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Hot For Teacher by Van Halen

i don't like homework song

  • Ah, wow, man, that's it Wait a second, man What do you think the teacher's gonna look like this year? My butt, man Oh-oh (ooh) Oh, yeah T-t-teacher stop that screaming, teacher don't you see? Don't want to be no uptown fool Maybe I should go to hell, but I'm doin' well Teacher needs to see me after school I think of all the education that I missed But then my homework was never quite like this Ow, got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher I've got it bad, so bad I'm hot for teacher Hey, I heard you missed us, we're back I brought my pencil Gimme something to write on, man Ugh, ooh-ooh I heard about your lessons, but lessons are so cold I know about this school Little girl from Cherry Lawn, how can you be so bold? How did you know the golden rule? I think of all the education that I missed But then my homework was never quite like this Whoa, got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher I've got it bad, so bad I'm hot for teacher, whoa Ah, man, I think the clock is slow, man (What are you doing this weekend?) I don't feel tardy Class dismissed Ooh, yeah I've got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher Whoa Oh, see yes, I'm hot Wow Oh my God Writer/s: Alex Van Halen, David Roth, Edward Van Halen Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 46

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay Bc A very very good and a very super cool hard rocking classic with killer guitar leads.
  • Jim from El Paso, Tx The intro sounds EXACTLY like my carbed Harley Softail Heritage when I fire her up. I can see why there may be some question whether it was done with drums.
  • Oscar from Los Angeles Ca This video was filmed at my old high school (John Marshall High) in Los Angeles, California. Eddie's guitar solo was filmed at the schools old library.
  • Jennifur Sun from Ramona Wonder if Alex has ever heard the drumming to this song by young Avery. It just ROCKS and the kid was only 6 years old.
  • Matthew from Annapolis, Md Waldo, the boy in the music video, used motor oil to slick his hair that way - It took toilet bowl cleaner to get it out.
  • Keith from Canyon Lake, Ca Regarding the comment made about who played Waldo in Van Halen's Hot For Teacher video. It is commonly known Phil Hartman does the voice of Waldo while Keith Kessinger physically played Waldo. He is know known for playing Hot For Teacher all by himself. It's called Hot For Waldo. View here.
  • Bob from Schenectady, Ny The only credible reference I can find for the kid who played Waldo cites Keith Kessinger, now a musician himself.
  • Frank from Toronto, On i think weve all had a teacher that we had the hots for
  • Todd from Scrantino, Pa It's just alternating 32nd and 16ths (diga-dum-dum) on a floor tom (or Simmons pad as Alex was playing then) with the right hand @ 260bpm. Then add a double bass drum shuffle. Finally add in alternating 3 beat tom-tom with left hand. The alternating 32nd and 16ths are used alot by Alex on ride cymbals on other songs. "Source of Infection" comes to mind. And it's tardy.
  • Craig Dubecki from Kitchener, On Can't believe this great video was released 25 years ago!!!! Where'd life go-lol!!?? Never get tired of this one...especially the teacher herself! They don't make videos, let alone songs like this anymore.
  • Edgar from Grandville, Mi The beginning is Alex drumming on a text book. You know, for school.
  • Ryan from Eaton, In There's a lot of debate (for some reason) over if the intro is drums or motorcycle: it is definitely Alex on drums, al beit with his toms specially tuned and mic'd to give that slight "pinging" sound. I could be mistaken, but I believe the toms and the bass drums were laid down in two seperate takes and mixed together. Annabelle from Eugene, OR asked if the drums are playing "36th notes". Although theoretically possible, it wouldn't exactly be easy, as that would require the drummer to divide each beat into 9 strokes....and in that case, it would more commonly be referred to as "nontuplets", rather than 36th notes. What I assume you meant was 32nd notes, which would be dividing each beat evenly into 8 strokes....which, again, would be quite unlikely, given the tempo of the song. (Try this: Tap the basic beat, counting to 4; your snare falls on 2 and 4 of each measure. Now imagine trying to squeeze 16 strokes between the 2 snare hits.) For the record, the bass drum part in the body of the song is a simple 8th note shuffle (playing 8ths on the bass drums, but letting the left foot drag a little to give it that swing feeling.) If you wanted to be more specific with your writing, it's a 16th pick-up preceding each beat, which is exactly how it would be played in a Pro-tools world, but it lacks the elegance of a simple swung 8th.
  • Cynthia from Scranton, Pa ken from louisville you're wrong buddy. Eddie Van Halen was a mental patient, Alex Van Halen was a gynecologist, Michael Anthony was a sumo wrestler, and David Lee Roth was a game show host.
  • Cynthia from Scranton, Pa oh man. this song so true to life, i'm a girl and at my high school the athletic trainer was this smokin' hot 20-something guy. me and my friends used to sing this song but with the chorus saying "i'm hot for trainer". i wanted that guy so bad...ha ha ha
  • Austin from Bristow, Va Reminds me of a hot teacher I had in the 11th grade. One of the best Van Halen songs eva.
  • Scott from Wichita, Ks One of the 'Teachers' in the video was the wife of Wayne Gretzky....Janet Jones.
  • Yos from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Fun lyrics, which was the Van Halen theme when DLR was the frontman. Haggar's style was more mature about social and personal issues.
  • Mark from Byrdstown, Tn Van Halen at their peak.Then Roth left and Hagar the Horrible came in and they have made a decent record since.Roth and Van Halen both put out a string of sucky records without each other and still refused to admit they needed each other.What idiots they were to wreck one of the truly great rock bands.
  • Ozzi from Brookhaven, Pa I love this song, one of my favorites by Van Halen. I can relate to this song too. Walkin into a classroom and the teacher being really hot.
  • Greg from Alsip, Il I AGREE J.C. Good call!!!
  • Jc from Spring Valley, Il BEST rock video ever!!!
  • Steve from Winnipeg, Canada really good song on alot of movies great guitar
  • Elie from London really great song cant relate dough all my teachers were ugly
  • Brandon from Peoria, Il I really don't think the intro is a motorcycle. Altho it sounds a LOT like a motorcycle, it would blend in way too well with the bass drum. That kind of splicing would be REALLY hard i think. At first i thought it was a motorcycle, but after listening to it a couple of times i think it is just a kick-ass bass drum.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, Or When I heard the intro statement, I thought David said, "Sit Down, Ronda!". I was shocked to find out that it actually said, "Sit Down, Waldo!". Are those bass drums doing 36th Notes? It sure sounds like it to me! My friend, Darrion, could probably play that on a single bass drum!
  • Mel from Liverpool, United States It's definiatly "i don't feel tardy " . Tardy as in being late. Why the hell would he say "i don't feel turdy" when he's talking about school !?, hence the title "hot for teacher"
  • Devon from Westerville, Oh this song freakin' rocks. the inro solo is amazeing from Eddie. Eddie is a guitar Godddd! the drum inro is pretty sweet also.
  • Cody from Tulsa, Ok Which model does Janet Jones, wife of Wayne Gretzky play? I'm pretty sure that the teacher is played by Lillian Muller.
  • Jen from Ontario, Canada excellent song!!! i luv van halen!!!
  • +odd from Ann Arbor, Mi The little guitar played by 'eddie' (Robby Hitchcock) is a fully functioning 3/4 size "Kramer EVH mini series", it was made of a Hot red Cortez strat with a maple neck that was routed for a Gibson Humber at the Elementary school off Northwood IV during an Industrial Arts class. I had it for several months before going to Detroits 4-6-84 show and presenting it to the band later at the Ponchartrain where they had the whole 3rd floor. Ed & Val were great and all et al (midgets & police"escortS" incl.) I believed him that he'd do something with it and came to see it in MTVs party with Martha Quinn then in 5 magazines and finally on the home big-screen! I think I'll make another (one better with the old Floyd!) and offer it up on ebay, what'd'ya say that'd be worth Schwinn Bicycle Paint and all?
  • Ken from Louisville, Ky As a send-up - or homage - to the endings of "American Graffiti" and "Animal House", both movies about school students, the video of this song ended with a "where are they now?" bit. Eddie Van Halen was supposed to be a Beverly Hills gyneocologist, and David Lee Roth was a TV game show host!
  • Jim from Dallas, Tx One of the models shown in the video is married to Hockey great Wayne Gretzky.
  • Mleissa from Wasaga Beach, Canada why in the world would they say turdy lol
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, Sc "I don't feel tardy." Hey that's pretty funny.
  • Dave from Latham , Ny The introduction is not a bass drum at all, but actually a motorcycle (a Harley). For live shows, VH ties two extra slave pedals to flam the masters, for a total of 4 bass drum beats and Alex can get the same effect.
  • P.s. from Ann Arbor, Mi "I don't feel turdy" doesn't make sense. Neither does "I don't feel dirty" in the context of the song. It is so freaking obviously "I don't feel tardy."
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, Ca The video created a huge controversy on MTV when it was released. The worry was that young school kids would be confused seeing the scantily-clad dancing "teachers". The scene with Waldo and his mother also raised eyebrows. This was during the heydey of Tipper Gore's Parent's Music Resource Center (PMRC). These days, the video looks tame by comparison.
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, Ca Alex van Halen's frenetic double bass drum work made the music world take notice. This is probably his finest hour.
  • Paul from Toronto, Canada To settle this, it IS "I don't feel tardy". Do a google search for "hot teacher lyrics", they all say tardy.
  • Sherry from Costa Mesa, Ca Come on people! " I don't feel turdy"? Have not one of you ever walked into class late, have the teacher stop in her tracks and ridicule you with "YOU'RE TARDY!"? "I don't feel tardy" was always the face-saving comeback.
  • Tom from Trowbridge, England Sounds like 'turdy' to me as well!
  • AndrÃ?s from Baton Rouge, La This song was used in the 1999 movie Varsity Blues starring James Van Der Beek and Jon Voight. (Spoiler ahead) This song is used when members of the football team see their teacher dancing to this in a strip club.
  • Will from Portland, Or Richard Cheese, a comedey lounge singer did a cover of this song. It stays pretty close to the song.
  • Bob from Mt. Laurel, Nj It's definetly "I don't feel tardy"
  • Will from Portland, Or I thought he said "I don't feel turdy"
  • Kurt from Downers Grove, Il I thought he said "I don't feel dirty."

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“I Studied To This”: 12 Best Study Playlists on Spotify

Are you in dire need of some serious study motivation? Look no further than the array of study playlists available on Spotify that are specifically designed to help you focus and concentrate.

Whether it’s classical music, ambient noise, concentration-inducing beats, or something else that helps you zone in, the right playlist can help make studying much more productive.

Spotify playlist for studying

I love studying while listening to music! In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to get in the zone . And sure, some people think music is just a distraction – but not me! A good playlist can be an incredible motivator to power through those tough assignments.

If you’re into music, you probably have entire playlists dedicated to different activities; one for when you want to dance around your room, another perfect for when you need motivation, and one more for chilling out.

