A Playlist For People Struggling Through Finals Season

A Playlist For People Struggling Through Finals Season

Music can sometimes be the best medicine.

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If you're in college right now, you're probably starting to feel the stress of finals season finally kick in. Not only are we spending hours upon hours reviewing flashcards and online quizzes, but completing the numerous essays that professors assign at the end of the semester. We get back from a relatively relaxing Thanksgiving break only to be thrown into one of the most anxiety-inducing periods of the year.

For some of us, we need a little bit of inspiration. Personally, I know I cannot listen to music while actually doing my assignments, but I could use a pick-me-up playlist on my way to and from my classes after hearing that I'm assigned yet another research paper that's due in three days. Sometimes, all you can do is listen to a song and try to forget that you haven't started that assigned reading.

1. Work Bitch by Britney Spears

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Obviously, an iconic song that can be used to boost your spirits on virtually any occasion, exercising in particular. But, the song still applies to the academic world. If you want a Lamborghini, if you want to "party in France," you need to earn those stellar grades. So, get to work and start grinding out that lab report!

2. Push It To The Limit by Corbin Bleu

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For the nostalgic High School Musical fans out there, this is the one for you. As a child, this song definitely got me through some tough times during elementary school. Right now, we have to push ourselves to the limit in order to survive these next few weeks. We will come out victorious, we will "show em how we shine," but only if we persevere and follow the wise words of our favorite basketball star, Chad.

3. 4 Minutes by Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake and Timberland

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Save this tune for right before your exam (preferably four minutes before), when you're flexing your wrists in preparation for the essay you're going to have to write in twenty minutes. Not only will the lyrics pump you up, but no one can resist the beautiful craftsmanship of this iconic song. When Madonna asks you "are you ready to go?" the only answer you really can give is yes.

4. I Want It All by Queen

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We know it's not just about acing that one, challenging final. At the end of the day, we want to do well on all of them. When you have four finals in three days, it may be difficult to keep your motivation up. Listen to this one to remind you that you can achieve greatness on each and every one of your exams. You want it all, and you want it now. Just like Freddie, you're a queen.

Beat It by Michael Jackson

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When procrastination starts to creep in, use this song to push those thoughts of Netflix and Chinese food away (save that for after finals). "No one wants to be defeated" by finals season, so don't let it happen to you. You're in control now, so get back to the books and study for your exams! Trust me, you can watch all the holiday episodes of The Office after these few weeks.

6. I'm Still Standing by Elton John

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Just thinking about finals season makes us wonder how we're possibly going to survive. This song always reminds me that I'm still alive, I'm still standing and I can make it through this tough period. Even if one test doesn't go as well as I hoped it would, I will make it through and I will continue to push myself to do the best that I possibly can.

7. We Can Work It Out by The Beatles

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I don't recommend pulling an all-nighter the day before an exam, but if you do have to stay up quite late one night studying, this one will inspire you to keep pushing forward. As the lyrics demonstrate, "We can work it out and get it straight or say good night." You can work hard in order to actually understand the concepts, or you can give up and just assume you'll have time later to study. Sometimes, a good night's sleep is the best refresher, but if you know you need to put in some extra time after dark, Paul, Georgia, Ringo and John can always get you through.

Hopefully, if you listen to one or two of these songs, you'll feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle these upcoming exams. Of course, the playlist is short so you can't get distracted too easily by the musical genius that defines some of these classic hits. Try not to get too lost in the beauty that is 2013 Britney Spears.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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