No one truly likes studying. It takes so much motivation and energy, which is hard to come by when you're already exhausted from being a student. I don't recommend becoming a workaholic, but there are days when you really just do have to study. And that obviously calls for a good playlist…
1. “Work Song” by Hozier
Due at 11:59pm? Do at 11:58pm.Giphy
Hozier recently made a comeback with his new album "Wasteland, Baby!" (which I highly recommend). But if you haven't heard his debut album, this is one of my favorite songs from it!
2. “Erase” by Mika
Study break, or "Parks and Rec" rewatch break?Giphy
Mika is well known for songs "Grace Kelly" and "Lollipop", but this one is way more somber and emotional. Perfect for when you find out you have to redo an entire project because you read the rubric wrong.
3. “Okay Alright I’m Alive” by Bahamas
Me emerging from the library at 1am finally ready to go back to my room and sleep.Giphy
Anyone: How are you?
Me: I'm Alive
4. “No More Second Chances” by MKTO
Realizing you submitted the wrong document and you can't resubmit...Giphy
Yes, "Classic" is a classic. But so are the rest of their songs!
5. “IDFWY” by Big Sean feat. E-40
You: I truly don't give a f---!!! Your brain:Giphy
Sometimes you just gotta let it out and scream this song at the top of your lungs.
6. “Lost” by Frank Ocean
When you're stuck on a problem and all your friends are asleep... who you gonna call?Giphy
Sing it, Frank.
7. “wRoNg” by ZAYN feat. Kehlani
I'm SORRY, autograded quizzes!Giphy
This song features a combination of two of the greatest singers of the modern age… So yeah, I would say it's pretty good.
8. “It Only Gets Much Worse” by Nate Ruess
When does this semester end? I WANNA GO HOME!!!Giphy
If you ever jammed to "We Are Young" by fun. (don't lie, you did), and didn't know the lead singer was a solo artist, you'll be happy to find that he makes his own music.
9. “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence
Catch me snoozing on top of my notes like it's my job.Giphy
Sometimes you just need someone to yell in your ear for you to wake up, and this song is exactly the one for that.
10. “Alone” by Surfaces
Ohana means family, and family are those friends who bring you food so you can eat the stress away.Giphy
That feel when it hits midnight and you're sitting by yourself in the library struggling...we've all been there.
11. “Girls Love Toast” by The Holdup
Toast is one of mankind's best inventions (after sliced bread).Giphy
Because girls really do love toast.
12. “Finish Line / Drown” by Chance the Rapper feat. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane, and Noname
YES! NEARLY THERE!Giphy
Honestly, my favorite part of this song is the "Harry Potter" reference, but it's also a lyrical masterpiece. Win-win situation.
13. “Light in the Hallway” by Pentatonix
Don't let the light in the hallway bother you.Giphy
Calm yourself down with soothing a cappella!
14. “Hell or High Water” by Lacy Wilder
I personally know Lacy- humble brag, I know- but I find that this is the greatest hype song to listen to before the final stretch.
15. “Conqueror” by AURORA
YOU DID IT!Giphy
Celebrate the end of your studying! You are victorious.
No matter how long it takes you, or how much you end up studying, you got this. Best of luck this upcoming finals season. (Full playlist can be found here.)