The same goes for studying: specific playlists can help make focusing easier and give you that extra Oomph… of inspiration when you need it most.

Related: How to Ace Exams Like a Boss: 11 Exam Tips for College Students!

Related : How to Get Good Grades in College: The Ultimate Guide

To get you started on your search for the perfect study-focused playlist, here are some of my favorites :

You’re Studying? Give your brain something to jam to – A Guide to the Best Concentration Playlists on Spotify!

1. brain food.

This is the perfect study playlist if you’re feeling unmotivated or just sick of studying all day. The songs in this playlist are very upbeat and will have you bobbing your head in no time.

There aren’t any lyrics , so it won’t distract you while working on your homework or cramming the night before a big exam. It might even help boost your mood and get you through the rest of your study session.

2. Instrumental Study

Some people prefer to study and focus in silence, so this playlist is perfect for them. The songs are instrumental and have no vocals, which should make focusing much easier.

This playlist is also a great choice if you’re trying to focus and stay alert or if you need something calming after a long day of studying.

3. Motivation Instrumental

This playlist is perfect for whenever you’re feeling unmotivated. The upbeat and energetic songs will have you feeling better in no time.

This playlist has a mix of slow , sad songs and fast, upbeat ones, so it should be able to match whatever mood you’re in.

4. Jazz in the background : Best study playlists on Spotify

This playlist will help you get your studying mode on when you don’t feel like working or when you’re not in the mood to study. When studying for an important test, it can be very difficult to stay focused for long periods.

This playlist has a collection of soft jazz music that does not distract you. It gets you in the mood to do more. This playlist is perfect for when you just need a little push, inspiration, or motivation.

5. Deep Focus

This playlist is just what you need for those marathons of studying. It features soothing rock music that will help keep you focused while you put in the hours.

The tranquil tunes have no lyrics so as to not disturb your study sessions. It features music that’s soft and mellow, like a rock-infused lullaby–so it’s perfect for those times when you just need to get stuff done.

Plus, it’ll keep you from getting distracted or losing focus. It’s great for when you want to sit down and do schoolwork for hours on end.

6. Intense Studying

This playlist is not for the faint of heart. The songs are very motivational and are all sort of fast-paced and upbeat. Intense studying is made up of energetic piano music so that it will have you on your feet in no time.

The music on this playlist is the perfect choice for whenever you’re cramming for an exam or trying to finish up a big project.

7. Totally Stress-Free : Best study playlists on Spotify

This playlist is ideal if you need a break from concentrating! It’s got all kinds of tunes – so whatever vibe you’re feeling, we’ve got you covered. Time to relax, kick back , and let the music take over!

OR , if you’re feeling like embracing the work, this is the perfect soundtrack to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s focus and get to work!

8. Study Power Hour

This playlist is the perfect study buddy — it’ll keep you motivated and focused so you can breeze through those courses.

Plus, when you need a break, it’ll help you relax and unwind . So throw this playlist on and get ready to ace your exams!

9. Chill Lofi Study Beats : Best study playlists on Spotify

This playlist is your one-stop shop for studying: it features relaxing tunes, instrumentals, and upbeat bops; guaranteed to help you stay focused and make the task at hand much more bearable.

With its laid-back beats and variety of instruments, this playlist will keep you from getting bored so you can actually ace that test!

10. Creativity Boost

Often when you’re studying or doing homework, it’s hard to think of new ideas and get inspired. This playlist is great for when you want to start brainstorming for creative writing or for when you need a push to come up with new ideas for your next project.

11. This Is Mozart: The Best study playlists on Spotify

The songs in this playlist are all instrumental and will help you focus, but at the same time, they’re not too calm and won’t put you to sleep. This playlist is perfect for when you need a math or science heads-up or just want to focus on your homework.

12. Upbeat Instrumental Music

This Spotify playlist is a great way to relax and chill while still getting down to business with your studies. Instrumental music helps keep you focused, so you can make the most of those studying sessions.

Whether it’s an intense all-nighter or just a casual afternoon , the Upbeat Instrumental Music playlist will keep your concentration levels sky-high and help you reach peak productivity. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and get ready to ace those study sessions!

So there you have it!

With these awesome Spotify playlists, you can now get your studying done and still relax and chill. You no longer need to choose between a good time and achieving success in the classroom — now, you can do both!

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“Top Songs I Listen to When Doing Homework” by Rachel Gray

I don’t know about you, but I end up being the type to need some type of background noise when I work, whether it is my Spotify playing in the background, an old episode of The Office on Netflix (R.I.P. The Office 2021), or some random “MrBeast” video I click on while scrolling through YouTube. Unless I was writing an essay, I’d hate it when teachers would tell the class that we couldn’t listen to music or watch videos while working. One time, in my AP World History class, I attempted to watch Step Brothers while going through the packet, but the teacher was like, “Yeah, no.” I’m still petty to this day. So, I thought I’d take the time and go through the top songs I listen to while studying for my Honors classes, both popular and not so popular.

First up: “Control” by Zoe Wees. This is a really good song that 1) kind of puts you in your feels but 2) has a really good beat. If I’m going through a Math WebAssign, I can sing my heart out and just pour my emotion into the lyrics. But if I’m reading something for Spanish, I can vibe with the beat of the music without worrying too much about what the lyrics are. I think this song overall is definitely a good one to put on your playlist. I give it an 8/10.

