Easy Listening


Subhadra M. and Caroline C.

     The joys of music. Tastes in music are like tastes in food. You either like it or you don’t. Alas, there is no need to worry. These are a few songs we’re sure you’ll like. Take a listen!


  1. “He’s a Pirate” by Hans Zimmer – This song is purely instrumental, so it’s nice to listen to while you’re doing other work. “He’s a Pirate” is from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, though I recommend listening to the extended version by “Sunderbraze.” It makes you feel like you can do anything.
  2. “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson – Best. Song. Ever. This song hits you right in the feels as soon as it starts playing. It encapsulates any bad feelings you had in an energetic and kind of sad song.
  3. “Something Wild” from Pete’s Dragon – I know it seems like I’m leaning towards the film soundtracks, but this one is good, too. It’s very inspiring, and it’s got a wonderful refrain. I may be biased, as a violinist (Lindsey Stirling is featured in it).
  4. Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt. by Antonio Vivaldi –  For a long name, this is a pretty simple piece. It’s a very quick and energetic song. DISCLAIMER: The main theme will get stuck in your head.
  5. 2CELLOS – This is actually a band. Well, not exactly. 2CELLOS is a cello duo that plays modern songs with a classical twist. You can find instrumental versions of “They Don’t Care About Us”, “Perfect”, and “Despacito”. You can also find songs that the band composed for themselves. It’s really wonderful to study with.
  6. “Thousand Years” by Christina Perri – This song is from the Twilight movies. Although I don’t know the plot of the movies or the books, I enjoyed this song because it was very gentle and meaningful.
  7. “Rewrite the Stars” from The Greatest Showman – Okay, so maybe most of these songs are from movies, but The Greatest Showman was a huge hit, so at least one song from it had to be on this list. “Rewrite the Stars” is probably one of the best songs throughout the movie, but I highly recommend any other music from it. 


     Try listening to these songs, dear Reader. They appeal to a variety of people, and they may appeal to you, too! We’re sure you won’t regret it.