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The Ultimate Study Music Playlist

This is a playlist of my favorite study music. It’s great for homework, studying for exams, reading, and generally getting crap crossed off my many checklists.

I’ve been working on it for several years, and it contains music (all non-lyrical) from a wide variety of genres and sources, including video game/anime/movie soundtracks. At the moment, it’s got about 240 songs for you to choose from.

If you’d like, you can study with me in another tab while this plays. You can also listen to the playlist on YouTube instead of on this page.

Need even more study music?

Here are a few options.

Spotify Study Music Playlist – my study playlist… but it’s on Spotify. Contains a lot of what’s on the playlist above, plus some additional songs. New tracks added every Sunday.

Brain.fm – music designed specifically to help you focus more effectively. It works really well for me, and I use it for around 50% of my research, writing, and reading sessions – the other half are mostly done with the playlist above. This link will get you 5 free sessions, and you can get 20% off a subscription by using the code collegeinfogeek20 (which will also help support my work via a referral commission).

Piano Study Playlist – if you’re in the mood for a more consistent playlist, check out this one full of solo piano tracks.

Coffitivity – sometimes I’m in the mood for ambient noise instead of music, and the sounds of a bustling coffee shop are my personal favorite type.

Noisli – an ambient noise generator that lets you create your own mix using sounds like rain, thunder, fan, and white/brown/pink noise.

More Playlists

Work Vibes – my personal playlist of “getting-stuff-done” music. Most of the tracks here have vocals, so I wouldn’t read or study intently with them. But they’re great for crushing emails, working on design projects, or doing other work where I simply need to execute quickly.

Tom’s Workout Playlist – a collection of the tracks that usually accompany me to the gym.