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Hurricane Sandy Playlist – Songs for the Storm


The State in the Real team have put their heads together, compiling the perfect selection of tracks to accompany the torrential downpours and howling winds that Sandy will be bringing to State College. Be sure to blast these songs as you take final precautions, and enjoy the last of your electricity before Sandy takes it out.


Starting off with the obvious, but extremely necessary:

“Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Scorpions


“Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival


“Stormy Weather” – Etta James


“Gimmie Shelter” – Rolling Stones

“Float On”-  Modest Mouse

“Into the Ocean” – Blue October


“Let the Rain” – Sara Bareilles

For those of you who think that this is the beginning of the end:

“It’s the End of The World” – R.E.M.

“Set Fire To The Rain” – Adele

For the Grease fans out there-

“Stuck at the Drive In (Sandy)” – John Travolta in Grease

“Hurricane Drunk” – Florence and the Machine


“Its Thunder and It’s Lightning” – We Were Promised Jetpacks.

(Suggested By Reader: Garrett Gitterman)

“Come Clean” – Hilary Duff (Because everyone has a secret love for this song)

“Hurricane Waters” – Citizens Cope

“Banana Pancakes” – Jack Johnson

And last, (but certainly not least)

“Rainstorms” – Topher Stephenson (SITR Co-Founder!!)


Enjoy the Playlist! Stay Safe!