To celebrate the fact the conclusion of Blue World and Blue Rhapsody, here is a looooong playlist of songs that I would have liked to use (whether ironically or unironically) in both pieces.

Clearly, that would not have been feasible.

If you're wondering why the list is so long...this isn't really a curated soundtrack, but rather something closer to a list of songs I keep in my heart from my Junior and Senior year. Yes, some of them are meant to fit the mood and plot, but others are simply what I remember listening to during those influential years of high school.

Do not feel obliged to listen to all of them, but I like to think that if you have heard them, you will get a better idea of what those years meant to me.

The songs for Blue World include the following:

Under the Blue/Take Me In by Hayley Kiyoko

Savages by Marina and the Diamonds

I Am Not A Robot by Marina and the Diamonds

Cry Baby by Demi Lovato

Rehab by Amy Winehouse

It's My Life by Bon Jovi

Make Me Feel So Good by Roo Savill

I Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison

Say Hey by Michael Franti

You Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates

My Girl by The Temptations

Notice Me by Alexa Ray Joel

Trouble by Cage the Elephant

Harder to Breathe by Maroon 5

Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Sakura Fubuki (Garden of Cherry Blossoms) by Keiko Kitagawa

I'm A Ruin by Marina and the Diamonds

Tainted Love by Soft Cell

Starring Role by Marina and the Diamonds

Someone Like You by Adele

Blue by Marina and the Diamonds

Gomen Ne, Watashi (I'm Sorry) by Shiho Nanba

You Know I'm No Good by Amy Winehouse

The Way I Am by Eminem

Want You Gone by Ellen McLain

Obsessions by Marina and the Diamonds

Are You Satisfied by Marina and the Diamonds

Sorry by Beyoncé

Hard Work by Ella Henderson

Hatsukoi no Koro (My First Love) by Aoi Tenshima

Spectrum by Florence and the Machine

Feel the Light by The Green Children

Backbeat by Daya

Fighter by Christina Aguilera

Happy by Marina and the Diamonds

Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine

You Got the Love by Florence and the Machine

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Ayaka Komatsu

New Soul by Yael Naim

Tide is High by Blondie

Melt with You by Modern English

Relativ by the Wise Guys

I'm Letting Go by Francisca Battistelli

Can't Crush Me by Jan and Dan

Whistle (While You Work It) by Katy Tiz

do2me by WATERBED

Africa by Toto, arranged by Perpetuum Jazzile

Try Everything by Shakira

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

I'll Be Alright by Beckah Shae

The songs for Blue Rhapsody are as follows:

Starving by Hailee Steinfeld

Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds

Mowgli's Road by Marina and the Diamonds

Blue Christmas by Elvis

Only You by Miss A

Cake By the Ocean by DNCE

Nobody Love by Tori Kelly

Million Bucks by Cimorelli

Piano by Ariana Grande

Love is Mystical by Cold War Kids

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen

See You Go by 3OH!3

Love Kernels by Rachel Bloom

I Want Her (feat. Georgia Harris) by Blind Topic

Illusion by Ross Lynch

You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi

Stone Cold by Demi Lovato

Mercy by Duffy

Stitches by Shawn Mendes

This Love by Maroon 5

Celos by Fanny Lu

Better Than That by Marina and the Diamonds

Haunted by Taylor Swift

Baby Blue by Cage the Elephant

Forget by Marina and the Diamonds

Solitaire by Marina and the Diamonds

Pictures by Roo Savill

Tears Dry On Their Own by Amy Winehouse

3AM by Meghan Trainor

Lowlife by Poppy

Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton

Dust My Shoulders Off by Jane Zhang

Be Ok by Ingrid Michaelson

Million Reasons by Lady Gaga

Evacuate the Dancefloor by Cascada

Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis

Smooth by Rob Thomas

Green Light by Lorde

Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato

Really Don't Care by Demi Lovato

Toki Ni Ai Wa (At Times, Love Is) by Okui Masami

Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey (Bryan Ferry Orchestral Arrangement)

Hold Up by Beyoncé

So Much Better from Legally Blonde the Musical

Hope Lives by Beckah Shae

It's Well by Beckah Shae

Source of Life by Beckah Shae

Valerie by Amy Winehouse

Happiness by AI

As I Lay Me Down by Sophie B. Hawkins

Seasons of Love from Rent the Musical

I'm Alright by Jersey Green

Honorable Mentions:

Outline by The Green Children

Go Big Or Go Home by American Authors

Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars

Kanpeki Gu no Ne (Perfectly Lost for Words) by Watarirouka Hashiritai

Love Runs Out by One Republic

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes

The Boys by Girls' Generation

Hand Clap by Fitz and the Tantrums

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Cheap Thrills by Sia

Wind by Akeboshi

Shissou (Sprint) by Last Alliance

Remedy by Little Boots

No Good For You by Meghan Trainor

I Don't Need A Man by Miss A

Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake

What Comes Around Goes Around by Justin Timberlake

I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant

Black Sheep by Brie Larson

Ramona by Beck

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

How Far I'll Go feat. Auli'i Cravalho

Still Into You by Paramore

Official List of Blue-themed Songs:

(Yeah, I know. It's a shame that not many of them are bluegrass and/or rhythm and blues geddit okay yeah terrible pun sorry)

Blue by Marina and the Diamonds

Baby Blue by Cage the Elephant

Baby Blue by Reis DeVille

Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis

Blue Christmas by Elvis

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Lights Orchestra

Blue World by Super Junior

Under the Blue by Hayley Kiyoko