Scheiner’s end of the school year playlist

Turn off the homework and turn on the vibes. Summer is coming.


AP Tests are starting, which is a great indicator of the coming of summer and the ending of the school year.  The schedule seems to get discombobulated beyond repair at the end of the year, which is a nightmare for teachers and a blessing for students.

While the classroom starts to wind down, preparation for the summer begins, whether you like it or not.  One of the most indicative triggers for summer memories is music.  For the end of my senior year, I’ve compiled a bit of a playlist to swing the mood out of the dreadful classroom blues into the melodies of summer.   It’s none of this new “Little Yachty” or “Little Uzi” nonsense, either.  Summer is a time for oldies, and that’s just what we’ve got.

These songs are all geared towards good vibes; so kick back, find some good buds, and get ready for the summer nights.

Leading off, we have Bryan Adams with his hit “Summer of ’69.”  Such a classic song brings about the high school days that we’ll miss so dearly.  The song can be summed up by the end of the hook: “those were the best years of my life.”

Another song that might illustrate the endeavors of a high school kid in the midst of summer is King Harvest’s “Dancing in the Moonlight.”  The title speaks for itself, and the song is perfect for doing just that.

Moving on, we can’t look past the golden library of hits given to us by the legendary Billy Joel.  I could put any song by BJ on this playlist, but we’ll stick to a few key favorites.

Another artist in the Billy Joel category of litness is my dude Elton John.  You can’t be in a bad mood while listening to Elton John.  Listen to these, and see for yourself.

I can’t look past one of the all time vocal greats, Freddy Mercury.  His range and versatility with his voice is seen in the classics such as “We are the Champions.”  This song, however is extremely fitting to the summer vibes, where Freddy says: “don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time.”  If that doesn’t sum up the end of my time at Elder, I don’t know what does.