10 Best Songs Played by the Guthrie Bell Tower

Tanner Cole

10. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

This anthem only plays on days of WKU baseball. It’s a little odd to hear this anthem of America’s greatest pastime jingling down as you walk to class. But sometimes, the song really just hits the spot. You’ll be ready to knock that test out of the park after hearing this out-of-place melody. 

9. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

It’s an hour later. It turns out that test you thought you were going to rock actually ended up rocking you. You’re hurting, but that’s okay. Cinderella’s here to soothe your aching heart.

8. “When You Wish Upon a Star”

In all the trials of adulthood, sometimes it’s important to feel like a kid again. When this song chimes through campus, it’s easy to remember childhood nights spent dreaming of the future. 

7. That one song from “Fiddler on the Roof” 

WKU knows its arts, and “Fiddler on the Roof,” the play this song originates from, is a classic. The notes will have you out of your dorm and dancing on the Hill in no time.

6. “Yesterday”

This classic Beatles tune would have scored higher, but it’s just so very sad. You’re sure to enjoy the timeless melody as you pass under the bells. However, you might also be weeping.

5. “Tonight”

There’s jets, sharks, and, uh, Hilltoppers. Maybe your crew has beef with the Minton “Bad Boys.” Maybe you just enjoy heartbreak. Either way, this soulful ballad from “West Side Story” is for you. 

4. “Edelweiss” 

It’s back from the “Sound of Music,” and it’s bound to get stuck in your head. This pleasant tune is sure to get a few students humming every time it sways over the Hill.

3. “Some Enchanted Evening”

If you’re going to fall in love at WKU, there’s a certain formula for success. The magic moment needs to happen on the kissing bridge with this romantic song playing in the background.

2. “My Old Kentucky Home”

Pour yourself some bourbon, slip on your “Kentucky Kicks Ass” T-shirt and enjoy the sweet anthem of the bluegrass state. Some say the Kentucky Museum receives a boost in attendance every time this song chimes.

1. “Fly Me to the Moon”

Who can resist a little Sinatra? Students hear these sultry notes and instantly fill with lust. When you hear that tune you know it’s time for some good old-fashioned Big Red love.