UW Colleges' Finals Playlist

Students, staff and more share their favorite study songs
By UW Colleges

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It’s “The Final Countdown,” and we know you're “Under Pressure,” but that doesn’t mean finals has to get you down. Having the perfect study playlist can “Help!” you find the “Eye of The Tiger.” We reached out to students from UW Colleges campuses to see what songs keep them in the study groove. From The Lumineers to John Denver, there’s sure to be a song for any stressed out student. So plug those headphones in, and summer break will be here before you know it. 

  1. “She Sets The City On Fire”— Gavin DeGraw 
  2. “Catfish Blues”— Gary Clark Jr. 
  3. “Sunshine On My Shoulders”— John Denver
  4. “Careless Whisper”— George Michael
  5. “Cleopatra”— The Lumineers
  6. “A Hard Day’s Night"— The Beatles
  7. “The Good In Me”— Jon Bellion
  8. “Andromeda”— Gorillaz (feat. D.R.A.M.) 
  9. “Summertime Luv”— YONAS
  10. “Strings”— Young the Giant 
  11. “All Night”— The Vamps, Matoma
  12. “Daydream”— Tycho
  13. “Pink+White”— Frank Ocean
  14. “Don’t Wanna Know”— Maroon 5
  15. “Kids”— OneRepublic
  16. “My Shot”— Lin Manuel Miranda
  17. “Wild Things”— Alessia Cara
  18. “Campus”— Vampire Weekend
  19. “Don’t Stop Me Now”— Queen
  20. “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”— Fleet Foxes