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Mile’s Top Five Songs of the Week (8/28)

Miles Clark

Over this past summer, I began listening to much more music than I am usually accustomed to. Whether it be 70’s soul, 90’s rap, or even some 2000’s rock, I’m always looking to find music I’ve never heard before. One of my favorite things is sharing really good music to people that may have not heard it before. I have five songs that I would highly recommend you listen to.


  • Kiss of Life” – Sade

This is definitely one of those songs that you’ve heard parts of, but never the whole thing. With a soft beat in the background, Saba gently delivers a very catchy chorus. A really good song to listen to on the way to school in the morning. Finally, if you happen to be a fan of MF DOOM, “Doomsday” samples this song heavily.

  • “Still Dreaming” – Nas (feat. Kayne West)

Kanye West starts this song with a very underrated opening feature verse. If you are looking for a very loud and exciting song, this song is not for you. Nas and Kanye West rap over a very smooth soul sampled beat. They work together to speak on achieving their dreams. They give examples of what it looks like to fail and succeed. 

  • “I Want You” Marvin Gaye

When I mentioned 70’s soul earlier, this is what I meant. This song is very easy to learn all of the words to. It’s not super fast paced, or loud, but it still manages to be exciting. This is a classic song by a true legend.”The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Mamar samples from this song. 

  • “The Pretender” – Foo Fighters

Unlike the songs I have previously listed, this song is very fast paced and in your face. This is one of my favorite songs to play on the AUX. The lyrics are fairly easy to learn, and this song never fails to get you pumped up for whatever occasion. 

  • “Mirror” – Kendrick Lamar

This is by far the newest song I have mentioned. Released in 2022, on Kendrick Lamar’s newest album (“Mr Morale and the Big Steppers”) this song has so much to enjoy. Kendrick talks about having to do what’s best for him rather than sell out to please others. You don’t have to look hard to find a good message and a catchy beat when listening to this song. 

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About the Contributor
Miles Clark
Miles Clark, Staff Writer
Miles Clark is an 18-year-old senior member of the Journalism staff. This is his fourth year of being a Journalism staff member. Miles also plays Center for the football team at Heritage. His favorite thing to do over the summer was to go to the Soddy-Daisy Blue Hole and go cliff jumping with his friends. If you ever happen to go to Michael’s in Fort Oglethorpe, you may see Miles working there. Feel free to say hello. When Miles isn’t working, at football practice, or hanging out with his friends, he likes to spend lots of time with his family. He lives with his mom, Roxanne, stepfather, Bernard, and sister, Natalie. Along with his family, Miles lives with his three dogs, Boba, Dusty, and Marshmallow. His favorite food is sushi, and he has an obsession with movies like "Star Wars," as well as Marvel movies. He also enjoys many TV shows including "Regular Show," "Breaking Bad," and 'Barry." Miles’ favorite teachers here at Heritage include Mr. Wynne, Mr. Peace, Mrs. Shoelen, and Coach Gibson because they all have been great influences in his life. Miles can’t wait to graduate and make the most of his final year here at Heritage.