Picks and Pans Review: Back-to-School Playlist

updated 09/13/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/13/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

These tunes will ease you from hitting the beach to the books.

GWEN STEFANI "HOLLABACK GIRL"

For getting back in that cheerleading spirit. Get your pom poms up!

JANET JACKSON "THE KNOWLEDGE"

This Rhythm Nation banger could serve as a PSA for education.

THE JACKSON 5 "ABC"

Unleashes your inner kindergartner as only little Michael can.

THE SMITHS "THE HEADMASTER RITUAL"

A twisted school tale from the dynamic duo of Morrissey and Marr.

TAYLOR SWIFT "FIFTEEN"

Captures the sweet innocence of starting your freshman year.

VAN HALEN "HOT FOR TEACHER"

Student-teacher lust, part 1.

THE POLICE "DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME"

Student-teacher lust, part 2.

PINK FLOYD "ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PT. II)"

The ultimate student rebellion.

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