1. “You Are My Sunshine,” Pete Seeger This is one of the first songs I ever knew. My mom sang it to me almost every morning, sometimes to my dismay. Nevertheless, it always makes me smile. Plus, telling someone that he or she is your sunshine is one of the nicest things you can say!2. “The Revolution Stars Now,” Steve Earle Lots of musicians complain about the state of the world, but this song is really positive! I like music with a purpose, and this certainly can cheer people up and motivate them.
3. “I Don’t Want to Get Over You,” The Magnetic Fields This song is No. 1 on my Top 25 Most Played list because I absolutely love Stephin Merritt’s voice in this song. It is one of those songs I can listen to in any mood and appreciate different things about it.
4. “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” Aaron Carter As the senior class vice president, you plan a lot of parties (200 days, 100 days, 50 days, etc.). This song not only presents a pretty good model of what NOT to do, but I also often wonder whatever happened to Aaron Carter. Besides, I thought I might be the first (and only) person to mention him here.
5. “Peaches,” The Presidents of the United States of America If you host a senior class event, you can choose to eat peaches at it.
6. “Round Here (live),” Counting Crows I especially like the live version of this song on their “Across a Wire” album because the song builds perfectly and Adam Duritz (the lead singer) expresses the poetic lyrics beautifully.
7. “Money Maker,” Ludacris feat. Pharrell “Money Maker” is the first single from Ludacris’s album “Release Therapy.” The recurring line, “Shake your money maker,” is an accurate description of the senior class agent’s job duties.
8. “Money in the Bank,” Lil’Scrappy feat. Young Buck For those of you who really want to get your giving-back-to-the-Lawrence-Fund groove on, there’s also a sweet remix of this song by DJ Nasty.