Next: “Stop” by Anthony Ramos. Almost everyone has seen Hamilton at this point, or you’ve probably heard enough of the hype that you’ve looked up a couple of songs. Anthony Ramos played John Laurens in the Broadway musical. This song, recently released, is high on my list for a couple of reasons. 1) It reminds me to “stop” and take life in. It isn’t all about school or work. I’ve got to step back and appreciate everything else surrounding me. 2) His voice is amazing. I loved his voice in Hamilton , and once I discovered he had music of his own, it was game over. After all considerations, I think this song is a nice touch when you’re in a good mood, about to finish your work for the day, and it’s time to relax. A solid 9/10.

Honorable mentions: “The Black and White” by The Band Camino, “Stupid Mistakes” by lovelytheband, “Kids” by Ben Rector, and “You Love Me” by flora cash. All of these songs, by genre and artist, really take up 80% of my playlist. Outside of doing homework, I like to just listen to these songs on road trips or during everyday chores. This is definitely my everyday music, and it works great as background noise when you’re trying to focus on your work more than the music. All together, these average a solid 7/10. 

Lastly: “Wildfire” by Nate Smith. Yes, I do listen to country music. I, personally, enjoy it a lot. Today’s country, less so than what played a decade ago, but I think every generation thinks that. I grew up on country music, every Sunday listening to Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA. This song is really catchy to me, and I enjoy listening to it when I’m working on my Honors Computer Science course. I can sing the lyrics and listen along without giving the music too much of my attention as I’m working. It’s like an unconscious thing. Between the catchiness and letting it roll in the background, this too gets a 7/10.

I would bring in a few more, but I don’t think there’s enough time. There’s just so many to choose from. I’m sure you have your favorite songs to listen to when you’re studying. Share them with me on Instagram: @raethefangirl. Also, here’s my Spotify Playlist if you’re interested.

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No Homework

No Homework is a humorous and catchy song about a student who hates homework and school. The song describes the student’s daily struggles with waking up, going to school, doing homework, and dealing with teachers. The song also expresses the student’s wish to have more fun and freedom in life. 



Lead Vocals - Aum Gangavane & Nikhil Gangavane

Songwriter/Composer/Producer - Nikhil Gangavane

Mixing & Mastering : Ishaan Devasthali

Vocals Recording : TSM Studio

Vocals Recording Engineers : Abhijeet Ranade & Prasad Pawar

Chorus & Featuring - Aarav Deshpande, Aarav Kate, Aarnav Joshi, Aashay Kulkarni, Anay Joglekar, Asavari Karlekar, Harshit Surana, Jay Sarmukadam, Medhansh Mhankale, Ovee Shevade, Rahee Joshi, Shamika Sama, Swara Deshpande & Viraj Patki

Wake up and get to brush

Then all this breakfast fuss

Run to school bus

I hate this morning rush

I've been sleeping so far

So my head banged on the bar

Forgot I'm not in a car

Now all I see is stars and dreamin'

Teacher's on holiday

It will fun today

All I will do is play

Let this come true I pray

There'll be no classwork

Surely no homework

Just go to home and play

This is the best day

There'll be no homework

I don't like home work

I want more time to play

and not some homework

Buses reach to the school

Where there is fun but lots of rules

There are kids who can be cruel

But no worries... I'm playin' cool

Shhh Be silent in the class

Teacher's shouting at us

Solving math is a must

Or your brain will start to rust

Don't run in corridors

Don't bang the classroom doors

Don't litter on the floors

I'll listen to everything

But don't give homework

I don't like homework

I go to home to play

And not do homework

Please do your homework (No)

You've got your homework (I know)

No time to play today (What?)

So much of homework

No no no homework

Let me play with my friends

Before my homework

Now please don't whine

Just Walk in a line

You will reach home on time

Now that's a good sign

Reached home

I am in a shock

My devices are locked

What is this all about?

Dad did this I've no doubt... Baba!

I want to play my games

There are some scores I aim

Why are these days the same?

With so much home work!

If there is homework (Hmm)

First you'll do homework (Aww)

You'll get no screen time if

You don't do home work

No please no homework

Don't tell me homework

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Lots of home work (yeah)

You'll have to do it now (no)

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This ain't a fight

Though what you say is right

With burdens I go wild

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I just don't like this rat race

All these pressures I face

Instead of facing all your rage

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You've heard this song of mine

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We don't want homework

Please no more homework

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Please do your homework (C'mon)

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Now do your homework (No)

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Last Updated: May 6, 2024 Fact Checked

This article was co-authored by Ashley Pritchard, MA and by wikiHow staff writer, Hannah Madden . Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. There are 9 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 249,112 times.

Homework can be a drag, but it's got to be done to keep your grades up and stay on track during school. Going somewhere quiet, making a plan, and giving yourself breaks can all help you stay focused and on task to get your work done quickly. Try to keep your assignments organized and give yourself credit for completing hard or boring work, even if you didn’t want to.

Getting Motivated

Step 1 Pick an easy assignment to start with.

  • Keep a list of your assignments and check them off as you finish them. This can give you a sense of accomplishment that can motivate you to keep going.

Step 2 Work on your homework with your friends to keep each other motivated.

  • Make it the rule that you work for a certain amount of time, or until a certain amount of work has been accomplished. Afterward, you can hang out. Stick to this schedule.
  • Try this out and see if it works. If you're too distracted by having friends around, make a date to hang out after homework instead.

Step 3 Make completing assignments a competition with yourself.

  • Make sure you keep the competition to yourself. Competing with your friends isn’t fun, especially over homework assignments and grades.

