The Lamron Staff Picks: Set the mood for your fall fling

It’s the time of year when classes have begun, work starts to pile up and there’s the familiar chill in the air, and also the time of year in which couples are forged. Let’s face it, for most singles there exists at least one face you’ve seen somewhere on campus or in class that makes your heart beat a little faster. It doesn’t matter who you are; there’s nothing quite like the feeling of meeting someone new.

These songs will hopefully put you in the mood to meet that special someone and get you ready for a date with your next potential significant other. Remember: Breathe in; breathe out.

1. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by Jim Sturgess

Taken straight from the soundtrack of Across the Universe, Jim Sturgess takes a classic Beatles song and refines it without sacrificing that upbeat rock tempo. His voice is smooth and clear and there are some excellent harmonies too. Although it’s a short little track, the lyrics perfectly capture that upbeat happiness and optimism that come with meeting someone new. Perfect to put that extra pep in your step and a smile on your face.

2. “Closer” by Tegan and Sara

Can you come a little closer? Rather than just a song about hooking up, this song represents that desire we all feel to be with someone in any physical way. Sometimes new love is simply a game of waiting to see who makes the first move. In any case, this song is one of the most danceable pop rock songs within the past couple years, and it’s catchy as hell. This is a song to just rock out to whenever, wherever.

3. “Just Say Yes” by Snow Patrol

There’s always that anxiety that comes with asking someone out, whether for the first time or the 50th time. All we think is, “Just say yes.” Snow Patrol beautifully captures that sentiment in this track that sparkles with intensity and emotion. The vocals are gorgeous and really show the simple yet incredibly intense emotions when asking someone to give you a chance.

4. “First Date” by Blink-182

Worrying about first dates is perfectly normal, and let Blink-182 be the first to tell you about all the things that could go wrong. But for all the time you worry, by the end of the night, you really will want to make the night last forever. This is pop punk at its finest, so feel free to crank it up and sing it out, as intended.

5. “Chances” by Five for Fighting

Sometimes it just comes down to taking a chance with someone. It’s a simple thought, but every relationship has come out of that simple fact. Five for Fighting’s beautifully moving track truly shows, through shimmering piano and gorgeous vocals, that chances really are all you need.