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The best study playlist to help you concentrate

The best study playlist to help you concentrate

Believe us, you need a study playlist in your life! Listening to gentle music has been proven to help with cognitive tasks, it helps your brain function and allows it to process new information faster and more effectively. It does this by;

1. Improving a person’s mood which in turn leads to less distractions, and

2. Creating a background, white noise type sound improving concentration.

After a week or so using this study playlist, your brain will start linking the two and you will know you have to concentrate when it is playing. The songs themselves might even help you to recall information when you’re in your exams. Remember, though, that loud music has been shown to impair your ability to retain information. So it’s best to keep the Metallica for non-study days!

Check this out too:  21 study tips to help you knuckle down and be brilliant

We’ve created a study playlist that hits all the right notes to help you concentrate and retain information. This is a very chilled playlist, which will help keep you focused more on your work and less on the music. You can create your own playlist, or click here for our Spotify version.



The best study playlist to help you concentrate

Click each song to listen on Spotify or click here for the full playlist


Head held high – Kodaline 

Drive – Gretta Ray 

Laps Around The Sun – Ziggy Alberts 

Better Days – Pete Murray 

I follow Rivers (Cover Version) – Husky 

Follow The Sun – Xavier Rudd

Where I Stood – Missy Higgins

Storm Boy – Xavier Rudd

Slow Burn – Kacey Musgraves 

Older – Sasha Sloan 

Follow Me – SŸDE, Evan Klar

Chateau – Angus and Julia Stone  

Silence – Marshmello, Khalid 

The A Team – Ed Sheeran 

Truthfully – DNCE 

Runaway – Ziggy Alberts 

Broke Machine – Tori Forsyth 

Radio Silence – Gretta Ray 

Opportunity – Pete Murray 

Above The Clouds – SŸDE, Olivia Reid

I’ll Wait – Sasha Sloan 

Neopolitan Dreams – Lisa Mitchell 

Everyone’s Waiting – Missy Higgins

Photograph – Ed Sheeran 

Have you created a study soundtrack before? What songs would you recommend?