Weekly survey: Best songs for housecleaning.

Last week, a story emerged from the US about the best songs for housecleaning. Some 2,000 people were surveyed and 66% said that they listen to music while they tidy up around the house. (The survey was commissioned by DishFish, who know a thing or two about scrubbing.)

Breaking things down further, 58% cleaned to hip-hop/rap while 51% responded with “I listen to the blues.” About 47% said that they include a little rock, too.

Here’s America’s ultimate cleaning playlist.

  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • “Read All About It” by Emeli Sandé
  • “Work” by Rihanna
  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “But a Dream” by G-Eazy
  • “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
  • “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé
  • “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston
  • “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
  • “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida

Seriously? I’m sure we can do better. If the house/condo/apartment/room/squat needs a tidy, what music would you use?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Weekly survey: Best songs for housecleaning.

  • September 10, 2019 at 12:48 am

    My ex-wife always used to love the ‘Rise’ album from Bad Brains.

    Totally not her kind of music, generally. But for whatever reason, cleaning house improved her taste.

  • September 12, 2019 at 10:10 am

    IDK, I’ll ask my wife, that’s her job!


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