Rebel Yell: A Playlist

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  • “Jesus Saves” by Andrew Jackson Jihad
    The title may fool you into thinking that this is a religious song, but it’s definitely not. The bottom line is to make the most out of your limited time here on earth and take care of those you love because “they say that Jesus saves, but Jesus doesn’t care. Because he is in a grave.” – Danielle
  • “Stereotype” by Samsaya
    Sassy and rebellious by nature, Norway’s Indian dirty pop princess Samsaya is all about going against the norm in her latest single, “Stereotype.” With an infectious Bombay groove and a sound similar to a combination of MIA and No Doubt, Samsaya will get you dancing and singing along with her against the man. – Shana
  • “Free” by Rudimental (feat. Emeli Sandé)
    I love every song by Rudimental, but this one in particular. It’s all about a person who doesn’t necessarily fit into society but is confident because they stick true to who they are. “Whoa, c’est la vie. Maybe something’s wrong with me. Whoa, at least I am free, oh, oh, I am free.” – Lauren
  • “What The Hell” by Avril Lavigne
    Avril has opposed societal norms and relationship expectations since her classic “Sk8ter Boi”. This top hit from her album Goodbye Lullaby is all about doing whatever you like, regardless of what your man or partner might expect from you. Sometimes it’s okay to be a little bad. – Jayson
  • “What’s Left of the Flag” by Flogging Molly
    Some good, ole-fashioned Irish rebellion from 1916. – Sierra
  • “Rock ‘n Roll” by Avril Lavigne 
    This song is all about embracing the outrageous, over-the-top style that makes us all different. “I don’t care if I’m a misfit. I like it better than the hipster bullshit.” – Jayson
  • “Oh No!” by Marina And The Diamonds
    With an unforgettable bump and tune, Marina counters the expectations of necessity for friends and love in this world. She jams about her drive and passion for succeeding in this world, making this a hit for those who value their dream above all else. – Jayson
  • “Rebellion (Lies)” by Arcade Fire
    It’s an awesome song and literally has the word rebellion in the title so why not? It was the first thing to pop into my head. – Brittany
  • “Ritual” by Ellie Goulding
    Keeping to rituals is a struggle for Ellie. – Sierra
  • “Anthem pt. 2” by Blink-182
    You can’t have a playlist about being a rebel and not include a Blink song. There’s such high energy in “Anthem pt. 2” and it always makes me think of the scene from Stick It when all the gymnasts disobey the judges and create their own rules! – Bri
  • The Love Club” by Lorde
    Cliques aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Parental control and teen angst galore. Sounds like rebellion to me. – Sierra
  • “Never Miss A Beat” by Kaiser Chiefs
    This is more of a satire on rebellion, but it’s still badass and I love it because Kaiser Chiefs. – Sammy

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