Friday Fixat10ns: The Best of 2013

Flashback Friday Fixat10ns

We’re almost one month into 2014. The semester is actually starting now: the work is beginning to pile up, we’re being comforted by the solace of Chicken Finger Thursdays and we’re hoping that we don’t lose any more basketball games so that we have a chance at March madness. Now that we’re well into the new year, 4E is here to present some of the best (and possibly the worst) songs of 2013. Let’s take a look back in time:

Wake Me Up – Avicii Those who are big into EDM probably crinkled their nose after hearing this song and wondered if this was really Avicii, but it is, and it turned into one of the hugest tracks of 2013.

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus Swinging nude atop a wrecking ball in the music video, Miley Cyrus hit America like a … well, you get it.

Mirrors – Justin Timberlake JT killed it yet again in his two albums of 2013. Seven years after bringing sexy back, he’s still got it.

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Backlash and controversy of the lyrics aside, this song quickly became a huge 2013 summer hit.

Get Lucky – Daft Punk Had to follow “Blurred Lines” with this, because they’re arguably the two biggest summer hits. Daft Punk has had big singles before, like “One More Time” and “Around the World,” but this one was even more radio-friendly.

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker This may not actually be a top track of 2013, but it’s the catchiest country song I’ve ever heard (and ask anyone, I despise country music).

Rap God – Eminem His new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, debuted huge and proved that he can rap just as well as he always has.

The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy The buildup to the release of their new album, Save Rock and Roll, proved successful, as Fall Out Boy had many hit singles off of this album.

Red Lights – Tiësto Sorry, but it wouldn’t be my Friday Fixat10ns post without including my top EDM track released this year. This is a song off of Tiësto’s upcoming album, set to debut later this year.

3005 – Childish Gambino Gambino delivers an excellent track as a single from his most recent album, and it is slightly reminiscent of his 2011 track, “Heartbeat.”

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Friday Fixat10ns: Where Has The Time Gone?

I don’t know if you’ve been keeping track, but this is the last weekend in January! Where has the time gone? Before we know it it’ll be time for Valentine’s Day, Alternative Spring Break Trips and Easter eggs! Take a second to enjoy the last few days of January with our 4E playlist.

End of Time – Beyoncé Kicking things off with my girl Queen B. Despite the rumors, we indeed will love her until the end of time.

4 Minutes To Save The World – Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake “Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock”. But seriously…

Little of Your Time – Maroon 5 NO MAROON 5, I HAVE NO TIME TO GIVE. Just kidding, it’s Adam Levine so I have all of the time to give, but tell him to wait until after I turn in my Spanish paper.

Ready? O.K. – Matt and Kim NO MATT AND KIM, CONSULT MAROON 5, I’M NOT READY. How is it already the last weekend in January? Seriously?

Time Bomb – The Format Switching genres in this playlist a little bit and tossing in this 2008 favorite of mine. Nate Reuss may have moved from time bombs to ‘Some Nights’ but this song is just so applicable to my schedule.

Time Moves Slow – Grouplove Grouplove, I love you but you’re lying. Time moves way too fast and I can’t keep up. I do have some fond memories of listening to this song on my pensive drives to school though.

Backwards With Time – The Avett Brothers I’m going to be honest, I was kind of just looking for an excuse to put Avett in here and this song title lent itself pretty well to this theme.  Enjoy my boys Scott and Seth in their country-folk awesomeness.

Give Me Time – Dawes Taking the tempo of this playlist down a little with this crooning Dawes song. His voice can often make me take a deep breath between theology readings and, as he does, beg the world to give me time.

The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell “We’re captive on the carousel of time”. Yes, Joni. Yes.

Any Time At All – The Beatles Closing out the playlist with a classic. Though you may be stressed and pressed for time, you should know that The Fourth Edition will here to entertain you. Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and we’ll be here.

Sunday Night Wrapup: Obama v. Romney, Round 2

As we plunge deeper into exams, papers, projects, and assignments, the world continues to spin. If you find yourself completely unaware of recent happenings, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered with the latest news.

  • The Hilltop tuned into the second Presidential debate, watching both the presidential candidates discuss foreign and domestic policy. This debate proved far more intense than the last one, with verbal fistfights and alongside the moderator’s controversial fact-checking intervention. The general consensus agrees that Obama was far more aggressive and alert this time around, to which he jokingly refers to at the Al Smith Memorial Foundation dinner as being well rested from the “long nap” he had in the first debate.
  • If you missed last week’s Presidential debate, tune in to the last one tomorrow at 9 pm! The two candidates will be discussing foreign policy; so don’t forget to brush up on the facts prior to the viewing.
  • Hillary Clinton came to campus on Thursday (in case you didn’t notice the lines wrapped around Healy filled with students trying to get a spot in Gaston Hall). Many did not get succeed. Not to worry, if you were wondering what she talked about, you can get the scoop here.
  • Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake finally tied the knot after five years of dating! The couple got married in Italy on Friday. The newly-weds had a relatively private ceremony in the city of Fasano.
  • Clashes ensue after funeral of Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut on Friday. Protesters called for the Prime Minister to resign and police responded with tear gas and warning shots.