By Yena Hong | Staff Writer |
Finals are just around the corner and what better way to prepare than with a killer playlist to keep you focused.
A few students shared what songs get them pumped up while studying.
“I listen to k-pop, but the songs would have to be slow and calm songs like 2PM’s “I’ll Be Back,” Block B’s “Toy,” and Got7’s “Forever Young.” The effects would keep me focused and when I take the test I remember the songs that I listen to which makes me remember the notes I studied and helps me remember the formulas or other subjects that I would be studying for,” said Student Lexus Valencia.
Haeji Hong mentions that she usually listens to low-key and quiet music. London Grammar’s “Strong,” Adele’s “Chasing Pavement,” and Christina Perry’s “Human” are her favorite when she studies.
“I usually listen to Code Kunst when I study. His music is really inactive, and it is a mix of indie and hip hop. I would like to recommend his songs. Especially, “Parachute” and “Beside Me” are probably my favorites,” said Lauren Reed.
Student Lester Morales states that he enjoys listening to smooth chill R&B alternative songs while he is studying. Some of his favorite songs are Ariana Grande’s “Be Alright,” “Knew Better,” and “Forever Boy.”
“These type of songs help me feel relax since the vibe that the songs give is of a dreamlike trance which supports me not be stressful and be able to stay soften and think clearly about what I am doing,” continued Morales.
Otherwise, some students like to take joy in crazy songs while they study.
Jordan Tyson states that she likes to enjoy fast-paced music usually, like pop or rock. It keeps her focused, so that she can study better when she listens to fast music. On her playlists, System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey,” The Knocks’s “Collect All My Love,” EXO-CBX’s “The One,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” and Hardrive’s “Deep Inside.”
“I’ve been really into Twenty One Pilots recently, so I listen to their songs while studying. I’m usually pleased with “Fairly Local,” “Stressed Out,” and “Lane Boy.” The songs have a cool beat and lyrics and when I’m studying and start getting sleepy or tired, the songs manage to boost my energy,” said Rocio Fuentes.
Some students prefer to listen to songs without vocals.
“Most of the time I sit on my chair staring at monitor and coding which is pretty intensive when I do for a long time. After listening to classical or instrumental music, I feel I’m getting refreshed and better concentrating on coding. One of the favorite songs is Piano Guys’s “Peponi.” Their plays are legit and they assist calm myself down,” said Student Jaejun Ka.
Melanie Limon agrees with Jaejun’s words.
“For me, I can only listen to really chill music with just beats and some vocals. I can’t listen to regular music because I won’t pay attention to what I’m doing. It makes me to get distracted and start singing the songs instead of studying,” said Limon.
I also listen to piano instrumentals sometimes. The soundtrack from the movie ‘Her’ is one of my favorites to study with,” continued Limon.
Student Jackie Bravo states that listening to music when she studies helps her stay on task.
“I feel relieved that it is finally ending, but I am also curious of what my final grade would be after all those weeks of work that I’ve done,” continued Bravo.
Diverse music helps students with improving their concentration and brain power. It also makes studying more enjoyable.