Step 4 Understand why you’re doing homework so it doesn’t feel pointless.

  • Learning something that will probably help with future assignments, even if you don't know what they are yet.
  • Proving to your teacher that you understand the homework so that they don’t keep assigning it over and over.
  • Improving your GPA.
  • Getting a good grade.

Step 5 Reward yourself when you finish an assignment.

  • Try not to reward yourself with food, as that can lead to snacking when you aren’t really hungry.

Staying Focused

Step 1 Break your work up into 45-minute chunks.

  • For instance, tell yourself that if you finish your first assignment in 20 minutes, you can go on your phone for 5 minutes.

Step 2 Take 15-minute breaks.

  • Make sure you stand up and do something when it's your break, or you won't get your wiggles out.
  • Set a timer on your phone or use a kitchen timer to let yourself know when it's time to switch tasks.

Step 3 Incorporate your own interests into your assignments.

  • If you don't have control over the subject, try to find connections between the topic and something you care about. Find aspects of the subject that interest you.
  • For instance, if you have to study History but you care the most about fashion, investigate the styles of the times and places you are studying. Learn how political and economical developments changed the way people dressed.

Step 4 Listen to soothing music that isn’t distracting.

  • You can find playlists on Spotify and YouTube that are made for studying and doing homework.

Step 5 Turn off any entertainment when it’s time to focus on the hard stuff.

  • When you're struggling to focus, sign out of your email and all social media so you don't check them as a reflex.

Creating Good Study Habits

Step 1 Set up a dedicated workspace.

  • If you have many textbooks and worksheets, stack them and put them to the side.
  • Get things like pencils, erasers, calculators, rulers, and paper.

Step 2 Keep a homework planner.

  • Having a planner will make it less tempting to procrastinate, as long as you have broken up your studying into manageable chunks.
  • Your planner can be paper, or you can get one on your phone. Just make sure it has space for task lists as well as events.
  • Once you have completed a task, cross it off or put a check next to it. Seeing that you're getting your work done will make you feel better, which in turn will motivate you to keep up the good work.
  • Don't put more than you can do in one day on a list! Split up your week's work so that every day has a manageable amount.

Step 3 Stick to a weekly homework routine.

  • If you have a job or extracurricular activities that change your daily schedule, determine a weekly schedule that you stick to as much as possible.

Step 4 Get help with your homework if you’re struggling.

  • Sometimes just explaining what you have to do will help you understand it better.
  • Talking to another person is a great way to brainstorm ideas. They may ask you questions or provide comments that can help you organize your ideas.
  • Other times, the person you are talking to will notice something about the prompt that you overlooked.

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  • Set up a dedicated study area at home with your needed supplies, to establish a consistent homework routine. Having everything in one prepared place helps minimize distractions.
  • Use a planner to schedule out all your assignments. Break them into small, manageable pieces so it's less overwhelming. Checking tasks off as you finish motivates you along.
  • If completely stuck on an assignment, reach out and talk it through with someone. Verbalizing it can provide new insights to move forward.
  • Take short activity breaks every 45 minutes. Get up, stretch, grab some water. It refreshes your mental focus so you stay engaged.
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3 Classic Rock Songs for People Who Say They Don’t Like Patti Smith

by Jacob Uitti May 18, 2024, 3:45 pm

Part-poet, part-rock star, the musician and best-selling author Patti Smith was a phenomenon in the 1970s thanks to her 1975 debut LP Horses , and has since been a favorite among many music fans and art lovers ever since. Born in Chicago, Smith rose to popularity in the New York City scene and has stood for cerebral empowerment ever since.

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Still, though, some may have their reservations about the artist. Some may have reservations about her lyrics, her voice, her look or any other number of things. But that’s why we wanted to create this list here. Below are three songs that will turn anyone’s opinion around about the musician. Indeed, these are three songs for people who say they don’t like Patti Smith.

[RELATED: 3 Live Concerts Every Patti Smith Fan Should See]

“Because the Night” from Easter (1978)

The origins of this song come from rocker Bruce Springsteen. But he didn’t think he was the right person to sing it. It turns out “the Boss” and Smith shared a record producer at the time in future music mogul Jimmy Iovine, who convinced Springsteen to pass the track over to Smith, who knocked it out of the park. The song became her biggest hit, charting at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released on the 1978 album Easter , Smith sings on the track,

Take me now, baby, here as I am Hold me close, try and understand Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe Love is a banquet on which we feed

Come on now try and understand The way I feel when I’m in your hands Take my hand, come undercover They can’t hurt you now Can’t hurt you now, can’t hurt you now

Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to lust Because the night belongs to lovers Because the night belongs to us

“Gloria” from Horses (1975)

The opening track to Smith’s 1975 debut solo LP Horses , this song is an adaptation of the rock standard that was also made famous by others including Van Morrison. The track was released as the album’s debut single and on the lively offering, she sings,

Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine Meltin’ in a pot of thieves Wild card up my sleeve Thick heart of stone My sins, my own They belong to me, me

People say, “Beware!” But I don’t care The words are just rules and regulations to me, me I walk in a room, you know I look so proud I’m movin’ in this here atmosphere Well, a-a-anything’s allowed

“People Have the Power” from Dream of Life (1988)

Released as the lead single from Smith’s 1988 LP Dream of Life , this driving rock song is about the state of things. Meaning, it’s about the people being the ones in power, not the ruling few. And not the ruling fools. This is a sentiment Smith has pushed for often in her career. It’s a populous offering and one that should be taken to heart when the world needs changing. On it, she sings,

I was dreaming in my dreaming of an aspect bright and fair and my sleeping it was broken but my dream it lingered near in the form of shining valleys where the pure air recognized and my senses newly opened I awakened to the cry that the people have the power to redeem the work of fools upon the meek the graces shower it’s decreed the people rule

The people have the power The people have the power The people have the power The people have the power

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Lil Yachty Says He Told Drake 'I Don’t Feel Like You Won or Lost' in Kendrick Lamar Beef

The 6 God's friend and frequent collaborator spoke at length about the historic beef, notably pointing out that Drake was “deemed a loser” before the battle started.

