Music to get you through the week #6

Check out our music playlist for this week and be sure to let us know your suggestions too.

We’ve picked tunes to match your mood, from sleepy Mondays to Friday nights out on the town.

#Monday creativity

‘My favourite things’ by Julie Andrews

It’s the beginning of the week and you’re probably feeling quite bored. Well you can lift up your spirits by doing some creative activities. They don’t have to be anything fancy, you just need pursue your current interests but also begin to learn something new. You could even just try doing your daily tasks in a different way. Start your week with this lovely soundtrack from the classic movie “The Sound of Music.”

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don’t feel so bad”

#Tuesday in the library

‘Memory’ from Cats: the musical

It’s 11:00 pm and you are still stuck reading in the library. After a long hard day of work, you probably feel completely worn out. This old song is the perfect theme for those melancholy moments when you’re alone at night, watching the lights flicker through the library’s windows.

“Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale, cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Daylight! I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn’t give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin”

#Wednesday re-energise 

Burn by Ellie Goulding

Another day of preparing for exams? When that 3 o’clock slump comes around, you may want some music to beat to. Try this re-energising song:

“We, we don’t have to worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause we got the fire, and we’re burning one hell of a something
They, they gonna see us from outer space, outer space
Light it up, like we’re the stars of the human race, human race

When the light started out they don’t know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world
We’ll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky
‘Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire”

#Thursday spring sun

Woodlands by The Paper Kites

To find more inspiration, why not change your study environment? Instead of surrounding yourself with four walls, borrow some books and go outside to enjoy the sunlight. Cherish the warmer days with this sweet springtime acoustics album. Aren’t the lyrics from the song “Bloom” so lovely? It’s a great track to listen to whilst lying down on the green grass under the glorious sunlight.

“In the morning when I wake
And the sun is coming through,
Oh, you fill my lungs with sweetness,
And you fill my head with you.

Shall I write it in a letter?
Shall I try to get it down?
Oh, you fill my head with pieces
Of a song I can’t get out

Can I take it to a morning
Where the fields are painted gold
And the trees are filled with memories
Of the feelings never told?”

#Friday pay day

I gotta feeling by Black Eyed Peas

Yay pay day! Raise the roof! It’s time to kick up your heels in pure joy! I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night..

“Tonight’s the night, let’s live it up
I got my money, let’s spend it up
Go out and smash it like oh my God
Jump off that sofa, let’s get, get off

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday
Get, get, get, get, get with us, you know what we say, say
Party every day, p-p-p-party every day”

#Saturday night driving

Midnight city by M83

This song is perfect to play in your car after a night out. The deep dark eclectic melodies are full of youthful spirit and they sound even better late at night.

“Waiting in the car, waiting for a ride in the dark
Drinking in the lounge, following the neon signs
Waiting for a roar, looking in the mutating skyline”

The video clip is freaking great too! Enjoy!

#Sunday volunteering 

Imagine by John Lennon

Spending some of the weekend doing volunteer work may be one of the most exciting parts of student life. Keep this beautiful song in your mind to remember how your work can help others and change the world around you. It will remind you of how wonderful it is to volunteer.

“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”