Aside from all the free food that appears in the commons of UMR during finals week, another change occurs once finals weeks starts approaching. Around a week before finals actually start, I stated to notice that students are listening to music more than normal. I think that this is because listening for music helps distress people, and also motivates them to get work done. Due to the increase in music playing around campus, and the approach of finals week, I have decided to recommend my top 5 songs that students should listen to while studying for finals. I have provided a link to all of the songs, and provided a URL just in case the links do not work.
5. Don't Stop Believing by Journey. Yes I went there, but really this song is one of those that no matter what mood you are in, it makes you believe that you can keep powering on. I also like to listen to different versions of this song because it is interesting to see the different angles that singers take on this song. I normally like to start off this this song and then build up to more empowering songs because this one just seems to be a good song to get me in the mood of starting my assignments for some reason. I could not find the official music video so here is a live version of the song, I hope you enjoy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9iIdZDbbFg
4. We Are Young by MIKA. This song was inspired by the movie Kick Ass, and after listening to this song, you will do just that. This song gives me the empowerment to get through any of the assignments or papers that the teachers give me. While I am listening to this song, and writing my papers or studying I just imagine that no matter how hard it might seem right now, we are young as the song says and that means that even if life seems like it sucks now, it is going to improve. The song/video can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm9d5wAXW5c.
3. Kids In The Street by The All-American Rejects. If I could I would have put all of the All-American Rejects songs on this list because they are by far my favorite band, but then it would not be that interesting of a list. I decided to go with Kids In The Street because the music video is one of the least provocative of them all. Also I love how all of their instruments are light up. The beat with the music also just helps me relax while doing all the projects. This song can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIw7RAfYgI8&NR=1&feature=endscreen.
2. Love Somebody by Maroon 5. Now, I could have just put this song on here because right now I am on a Maroon 5 high because I just found out that I am going to their concert in March, however I do believe that this song is going to be their next hit. I first heard this song while I was working at Express and I must say it was stuck in my head for the rest of the day. This again is one of those songs that no matter what mood you are in before listening to it, it will put you in a good mood. It also is not to strong so it creates a nice background music while you are trying to think of things to write about for your final papers. Maroon 5 does not have a music video for this song yet, so I have just attached a semi-interesting lyric video which can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WQNlPJMIJs.
1. It's Time by Blaine Anderson from Glee. I know that some people might think that they are too cool to be watching Glee, or to be facilitated with the show in any way, but it is time for you to put your pride aside and listen to this one song. I would venture to say that this song is even better than the original. This is the perfect song to listen too right after you just had a stressful day of studying for you finals because it will always lift your spirits. I would also recommend watching the video because I love how they use the cups to make the beat of the music, and everyone just looks so happy smiling and dancing it is hard to stay in a stressful mood after watching this video. Due to the upbeat music and dance number I am putting this song as my number one choice for best song to listen to while studying for finals. Here is a link to the epic song and video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArW6SvANU-0.