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The Best Playlist to Listen to While Writing that Perfect College Essay

As an English major, it seems all I ever do is write paper after paper. Sometimes writer’s blocks are my biggest enemies, and sometimes the words flow out of me like song. Writing is easy for me but for some, it’s the worst thing in the world. I’ve put together some songs that help me bulldoze even that thickest writer’s blocks.


  1. The Stable Song-Gregory Alan Isakov
  2. Clair De Lune -Claude Debussy
  3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin-Frank Sinatra
  4. Time Will Tell-Gregory Alan Isakov
  5. Evelyn-Gregory Alan Isakov
  6. Hide-Rainbow Kitten Surprise (I know sounds weird, just trust me)
  7. Cocaine Jesus- Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  8. Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
  9. Lucky I Got What I Want-Jungle
  10. With Me-Cashmere Cat
  11. She-Elvis Costello
  12. Ends of The Earth-Lord Huron
  13. Lullaby-Lord Huron
  14. Leading Me Now-The Tallest Man on Earth
  15. Don’t You Give Up on Me-Milo Greene
  16. 1957-Milo Greene
  17. Simple Song-The Shins
  18. To Build a Home-The Cinematic Orchestra
  19. Georgia-Vance Joy
  20. My Kind of Man-Vance Joy
  21. Cigarette Daydreams-Cage the Elephant
  22. Sleeping to Dream (Live)-Jason Mraz
  23. Clarity-John Mayer
  24. Daughters-John Mayer
  25. The Trial of the Century-French Kicks
  26. Hold You in My Arms-Ray LaMontagne
  27. Meet Virginia-Train
  28. You Go Down Smooth-Lake Street Dive
  29. Blue Jeans-Lana Del Rey
  30. Holocene-Bon Iver


Be sure to include any good studying tunes you’ve come across!!


I'm an English Literature going into publishing and editing after graduation. Also, apart of Gamma Phi Beta sorority on the Washington State University Pullman Campus and am very passionate about her campus and women empowerment!
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