Jams for every taste make for great study playlists

By Staff Report

Whether you’re busy at work, hopelessly procrastinating hours before a due date, or bawling in… Whether you’re busy at work, hopelessly procrastinating hours before a due date, or bawling in bed after a pre-finals breakdown, it’s always good to have a soundtrack accompanying your life. Check out our ten song playlists for finals week and feel free to post your own list in our comments section at www.pittnews.com.


Ten tunes to help get your anger out

“Listen To My Back” by Brain Failure

“Human Fly” by The Cramps

“Out of Reach” by F-minus

“I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again” by Gogol Bordello

“Super Soaker” by Wavves

“Brad Logan” by Rancid

“Coma Girl” by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros

“Hatebreeders” by The Misfits

“Rise” by Public Image Ltd.

“Spray Paint” by Black Flag


Tent tunes to ease your finals stress

“93 ’til Infinity” by Souls of Mischief

“Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest

“So(ul) Amazin’ (Steel Blazin’)” by Blu & Exile

“Take Care of Business” by Danger Mouse and Jemini feat. J-Zone

“Hop, Skip & Jump” by Pete Rock

“Let’s Ride” by Q-Tip

“Work” by Gang Starr

“Feather” by Nujabes

“Sagaba” by Blue Scholars

“Bucktown” by Smif-N-Wessun


Midnight Dance Party Playlist

“Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit

“Danzo Kuduro” by Don Omar feat. Lucenzo

“Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys

“Stereo Hands” by White Panda

“The Passenger” by Iggy Pop

“Starships” by Nicki Minaj

“Electric Feel” by MGMT

“Levels” by DJ Avicii (Skrillex Remix)

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira

“Sexy Bitch” by David Guetta feat. Akon


Mood- Boosting Playlist

“Be My Thrill” by The Weepies

“You Don’t Have to Believe Me” by Eric Hutchinson

“Daylight” by Matt & Kim

“Miss Magnolia” by Matt Costa

“Dance Anthem of the 80’s” by Regina Spektor

“LDN” by Lily Allen

“Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes

“1901” by Phoenix

“Hiroshima” by Ben Folds

“Janglin’” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


Instrumental Study Playlist

“Ocean” by John Butler Trio

“Perpetuum Mobile” by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

“Mobile Crisis” by John Danley

“Metamorphosis Two” by Philip Glass

“Expressions” by Helen Jane Long

“Angel Dust” by William Walter & Co.

“So Long Mr. Selfish” by Michele McLaughlin

“Ritual Dance” by Kaki King

“Lux Aeterna” by Clint Mansell

“Death Rides A Horse” by Russian Circles


Sad Pants Vol. 1

“Colorblind” by Counting Crows

“Bravo Charlie” by Gregory and the Hawk

“Temazcal” by Monsters of Folk

“I’ll Find a Way” by Rachael Yamagata

“Downpour” by Brandi Carlile

“Fix You” by Coldplay

“Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World

“Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy

“The Animals Were Gone” by Damien Rice

“From Your Favourite Sky” by I Am Kloot


Sad Pants Vol. 2 (Because you haven’t cried enough)

“Sideways” by Citizen Cope

“This Year’s Love” by David Gray

“Famous Eyes” by Ryan Adams

“The Funeral” by Band of Horses

“Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith

“The Sea is a Good Place to Think ofAbout the Future” by Los Campesinos!

“Set Fire to the Third Bar” by Snow Patrol ” feat. Martha Wainwright

“Man of the Hour” by Pearl Jam

“Crown of Love” by Arcade Fire

“No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley


The Pitt News Playlist

Here at The Pitt News, we all have drastically different musical tastes. That’s why when we find a song we like, we stick with it — and we find more than 15 different versions. So, we’re here to introduce you to The Pitt News theme song, the one and only “Africa,” by Toto.

Next time you go on YouTube, look up our 10 favorite variations. You can thank us later.

The Pitt News Special: Toto’s “Africa”

Acoustic Toto Cover, by Mike Masse and Jeff Hall

Techno Mix, by DJ Sputnik

Club Remix

Electric Violinist Remix, by Caitlin

Choir Version, by Perpetuum Jazzile

Toto with Jay-Z Remix

Electro Remix

Remix, by Karl Wolf

Dubstep Remix

Apple Juice Bootleg Remix (We recommend this version for studying.)