Some things you just know: the sky is up, chicken minis taste like heaven and everyone sounds better in the shower.

One night, my roommate Brooke was about to make the trek to our community bathroom for her shower. We had just been playing our ukuleles together and she asked me to serenade her as she showered. Apparently, I looked like a travel-sized Spotify playlist.

I asked her if anyone was in the bathroom, and when she said “no,” I propped the laptop up on the sink with the ukulele chords, held up my small Kala uke and sang “Reflections” by MisterWives and “Riptide” by Vance Joy to her while she showered. Of course, another girl from our hall walked in, so I clumsily explained why I was standing by the hand dryer with a Mac and a mini guitar. She laughed and encouraged me to continue.

As a previous choir nerd (shout out to the alto section), it makes sense that I would sing in the shower.

But I’ll be honest that it’s not just the shower – I sing everywhere. When I get ready in the morning, on the way to class and in the car. And through the joys of living in a community bathroom, I’ve realized that it’s not only singers who let loose when the suds start.

So I took the liberty of eavesdropping on my fellow 3rd floor acquaintances to see what they listen to in the shower, and add a few of my own. But let me preface with this: You should not be able to make it all the way through this playlist in one rinse cycle. And if you can, you need to take shorter showers.

For morning showers:

  1. “New Man” – Ed Sheeran
  2. “Take It All Back” – Judah & the Lion
  3. “Good Day for Marrying You” – Dave Barnes
  4. “No Matter Where You Are” – Us The Duo
  5. “Home” – Johnnyswim
  6. “Riptide” – Vance Joy

For evening showers:

  1. “Oh How I Need You” – All Sons & Daughters
  2. “Alexander Hamilton” – Hamilton Soundtrack
  3. “You & I” – Colony House
  4. “Electric Love” – BØRNS
  5. “Ophelia” – The Lumineers
  6. “Reflections” – MisterWives

The songs I listen to in the shower usually reflect what kind of day I had or what I’m going through in that stage of life. I’d like to think the same goes for my community bathroom companions.

But maybe they just really like Ed Sheeran.