So, here are the 10 rock songs that'll get you pumped up for your conference, and will shove all of your worries aside, for all of you rock fans out there!
1. Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Who doesn't like a good old-fashioned rock song by one of the most legendary bands in the history of music? That's right - no one! If you listen to this song in the morning on your first day, there'll be no stop signs or speed limit for you.
2. The Trooper by Iron Maiden
The sheer amount of epic guitar in this song can either make you weak at the knees, or feel like you can conquer the debate room. Despite the melancholic lyrical content, this song emphasises a lot on courage, something you definitely need when facing a room full of MUNers.
3. No One Like You by The Scorpions
As soon as the song
starts, you can already feel the electricity running through your limbs. What
is better than listening to a guitar solo drop, right at the beginning of the
song, by the amazing Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker?
Well, getting Best Delegate after listening to this song would definitely be the cherry on top!
4. The Pretender by The Foo Fighters
Who doesn't get pumped up by a song about challenging the status quo? This song is especially energising if you're representing a delegation that isn't a world power. Listening to this song will make you the ultimate force of change.
5. Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N' Roses
It's definitely a jungle out there during periods of unmoderated caucus - it's the survival of the most eloquent and the most convincing, and this song will make sure that you don't sink under the waves of the storms of negotiations.
6. Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix
Very little words need to be said once the name "Jimi Hendrix" appears in a sentence. But I will say this: listening to legends, automatically makes you legendary, and that's what people will call you when you enter that debate room.
7. Hero by Skillet
For most, if not all, MUNers, the key to being a successful and convincing delegate is to truly embody your delegation. Ask yourself, if this was real, and you really were a national of your delegation, representing your country at the United Nations, what would be the best for your people? Your people back home are counting on you to make their voices heard, and they've entrusted you as their hero.
8. Wherever I May Roam by Metallica
Different delegates have different tactics when it comes to achieving their diplomatic goals, and for some delegates, it's taking the world by a storm through unconventional means. For the most part, in the world of politics "... to the game you stay a slave," but if you're one to go against the green, this song should definitely resonate with you, and will encourage you to follow your gut instinct during debates and negotiations.
9. Thriller by Fall Out Boy
Though when it comes to this particular band, people would recommend their new single, Irresistible, I think it's more pop than rock. But this song is of particular importance since it marked the beginning of the band's rise to fame. So three cheers to you, young MUNer, because new successes are sure to come your way after this song is done blazing through your ears.
10. Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Though this song lyrically describes someone who fell hopelessly in love, I think we can still say the same about MUN - it's a love that keeps us waiting. Through all the stress, and research, and workload, and tension, and exhaustion, we still find ourselves signing up for that next MUN, more than willing and ready to do it all over again...