Fight the Monday blues with these inspirational jams

Welcome to This Week’s Playlist, where we look to current events for some melodic curation inspiration. Tune in every Monday for a mix of news, commentary, and of course, music.

If you just celebrated your spring break, congrats! There’s nothing better than finally getting a break from school… but alas, that sweet respite from regular homework and projects is finally over, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to hit the books and finish up all that midterm and AP studying. (Sorry for the reminder.)

To make things worse, it’s also the 13th. I know — the only 13th you have to watch out for is Friday the 13th, but if you think about it, why are Fridays the only 13s that get a bad rap? If anything, isn’t Monday, the universal worst-day-of-the-week, an even worse 13? Regardless of the number, Mondays are tough; the Monday after spring break is even tougher. But that’s why we’re here: To pump you up for the school week with some inspirational jams. So however much work you have to face, never fear, with these sweet tunes in your ears.

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