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20 Songs to Get You Through Every Stage of Finals Week

Nothing helps me stay motivated during finals like a good playlist. These songs should get you through the three stages of finals.


Songs to get you pumped for finals:

  1. “Successful” by Ariana Grande 

  2. “Boss Bitch” by Doja cat

  3. “Work Hard, Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifa 

  4. “Stronger” by Kanye West

  5. “Shot at the Night” by The Killers 


Background beats for studying:

  1. “Heatwave” by Glass Animals 

  2. “Sunset Lover” by Petit Biscuit 

  3. “Collide” by Tom 

  4. “At Home” by Jon Bryant

  5. “Re: Stacks” by Bon Iver

  6. “Heaven Falls/ Fall On Me” by Surfaces

  7. “Here We Go Again” by The Neighbourhood

  8. “Middle of Somewhere” by The Neighbourhood 

  9. “Moon Song” by Phoebe Bridgers

  10. “Futile Devices” by Sufjan Stevens 


Songs to help you recover after finals:

  1. “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John 

  2. “Start Over Again” by Friends at The Falls

  3. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + the Machine 

  4. “Schools Out” by MEMBA

  5. “Self Care” by Mac Miller

For more music hand-picked by the HC SLU team, check out the HC Journaling Playlist on Spotify.

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