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Back-to-school music playlists for every occasion

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 09, 2015

Seeing summer end and going back to school can bring up a lot of emotions in a kid — namely, dread. But thankfully there are more online options for musical mood-boosting these days than ever before.

On-demand streaming music services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Rdio offer plenty of playlists curated for any emotion one might be experiencing; just search a feeling and there’s guaranteed to be a lineup of tracks.

Below are seven free Spotify playlists for nearly every occasion the returning student may be facing this back-to-school season.

When you’re bummed about summer coming to an end (Lighten Up, Man!)

When you need to get caught up on summer’s biggest hits (Top Summer James)
Warning: Playlist includes explicit songs.

When your summer romance went down in flames (Better off without you)
Warning: Playlist includes explicit songs.

When you need a refresher on today’s hits, to never get left out of a music conversation at school (Billboard Hot 100 - updated weekly)
Warning: Playlist includes explicit songs.

When you want to read outside, but the weather is gross (Nature Noise)

When you need to relax, with no musical distractions (White Noise)

When it’s time to study (Deep Focus)

Not a Spotify user? Pandora offers several radio stations designed to aid studying. Click here if you’re a fan of electronic music or here if classical is more your style.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.