WFH Soundtracks for Every Flavor of Day

We’ve all been there: You’re creating the perfect environment for maximum WFH productivity. Your coffee is hot but not too hot. Your ergonomic standing desk is at a height that’s scientifically proven to help you get your hustle on. And yet, something is missing. It’s too quiet. Every little sound outside threatens to derail your mojo.
You need music.
So, whether you’re drowning in paperwork or buzzing on a Friday high, we’ve polled the cool kids at Etc. to put together a playlist for every kind of workday. Let’s get this home office vibing. Cool? Cool.
Lord, Grant Me the Strength to Get Through Monday
Railing on Mondays for being not great is a pastime of anyone who’s ever had a job, so we won’t bother explaining why listening to empowering, motivational jams can make the worst seventh of the week a little more tolerable.
• “We Can Work It Out” – Stevie Wonder
• “You Gotta Be” – Des’ree
• “Busy Earnin’” – Jungle
• “Praise You – Radio Edit” – Fatboy Slim
• “Working in the Coalmine” – Lee Dorsey
• “Don’t Sweat the Technique” – Erik B. & Rakim
• “Disparate Youth” – Santigold
• “Rain On Me” – Lady Gaga
• “Let the Music Play” – Shannon
• “Friday On My Mind” – The Easybeats
• “Let’s Work” – Prince

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Busy Work Workday
You know, the kind of work that’s repetitive and mind-numbing? Busy work. When your day is filled with checking boxes and signing on dotted lines, you need mellow tunes that get you into a groove and keep your brain from shutting off.
• “Alone in Kyoto” – Air
• “Tom’s Diner” – Suzanne Vega
• “Age of Consent” – New Order
• “Bam” – Sister Nancy
• “Turquoise Waves” – Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
• “Ordinary Pleasure” – Toro y Moi
• “Spellbound” – Siouxsie and the Banshees
• “Pulling Our Weight” – The Radio Dept.
• “Hangin’ Out” – Betty Davis
• “Love Song” – The Cure
• “Belfast” – Orbital

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Gotta Get Down on Friday
Wait, wait! Before you snap your laptop shut in a fit of disgust, we promise, that song isn’t on this playlist. What is on this playlist? Only the most feel-good bops to get your toes tapping and your fingers typing. The weekend is almost here, so finish the workweek strong.
• “Do Your Thing” – Basement Jaxx
• “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” – Hall & Oates
• “Oogum Boogum Song” – Brenton Wood
• “Cut to the Feeling” – Carly Rae Jepsen
• “Move On Up” – Curtis Mayfield
• “Tightrope” – Janelle Monáe
• “Walking On Broken Glass” – Annie Lennox
• “Lovely Day” – Bill Withers
• “Move Your Feet” – Junior Senior
• “Dancehall Queen” – Robyn
• “D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice
• “Be Alright” – Ariana Grande

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There you have it! Curated WFH playlists for days ranging from SMH to TGIF. Because if there’s one thing to love about working from home, it’s that the DJ is always you and not Chad from accounting.