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Q&A – What Are Good Songs to Listen to While You Study?


What’s a good playlist to listen to while you study?


I wrote about this when I first launched the site because I am SO PASSIONATE about music, I wanted to share my favorites right away with you! Although they are more upbeat, (and not the best study music.) they are some of my favorite songs in general! Β Here are my recommendations, with their videos.

There are lots of posts on the site about music, but now I want to hear from you. What do YOU listen to when you study? Share your favorite songs in the comments below.

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by justileeanne on June 9, 2012 at 12:11

    I listen to mostly Celtic music- from the slow songs like Scarborough Fair, to Punk-Rock like Take to the Sky, to the comical songs like Another Irish Drinking Song.

  2. kwind26

    Posted by kwind26 on June 3, 2012 at 18:29

    I <3 Tobymac

  3. katie74340

    Posted by katie74340 on June 2, 2012 at 07:32

    I like to listen to Jamie Grace, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Britt Nicole, Big Daddy Weave, and Laura Story while studying.

  4. SunshineGirl

    Posted by SunshineGirl on May 22, 2012 at 08:36

    I’m homeschooled, so I listen to music all day when I do my work. It’s hard to find a good song to listen to. All the songs I know don’t work because I find myself singing with them and concentrating more on the words of the song than the words of the lesson. I also don’t like listening to song I don’t know, it’s just weird. I bet you’re thinking “You can’t listen to anything then!”, that’s what I thought too until a few weeks ago. You see, I know so many christian artists I can’t even count them, but one of my favorites is Kari Jobe. When I was looking at her songs I saw that she makes Spanish versions of her songs. I tried listening to them and it was perfect! You know the tune, but it’s like, impossible to learn the words without reading them! It was the PERFECT school music! You HAVE to try it!!!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by allycat494 on May 19, 2012 at 21:01

    Life is not a Snapshot by Josh Wilson
    Made to Love by TobyMac
    On the Other side of the radio by Chris Rice

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by madelinelovesJC on May 17, 2012 at 14:04

    i like more chill and relax music. so im really into people like Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Lana Del Rey(i’ve been in love with her music lately) and Meiko whom i just found:)

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by ApphiaRose on May 11, 2012 at 07:25

    So I’ve only ever listened to Christian, classical, and country music, but lately I decided to “branch out” and listen to some other genres. And honestly ladies, I found NO encouragement, NO hope, NO joy, and absolutely nothing pure, beautiful or lovely in secular music, and I don’t want to listen to it ever again. I know there are plenty of good songs out there that aren’t classified as “Christian”- I’ve heard a few! πŸ™‚ – but I can wholeheartedly say that true, God-honoring worship music is my favorite music to listen to. When I’m studying, I love to listen to the Prince Caspian soundtrack from the Chronicles of Narnia! It’s so inspiring! πŸ™‚

  8. Dragoncactus

    Posted by Dragoncactus on May 2, 2012 at 12:24

    Ho, mostly Thousand Foot Krutch, like Let the sparks fly and such. I also love Manafest and Relient K. Anberlin, Stacie Oricco, and Nichole Nordeman also help me study as well.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Beautifulwithscars on May 1, 2012 at 14:55

    I listen to these songs now when I’m studying and they have made studying so much easier and fun.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by iluvadamlambert on April 30, 2012 at 17:54

    my fave songs are Energy, Savior, Forsaken(skillet) and If I Had You(Adam Lambert)

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by iluvadamlambert on April 30, 2012 at 17:53

    I listen to a lot of artists while studying, such as Skillet, Adam Lambert, and Iron Maiden

  12. sundate520

    Posted by sundate520 on April 28, 2012 at 15:27

    Laura Storys – Blessings

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by HisGirl55 on April 27, 2012 at 16:15

    Heres a list of all of my favorite artists and my favorite of their albums. (caps=all time fave albums)
    Lecrae- REBEL, Real Talk, Rehab
    Flame- Our World Fallen, Captured
    The Ambassador- The Chop Chop: From Milk to Meat
    Grits- The Art of Translation
    Trip Lee- THE GOOD LIFE!!!!!, 20/20
    Da truth- THE WHOLE TRUTH
    Phil Whickam- CANNONS, Response
    Misty Edwards- Relentless, Fling Wide
    Jesus Culture- Your Love Never Fails, Consumed
    IHOPU- Unceasing: 10 Years of Night and Day Worship.
    Laura Story- Blessings
    Kari Jobe- Where I find you

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kasey on April 26, 2012 at 15:17

    Steven Curtis Chapman, TobyMac/Diverse City, BarlowGirl, Owl City/SkySailing, Taylor swift, Mandisa, Superchick, Jonas Brothers/Nick Jonas….

