautiful that You are 256 Colors Too – Black Moth Super Rainbow (Kate Millinor, 12th)

Feels Like Summer – Childish Gambino (Abeni Bello Roufai, 12th)

I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers (Hannah Ahn, 12h)

How Many Mics – Fugees (Beatrix Dold, 11th)

Can’t Make You Change – JID, Ari Lennox (Ella Hood, 11th)

9999999999 – Locked Club (G Binelli, 11th)

Ode to Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven (Liam Jawitz, 10th)

The Thrill – Empire of the Sun, Wiz Khalifa (Jonas Traktuev, 10th)

One of These Nights – Eagles (Viktor Mai, 12th)

Stir Fry – Migos (Ben Davis, 12th)

In My Life – The Beatles (Delena Nguyen, 12th)

LLYLM – ROSALÍA (Lucia Summerford, 10th)

Down By The River – Milky Chance (Elin Ebner, 12th)

George Bondo – Westside Gunn (Matthew Martin, 10th)

Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Rory Sowers, 10th)

Pepas – Farruko (Elena Frenock, 12th)

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow (Maggie Yan, 12th)

Let It Be – The Beatles (Claire Barbarette, 12th)

Summer Lover – Harbor & Home (Isabella Diehl, 12th)

The Promise – When In Rome (Naomi Glover, 12th)

Wyclef Jean – Young Thug (Jakob Gorham, 12th)

The Title Track – Origami Angel (Adriel Bolocon, 12th)