We can't really help you get good grades, but we can at least give you the soundtrack to your survival. Here are some playlists to get you through the good, the bad, and the stuff you might not remember the next day.


This is a tricky one. Everyone likes different genres when they're studying, so this list follows a simple formula: Laid back, not too loud, minimal lyrics. Basically, it's good background music.

“Neighbor Riffs” - Surfer Blood
“Never Going Back Again” - Fleetwood Mac
“Police and Thieves” - The Clash
“You've Got Her In Your Pocket” - The White Stripes
“Flying” - The Beatles
“On Melancholy Hill” - The Gorillaz
“Love Like A Sunset Pt. I and II” - Phoenix
“We Aite (Wake Up Your Mind)” - Kid Cudi
“Sunloathe” - Wilco
“Heart Skipped a Beat” - The xx

Partying/Spring Break
Here are some Solo cup-worthy tracks -- a combination of the good stuff, the Top 40 tracks you love to hate, and the old favorites that make chicks shout “OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG.” Cheers.

"Time to Pretend" - MGMT
"Run This Town" - Jay-Z
"Lust for Life" - Iggy Pop
"Hypnotize" - Notorious B.I.G.
"Hell of a Life" - Kanye West
"TiK ToK" - Ke$ha
"Ulysses" - Franz Ferdinand
"Clint Eastwood" - The Gorillaz
"California Love" - 2Pac feat. Dr.


"The Queen and I" - Gym Class Heroes
"1901" - Phoenix
"Party Rock" - LMFAO
"Feel Good Inc." - The Gorillaz
"Last Nite" - The Strokes
"Riot Rhythm" - Sleigh Bells

Working Out
Everyone has different work out styles, but it seems most people get pumped up by hip hop and fast-paced, shredding rock. With that in mind, this list has a little of both.

"Handlebars" - Flobots
"Stronger" - Kanye West
"Remember the Name" - Fort Minor
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"Yonkers" - Tyler, The Creator
"On to the Next One" - Jay-Z
"Power" - Kanye West
"Get Free" - The Vines
"Sabotage" - Beastie Boys
"Helter Skelter" - The Beatles

Mellow vibes, man. Mellow vibes.

"The General" - Dispatch
"Floating Vibes" - Surfer Blood
"Where Is My Mind?" - The Pixies
"Across The Universe" - The Beatles
"Pursuit of Happiness" - Kid Cudi
"No Surprises" - Radiohead
"You Know What I Mean" - Cults
"Love For Granted" - Phoenix
"When I'm With You" - Best Coast
"Blue Mind" - Alexi Murdoch
"The Kids Don't Stand A Chance" - Vampire Weekend

School's Out
Time to celebrate summer, going home and slacking off.

"School's Out" - Alice Cooper
"King of the Beach" - Wavves
"Opposite of Adults" - Chiddy Bang
"Fight For Your Right" - Beastie Boys
"Dog Days Are Over" - Florence & The Machine
"Doin' Time" - Sublime
"Son's Gonna Rise" - Citizen Cope
"The Way We Get By" - Spoon
"Daylight" - Matt & Kim
"Home" - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros