Summertime Songs

summertime musicSummer's here! Kick back and listen to a curated list of music that is sure to help you destress after finals.

Finally, the end of the year is here. It’s been a long ride, what with classes, exams, extracurriculars, APs…the list goes on. At this point, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: finishing finals and jumping into a relaxing summer. To help you on your study journey, here are some summer song recommendations based on which subject you’re studying for!

Math (or anything that requires you to stay sane while staring at your textbook for three hours on end without having a mental breakdown). This playlist can also be used for busy work!

  • Levitating by Dua Lipa
  • Feel So Close by Calvin Harris
  • I Want It All from High School Musical
  • The Cafe by 2PM
  • We Cool by Marteen
  • What’s Good by Seventeen
  • Queendom by Red Velvet
  • Why Do U Say by Ash Island
  • One Hundred and Two by Barrett Marshall
  • Body Party by Ciara

Essay Grind

  • New Romantics by Taylor Swift
  • Kiss Me More by Doja Cat
  • Mr. by KARA
  • God Be My Witness by KozyPop
  • 34+35 by Ariana Grande
  • Just Stay by Offshore
  • Welcome to my Playground by NCT 127
  • I Wish I Missed my Ex by Mahalia
  • My Youth by NCT Dream
  • Your Story by Pam Anshisa


  • Jackie Brown by Brent Faiyaz
  • Vapor Rub by Thuy
  • Eastside by Benny Blanco
  • Can We Go Back by NCT Dojaejung
  • Goosebumps by Jaylone Ashaun
  • Permission to Dance (R&B Remix) by BTS
  • Sakura by Dean Fujioka
  • Manila by Young Coca
  • Pink Cheeks by Eldon
  • Busy Boy by Chloe x Halle

After Finals (happy edition)! Use this playlist when you’re going home after your finals, knowing that you aced everything on that test!

  • Mr. Saxobeat by Alexandra Stan
  • Sunroof by Nicky You’re, dazy
  • Tongue Tied by Grouplove
  • Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
  • Bop to the Top by High School Musical
  • Sunny Summer by GFriend
  • Fabulous by High School Musical
  • After School by Weeekly
  • Youth by Kihyun
  • Q&A by Seventeen

After Finals (sad edition). This playlist will help you cry and make you feel better after your finals didn’t go as well as expected.

  • Heat Waves by Glass Animals
  • Green Tea and Honey by Dane Amar
  • Hard Times by Paramore
  • Love War by Yena
  • Problems by DPR Cream
  • Vintage by Niki
  • Indigo by 88rising
  • Ditto by NewJeans
  • Lean on Me by gb
  • Good Parts by Le Sserafim

About the Author

Irene Park
Irene (she/her) is a junior at IMSA and lives in 1502. She is a staff writer for the Acronym and spends her free time running a sex ed non-profit organization, which you should go follow on Instagram @thesexed_initiative :))

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