"This Is My Jam!" - 18 Songs Every Student Loves

We've been to many sessions, numerous nightclubs and God knows how many times we've drunk in the park. The music changes week by week, month by month. But there are some songs that just stick with us, songs that remind us of happy times or being heartbroken, songs we know we've danced to hundreds of times... we just can't quite remember when. Here are 18 songs that every student loves.

18) Wonderwall - Oasis

It's the end of the night at a session and all your guitar-playing friend can remember is the first verse of Wonderwall. Everyone links arms and away you go... "I said maybeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" You will sing your fucking heart out and love every moment of it.

17) Single Ladies - Beyoncè

Whether you've been single for a year or you're a new member of the broken hearts club, nothing can come between you and the DFloor once Bey comes on. By the time you've finished screaming the lyrics and attempted the entire choreography, you've practically convinced yourself that you are, in factBeyoncè. Depending how open your wound is, this song may be followed by a tearful trip to the bathroom.


16) Bohemian Rhapsody

No sober person has ever recreated all four harmonies by themselves... and you will probably not be the first. However, as you attempt to hit each and every "Galileo," there's no doubt in your mind: you are owning it.

15) Someone Like You - Adele

The spotlight shines on your newfound glorious singing voice. Emotions soar through the roof as you give it your all... But then, so is everyone else.


14) Lose Yourself - Eminem

You don't know the words. I don't know the words. But this doesn't stop ANYONE from getting in the zone. This song has you feeling like you could take on the world. Fuck the haters and all the negativity.

13) Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Gurl, you better get out of my way. The dancefloor is callin' and I gotta answer! This song releases your inner sass. Gentlemen included.


12) Paris - Jay Z & Kayne West

Ain't it Jay? Who knew you were so gangsta? You ball so hard, errbody in the club be like Whuttttt!?... Well, at least that's how it feels.

11) Levels - Avicii

This song is an absolute guilty pleasure. It's been overplayed to shit, but that doesn't stop us from jumping around the dancefloor like a pack of monkeys on coke.


10) Don't Rock The Boat - Various

It's 4am. You're at some society ball/your Gran's 80th. The floor is sticky and everyone looks like a mess. Naturally, this means it's time for the DJ to play 'Rock The Boat'. Errbody get on the FLOOR.

9) Candy Shop - 50 Cent

Dearest dancefloor, prepare to get crunk. Things are getting a little sweaty and a lot sexy. In the corner, newfound lovers suggestively gesture at one another. Something you'll pretend didn't happen the next day, no doubt.


8) Rude Boy - Rihanna

We all need a bit of Riri once in a while, and 'Rude Boy' is definitely one of her classics. This song just sends us into a frenzy, grinding on anything that has a pulse and slut dropping left, right and centre. Making dodgy eye contact with the guy across the bar: "Is you big enough?"

7) Low - Flo rida

It's been scientifically proven that Flo Rida = horrific video girl dance moves. You probably think you look all sexy, grinding up in "da club" which, coincidentally, can't even handle you right now. Realistically you're just a hot mess. But it's okay, everyone else is too.


6) Fix You - Coldplay

You're drunk. Heartbroken. Home alone with a bottle of wine. This is the go-to "I feel like shit" song. There, there.

5) I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys

Unless you're an Arctic Monkeys fan, you probably haven't heard this chune in yonks. But you are delighted when it gets played. Time for some shameless throwing yourself around the place and not giving a shit. Winning.


4) Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

Nobody needs an excuse to bop to this. It's a fucking classic. God-awful, cheesy dance moves are more than acceptable. In fact, they're necessary.

3) Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

IT'S FUCKING CHRISTMAS EVE! That means pints in the local and chanting this song when the clock hits midnight. *La la la laaaaa*


2) Irish National Anthem - Every Drunk Person In The Bar

As the lights come up and the bar closes, this anthem is blared throughout the room. We drunkenly slur the words, while the barmen pray we fucking leave the place, once and for all. Patriotism at it's finest.

1) Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

The ultimate foot-stomper. When this golden tune from our teenage years hits the speakers, it's mayhem, madness and mischief... love it.
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Catherine Munnelly
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Catherine Munnelly is a colourfully-haired UCD graduate with a degree in reading books. A pint-sized bundle of wisdom, she has mastered the game of Flip-Cup, enjoys the company of bearded-men and despises rude people. When she's not writing or talking about her dog, you'll find her wandering around Europe telling folk that Leprechauns exist and Bono's her uncle.

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