Music for School

I can’t imagine doing school without music. That’s one of the scarier sounding parts of school outside of my home. Whenever I have an important paper or assignment to sign in, I shove some earbuds in and I start up my music. When I need to do some reading on an important subject, I scroll to my film score playlist, and I shuffle it while I read through whatever the subject is. Learning is never better than when I’m listening to Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, and- one of my personal favorites- John Powell.

When I’m writing though, I can listen to either music with lyrics or instrumental music. I pick the music that gets me moving, gets my adrenaline pumping, and keeps me going while I’m trying to write quality work without spending all day on my laptop. If I’m going to be writing all day, I’d rather be writing fiction. So, work assignments are usually given music courtesy of Billy Joel, the Four Seasons, Adele, the Beatles, and the King.

Today, I’ve compiled a list of songs for studying, and for writing, if you like writing to music. I use both lists for math, though. I can use all the help I can get!

Songs for Reading:Songs for Writing:
Test Drive (John Powell)Movin’ Out (Billy Joel)
This Land (Hans Zimmer)Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
Dawn (Dario Marianelli)Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Overture and a Prisoner of the Crusades (Michael Kamen)Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
I Will Never Love Again (Mark Knopfler)Working My Way Back To You (Four Seasons)
The Princess Appears (John Williams)Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Only the Beginning of the Adventure (Harry Gregson-Williams)Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Ben (Trevor Rabin)Still (Tim McGraw)
Training the Supersoldier (Alan Silvestri)Hello (Adele)

God bless you,

-A Christian Girl

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