The Phillipian Playlist: Blue Key Heads Edition

Dressing in their extravagant cyans and blasting music across campus, Andover’s Blue Key Heads (BKH) are a burst of energy to get the community excited for the weekend. Need to take a little bit of their enthusiasm with you? This issue, The Phillipian’s Playlist is a compilation of BKH favorites—whether you want to get excited with friends or the dorm, the sweet taste of Friday is just one click away.

Charles Murphy ’23
“My favorite has to be ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ by Katy Perry, I’m a total stan…. I think everyone loves the chant at the end, the ‘TGIF,’ and thinking about how it is Friday…. It’s just an absolute bop. It makes my day better because it is such an uplifting song.”

Julia Montgomery ’23
“I’m going to go with ‘Move Your Feet’ by Junior Senior. It makes me really happy, I rediscovered it over the summer, and it never fails to make me smile. It makes me want to dance…. It’s just a really happy song, it’s a bop…. One [lyrics that stands out] is ‘everybody move your feet and get united’ or ‘can’t stop, can’t stop, can’t stop the beat, won’t stop, won’t stop, won’t stop the beat.’”

Dagny Bingham ’23
“I have tons of favorites, [but] one of them is definitely ‘Brown Eyed Girl’…. This has always been my favorite because my dad has always called me his brown eyed girl. When I was a baby, it was my most defining feature, so I always think of my dad when I hear it…. Last year, when I was desperate to become a Blue Key Head, I always heard the song on Friday’s as the BKHs walked around playing music. It always made me smile and think of home, so now I try to play it every Friday.”

Devan Hernandez ’23
“Every Friday, I play ‘One More Time’ by Daft Punk. It always gets me pumped up, it’s a nice little groove…. There aren’t that many lyrics in it, but when they say, ‘one more time’… it just makes you think of Senior year. You’ve only got one more year, and for me, that’s something special, that is part of the reason why I like this song so much.”

Yssie Vargas ’23
“I usually play ‘Don’t Run Away’ from the movie ‘Let it Shine’ because I feel like everybody loves that song…and it is just so good. Everyone knows the words, and I feel like it gets people excited. It reminds me of my childhood, with me just banging out to this song, it’s so nostalgic for me.”

Kelly Bu ’23
“Currently, my go-to is probably ‘Beauty And A Beat’ by Justin Bieber…. I feel like it’s a song that everyone knows. It’s pretty iconic, from Justin Bieber’s peak era. It is clean, which is a big one, and it is also super catchy. It’s easy to shout and scream without sounding horrible…. It reminds me of the time when we were all in quarantine, and we would have the Just Dance parties outside in the tents, and they would play ‘Beauty And A Beat.’ It just reminds me of having fun and being carefree.”