Cold take: Chores suck!
No one likes to spend their free time cleaning, dusting, sweeping, mopping and scrubbing, but you can turn this pain in the butt into a bona fide rumpshaker by cranking some tunes while you do it!
Luckily for you, we here at Drillbrush not only have ample cleaning experience, but a library of killer tracks from music buffs that work on our staff.
So we’ve asked around the office and curated a cleaning playlist that’ll make you whip while wiping and be neat while you nae-nae!
NOTE: Some songs on this list may have explicit lyrics. If you do not wish to hear that kind of content while cleaning, or are cleaning the house with your children, feel free to skip over tracks marked with an “[E].”
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
The deeds may be dirty, but the clean up will be quick! This signature AC/DC jam will have you scrubbing all night long!
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin’ Care of Business
A classic rock staple and an anthem for hard work, business will most certainly be taken care of when this song plays!
Balduin ft. Swing Bohème Orchestra - Banane (Jazzotron Remix)
Performed by German electro-swing duo Balduin, this potassium-rich track provides a fun, bouncy tune perfect for any homeowner or Minion to get working.
Caravan Palace - Lone Digger
Break out the brass and start cleaning with class! Lone Digger provides thumping electro-swing to keep your body moving!
Caro Emerald - Whatchugot (PiSk Remix)
Overflowing with retro flair, this fun and danceable track will have you bopping around the house and ping-ponging between tasks!
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
The pinnacle of productivity, you’ll be moving faster than “Daft Hands” when this song comes on!
Das EFX - They Want EFX
This quirky hip hop tune by Das EFX features a funky groove and zany Looney Tunes style lyrics that are fun to sing along to as you make your way through the house.
DMX - Party Up [E]
Clean up or party up? Why not both? Get your head bobbing with this bombastic DMX classic.
Flo Rida - Good Feeling
Featuring a powerful sample of “Something’s Got a Hold on Me,” I’ve got a good feeling you’ll be able to cut through your chores in half the time!
Flo Rida - Whistle [E]
It doesn’t have quite the same meaning as “Whistle While you Work” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but we feel it can inspire the same level of productivity.
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
Off-beat, funky, and brimming with hooks, Atomic Dog is a catchy jam that keeps you moving while grooving, especially if you’re a pet parent.
Goldfinger - Superman
Historically used by Tony Hawk fans to build their special meter and collect secret tapes, this mid-90s ska classic has the upbeat empowerment and fast pace to help you shred through your chores.
Jack Johnson - Washing Dishes
Washing dishes isn’t the only thing this smooth Jack Johnson track isn’t just great for. It’s perfect for Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, or even making Banana Pancakes! Just know that you and this song are Better Together.
Laid Back - Bakerman (Soul Clap Remix)
Laid back is right! This silky smooth track is graced with slick vocals and soaring saxophone riffs will send you on a nine minute odyssey that’ll make your housework fly by!
Max Frost - Money Problems
Max Frost delivers a vintage-sounding anthem for people short on change that’ll get you up and moving!
Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean [E]
When there’s any form of cleaning to be done, the chorus to this song immediately gets stuck in my head.
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Postal Service delivers with driving synths, hard-hitting drum machines, and romantic lyricism. Such Great Heights will give you a leg up on the daily grind.
Queen - We Will Rock You
The ultimate song for intimidating your toughest opponents, whether it be the rival football team or that built-up gunk in the bathtub!
Rose Royce - Car Wash
Okay, okay, so this one may be a little cliché, but Rose Royce managed to make a disco anthem out of car washing, so it’s a welcome inclusion on any cleaning motivation playlist!
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Shake off the haters and shake off the dust with this poppy hit from T-Swizzle!
Technohead - I Wanna Be a Hippy [E]
Despite it’s “mellow” subject matter, this novelty English gabber jam kept ravers going all night back in the day, and its thumping techno beats will do just the same for you!
Toro y Moi - Ordinary Pleasure
Underscored with driving bongos and a smooth groove, Toro y Moi makes cleaning a pleasure with this funky bop.
Travie McCoy - Billionaire ft. Bruno Mars [E]
If we had a billion dollars, we could just hire someone to clean for us. Until then, though, we’ll just have to use our imagination.
It’s not a real album, but a man can dream!
So, what did you think of our list? If you want to listen to these tracks the next time you clean, we’ve made both a Youtube and Spotify playlist you can check out below.
Tell us what kind of music you like to listen to when you clean. We’re always looking for more deep cuts while we deep scrub!
Thank you to John, Jeff, Amar, and Aldi for their suggestions.