Drown out midterm blues, rave in your bedroom at 3 a.m.


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Midterms can be a very emotional time. You never sleep, feel delirious and probably have shed a few tears along the way — or maybe that's just me. As I was studying for my law exam at 2 a.m yesterday, my vision went slanted all of a sudden. I freaked out to the max and immediately went to bed. I need to de-stress my life and I'm sure you do too, so here's my Top 10 songs to help give you a boost before you collapse in the library. 

"Alive" by Daft Punk

This song is super fast and will definitely make you read at 50 miles per hour, or an above average 500 words per minute. Plus, the song is called "alive," so that it should keep you from feeling as dead as you actually are during your 2 a.m. cram session.

"Seeya Later" by Boards of Canada

If you're feeling like an anxious mess, this should be your go-to song. Ambient music is the most soothing music on the planet in my opinion. This music creeps people out sometimes, since some of the noises sound kind of "unworldly," but it's in the best way possible. This song incorporates space-like synths that will settle your nerves in no time. Don't knock it till you try it out.

"Lip Gloss" by Lil Mama

Circa 2007 called, they want their Lip Smackers back. Have a #tbt moment and pretend you're on a step team or something to let loose. Just don't start thinking about middle school because who in their right mind would want to think about those questionable times. Fun fact — I still wear Lip Smackers.

"Duality" by Slipknot

I'm sure we are all super pissed off at college life right now, so why not match the mood with a good headbanger. The lyrics "I push my fingers into my eyes" captures how I felt when I started seeing everything slanted — it's perfect match. 

"Fruit Salad" by The Wiggles

At this point we can all use a good laugh. Who wouldn't think a bunch a men wearing bright-colored turtlenecks singing about bowls of fruit is funny? Take a study break and listen to them sing about their consumption of fruit salad. And go eat some fruits while you're at it to dodge any raunchy viruses going around. 

"Chains" by Gui Boratto 

You probably have never heard of this song in your life, but that's the cool thing about it. Pretend that you're at a club and studying at the same time with this electronic masterpiece. I promise you will have more fun while you're raving in your chair. 

"Losing My Edge" by LCD Soundsystem

This song title speaks for itself. Is it just me, or does college kind of make you feel kind of old and washed up? All those hours of studying for a test, only to get back a grade that is horrendous. Sometimes you feel like you just don't got it anymore — this song is the anthem for those moments.

"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

There's something about this song that just makes you want to keep on trying. If you need a quick mood booster, look up some Rick-Rolled videos on YouTube while you're at it. 

"Bitter Kitten" by Deadmau5

This song is upbeat and has the word kitten in the title. What more could you really want in a song?

"Stadium Rave" by Spongebob Squarepants

If the clock strikes 3 a.m., call it a night and go dance like an idiot to this on loop in your room — by yourself — damn, college is depressing. 

Hopefully this killer playlist gets you that 100 percent that you're dying for. If not, then at least you got to get back in touch with your love for The Wiggles. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go put on some Lip Smackers and get ratchet to "Lip Gloss" because I need a nice, long break. 


Nicolette Accardi

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