Here’s a list of the top five songs to get your study on. Some are to keep you focused and others are just to keep you awake. Enjoy and good luck on finals!
- Pixies – “Where is My Mind”
You might be wondering while studying where your mind is, so this alternative song might help you find it. Plus the song claims “Your head will collapse / If there’s nothing in it / And you’ll ask yourself / ‘Where is my mind?’” So who knows? Maybe the Pixies really did want you to fill your mind up with excessive information so it won’t collapse. This song is also chill enough to keep you focused, but upbeat enough to keep you awake.
- All American Rejects – “Move Along”
Take some advice from All American Rejects: “And even when your hope is gone / Move along, move along just to make it through.” Don’t give up on that studying. You will make it through this.
- Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
At the very least, this hard rock song will wake you up and get you pumped. It might not get you pumped to study, but you’ll be pumped nonetheless. Energy for anything, but sleeping is good during finals week. In the words of Survivor, “Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past / You must fight just to keep them alive.” In other words, don’t give up on those dreams to graduate from college.
- Classical music
Okay, this isn’t one specific song, but any classical music will do. There’s nothing to sing along to and get distracted by, and classical music will supposedly make you smarter according to the so-called “the Mozart effect.” The soothing symphonic sounds will ease and soothe you into rhythm of studying. Some composers to check out if you are unsure what to look for are Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Chopin.
- Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”
“Carry on my wayward son / There’ll be peace when you are done / Lay your weary head to rest / Don’t you cry no more.” The light at the end of finals is so close so don’t give up now. There will be plenty of time to “lay your weary head to rest” after May 2. Just give this hard rock song a listen and keep your nose to the grindstone.