There inevitably comes a point in studying where you become absolutely sick of every song in your iTunes library and can no longer stand the commercials about One Direction that keep popping up every Pandora playlist. For those dark moments, Flyby has a list of songs to keep you going through the last stretch of finals period.
1. "Cycling Trivialities" by José González
This mellow song, spanning nine minutes and 20 seconds, will most certainly calm you down about your finals. So what if that three hour physics exam counts for half of the grade? Just spend a few minutes listening to the same guitar progression as José asks you "who cares a hundred years from now?" Guaranteed to auditorily soothe.
2. "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens
No matter how much studying there is to do, this song make it all better by prompting everyone to "join the peace train."
3. "Bulletproof" by La Roux
So what if you bombed that last paper and your TF's comments made you tear up a little? La Roux will help you be "bulletproof" so that you can live to see New Year's Eve.
4. "Float On" by Modest Mouse
The ultimate YOLO song since before Drake was even a thing. If Isaac Brock can get away with all of that and still "float" along, you can make it through your all-nighter.
5. "The Distance" by Cake
This prolific 90s band provides the best pump-up song to listen to when that fifth cup of coffee doesn't cut it anymore.
6. "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes
The now-defunct duo of Jack and Meg White made some pretty great bass and drum numbers with beats steady enough to keep you awake and focused on reaching that minimum word count. Beware: This music video borders on hypnotic.
7. "Once in A Lifetime" by Talking Heads
College happens only once in a lifetime—so why stress over one exams period? Listen to David Byrne and "let the days go by."
8. "That Time" by Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor sure has done some crazy things in her life, so why not live vicariously through her song from your isolated enclave in Lamont? Warning: may or may not induce cravings of tangerines.