Music Motivation! 15 Songs To Help You Stay Focused

Keep calm and carry on…

music concentration

by Emma Firth |
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Looming deadlines? A beautiful collection of to-do lists dotted around your desk - left unticked? We’ve all been there.

Sure, you may have had a full day to finish off your snazzy work presentation, but instead you’ve found yourself in a Wikipedia whirlpool and researching the next TV show to stream on Netflix."Just One More Episode," you tell yourself at 2am - all productivity put aside for another day.

In need of a focus fix to help you finish that essay you’ve been putting off for a week or just calm your mind after a days work – here’s Spotify’s 5 most popular playlists to help you focus your mind. A brain gym of sorts.

Instead of drowning out the noise around you, add these songs to your playlist for a huge concentration boost. Trust us, they really do work...

Deep Focus


The low-down...‘Keep calm and focus. This playlist has some great, atmospheric rock to help you relax and concentrate.’

Grazia’s top three tracks...

Watching the Storm – U317

Branch – Keith Kenniff

Varberg - U317



The low-down...‘Calm, downtempo and ambient electronic music. Peaceful, introspective vibes…for your brain’s best interest.’ Listen to the full playlist here.

Grazia’s top three tracks...

Believe In The Kingdom – King Arthur

Machine Keys – Cubicolour

Seconds In To Months – MNDLSS

Intense Studying


The low-down... ‘Music to help you concentrate and stay focused during your most intense studying sessions.’ Listen to the full playlist here.

Grazia’s top three tracks...

G Song (arr.Keisuke Nakagoshi for piano 4 hands) – Terry Riley, ZOFO Duet, ZOFO Plays Terry Riley

String Quartet No.3 “Mishima”: VI Mishima / Closing – Philip Glass, Carducci String Quartet / Glass: String Quartets Nos.1-4

3 Intermezzos, Op/117: No.1 in E-Flat Major – Johannes Brahms, David Deveau, Siegfried Idyll

Brain Food


The low-down... ‘Feed your brain with hypnotic electronic.’ Listen to the full playlist here.

Grazia’s top three tracks...

Sweat (Soulji Remix) – Karma Fields

Sapient Dream – Slushii

Transient – Haywyre, Two Fold Pt. 2

Peaceful Piano


The low-down...‘Relax and indulge with some profoundly beautiful piano pieces.' Listen to the full playlist here.

Grazia’s top three tracks...

A Sky Full of Flowers - Jeff Bright Jr

Saltare (Somewhere at the Baltic Sea) - Dirk Maasssen

Mrs Smith – Rebour

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