NSOP is approaching, which means most first years are frantically trying to fit as much stuff as they can into the trunks of their parents’ cars. No fear, though, if you still haven’t touched your suitcases (especially if you’re an upperclassman who doesn’t have to move in until the fifth)–here’s an hour-long playlist that will get you motivated to shove all your random shit into boxes!

  1. Tell Your Friends by The Weeknd – Hype yourself up to start packing with this song (produced by Kanye!) from The Weeknd’s new album.
  2. LA Hallucinations by Carly Rae Jepsen – “There’s a little black hole in my golden cup/So you pour, and I’ll say stop”–a reminder to pack your mason jars, and that it’s okay not to drop a ton of money going downtown every weekend.
  3. Black Mambo by Glass Animals Please don’t try to keep your dog in your dorm room…
  4. Beyond Love by Beach House – A sleepy song from Beach House’s new album for when you want to lie down on your bed, but alas, it’s covered in all the clothing you still have to pack.
  5. Henry by Squirrel Flower – A tune for folding clothes and dreaming about that boy who works in your favorite room in Butler.
  6. All I Do by Majid Jordan – Zone out to the beat as you pack your whole life away.
  7. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf – Let Edith Piaf’s resoluteness motivate you to keep shoving random shit into boxes.
  8. Breathing Underwater by Metric – “Is this my life? Am I breathing under [all the dust that is now fluttering around my bedroom because I’ve gone digging through piles of stuff that I haven’t touched all summer?]”
  9. Sparks by Beach House – “You go to school/You follow all the rules,” except for when it comes to the size of your mini fridge.
  10. Gooey Rework by Glass Animals & Chester Watson – See #6.
  11. Queen by Perfume Genius – A song with frantic energy for when you’re trying to zip up your suitcases.
  12. IT G MA REMIX (feat. A$AP Ferg, Father, Dumbfounded, Waka Flocka Flame) by Keither Ape – Check out the original version too.
  13. The Wanderlust by Metric – “I never wanted to go home/Wanderlust will carry us on”–as much as we hate the word “wanderlust,” the sentiment is there.
  14. Say My Name – Hermitude Remix by ODESZA & Zyra – “I need the coat and your jacket/And the remnants of your cigarette packet”–for when you’re trying to get clothes back that your friends from home have borrowed.
  15. Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U) by Grimes – A song for when you’re all packed and ready to leave, but your parents are taking forever.
  16. Campus by Vampire Weekend – Listen to Ezra Koenig sing about his days at Columbia (where can we nap on a balcony???) as you prepare for another semester in Morningside Heights.