11 Songs That Will Help You De-Stress Before Your Next Big Exam

Feeling nervous and anxious before a big test isn't unusual. We've all experienced those sensations.

No matter how many times we've been there though, calming our worries doesn't seem to get easier—until now.

It's time to kiss your exam-driven nervousness goodbye with a little help from our de-stressing playlist below. Turn this bad boy up before any major exam and you'll be sure to feel completely at ease.

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1. "We Got This" by A Day to Remember

Kicking things off is this high-intensity anthem from rock band A Day to Remember, reminding (ha!) you that you'll totally ace this test!


2. "How Far I'll Go" by Auli'i Cravalho

Listening to Auli'i Cravalho (aka the voice of Moana) belt out this inspiring tune will surely lift your spirits and ease your apprehension.


3. "Power of One" by Tonight Alive

This rhythmic-driven number from Australian rock band Tonight Alive is brimming with every encouraging lyric you need to hear before any stressful situation, especially an important exam.


4. "Black Magic" by Little Mix

An easy way to get out of your head before a test is moving and grooving a little bit. Little Mix's poppy "Black Magic" will definitely have you dancing around the room.


5. "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers

Snappy and catchy, indie artist Maggie Rogers' "Alaska" is just what you need to hear when you've got to get out of your headspace for a bit.


6. "Good Girls" by Crystal Fighters

Another song that'll get you moving and leave a smile on your face is this vivacious tune from electronic folk band Crystal Fighters.


7. "Be Alright" by Ariana Grande

We're pretty positive Ariana Grande made this song with every nervous test-taker in mind. Take it from Ari, you're going to be alright!


8. "My Song" by Alessia Cara

If ever there was a song to instantly boost your confidence, it'd be Alessia Cara's "My Song." Reassure yourself of your ability to knock this test out of the park by bumping her tune.


9. "Love" by Lana Del Rey

Though it may seem a little moody at first-listen, Lana Del Rey's latest single "Love" is, well, lovely. You'll be put in a hypnotic state of calm hearing her croon this new song.


10. "The Night Is Young" by The Summer Set

Bringing the hype back up is this lively jam from pop punk group The Summer Set. You'll find yourself singing along in no time.


11. "The Greatest" by Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar

Ending this playlist on an upbeat note is Sia's track "The Greatest." Why? Because you are the greatest. Now go forth and kick that exam's butt!


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