December 6th, 2018

Jazz, The Paper Kites album review, and best movie scores
-“Sleigh Ride”, Ella Fitzgerald
-“Pennies From Heaven”, Louis Prima
-“Take Five”, Dave Brubeck
-“Now’s The Time”, Charlie Parker
-“I Remember You”, Cannonball Adderley
-“Au Privave”, Miles Davis
-“A Gathering on 57th”, The Paper Kites
-“Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain”, The Paper Kites
-“Miss Misery”, Elliott Smith
-“Will Hunting-Instrumental”, Danny Elfman
-“Main Title (500 Days of Summer)”, Mychael Danna
-“Us”, Regina Spektor
-“Epilogue-From ‘La La Land'”, Justin Hurwitz
-“Overture-From ‘Whiplash'”, Justin Hurtwitz
-“What Christmas Means To Me”, Stevie Wonder


November 29th, 2018

Winter Playlist and “Bohemian Rhapsody” review
-“Bron-Yr-Aur”, Led Zepplin
-“Old Pine”, Ben Howard
-“Flapper Girl”, The Lumineers
-“Cold Coffee”, Ed Sheeran
-“Here Comes Your Man”, Meagan Smith
-“Free Fallin'”, John Mayer
-“Quelqu’un M’a Dit”, Carla Bruni
-“VCR”, The xx
-“Sunday Morning”, The Velvet Underground
-“Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy”, Queen
-“You Make Me Feel So Young”, Frank Sinatra
-“The Boxer”, Simon & Garfunkel
-“Stella By Starlight”, Ella Fitzgerald
-“Isn’t She Lovely”, Frank Sinatra
-“Theme From New York, New York”, Frank Sinatra

bean heist (12/13)

-80z Bopz-

Today’s songs were mostly picked based on my mom’s requests:

9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)

Mamma Mia (ABBA)

Under Pressure (Queen)

Heaven Is a Place On Earth (Belinda Carlisle)

Heart of Glass (Blondie)

Vogue (Madonna)

Dancing Queen (ABBA)

We Built This City (Starship)

That’s Why We Walk (Ben Smith)

25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago)

Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)

Kiss (Prince)

Vienna (Billy Joel)

Happy holidays! See you next semester 🙂

Soundcheck Dec. 13

Thanks for tuning into the last Soundcheck of the semester and thanks for making it a great one! Check out the songs from today’s show here.

In some final music news of the year: Odesza is out with the deluxe edition of their third studio album A Moment Apart, which has been on heavy rotation here on the show. This new edition includes nine new or remixed tracks, including a gorgeous instrumental mix of “Falls.” “Loyal,” which was released earlier this year as a single, also features.

In anticipation of Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming album, today’s show included a look back at some of her bests over the course of five studio albums. The production on “The Blackest Day” is really something: check out the instrumental here. “13 Beaches,” which opened today’s show, also has an incredible satellite glitch effect. See if you can catch it here.

I hope everyone has a great winter break. See you back on the airwaves in the new year!


Sonic Highways – Dec 12, 2018

As the semester nears to end, we’re going out with a bang! This final playlist is inspired by the holiday season:

  • Frosty the Snowman (1991 Remix)—The Beach Boys
  • Deck the Halls—Mannheim Steamroller
  • Miracle of Light—8th Day
  • O Holy Night (2017 Version)—Josh Groban
  • Let It Snow!—Dean Martin
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town—Frank Sinatra
  • An Angel Came Down—Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Winter Wonderland—Ella Fitzgerald
  • Oh Hanukkah—Maccabeats
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—Burl Ives
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas—Bing Crosby
  • Dominick the Donkey—Lou Monte
  • Christmas Eve/Sarajevo—Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • I Have a Little Dreidel—Maccabeats
  • Jingle Bells—Frank Sinatra
  • The Chanukah Song—Adam Sandler
  • Believe—Josh Groban
  • Wonderful Christmastime—The Shins
  • Christmas Time is Here—Josh Groban
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You—Mariah Carey

Music shoutouts this week are to Alec Benjamin’s new album, Narrated for You, and Bob Moses’ album, Days Gone By.

Good luck to everyone on finals and have a great break! Happy holidays and we’ll see you again next semester here on Sonic Highways.



