And while pop was the #1 genre for studying with lo-fi closely behind, a good 46% of students with a 3.5-4.0 GPA preferred EDM when it came time to hit the books.
Interestingly, male students were 166% more likely than female students to listen to EDM while studying.
But research has found that lyrics can interfere with cognitive tasks, potentially accounting for those with high GPAs preferring classical or instrumental music.
But Spotify does create their own study playlists by genre, putting plenty of research into maximum academic efficiency, and even lowering the loudness on their collections to help students focus.
Check out the full study on music genres and study playlists here.