It's only been a few weeks since the semester has started, and we begin the countdown towards summer vacation. In between now and then is a whole lot of days, some harder than the others. Music is one of the few things I use to keep myself sane the entire time. Here are a few songs I use to keep my head up and wade through the challenge that is life.

1. "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung

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You ran late to class. You have a paper due by the end of the week. The price for books could buy you a small car. The cafeteria lines are impossibly long. But hey, at least you got some friends to go through it with.

2. "Knee Deep" by Zac Brown Band

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You’ve only been back for a few weeks, and you’re already counting down the days till summer. The feeling of the sand between your toes and sun on your skin is what keeps you going.

3. "Eye of The Tiger" by Survivor

We all need a little motivation.

4. "Don’t Stop" by Fleetwood Mac

You might’ve had a bad day, but doesn’t mean it’ll be a bad week. You never know what the next day holds. Except for that quiz in English, that’s tomorrow.

5. "Moral of the Story" by Watsky

The moral of the story is, you’ve got to work for what you want, and its gonna take some blood, sweat, and a lot of tears. And punching a dragon, maybe.

6. "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics

That paper is due tomorrow morning, its already 9, and all you’ve put is your name and the date on it. You open up a can of red bull and get a pot of coffee ready. It’s gonna be a long night. Time to go to work.

7. "The Nights" by Avicii

Remember, sometimes it’s good to relax too. College is one of the most interesting times of your life, so go out and live it.