  1. L.M.F. – Smino
  2. Workin Out – JID
  3. Feels Like Summer – Childish Gambino
  5. Virgo – VICTOR!
  6. Come Together – The Internet
  7. Gonna Love Me – Teyana Taylor
  8. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  9. Skin – dijon
  10. NO FUN – Joji
  11. hear me – Njomza
  12. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975
  13. Nothing Compares 2 U – Prince

bean heist (12/6)


Today’s songs ask some of the most important questions to be asked in life, including (but not limited to):

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (She & Him)

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Ella Fitzgerald)

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (Bill Evans)

When Did We Stop (New Move)

Is There a Place I Can Go (Trudy and the Romance)

When I’m Sixty-Four (The Beatles)

Are We Alone? (COIN)

Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me? (Lawrence)

Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash)

Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)

What’s New Pussycat (Tom Jones)

What Is Love (Haddaway)

September (Earth, Wind & Fire)


A special feature in this week’s show is my stuffy nose. Maybe my congested voice will soothe you all as you study for finals!


Sonic Highways – Dec 5, 2018

Welcome back to Sonic Highways for the second to last show of the semester! Tonight’s playlist includes:

  • Demain—Bigflo & Oli, ft. Petit Biscuit
  • Apogee (RJD2 Remix)—Tycho, RJD2
  • Silver Lining—Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  • No Diggity—Chet Faker
  • All Your Love—Flight Facilities
  • Infatuation—VALENTINE
  • No Reason—Bonobo, Nick Murphy
  • Underwater—Gabriel & Dresden
  • Down Side Of Me—CHVRCHES
  • Mr Quiche—Wildcat! Wildcat!
  • Clean Eyes—SYML
  • Stay With Me—ayokay, Jeremy Zucker
  • Dying Alive—Christian French
  • First Fires—Bonobo, Grey Reverend

This week, music shoutouts go to Jon Bellion’s new album, Glory Sound Prep, and Politics of Living by Kodaline.

Happy Chanukah to all those who are celebrating, and have a great week! See you next Wednesday for some classy holiday music 🙂

11-30-2018 (feat. DJ Leta)

  1. Big Bag – Tyler, The Creator
  2. SUGARPARENTS (feat. Rico Nasty) – Amine
  3. ASTROTHUNDER – Travis Scott
  4. Let Her Go – 6LACK
  5. Heaven’s Only Wishful – MorMor
  6. Superior Emotion (feat. Cautious Clay) – AlunaGeorge
  7. Pink in the Night – Mitski
  8. Hope (feat. Diddy, Tei Shi) – Blood Orange
  9. drink i’m sippin on – Yaeji
  10. Who Hurt You? – Daniel Caesar
  11. Chill Out (feat. SG Lewis) – RAY BLK
  12. Ace (feat. Smino) – Noname
  13. Hijo de Su Madre – Omar Apollo
  14. Talia – King Princess
  15. Honey – Robyn

Sonic Highways – Nov 28, 2018

Welcome back to Sonic Highways! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! Tonight we introduced a new segment to our show: Guest DJ! This week’s guest DJ was our friend Reanna Salvador, a fellow sophomore and a double major in Environmental Studies and Gender Studies. Ree’s songs will be denoted below with *.

  • &Run—Sir Sly
  • Pretender (Acoustic)—AJR
  • 1994—Alec Benjamin
  • translucent—morgxn
  • #88—Lo-Fang
  • Violet—Daniel Caesar*
  • Eastside (Acoustic)—benny blanco (with Halsey and Khalid)*
  • Lullabies—Yuna*
  • R.I.P. 2 My Youth—The Neighbourhood*
  • Passenger Seat—Clueless Kit, Kora*
  • Vertigo—Khalid
  • Woodstock (Psychedelic Fiction)—Jon Bellion
  • Long Way Down—Robert DeLong
  • Jumpsuit—Twenty One Pilots
  • Poplar St—Glass Animals

This week, music shoutouts went to Trench, the album by Twenty One Pilots, and Frightened Rabbit’s album, Pedestrian Verse.

Don’t forget to leave comments or questions on our page! Have a great week, and we’ll see you next Wednesday here on Sonic Highways.

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