Johnian playlist - archive

A full track listing for the Johnian playlist, which will grow as Johnians submit their favourite songs.

The magazine playlist

Spring 2020

John's alumnus Ivan Guevara (1996)

'Perhaps one day we will be remembered by generations to come for having done something original.' Read the Johnian playlist feature in full, and listen to Ivan's top tracks below.

Alfonsina y el Mar, Ariel Ramirez
El dia que me quieras, Carlos Gardel
The Earth Song, Ivan Guevara and Graham Walker
La Comparsa, Ernesto Lecuona
Tropical Dream, Ivan Guevara and Graham Walker

Autumn 2019

John's alumna Marianna Xenophontos (2005)

'Although I do mostly play house music as a DJ ... I will listen to anything, as long as it feels right.' Read the Johnian playlist feature in full, and listen to Marianna's top tracks below.

Thing Called Love (Featuring Haddaway), Wolfram
Meet Me in the Morning, Bob Dylan
House of Cards, Radiohead
One Of These Things First, Nick Drake
La Mer, Nine Inch Nails

Spring 2019

John's alumna Jennie Rooney (1998)

'I generally write with music playing, but it has to be so familiar that it doesn't become a distraction.' Read the Johnian playlist feature in full, and listen to Jennie's top tracks below.

I've Just Seen A Face, The Beatles
The Only Living Boy in New York, Paul Simon
Get me away from here, I'm dying, Belle & Sebastian
Slow Show, The National
Morningtown Ride, The Seekers

December 2018

Riptide - Richard Cobb 
Recommended by Richard Cobb (1987) for the Johnian playlist.

Autumn 2018

John's alumna Victoria Thompson (2004)

'I'm not sure where it came from, but I have long had a love of country music: the best music for a road trip.' Read the Johnian playlist feature in full, and listen to Victoria's top tracks below.

You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Estranged - Guns N' Roses
Another Green World - Brian Eno
Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte
Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton

Spring 2018

John's alumnus Richard Reed (1991)

'I think house music had a huge cultural effect: it loosened everyone up and stopped them being me-against-you,' says Richard. Read the Johnian playlist feature in full, and listen to Richard's top tracks below.

Alphabet St. - Prince
Rhythm is a Mystery - K-Klass & Bizarre Inc - Playing with Knives
Dry the Rain - The Beta Band
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
No Surprises - Radiohead



Other tracks on the Johnian playlist

This list will be updated as new songs are submitted by alumni and friends of the College. Every so often, the Development Office will add tracks to the playlist supporting Johnian musicians and the choirs of St John's.

The Johnian playlist will become packed with music recommendations
by the alumni community of St John's, along with music by members
and friends of the College. If you're a Johnian with a few tracks you'd
like to submit, email with the subject
‘Johnian playlist’ to get involved.



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