The Ultimate Broadway Playlist To Get You Through Finals

Music plays a part in all types of daily activities: exercising, driving and even studying. With finals coming up, and the 2016 Tony Award nominations having just been announced, there’s no better time to compile a list of songs from Broadway musicals to help you prepare for your impending finals.

Overture - The Phantom of the Opera

What song could possibly kick off a Broadway finals playlist better than the dramatic overture of the longest-run show on Broadway? So ominous, yet so motivating.

Seasons of Love - RENT

The amount of minutes you spend studying could be measured in cups of coffee (literally), but for now, just measure the moments in laughter, sunsets and love.

Impossible/It’s Possible - Cinderella

When you're prepared to admit defeat, remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical really drives that point home.

A Musical and Hard To Be the Bard - Something Rotten

It’s essentially impossible to choose between these two great songs. First, you can listen to “A Musical” and try to identify all the creative references to other musicals.

Also, you may not be a Shakespearean sonnet mastermind, but like the bard, you too may be struggling with writing that next work of genius. It may be hard to get to that page count but, look on the bright side, at least the essay doesn’t have to be written in iambic pentameter.

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think - Seussical

Think of all you can accomplish by just awakening your imagination.

This Is the Moment - Jekyll and Hyde

Cast off all your doubts—this is your time to shine.

Alexander Hamilton - Hamilton

A history lesson wrapped up in song could be just what you need to ace that Survey of U.S. History class. Hamilton, which just earned a record 16 Tony nominations, is the place to go to ensure that you don’t throw away your shot.

I Wish I Could Go Back To College - Avenue Q

Sometimes you need a reminder that your time in college is only temporary and there will be times where you’ll wish you could go back.

Corner of the Sky - Pippin

For when you need a reminder of all the wonderful things that await you in the future.

You Can’t Stop the Beat - Hairspray

When you just need to get up and dance.

Totally F—ed - Spring Awakening

And for when you need a laugh or you’re feeling, well…

Raise You Up / Just Be - Kinky Boots

Take a page out of Lola’s book and follow the six-step program: “Pursue the truth, learn something new, accept yourself and you'll accept others too, let love shine, let pride be your guide and you change the world when you change your mind!”

Friend Like Me - Aladdin

All your favorite Disney classics wrapped into one song—what could be better?

Defying Gravity - Wicked

Not even finals can bring you down.

Listen to the playlist below: