I used to fantasize about busting out the front door on the last day of school carrying a boom box on one shoulder while throwing confetti with my free hand. That particular dream never came true, but when I’d hear the final bell ring each year, the satisfaction I felt was like no other. I love learning, but honestly, spending eight hours a day in high school drooled.

If your high-school experience were a movie, these are the songs that would play just as the credits began to roll. Whether school is out FOREVER or just for the summer, commemorate your victory with this playlist. You’ve earned it!

Still from the movie Dazed and Confused.

Collage by Minna.

Collage by Minna.