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The Best Spotify Playlists for Studying

As a collegiette, the studying never seems to stop. Sometimes, the easiest way to get through it is to have an awesome playlist to accompany the long nights in the library (also, it’s fantastic for drowning out the sound of your own pain). No matter what kind of music you’re into, Spotify has a playlist for you!

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1. Classics

Calming Classical  

Chill out to classics like Chopin and Beethoven.

Calm Vibes

Calming piano music, but by modern artists.

Deep Focus

Atmospheric tunes. Still keeping it instrumental, but a lot more contemporary.

Intense Studying

“Calming, focus-enhancing, classical and instrumental works.”

2. Indie/Alternative

Chilled Roots

“Unwind to acoustic sounds that span blues, roots folk, soul and country – and all that falls between.”

Au Calme

A six-hour playlist packed with acoustic and atmospheric music.

Trabajo Relax

Upbeat but underground singer/songwriter.

3. Pop

Pop Chillout

Still on the singer/songwriter vibe, but with some more electronic beats.

Slow Pop Study Music

All of your favorite, laid-back radio hits.

Pop Study

“Pop gems to help you concentrate and stay focused.”

4. Jazz

Coffee Table Jazz

The kind of jazz they play in Starbucks.

The Piano Bar

“Study, work or  just relax to some best jazz piano of today and yesterday.”

Bonus: Can’t decide between jazz and R&B? Try Study Vibes [Lofi // Chillhop // Jazz]

5. Hip-Hop/R&B

Chill Study Beats

“Full of instrumental lo-fi chilled hip-hop, jazz-hop, and trip-hop tracks.”

Chilled R&B

Jams to relax and focus.

6. Country

Country Chill

Slow, contemporary country hits.

Relaxing Folk, Bluegrass, Americana & Acoustic Pop

Sometimes straying away from typical country, but still pretty wonderful.

Country Coffeehouse

Low-key country.

7. Misc.

Indian Classical Music for Studying 

“A collection of North Indian Classical instrumental music to help you focus and bring you joy.”

French Study Music

Get in touch with your inner Edith Piaf.

Nordic Folk

“The best in Scandifolk – from Icelandic blues rock to Norwegicana.”

Now go ace those tests (and add some new music to your collection)!

Emily is a senior at Carthage College double majoring in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, and theatre, with an emphasis in costume design. She has also studied writing at Columbia University in the City of New York and The Second City - Chicago. Some of Emily's talents include eating large portions of pasta, quoting 80s romantic comedies, and unwanted Louis Armstrong impressions. These will all be very useful for her future career in television writing and producing.
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