Most Relatable Songs of your Michaelmas Term

As the year draws to an end and we see a load of articles claiming which songs were the top ones of 2018. But as someone who’s spent the last two months of term time oblivious to anything going on outside of the Cambridge Bubble, I have no idea which songs are actually decent, and can only comment on which song titles are relatable for the term we’ve just had.


FRESHERS WEEK - 1999 (Charlie XCX)

MILLENIALS BEWARE. This year was officially the last generation of new freshers who were born in the 90s. There were a few 00s babies dotted around, but next year we’ll have to prepare for the onslaught of noughties kids in clubs. The horror. I bet they don’t even remember the Spice Girls.

One Kiss (Calvin Harris + Dua Lipa)

You got with someone in freshers week! Congratulations! It was the last time you’ll ever find the time to be sexually active in Cambridge, sorry.


WEEK ONE - When the Party’s Over (Billie Eilish)

“Don’t you know too much already?” No, not according to your supervisors. Buckle in, kids, because it’s time to say goodbye to Freshers’ Week and hello to the college library.

Is it Billie Eilish or you in your first essay crisis?


WEEKS TWO - FOUR - Thank U, Next (Ariana Grande)

Is it you talking about your exes? No. It’s your supervisor receiving your weekly essay and setting the next one ten seconds later. One taught you love, one taught you patience and one taught you pain. If, of course, love is that essay you did on your fave author, patience is your supervisor waiting for you to hand it in after you asked for an extension, and pain is the feeling when it gets handed back with a big old 2:2 scrawled across it.

Rumourbridge: Your supervisor has a Burn Book all about you. 


WEEK FIVE - SAD! (XXXTentacion) + I’m a Mess (Bebe Rexha)

I really just don’t even need to explain this one.



It’s like, basically time to start celebrating Christmas yeah? November has hit, which means it’s nearly December, which means you don’t really have to try anymore. You hand in a page of bullet points instead of an essay and leave it at that.

You sat in those lectures that you're definitely still going to...


WEEK SEVEN - One More (Yaeji)

Does it sometimes feel like half your lectures are in Korean for the amount you understand them? Oh well. You only have one left.


WEEK EIGHT - All I Want for Christmas is...

5 weeks away from Cambridge.