December Adieus | LC Staff Picks

As we close out the year, we’re looking back on 2021 and saying “so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye” with these songs picked by The LC staff.

Read below to find out why our staff chose these songs then check out our Spotify playlist to listen on repeat.

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“I Forgot That You Existed” by Taylor Swift

“With the weird pandemic-induced time warp we seem to be living in, I’m left wondering—did 2021 even happen? By all accounts, the answer seems to be yes, but once the calendar turns I’ll be looking towards the brighter days ahead.” —Rachael

“Seasons of Love” from Rent

“It sure has been a year but after 2020, I’m doing my best to look at the positives from 2021. I think this song easily sums up how to measure a year—I think I’ll go with love, too.” —Taylor

“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Simon & Garfunkel

“This is old but still makes me smile. I love the sassy ‘don’t let the door hit you on the way out’ vibe.” —Robin

“Time Stands” by Nathaniel Rateliffe

“This song perfectly encapsulates the struggle I think a lot of us of had with time passing even though we aren’t doing the things we love to do, whether that’s seeing friends and family, going on trips to see different parts of the world, or going to a concert. It’s my send-off to 2021 song because it not only acknowledges that fight, but includes a sweet note about being there for you. It says that you feel alone in this battle against lost time, there is always someone there fighting for you just as you are fighting for someone else.” —Alison

“thank u, next” by Ariana Grande

⚠️: Contains mature content and language.

“Every year, I choose a word to set my intentions toward. Last year’s word was transformation, which I didn’t realize would be so effective. This year was patience, so for 2022, I’m claiming fruition.” —Todd

“Brokedown Palace” by Grateful Dead

“A mournful song that has a hint of optimism in its beauty.” —Ben

“Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves

“This is a perfect year-end song for me for 2021. It reminds me that no matter how difficult the situation and how overwhelming the rain may seem, there is always a rainbow…you just have to let go of the umbrella and look up.”—Victoria

“So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music

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