As finals approach, many people are stressed out thinking about their final exam. I know I tend to listen to music in order to tune out extraneous noises from around my res hall or other people wherever I am studying at the moment. The music I listen to while studying depends on my mood and I want to share the songs with you in the hopes that they will help you concentrate on studying to.

Sometimes, I need music that is angry and motivating so I listen to these songs:

  • You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest
  • Enter Sandman by Metallica
  • Wish I Had An Angel by Nightwish
  • Make Some Noise by Beastie Boys
  • Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya by Dropkick Murphys
  • Breath of Life by Florence + The Machine
  • Castle by Halsey
  • The Game by Motörhead
  • Planet Hell by Nightwish
  • Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Stargazer by Rainbow
  • Ladies and Gentlemen by Saliva

Other times when I need calming songs to help me concentrate, I listen to these songs:

  • Ball of Earth by Beecake
  • Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) by Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford
  • Here’s Lookin’ At You by Ryan Eggold
  • The Cave by Mumford & Sons
  • Float On by Modest Mouse
  • Hey You, Yeah You by KONGOS
  • The Penniless Optomist by Electric Swing Circus
  • Bang Bang by Dispatch
  • Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie
  • You Say by Claude Rains
  • What Makes A Man? by City and Colour
  • Big Love by Fleetwood Mac

Make sure to take study breaks and take care of yourself. You can conquer finals! Break is right around the corner!