It's finals week and you'd rather be anywhere but the library. The pain you feel when you've been staring at your fifteen page paper for the last few hours is unbearable, and the only thing you can do is internally scream. The one thing that makes studying a little bit better is music that can both help motivate you and help you focus. Here are some of my favorite tracks to listen to when I'm cranking out 10 hour days in the library.


1. 'Taxi Cab' by Twentyone Pilots.

2. 'Talk Me Down' by Troye Sivan.

3. 'If I Believe You' by The 1975.

4. 'Anna Sun' (acoustic version) by The Griswold's.

5. '10,000 Emerald Pools' by BØRNS.

6. 'Ophelia' by The Lumineers.

7. 'Islands' by The xx.

8. 'Born to Die' by Lana Del Rey.

9. 'Photograph' by Ed Sheeran.

10. 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver.

11. 'Holdin On' by Flume.

12. 'Cry Baby' by The Neighbourhood.

13. 'Sunday Morning' by Maroon 5.

14. 'When I was Your Man' by Bruno Mars.

15. 'Music that makes me smarter again' by Einstein Study Music Academy.