Stumped for a party playlist? Try the WAC jukebox

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What’s a party without a bit of music? We know King’s cares deeply about music, from our award-winning Chapel Choir to the famous musicians who cut their teeth playing sets in the Wardroom.

We asked alumni Stephanie McGrath and Rory MacLellan to give us 7 tracks each that reminded them of their time at King’s and compiled them into this Spotify playlist. You can stream the playlist below.

Want to add your track to this list? Tweet @ukings with your song suggestion and why it reminds you of King’s.


In case you were curious, Stephanie and Rory highlighted a couple of songs and gave us the scoop on why they made the list.

Just by Radiohead (1995)

Stephanie: “Someone was blaring this song in the Quad when I came back to King’s as a frosh leader in my second year. I remember pulling into the Quad parking lot, hearing this song and immediately seeing some of my first year friends in the crowd. I was so excited to be back. This song always reminds me of fall in the best way possible.”

Amsterdam by Peter, Bjorn and John (2006)

Rory: “In the days where burnt CDs still circulated, I got a copy of the soundtrack that was curated for the King’s Theatrical Society production of Autobahn. None of the tracks were labelled, so I knew this song as ‘Track 2’ for about three years.”

Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill (1998)

Stephanie: “My friend Andrew worked in the Wardroom and played Lauryn Hill’s album so much I think it got banned for a short time due to overuse.”

Suzanne by Leonard Cohen (1967)

Rory: “First Year. Sunday, 2 a.m. FYP paper blinking at me. Leonard Cohen in heavy rotation. Pot of tea on my desk (no oranges from China).”

Sour Times by Portishead (1994)

Stephanie: “My go-to heartbreak song in university. I feel like I fell in and out of love a lot during my first few years, which is as it should be.”

Fire Burning by Sean Kingston (2009)

Rory: “Welcome to the dancefloor. You’d have been hard pressed to avoid this song in downtown Halifax any time between 2009-11.”