World Music Day- And Your Guide to the Perfect Student Playlist

Ladies and Gentlemen, the biggest day of the year for all of our ears is here! (Rhyming not intended).

That’s right, it is World Music Day! And I know that here, at the University of Worcester, music plays a big role  in all students’ lives, so have decided to create a blog post dedicated entirely to this “momentous occasion”!

Music is most definitely the universal language of the world, with everyone having a completely different taste and style of music they listen to that is entirely unique to them.

Thinking about it, there is nothing that polarises opinion quite like it.

My friends have completely different tastes, with Tipa who will rarely listen to anything created post-2000, Lisa battering the old musicals’ tracklists, and Bec being addicted to Taylor Swift and all things modern!


And I myself have a very mix and match playlist. Throughout the majority of this month I have listened to a strange combination of Fuse ODG (a product of my Ghana travels and English heritage no doubt), Johnny Cash, George Ezra, Jake Bugg, Vance Joy and the Rolling Stones, with many others thrown in occasionally as well.

Very strange, but again, very specific to me.

So, although this is a very very subjective thing, I have attempted to write two ideal 20 track revision/work playlists for you students: one with more relaxed tracks, and one more upbeat, for the caffeine-induced late night essay runs we all occasionally go on!

They are a mix and match of modern and older music, with hopefully a little bit of everything in between thrown in. Enjoy!


(Slightly More) Relaxed Revision:

1. Snow Patrol- You Could Be Happy

2. Noah and the Whale- 5 Years Time

3. The Rolling Stones- Sympathy for the Devil

4. Vance Joy- Emmylou

5. Lucky Jim- You’re Lovely to Me

6. Johnny Cash- I Walk the Line

7. Jake Bugg- Simple As This

8. John Legend- Ordinary People

9. Davido- Aye

10. Vance Joy- Riptide

11. George Ezra- Budapest

12. George Ezra- Leaving It Up to You

13. Johnny Cash- Ballad of a Teenage Queen

14. Paolo Nutini- Pencil Full of Lead

15. Magic- Rude

16. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole- Somewhere Over the Rainbow

17. Bob Dylan- Blowin’ in the Wind

18. Jack Johnson- Better Together

19. The Cinematic Orchestra- To Build A Home (You’re Welcome everyone!)

20. Kodaline- Love Like This

Bonus Track: Gary Jules- Mad World



Upbeat Playlist- In No Particular Order

1. Fat Boy Slim- Eat Sleep Rave Repeat

2. Calvin Harris- Summer

3. Fuse ODG- Antenna

4. Stereophonics- Dakota

5. The Who- Baba O’ Riley

6. AC/DC- Rock n Roll Singer

7. The Prodigy- Omen

8. Icona Pop- I Love It

9. Taylor Swift- Shake it Off

10. Outkast- Hey Ya

11. Yemi Alade- Johnny

12. Porter Robinson- Language

13. Public Enemy- Harder Than You Think

14. Blur- Song 2

15. INXS- Need You Tonight

16. Jay-Z and Kanye West – No Church in the Wild

17. Foxes- Youth

18. Bryan Adams- Summer of 69

19. Martin Garrix- Animals

20. Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock- A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

There we have it! Two playlists with hopefully some new tracks on it for you that you can listen to as you work!

Our gift to you on World Music Day!

Enjoy 🙂

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