Friday Playlist: Last Day of School

Listen to these songs and never look back.

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.


  • ghostelic May 23rd, 2014 11:18 PM

    omg dum dum girls <3 and this song is perfect, one of my favs

  • Spiderland May 23rd, 2014 11:40 PM

    Surprised LCD Soundsystem – New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down did not make it on the list.

    Kanye West’s Gone and Battles – Sundome would had snugly fitted in that list also.

  • tessj95 May 24th, 2014 12:05 AM

    bleeding knees club <333 this playlist is so good!

  • Pearl May 24th, 2014 1:41 AM

    So good! These playlists are perfect background music when I’m surfing the web.
    P for Pearl

  • MabelEnchanted May 24th, 2014 7:20 AM

    This is perfect. It was my last ever day of school yesterday, now I’m on to the big world of University…

  • Anne Jones May 24th, 2014 5:35 PM

    You forgot about “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. A total classic.

  • ar1yn May 24th, 2014 6:42 PM

    Rookiemag 8Tracks account not working guys :(

    • Anaheed May 26th, 2014 9:25 AM

      Thanks — we’re trying to figure out what happened.

  • Celia Lo May 25th, 2014 5:25 AM

    what has happened with the 8tracks account? :(

    • Anaheed May 25th, 2014 3:27 PM

      I don’t know! We’re trying to get to the bottom of it.