Christmas is here again and it’s captivating our five senses. Streets getting filled with lights, mistletoe hanging everywhere and decorations at home are warming the cockles of our hearts. But you can also smell Christmas! And of course…. Listen to it. During these days children sing traditional songs and music surrounds us. However, apart from the traditional Christmas carols many singers have written lovely songs that will rekindle your Christmas Spirit. We have made a list of the best Christmas songs to listen to either at home or at the office!
Whistle while you work, well, not quite, but those 7 dwarfs were onto something. Research has proven that listening to music while working has great advantages to your productivity. Don’t believe us? We’ll explain why, and even share our awesome Spotify list with a selection of tunes to get you working more effectively.
If you like listening to music and your company allows it, jam on! If you don’t like listening to music, we’ll have to tell Miley and Shakira to wait outside; although, I’m not sure how well Miley will take the news. If you like listening to music but your boss doesn’t allow it, show him this article and explain to him the benefits of music at work!
We’re halfway through August now, and you may well be beginning to pack up your pencils and get ready to return to work after a summer holiday. To mark the occasion, we’ve created a Spotify playlist of songs about work to keep you tapping your toes through this time.
It was striking when compiling this list how few songs there actually are about work – something, which is after all, a fairly major part of life – and how negative the few we found were (with the exception, perhaps, of “High-ho” by the Seven Dwarfs, which we decided not to include on the basis that its relentless cheeriness would drive us off our post-holiday rockers).
Why is this? Is it that there’s something about grimness and toil which we can fundamentally relate to, or does it just make a better story? Or is it just that musicians dislike their day jobs? In any case, if you know any more uplifting songs about working life, don’t hesitate to let us know so we can add them to the playlist.
…and if it’s a list of top songs for working to you’re after, you’ll find some inspiration here.
Top 20 songs about work (Spotify playlist track list):
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
The Beatles– A Hard Day’s Night
Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man
The Clash – Career Opportunities
The Vogues – Five O’ Clock World
Gossip – Get A Job
Johnny Cash – If I Were A Carpenter
Kenny Chesney – Live A Little
Randy Newman – Lonely At The Top
The Bangles – Manic Monday
Pink Floyd – Money
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Fred Astaire – Nice Work If You Can Get It
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
Commodores – The Assembly Line
Elvis Costello – Welcome To The Working Week
Belle & Sebastian – White Collar Boy
Marianne Faithfull – Working Class Hero
Lee Dorsey – Working In A Coalmine
Bruce Springsteen – Working On The Highway
As all the greatest geniuses know, there’s nothing like a whistle while you work to make the ideas spring to mind more easily and the days run faster. Because of this, we’ve attached a new Spotify button to our blog (on the right-hand side) with the JobisJob “Music for working to” playlist currently set to go.
The Music for working to playlist is a joint effort created by the JobisJob office, and features our collective favourite tunes to make those Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents or whatever else you’re working on go that little bit more smoothly.
The playlist contains the following songs (in no particular order). Hope you enjoy!
JobisJob’s list of the best songs to work to:
Crystal Fighters – At Home
>Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Feist – I Feel It All
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
Passenger – Let Her Go
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
Blur – Song 2
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
P!nk – Try
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Kings Of Leon – The End
WTF! – Da Bop – Video Edit
Marlon Roudette – New Age
I Am Not Lefthanded – Long Goodbyes
MIKA – Live Your Life
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Dave Brubeck – Take Five
St Germain – Sure Thing
The Killers – Joy Ride
Frank Sinatra – Baubles, Bangles And Beads [The Frank Sinatra Collection]
Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song
Pete Yorn – Relator
Shadows On Stars – I’ll Be The Light
Brett Dennen – Ain’t No Reason
Absynthe Minded – Heaven Knows
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Ben Harper – Burn One Down
Negrita – Gioia Infinita
Muse – The 2nd Law: Isolated System
Motel Connection – Three
Fischerspooner – Emerge
Supertramp – Goodbye Stranger
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Stacey Kent – It Might As Well Be Spring
Vanessa Da Mata – Boa Sorte
Chicane – No Ordinary Morning
The C90′s – Shine A Light (Flight Facilities Remix)
Angus & Julia Stone – Paper Aeroplane
The xx – Islands
Peter Bjorn And John – Young Folks
The Postal Service – Sleepin In
Abba – The Winner Takes It All
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Maroon 5 – This Love
Mike Tompkins – We Are Young