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
HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIIDDDDDEEEE.