Claire Krieger, Senior Staff Writer

The final countdown to Spring Break 2013 has begun. Miami University students have less than two weeks of classes before their long-awaited break. Many students will be spending their break lying on a beach in the warm, tropical sun. Along with sunscreen and a killer bathing suit, the perfect beach playlist is essential to complete your beach getaway. The following songs are a blend of old and new and all different genres that all capture that essence of lazy days lounging in the sun.

1. Haiti – Arcade Fire


3. Kokomo – The Beach Boys

4. BubblyColbie Caillat

5. Paradise – Coldplay

6. Stand Tall – Dirty Heads

7. Up Up Up – Givers In Light

8. Vacation – The Go Go’s

9. Naked KidsGrouplove

10. The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani

11. Better Together – Jack Johnson

12. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

13. Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers

14. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem – Kenny Chesney

15. I’m On a Boat (feat. T-Pain) – The Lonely Island

16. Electric FeelMGMT

17. Starships – Nicki Minaj

18. Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s

19. Message In A Bottle – The Police

20. Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers

21. Fly – Sugar Ray

22. Beautiful DayU2

23. Holiday – Vampire Weekend

24. Anna Sun – Walk the Moon

25. Island In the SunWeezer

Even if you aren’t one of the lucky ones going away for Spring Break this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy these songs too!

Crank up the heat in your house, find some ocean sounds on YouTube, and use these tunes to create your own personal paradise. This way you can avoid getting a nasty sunburn or finding sand in your clothes and for the next three months.