Summer is officially over and the days of packing lunch bags, waiting for the school bus, and lugging heavy textbooks are back. It’s natural for kids to mourn the lazy days of summer. Hours once filled with swim team and tennis are now replaced with class after class, and homework at night. Yet, they're not alone, as parents, too, have to jump right back into the breakfast-making, carpool-driving, and after-school sports practice schedule.
This school year, shake things up a bit with some good tunes to get everyone started off on the right foot with these 13 songs that are sure to beat the back-to-school blues. Pick your favorites and combine them with your own must-play songs for the fall, or choose them all.
What song are you playing to avoid the school year blues?
Be True to Your School — Beach Boys
Campus — Vampire Weekend
College — Matt the Electrician
Rock ‘n Roll High School — The Ramones
ABC — Jackson 5
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard — Paul Simon
Bittersweet Symphony — The Verve
College — Pat Green
No Such Thing — John Mayer
Slippin’ Through My Fingers — ABBA
The Chocolate Covered Bus to Candyland — Mike Solloway
Don’t Stop Believin’ — Journey
We’re Gonna Be Friends — The White Stripes