When you sit down and are ready to game, it’s important that you do so in a way that helps your gaming experience be as enjoyable as possible. For some people, this means playing with the volume up high and blasting their favorite music through their speakers. For others, they prefer to have something more calming like classical or ambient music. However the case may be for you, there are certain types of music that can help increase your grinding speed while also not distracting from gameplay – we call these “grinding” songs!
In this blog post, I’ll talk about what game grinding is and how to find quality grinding music for gamers (or even those who don’t game. You’re allowed to listen to this while commuting. I won’t tell.).
What is grinding exactly?
“To grind” is a popular term used for the idea of getting to the desired level in a game by means of repeated and often tedious actions. It’s also been used as an expression, meaning that you are not enjoying your current activity, but it will eventually lead to something more rewarding.
We all have that one game we can’t put down. We stay up for hours and hours grinding away at it, trying to push past the next level or get a new shiny weapon. It’s not always pretty when you’re grinding in a game. You might feel like you’re on your last legs, and the only thing keeping you going is the thought of this wonderful luma Temtem.
Some people watch a show while they’re playing, but some grinding activities don’t allow you to take your eyes off the screen. Don’t worry: there are ways to make it more enjoyable! A good grinding music playlist is one of them!
Music is life, music is energy!
As I explained above, it is the redundancy of the gameplay that makes the grind tedious. In addition to the gameplay that runs in a loop and you’re generally spending hours in the same map or dungeon, there is something special that quickly reminds us that we are grinding for hours: the music!
There is nothing more horrible than a piece of heady music that runs for hours in our heads. This is the beginning of madness. Some video games have created soundtracks more suitable for the grind compared to others. Notable soundtracks that are perfect to grind are the ones of Tree of Savior or Nier Automata. It seems that the music of these games was specially created to make us grind for hours… We believe they were made for that exact purpose!
Some MMORPGs are not offering fantastic music to put on repeat. The reason we bring this up is that MMORPGs are the type of video games that can require hours of grind.
But enough explanations, we have some great music to share to get you going!
Good game grinding music is all you need
No, seriously! We’ve been grinding ourselves for hours without feeling ever tired all thanks to some good grinding music. You should definitely look for a playlist that will keep you going for hours, so look out for inspiring songs so that you can farm those level 10 boars by the thousands. Unlimited Boar Works! Epic songs or anime music is usually very conducive to make you feel like you’re the hero! But that feeling can be created with many genres.
Top 5 game grinding playlists
Those are my top 5 favorite playlists I listen to when I’m grinding levels or farming resources in games.
Tree of Savior
You can find the entire game music of Tree of Savior on YouTube. It has some fantastic grinding music to listen to, and it’s also perfect to grind those levels!
Nier Automata was created by video game developer PlatinumGames so you know the quality is excellent. The full list of songs from this game are available on Spotify or YouTube as well
Dance with the Dead
Nothing defeats a good dark synthwave playlist to grind those levels out.
NoBan Stream Floor 1 (Copyright free, perfect for Streamers)
If you are a streamer and would like to share play with some nice royalty-free music in the background, we got you covered! Check out our playlist Grind till you die. A playlist with original NoBan Stream tracks to keep you in the mood and get those levels going.
Epic Anime Music
If you’re into anime music, the following playlist will be perfect for you. Epicness guaranteed.
A good playlist you should have, especially when you are a streamer
The major risk when a streamer chooses to grind while streaming is that he may not capture the attention of his audience for a very long time. Some streamers LOVE to talk, and they are usually the ones who can both focus on their grind while taking advantage of their non-gameplay time to chat, answer questions, etc…
The creation of a special grind scene may be necessary for your stream setup. Create a slightly larger window on your camera because the game might not necessarily be the primary focus of this session. If you don’t have a camera it’s not a big deal either, many famous streamers don’t use one.
If you are not very talkative, talking about your current playlist is a great exercise to open up to the chat.
What is the ideal grinding music?
A good grinding playlist will only be effective if it makes you feel good.
But beware: If you are streaming, think of yourself as much as of your audience. Be true to your identity. Nothing forbids you to slip in a few songs that are different from the general theme. Just remember that music you don’t own can’t be broadcasted! And definitely don’t put copyrighted music in your video recordings.
Our pro-tip: Play royalty-free music, like the ones on our free playlists, and you will be able to record your best grinding sessions without the hassle of worrying about DMCA strikes!
In conclusion, having a good playlist when you are grinding is great for:
- Setting the mood
- To create a certain atmosphere
- Keep the audience’s attention and make them stay
- Have something to talk about
- To share your musical taste and create engagement
A good playlist can make the difference between a successful grinding session and an unsuccessful one. If you are looking for royalty-free music to use in your next grind with Twitch or Mixer, our free playlists will do just fine! You might also want to talk about what artists you enjoy and share some of your favorite songs too.
What’s your favorite music to listen to while you grind? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media pages!