“You gotta hear this one song, it’ll change your life, I swear,” exclaims Natalie Portman’s character Sam in the 2004 indie film Garden State. While she may have been exaggerating a bit, McGill students are taking her advice rather seriously. Even with the live bands playing on the OAP stage, students everywhere are wandering around campus with little white wires dangling from their ears. The ipod playlist is the essential aid to studying, hiking from Burnside to Stewart Bio and tuning out the high-pitched screams of girls who haven’t seen each other in four months. Here is a list of songs that students (and one professor) claimed were “making their day”:

Bon Jovi – Bed of RosesPrefuse 73 – Morale CrusherShrek SoundtrackNeko Case – Running out of FoolsKylie Minogue – Love at First SightThe Fray – How to Save a LifeDamien Marley – All NightKeller Williams – Dear EmilyPussycat Dolls – ButtonsJustin Timberlake – Sexy BackCorey Hart – I Just Died in your Arms TonightNelly Furtado ft. Timabaland – Promiscuous GirlDeath From Above 1979 – Little GirlMichael Jackson – Man in the MirrorVelvet Underground – Sweet JaneGnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces Amanda Marshall – Ride

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