Lil Yachty has offered a decidedly measured take on Drake and Kendrick Lamar 's undeniably historic back-and-forth .

In a recently surfaced podcast clip seemingly taken from a not-yet-released episode of A Safe Place , Yachty, whose extensive collaborative history with the 6 God is well-documented, pointed out that Kendrick "clearly had a lot more animosity" throughout the beef.

"Because Drake dropped great records," Yachty said. "Also, let’s be fair, Drake was deemed a loser in this battle before it started. Because people don’t like him and haven’t and he’s won for a very long time and he’s sat at the top of the throne. Honestly and respectfully, I think he still sits at the top of the throne. I think that even if opinionated masses would say that Kendrick won, I don’t think that people are gonna stop listening to Drake."

While Yachty further noted that there are indeed “no rules” in a rap battle of this magnitude, he feels that this particular beef felt like the “most officiated beef” he’s seen. Still, he doesn’t believe his friend and frequent collaborator lost.

"I said to Drake, I told him, I don’t feel like you won or lost," he explained. "Rappers have lost, and then lost everything. … I don’t think that this has happened to Drake. I think that Drake will still be in everyone’s Spotify Wrapped at the end of the year, at the top. I think he can still drop hits and it will still control the summer. I think that Kendrick made very smart moves and I don’t think Drake would disagree."

Lil Yachty speaking on the Kendrick Lamar & Drake rap battle "Drake was deemed a loser in this battle before it started, cause people don't like him and havent... I think he still sits on top of the throne... I told Drake I don't feel like you won or lost" via @ASafePlacePod — SOUND (@itsavibe) May 17, 2024

In another clip from the same unreleased (as of this writing, at least) discussion, Yachty gave his assessment of how both Drake and Kendrick were forced to take different angles when it came to their respective disses’ lyrical content. Both artists, he said, are "at the top of their game" and have been for some time. As for the specifics leveled back and forth, Yachty was also quick to point out that there’s "no proof" of either side’s claims.

"They didn’t have much on each either," he said. "So they found, one was pedophilia and then one was an abuser, a woman abuser. And they just both kind of poked at 'em. Extreme accusations, absolutely, which there’s no proof to either one. But it’s beef, right?"

Overall, Yachty added, this as "a really good battle," and represents something that will "never, ever, ever" be seen again. From Yachty’s perspective, however, the beef is over, with Kendrick’s "Not Like Us" ( currently the No. 1 song in the country ) standing as the "pivotal moment" from the back-and-forth.

"That song is the one that’ll live and I hope that one day in the near future these two guys can come laugh about it," he said. "When they’re old and gray and extremely dirt-rich, both billionaires, they can come and laugh about it and move forward."

Lil Yachty speaks on the allegations during the Drake vs Kendrick, artists tagging in, and Not Like Us ending it "ped*philia... a woman abuser... theres no proof to either one... I wished it was only Drake & Kendrick... when Kendrick came like 'I hate this n*gga' everyone was… — SOUND (@itsavibe) May 17, 2024

Yachty had time to react to a disgruntled fan who was calling him out for being "absolutely shameless" about loyalty.

you are absolutely shameless @lilyachty “loyalty is priceless & that’s all i need” 🥴 — أ (@drizzyys) May 17, 2024
Lil Yachty, @lilyachty , also thinks that the song where someone calls his so called brother, a certified PEDOPHILE multiple times, is BANGING!!!! — أ (@drizzyys) May 17, 2024

In tweets responding to the person, Yachty told them to stop trying to spin the narrative.

"u making shit what it’s not, everybody and they mama kno what side I’m on. U fans be over doin shit. I didn’t go into any specifics of the songs. Stop tryna spin narrative."

Lil Yachty accuses Drake of spin, Drake responds strongly, defending his actions and criticizing Yachty's support choices. The tweets include high engagement metrics

He continued, "Suck a dick nerd, it wasn’t my beef to speak in..fuck u want me to do? Jump on a feature? I said I felt like nobody won. The whole thing was stupid to begin with. When I support him I’m dick riding, when I dont say shit I switched up. This internet shit is so lame . Can’t win."

A Twitter exchange between Lil Yachty and Drake. Lil Yachty criticizes someone for their behavior, and Drake responds by calling out hypocrisy in Lil Yachty's statements

Last weekend, Drake, whose " The Heart Part 6 " stands as the final entry in the Kendrick saga, teased that he was moving into a new frame of mind. Specifically, he told fans they could expect some presumably imminent " summer vibes ."


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A Recent Timeline of the Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar Beef

Drake; Kendrick Lamar

T he long-simmering beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has exploded in recent days as the rappers repeatedly lobbed insults and allegations about one another’s families and personal lives in a series of escalating diss tracks that has also invoked other hip-hop greats, including Metro Boomin and DJ Mustard.