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by cara beth on April 22, 2012 at 21:38

    toby mack: tonights the night and boomin πŸ˜‰

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by betheldfw on April 22, 2012 at 17:57

    Any song from 94.9 klty
    and selected country music

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by PrincessForHim on April 19, 2012 at 04:22

    my favorite song right now is “get down” by audio adrenaline”

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gabba18 on April 18, 2012 at 12:37

    i cant think when im listening to music.. i LOVE music!!!

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by Wolfie on April 17, 2012 at 23:11

    I normally listen to techno or sound tracks when I study so I don’t get too distracted. πŸ™‚

  20. Jennmel

    Posted by Jennmel on April 17, 2012 at 06:57

    One Direction, Jesus Culture, SuperChick,House of Heroes,Taylor Swift

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by AciddInWonderland on April 14, 2012 at 14:13

    I study to Bring Me The Horizon and The Devil Wears Prada. They are my favorite religious groups.(:

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by emotink7797 on April 14, 2012 at 12:06


  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by emilychrissy777 on April 14, 2012 at 10:40

    Jonny Diaz Scars i lovveee it!! :))

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by WalkingWithGod on April 14, 2012 at 08:48

    I listen to a lot of christian and worship music while i study especially Chris Tomlin,Jesus Culture and Hillsong:D

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by Wolfy2799 on April 13, 2012 at 18:23

    my favroit songs/groups to listen to would have too bee…..third day, phil collins (depends on songs, casting crowns, bacicly any Christian group that has some nice worship songs.

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by Wolfy2799 on April 13, 2012 at 18:21

    i think any song is becuse if your doing something you dont nessisaraly like (for me math) but your listing to your favriot music at a lower level it helps you stay focased becuse your balincing it out.

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by ArtisianJem on April 13, 2012 at 15:59

    Piano playing songs are good

  28. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on April 13, 2012 at 15:25

    COLDPLAY! They are a more mainstream band that does not have filthy words or comments in their songs. I got their newest album and love it! They remind me of Lifehouse sort of–clean, good message, etc. I love them because I can relate to a lot of their songs. Just a thought. πŸ™‚

  29. Project Inspired

    Posted by rubi on April 12, 2012 at 16:08

    I am not trying to be judgemental, and i hope no one gets offended but on the song list, there wasn’t a single Christian song, and that kind of defeats the purpose of this webpage because this IS a Christian webpage, right?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by truelydearlyash on July 10, 2012 at 21:31

      totally agree with you, I opened this expecting to see good uplifting christian songs πŸ™ not saying any of these other artists are bad, but just not what I was expecting to see

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kathrie on April 12, 2012 at 13:37

    BRITT NICHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Dancer4Him on May 24, 2012 at 13:44

      I like to listen to pretty much anything on a Wow Worship cd, but I study better with something that doesn’t have words.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Dancer4Him on May 24, 2012 at 13:41

      I love Britt Nicole! I think one of my favorites is Set the World on Fire.

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kida on April 12, 2012 at 10:16

    Cry by Faith Hill, The Best Days of Your Life by Kellie Pickler, and many other breakup songs. I know it’s weird but they actually help me concentrate.

  32. Project Inspired

    Posted by Missy97 on April 12, 2012 at 09:45

    ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are my favorite

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by TexasPrincess on April 12, 2012 at 09:42

    A good Christian rock band is House of Heroes- they are very original and my favorite rock band period. They have a few cute love songs too.
    I also really enjoy show tunes (from Disney movies or Les Miserables etc.), anything I can sing and dance to (when no ones around lol).

  34. Project Inspired

    Posted by Alexandra on April 12, 2012 at 08:18

    I’m always listening to music while I study, almost always ending in me singing at the top of my lungs! I love to listen to country, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and the like πŸ™‚

  35. KatieRebekah

    Posted by KatieRebekah on April 12, 2012 at 07:56

    I listen to my Falling In Reverse playlist, which has; The Drug In Me Is You, Tragic Magic, Good Girls Bad Guys, Don’t Mess With Ouija Boards, I’m Not A Vampire, Pick Up The Phone, Listen Up, Goodbye Graceful,Caught Like A Fly, Sink Or Swim, The Westerner, Raised By Wolves, Red Alert, The Worst Time, and The Departure. πŸ™‚ They are my favorite band.

  36. Paris

    Posted by Paris on April 11, 2012 at 20:54

    Brandon Heath:What if we is a great song to study to. It is a slow song,and it is so beautiful.