Great Study Playlists for All Your High School Classes

Who doesn't need a little musical inspiration to face their chemistry homework head on? These four playlists should do the trick!

Who doesn’t need a little musical inspiration to face their chemistry homework head on? Here are four playlists—one for math, history, literature, and science classes—to help energize that marathon study session. Plus, you can click on them for the YouTube playlist.

Math

Most math homework is made up of complicated problems that require intense focus. These songs will help you do just that, while making your homework experience enjoyable.

  • “We’re Going to be Friends” by The White Stripes
  • “Concrete Wall” by Zee Avi
  • “Blame It on Me” by George Ezra
  • “Royals” by Lorde
  • “Flowers in Your Hair” by The Lumineers
  • “Lost in My Mind” by The Head and The Heart”
  • “Love is Strange” by Mickey & Sylvia 
  • “Ol Fashioned Kiss” by ALA.NI
  • “Entitled” by Leighton Meester
  • “There Goes the Fear” by Doves

Check out the full math homework playlist on YouTube!

History

History homework is all about ideas. These songs are sure to stimulate your brains and get you thinking about the past. And, yes, they are in “chronological order.”

  • “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles
  • “Pompeii” by Bastille
  • “Istanbul” by They Might be Giants
  • “Three Coins in the Fountain” by Frank Sinatra
  • “Joan of Arc” by Arcade Fire
  • “The Infanta” by The Decembrists
  • “Palace of Versailles” by Al Stewart
  • “100$ Bill” by JAY Z
  • “Holland, 1945” by Neutral Milk Hotel
  • “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel

Check out the full history homework playlist on YouTube!

Literature

Lit homework is usually a lot of reading. These calm tunes will help you tune into the story at hand while sharpening your mind.

  • “Daydreamer,” Adele
  • “Your Song (From the Rehearsal Montage Scene),” Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)
  • “Born to Die,” Lana Del Rey
  • “Syrup & Honey,” Duffy
  • “Intro,” The xx
  • “Unchained Melody,” Maurice Jane (Ghost Soundtrack)
  • “Gymnopedie: No. 1,” Erik Satie
  • “Almost Is Never Enough,” Ariana Grande
  • “You and Me,” You+Me
  • “Arabesque No. 1,” Claude Debussy

Check out the full literature homework playlist on YouTube!

Science

Science homework is complicated, period. It requires a lot of effort. These songs will get you pumped for those challenging problems and keep your stamina up.

  • “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi
  • “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON
  • “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend
  • “The Denial Twist” by The White Stripes
  • “Lisztomania” by Phoenix
  • “Harlem” by New Politics
  • “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani
  • “Toxic” by Britney Spears
  • “Froot” by Marina and The Diamonds
  • “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” by Scissor Sisters

Check out the full science homework playlist on YouTube!

We hope these playlists help you make it through your studies a little easier. Music is the perfect way to get you in the zone, and when you curate a playlist ahead of time, you don’t have to worry about getting distracted with picking your next listen. Never underestimate the power of a good playlist!

If these playlists aren’t quite the ones for you, you can check out even more music for studying with the tag “playlists."

Like what you’re reading?

Join the CollegeXpress community! Create a free account and we’ll notify you about new articles, scholarship deadlines, and more.

Join Now

Tags:

About Griffin Scott-Rifer

I am a current junior at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, and like most juniors I am freaking out about college! At school I am a member of the drama club and the debate team. In my spare time (not that I have much), I enjoy reading and playing violin. I hope that my writing will help others navigate the college search and application process.

 

Join our community of
over 5 million students!

CollegeXpress has everything you need to simplify your college search, get connected to schools, and find your perfect fit.

Join CollegeXpress
Lydia Huth

Lydia Huth

Student, Campbell University; CollegeXpress Student Writer

I discovered CollegeXpress while embarking on my college search journey as an excited—but scared and way confused—high schooler without a counselor or college-bound sibling to give me advice. Let me tell you, I’m so glad that I stumbled on this community! CollegeXpress helped me find potential colleges and keep application deadlines straight. It gave me a great list of scholarships, and the blogs and emails made me feel like I wasn’t going it alone. Almost three years later and with freshman year of college down, I still love the CollegeXpress vibe so much that I’m writing for them. I’d recommend this site to anyone!

Monica

Monica

High School Class of 2023

Being a sophomore in high school, I never really worried about college. I thought it wasn't important to worry about until senior year. Through this program opportunity I came across, I realized how important it is to start looking at colleges early and start planning ahead. CollegeXpress has opened my eyes to what colleges require, what colleges are near me, and what they offer. The daily emails I get from CollegeXpress really help me look at the different options I have and what colleges I fit into. Without this website, I would not be taking the time out of my day to worry about what my future will be nor what opportunities I have. I could not be more grateful for such an amazing and useful website. It's thanks to CollegeXpress that not only me but my family now know how much potential I have in to getting into these colleges/universities that we thought were out of my reach.

Mimi

Mimi

High School Class of 2022

CollegeXpress has provided me with tips that were for college students, but as a high school junior, they were still very useful. Not only that, it also gave me an idea of what to expect when it comes to going to college or already being in college. I want to say thank you to CollegeXpress, and I hope you continue the wonderful tips until I hopefully get into college and throughout my college journey.

Victoria

Victoria

High School Class of 2019

CollegeXpress has helped me by opening my eyes to new opportunities. I learned about such easy ways to get financial help to achieve my dreams while also learning about myself and who I truly am. I know this isn't a very long explanation of what CollegeXpress has done for me, but nonetheless, I believe it's crucial to how I developed as a person throughout my time as a college student.

Kelly Nogueiro

Kelly Nogueiro

Counselor

For me, CollegeXpress has given me a valuable tool to use with my students to explore colleges easily beyond objective data. It helps me find colleges for students that fit their needs and wants that aren’t quite so black and white. It's a wealth of knowledge, and the Type-A side of me loves all the lists and the fact that I know they're coming from folks who know what they're talking about. I share it with colleagues and students alike, and it's always well received.

College Matches
X

Colleges You May Be Interested In

Boston University

Boston, MA

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

Ashland University

Ashland, OH