The feud, in which each rapper has made numerous unverified allegations, prompted Drake to respond in a song on Sunday that he’s “disgusted” by Lamar’s claims about him, including that he has a secret child and engages in sex with underage girls, which he denies.

In “The Heart Part 6”—a title that references Lamar’s “The Heart” song series—Drake said he would have “been arrested” were there any truth to the allegations about him having inappropriate relationships with underage girls. The 37-year-old Canadian rapper, who has a 6-year-old son, also suggested that he leaked false information about having a daughter to Lamar, singing: “We plotted for a week and then we fed you the information/ A daughter that’s eleven years old, I bet he takes it.”

The fight between the two men reached its climax (at least, to date) over the weekend, resulting in the release of multiple songs by and featuring the two artists. While their tense relationship dates back years, the origins of this most recent dispute can be traced to Drake’s song “First Person Shooter,” which was released as part of his album, For All the Dogs, last October. During that track, featured guest J. Cole called himself, Drake, and Lamar the “big three.” When Lamar was featured on Future’s “Like That” on March 22, he ripped into Cole and Drake for suggesting they are on the same level.

Read More: Why Drake Had to Take Down His Song That Featured AI-Tupac Vocals

The ensuing drama has brought forward serious, unverified claims, and shows no signs of slowing down. It is the latest chapter in a long tradition of rap feuds that has seen rivalries between the likes of Jay-Z and Nas and Tupac and Biggie. 

Here’s a recent timeline of the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar. 

The backstory and "First Person Shooter”

Both rappers achieved mainstream fame at around the same time in the early 2010s. They’ve worked together in the past; on Drake’s 2011 album, Take Care , Lamar is featured on an interlude, and Lamar had Drake on his second studio album, 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City , on the song “Poetic Justice.” 

The first sign of trouble seems to have cropped up around 2013, when Lamar appeared on Big Sean’s “Control.” Lamar called out Drake and several other rappers on the song, but Drake didn’t engage at first, suggesting in interviews at the time that he was not going to take the bait.

Instead, Drake's beef with Meek Mill in 2015 consumed much of his time, and later, in 2018, he got into it with Pusha T, who revealed that Drake was hiding a secret baby in the song “The Story of Adidon”—which Drake later admitted was true.

It wasn’t until “First Person Shooter” came out last year that Drake reopened the conflict with Lamar, intentionally or not, after Cole referred to himself, Drake, and Lamar as the “Big Three.” 

Kendrick’s featured verse on “Like That” 

Lamar, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his album DAMN. , took offense to the idea that he and Drake are on the same skill level. The standout line in Future’s song “Like That,” which is produced by Metro Boomin, is, “Motherf-ck the big three, it’s just big me.” 

He also refers to Drake’s most recent album, For All The Dogs , rapping, “‘Fore all your dogs gettin' buried/ That's a K with all these nines, he gon' see Pet Sematary .”

J. Cole enters the beef with “7-Minute Drill,” but quickly bows out

Shortly after “Like That” came out, Cole released a surprise album called Might Delete Later, and one of the songs, “7 Minute Drill,” includes a diss directed at Lamar. 

In it, he raps, “Your first sh-t was classic, your last sh-t was tragic/ Your second sh-t put n----s to sleep, but they gassed it/ Your third sh-t was massive, and that was your prime,” a line that many listeners took issue with because Cole suggests that To Pimp a Butterfly (an album widely regarded as Lamar’s best) was boring. He says in the song that people don’t care about Lamar, rapping, “He averagin’ one hard verse like every thirty months or somethin’/ If he wasn’t dissin’, then we wouldn’t be discussin’ him.”

However, Cole then decided to distance himself from the beef. He later said that the song “didn’t sit right with his spirit” and removed it from streaming services on April 12, saying his actions are some of the “lamest, goofiest sh-t” he’s participated in.

Drake tells Lamar he needs to do some “Push Ups”

Rap fans waited with bated breath for Drake’s response, and he returned to the beef with not one song, but two, “Push Ups” and “Taylor Made Freestyle,” released on April 19. The Toronto rapper attempts to put Lamar in his place, calling him a “pipsqueak” and rapping, “How the f-ck you big steppin’ with a size-seven men’s on?” Drake also attempts to make fun of Lamar for doing features on pop songs. “Maroon 5 need a verse, you better make it witty/ Then we need a verse for the Swifties," he raps on “Push Ups,” referring to the 2015 remix of Swift’s “Bad Blood” and “Don’t Wanna Know” with Maroon 5 the following year. 

But Lamar isn’t the only person called out on this record. Drake also dissed Future, The Weeknd, Rick Ross, NBA player Ja Morant, Metro Boomin, and Cole on the song.

“Taylor Made Freestyle,” AI Tupac and Snoop Dogg

Following “Push Ups,” Drake briefly released “Taylor Made Freestyle,” sharing the song in a now-deleted Instagram post on April 19 with the caption: “While we wait on you, I guess.” In the song, Drake alleged Lamar did not release a response to his diss track because Taylor Swift had just put out her latest album The Tortured Poets Department . “Now we gotta wait a f-cking week 'cause Taylor Swift is your new top, and if you boutta drop, she gotta approve,” rapped Drake.

Read More: How AI is Wreaking Havoc on the Fanbases of Taylor Swift, Drake, and Other Pop Stars

But the track was short-lived after Drake was served a cease-and-desist letter from Tupac Shakur’s estate for using AI-generated vocals from the rap legend, who died in 1996. Drake was then forced to remove “Taylor Made Freestyle” from all public platforms. The estate said they would have never approved of using Shakur’s voice for the track. 

