CommRadio Weekly Playlist: April 10

Story posted April 23, 2023 in

Here, members of the Arts and Entertainment Department will talk about the songs that dominated their playlists during the week and what makes them so good.

“He Went to Jared” – HARDY featuring Morgan Wallen

The weather’s hit 80 degrees in State College, which means it’s time to defrost the country music for the summer.

“He Went to Jared” is off of HARDY’s “HIXTAPE,” which is a collaborative album that features country’s newest superstars, like Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch.

The song is a comparison of masculinity, as the two stars put themselves above a clean-cut man who went to college and has a 9-5 job. While this man “went to Jared,” HARDY and Wallen “went to the bar.”

This song has a modern country feel, and listeners can really feel the chemistry of the two artists throughout the song. It’s super catchy and can be played anywhere from a bar to a beach and back. - Adrianna Gallucci

“You Brought the Sunshine” - The Clark Sisters

Finals week is approaching quickly and there is nothing like some good ol’ praise and worship that brings me peace.

“You Brought the Sunshine” is one of The Clark Sisters greatest hits in their long standing gospel careers. Currently, the group consists of four women who are indeed related and have been singing for God for over 50 years now.

Their musical influence expands a surprising amount in the industry, and they have long earned respect as the leaders of contemporary gospel.

Recently, their music has been high on my repeat list and has created a permanent position in my morning routine.

If this song sounds a little familiar, it’s likely because it was inspired by Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster” and was the source of the sister’s mainstream fame.

Even though I have heard a fair amount of praise music in my lifetime, I am still a growing listener of the gospel genre, and the bright and joyful tune from this song makes me want to explore much more. - Erell Williams

“Isn’t it Midnight”- Fleetwood Mac

I would like to make a toast to another underappreciated gem of the eighties: “Isn’t it Midnight” from Fleetwood Mac. “Isn’t it Midnight” is the tenth track on the underrated album, Tango in the Night, another underrated work of art. 

“Isn’t it Midnight” is one of Fleetwood Mac’s forgotten gems, and a song no one seems to talk about, despite how good it is. It has a fantastic beat (making effective use of the synthesizers), great vocals from the late Christine McVie, and perfectly fits the atmosphere and sound of the Tango in the Night album. 

It is an honest shame that the tune did not make a lasting impact. In my opinion, it stands up there with some of the band’s other legendary classics like “Little Lies,” “Gypsy,” “Dreams” and “The Chain.”

Still, the song is worth the listen, so please include it on your playlists, because it is the opposite of a disappointing listen. - Logan Sharp

Adrianna Gallucci is a first-year student majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, please email amg7989@psu.edu.

Erell Williams is a second-year majoring in broadcasting journalism. To contact her, email exw5303@psu.edu.

Logan M. Sharp is a third-year film production student. To contact him, please email lxs5590@psu.edu

About the Contributors

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Erell Williams

First Year /

Erell Williams is a first-year student, and her intended majors are Broadcasting Journalism and Chinese. She grew up in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the CommRadio News and Arts department. To contact her, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Adrianna Gallucci

Sophomore /

Adrianna Gallucci is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism and is one of CommRadio’s New Member Coordinators. She is also a broadcaster, journalist, podcaster and talk show guest. In addition, Adrianna is also a part of PSSN, TDAY Sports and AWSM. She hosts her own independent podcast, She’s All Bat: A New York Mets podcast. She is a huge Mets and Rangers fan and will always talk about pro wrestling. Adrianna wants to work in MLB, NHL or WWE as a journalist or an anchor. You can find her on Twitter at @agallucci17 or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Logan M. Sharp

Third year /

Logan M. Sharp is a third year student from Belleville, PA studying Film Production at Penn State University. He is currently part of CommRadio and Student Film Organization. To contact him, please email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)