Staff Playlists, Vol. 1

A person’s taste in music can say a lot about their personality. In order for students to better understand our staff, teachers are sharing playlists of their creation to allow the student body a glimpse into who they are outside of the classroom.

Kelly McNeal — Math

Playlist Prompt: Imagine you have just purchased your dream car. What ten songs would you listen to on the way home to celebrate (assuming your car ride home is precisely ten songs long)?


  1. “If I Had a Million Dollars” (Barenaked Ladies)
  2. “Lifetime Piling Up” (Talking Heads)
  3. “Here Comes the Rain Again” (Eurythmics)
  4. “Cool Change” (Little River Band)
  5. “Brave” (Sara Bareilles)
  6. “Truth” (Neil Finn)
  7. “Long Division” (Death Cab for Cutie)
  8. “Just Like Heaven” (Cure)
  9. “Never Let Me Down Again” (Depeche Mode)
  10.  “Fall Down” (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

Patrick Taggesell — English

Playlist Prompt: Imagine you’ve been introduced to someone who has never listened to music before. What ten albums that define American music do you think are most imperative for them to listen to first?


  1.  Appetite for Destruction (Guns N’ Roses)
  2.  Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (Bee Gees)
  3.  Ella and Louis (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)
  4.  Live at Newport Beach (Bob Dylan)
  5.  Thriller (Michael Jackson)
  6.  Lemonade (Beyoncé)
  7.  Low End Theory (A Tribe Called Quest)
  8.  At San Quentin (Johnny Cash)
  9.  Loving You (Elvis Presley)

10. The Grey Album (DJ Danger Mouse, Jay-Z, The Beatles)

By Gabby Connors


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