BSR Beats: Wake up call

Alyssa Haberman

Everyone knows that walking for a 7:45 a.m. class is never fun, but with the help of a perfect pick-me-up playlist, filled with fast-tempo songs and uplifting lyrics, it can at least be a little less painful!


Song: Up We Go | Artist: Lights | Album: Little Machines

She’s at it again! A short six months after having a baby, Lights released “Up We Go,” and the first single off her new album, “Little Machines,” is coming out Sept. 23. If you need a pinch of motivation to take on your day, this track is sure to do the trick.


Song: Shark Attack | Artist: Grouplove | Album: Spreading Rumours

Grouplove is so good at finding the perfect mix between an indie, hipster hit and a funky dance beat. “Shark Attack” is no exception. Just wait for the chorus to hit and dance your way to class like no one is watching…even though people will totally be watching.


Song: Jaguar – Single | Artist: What So Not

Pop beats not your thing? Or maybe you’re running late to class and need to get in the zone? This “trap-sounding” song, “What So Not,” is exactly what you need. Blast it in your headphones; I promise, it’s better than a cup of coffee.


Song: Bang Bang | Artist: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Album: My Everything

If you watched the VMAs on Sunday, I’m sure you’re just as obsessed with this song as I am right now. These three divas put together the perfect song to get you up and dancing, even on the laziest morning.


Song: Gold Skies ft. Aleesia | Artist: Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix & DVBBS | Album: Gold Skies – EP

Just because summer break is over doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s not, right? Let “Gold Skies,” take you back to that beach vacation you went on, or that amazing music festival you went to this summer to lift your spirits as the school year kicks into gear.

Playlist by BSR General Manager Alyssa Haberman. Visit Black Squirrel Radio at