Two students sit in grass, one with headphones looking up

Pioneer Playlist

If Grinnell was a song, what would it sound like?

More than 30 students collaborated to build a Spotify playlist full of all of the songs that mean "Grinnell" to them. Listen to the playlist and hear the students themselves explain why the songs they added to the playlist are so special. We invite you to check out our Instagram highlights reel or explore our TikTok to hear all the stories behind the songs. 

Are you a Grinnell student (incoming or current) and want to contribute a song to the playlist? Want to share a video with the story behind the song, too? Send us an email with your song title and the artist name, and whether or not you want to record a video, and we'll be happy to help!

The Stories Behind the Songs

Student in front of south campus dorms



Still from YouTube video of student in dorm room

Stella by Starlight

Robert Glasper

Still from YouTube video by Molly Stone

Tainted Love

Soft Cell

Still from YouTube video of student

Find My Own Way

Sorry We're Late

Still from YouTube video of student

Revelation 19:1

Stephen Hurd

Still from YouTube video of student

Light of a Clear Blue Morning

Dolly Parton

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