The Perfect Exam Playlist

Like many students, you may find yourself cramming into the early hours following one too many heavy nights in the student union and lazy (slightly hazy!), less than productive days in the library. Well now you can study like a ‘Pro’ with the help of Pro Plus and sail through exams even if your living student life to the max!

We all love a good tune, and what better excuse to crank the volume up loud on those Beats By Dre than the knowledge that it may actually help you pass your exams!!


Research conducted has proved that music is a mood enhancer and can be used to improve results rather than hinder your intellectual flow. Dr Rupert Till of Huddersfield University says

“Research from Pro Plus shows that music can help you remain focused to study efficiently. There was a time when lecturers, parents and teachers advised students to turn off the tunes for fear of distraction. We now know that when used in the right way, music – especially our favourite tracks – can actually improve your results, through making you feel more alert and focused to make it through the lengthy study periods.”


Dr Till has worked with Pro Plus to develop the “Study Like A Pro” playlist, helping students stay alert and focused as they study for the upcoming exam period. So, whether you’ve hit the wall with your dissertation, left revision to the night before an exam or left your final assignment to the last minute, there is a music playlist for you to ensure you ace your end of year assessments.

So here it is, the must have play list for all your exam prep!!


When pulling the Overnighter

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson

Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit

Budapest – George Ezra

Sugar – Maroon 5

California Gurls (Feat. Snoop Dogg) – Katy Perry

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling

Survivor (Feat. Da Brat) – Destiny’s Child

Love Me Again – John Newman

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor


When working towards that all important dissertation 

Inkanyezi Nezazi – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Drifting Away – Faithless

Fade into Darkness (instrumental club mix) – Avicii

Lemon Jelly – Space Walk (Lost Horizons)

Scape – Nitin Sawhney

Meeting in the Aisle – Radiohead

Your Hand in Mine – Explosions in the Sky

Radio Protector – 65DaysofStatic

Storm – Godspeed you! Black Emperor


And of course we all CRAM

All of Me – John Legend

Magic – Coldplay

Another Love – Tom Odell

Human – Rag’n’Bone Man

Hello – Adele

L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. – Noah and the Whale

Let’s go to the Beach – Sophie Longshaw

Work (Feat. Drake) – Rhianna

Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Hold Back the River – James Bay

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