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The Official UVa Finals Playlist


Finals are approaching quickly. Our writers compiled a short list of songs to match all of the feels you’ll be experiencing during each stage of your study marathon. Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Listen to these tunes in our “Finals Playlist” and everything will be okay. 


Optimism: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams



Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof


Aloofness: “Island in the Sun” — Weezer



We’ll be playing and having fun, And it makes me feel so fine I can’t control my brain


Delusion: “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes



Well I don’t care, can’t pay attention, And I don’t give a damn about your intentions at all


Realization: “Time Bomb”– The Format



Tick tock, you’re not a clock, You’re a time bomb baby, You set the watch, You’re just in time to wreck my life


Panic: “S.O.S.” — Rihanna



S.O.S. please someone help me It’s not healthy…for me to feel this way, Y.O.U. are making this hard, I can’t take it, see I don’t feel right


Concentration: “Add It Up” — Violent Femmes



Words to memorize, words hypnotize, Words make my mouth exercise


Procrastination: “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” — Otis Redding



I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay, Wastin’ time


Resolve: “Survivor” — Destiny’s Child



I’m a survivor (what?) I’m not gon’ give up (what?) I’m not gon’ stop (what?) I’m gon’ work harder (what?)


Desperation: “Folsom Prison Blues”  — Johnny Cash



Well I know I had it coming, I know I can’t be free,  But those people keep a movin’,  And that’s what tortures me…


Acceptance: “Carry That Weight” — The Beatles



Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight, Carry that weight a long time.


Exhaustion: “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” — Vampire Weekend



Your pillow feels so soft now, But still you must advance


Last-minute Nerves: “Bloodflood” — alt-J



Tide out, tide in, A flood of blood to the heart and the fear slipstreams


Accomplishment: “Out of the Woods” — Taylor Swift



Looking at it now, it all seems so simple,  Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet?


Joy: “Pocketful of Sunshine” — Natasha Bedingfield



Do what you want but you’re never gonna break me, Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me oh, oh, oh


Sweet Relief: “Hello” — Adele




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