During finals, students try to stay calm and focus. One of the ways students do this is through the music they listen to.
Look around campus and see the amount of people wearing iPods while they walk, study and run. It is overwhelming. As the final few weeks roll up on students, the amount of people cramming in the library and listening to their music has increased. So what do students listen to while they study? Here is a list of study-friendly music that students have deemed a few of the best.
1. “Duchess of Windsor” by Abel Korzeniowski — If you’re into classical music, then this song is ideal for you. If you’re not, give it a try anyway. Korzeniowski uses interesting string instruments alongside a piano. It’s modern-classical; talk about oxymoronic, but it is undeniably relaxing.
2. “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran — Another slow-tempo song that people listen to. For those who don’t know, Ed Sheeran is a less commercialized version of OneRepublic. They share similar beats, but Sheeran’s are a little more personal and relatable. Not to mention relaxing as well, which is the whole purpose one may want to listen to this love song while studying.
3. “I Do Not Love You” by Ron Pope — This song treads the same shallow waters that the above two do. It’s slow and has deep meaning. Honestly, the tempo is what attracts students to these types of songs while they study. The acoustic influence is certainly entertaining and yet calming at the same time. It’s a win, win.
4. “Any Other Name” by Thomas Newman — An instrumental song written for the “American Beauty” classic, this song is sure to get students in the right frame of mind. It’s slightly chilling, but has a sense of hope and passion behind the melody. Just don’t fall asleep.
5. “Six Degrees of Separation” by The Script — Possibly the most interesting song that students were found listening to, “Six Degrees of Separation” is up-tempo and full of lyrics. However, it is very easy to listen to, and does not distract the listener. The song itself is alternative, but has a slight rock influence.
6. “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script — A well-known song, this one is also a combination of calm and upbeat. The lead singer’s voice is not harsh or disgruntled, and this probably is the biggest contributor to its relaxing nature.
7. “Apache” by Scripture — Latin inspired music that soothes the soul is the description that best fits this song. It has just enough pick-up in the melody to keep studiers from falling into a coma. These are just a few of the songs that were mentioned as go-to songs for studying. There are so many more soundtracks out there for students to listen to.