The song also featured AI vocals from Snoop Dogg, who joked about it on Instagram.

“6:16 in LA” and the multiple meanings behind the title

Lamar dropped a second song in the same week he released “Euphoria,” with multiple possible meanings behind the cryptic title. He released “6:16 in LA” as an Instagram Reel on his page on Friday. The cover art for the song features a single black glove, seemingly a nod to the O.J. Simpson trial —which began on June 16, 1995. Tupac’s birthday is also on June 16, as is Father’s Day this year. It's also the day the television show Euphoria dropped its first episode. There is also a Bible verse, Corinthians 6:16, that could be read as a dig at Drake’s alleged taste in women: “Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, ‘The two will become one flesh.’”

One of the most surprising aspects about the song was the inclusion of Jack Antonoff’s name on the producer credits. The Bleachers frontman is known for working closely with Taylor Swift and hasn’t previously been publicly involved in this rap feud. Lamar digs further into Drake to suggest that the Toronto rapper might have moles on his team, feeding him information.

“Family Matters”

Drake responded to Lamar by questioning the true father of Lamar’s child with fiancé Whitney Alford, and possibly alleging that Lamar is unfaithful and physically abusive in his current relationship in “Family Matters.” “You the Black messiah wifin' up a mixed queen. And hit vanilla cream to help out with your self-esteem,” Drake raps on the track released on May 3. (Lamar has not directly addressed these claims, although he did say in his response track “Meet the Grahams,” “This supposed to be a good exhibition within the game/ But you fucked up the moment you called out my family's name/ Why you had to stoop so low to discredit some decent people?”) 

Later in that verse, Drake specifically names Dave Free, a record executive who works as Lamar’s manager, saying, “I heard that one of 'em little kids might be Dave Free.” Drake also called Lamar and his body of work, which often addresses racism, inauthentic, saying, “Always rappin’ like you ‘bout to get the slaves freed/ You justin actin’ like an activist, it’s make-believe.” 

The music video shows the destruction of a van used in the 2012 album cover of Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City . As of Monday morning, the track is #1 on “trending for music ” on YouTube.

“Meet the Grahams”

Less than an hour after Drake released “Family Matters,” Lamar put out “Meet the Grahams.” The track is arguably the most aggressive of songs released in the past few months, and starts with Lamar apologizing to Drake’s son for having him as a father. Lamar then goes on to claim without evidence that Drake takes Ozempic, and used photos of medication with Drake’s legal name, Audrey Drake Graham, on it, as the cover art for the song. (The images have not been verified as legitimate.) He alludes to gossip that Drake has had a Brazilian butt lift (a rumor—which Drake has not directly responded to—that prompted Rick Ross to coin the nickname “BBL Drizzy”), and even mentions the way that Drake hid his son from the public eye. “Don't be ashamed 'bout who you wit', that's how he treat your moms. Don't have a kid to hide, a kid to hide again,” Lamar raps.

In the second verse, Lamar makes severe implications about Drake by comparing him to Hollywood sex offender Harvey Weinstein, saying, “Him and Weinstein should get fucked up in a cell for the rest they life.” (Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction was recently overturned in New York, which has opened a new chapter in his case.)

Lamar dedicates the third verse to Drake’s daughter, claiming that Drake is “not active” in her life and calling him a “narcissist, misogynist.” Drake denied claims he has a daughter on his Instagram story on Saturday. 

“Not Like Us”

Lamar doubled down on his allegations against Drake, releasing another four-and-a-half-minute track not even a full 24 hours later on Saturday evening. The cover art is allegedly a photo of Drake’s mansion in Toronto with red markers that seem similar to the ones used to mark homes where sex offenders reside. “Say, Drake, I hear you like 'em young,” Lamar rapped. 

He also says that Drake is not a “colleague” but a “colonizer.”

Lamar also called out Drake for using Tupac’s AI voice: “You think the Bay gon' let you disrespect Pac, n---a? I think that Oakland show gon' be your last stop.”

Metro Boomin’s “BBL Drizzy” 

Metro Boomin—one of the producers on “Like That”—put his foot in the game when he shared a post on X about a “BBL Drizzy Beat Giveaway” on May 5. The rapper encouraged fans to rap over the beat, which looks to be a sample of a parody song written by comedian and AI storyteller King Willonious, according to Complex . 

Drake mentioned Metro Boomin by his legal name in “Family Matters,” calling him “lame” and also alleging that he influenced disagreements between Drake and Future. 

Drake commented on an Instagram post sharing one of Metro Boomin’s tweets about him writing , “you just cheffed a beat about my a-s?”

“The Heart Part 6”

The most recent response to the beef came on Sunday night, when Drake released “The Heart Part 6.” In a post to X , he wrote, “And we know you’re dropping [six] minutes after, so instead of posting my address, you have a lot to address.” He denies the allegations that Lamar lobbed at him, saying he purposefully fed Lamar fake information to see if he’d fall for it and tells him that he should get better at fact-checking. Drake called this beef a “good exercise” and laughed it off, suggesting that Lamar would be a “worthy competitor if [he] was really a predator.”

Drake also directly mentioned Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown, saying that he “Only fuckin' with Whitneys, not Millie Bobby Browns, I'd never look twice at no teenager.” This marks at least the second time Drake has responded to online criticism about his friendship with the actress, whom he first met when she was a young teen . Drake previously addressed comments about her in his song “Another Late Night.”

The Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar beef seems to have no end in sight as the two continue to trade disses with ever-increasing severity in the allegations made towards each other.

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