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Six songs to listen to while you work

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Listening to music while you work improves accuracy, speed and overall efficiency according to a number of studies. A good playlist can block out distractions, help you focus and put you in the right frame of mind to get the job done.

Whether you’re a headphone enthusiast or prefer to blast your tunes at full volume – here are six songs to help you keep your head in the game until the end of term.

1. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now

This is the go to song if you're struggling to concentrate. The clue’s in the title – focus on the present and the task at hand.

2. Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Feeling overwhelmed by your workload? Otis Reading’s ode to summer is the perfect remedy. A calm and joyful track that’s certain to soothe your soul.

3. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home

A late night favourite - this gentle RnB track with a heavy beat will keep you awake and motivated as you work into the small hours.

4. Field Music – Disappointed

A fun track with an (hopefully) ironic title. This toe tapper will put a smile on your face, even when faced with the most tedious task.

5. Pink Floyd – Great Gig in the Sky

If you like your songs epic, this is the one for you. Get lost in the soaring vocal performance and zone everything out except your work.

6. Florence + The Machine – Spectrum

The end is in sight but you're starting to flag. Spectrum will get you over the finishing line feeling confident and empowered. Let Florence lead you to success.