Published on September 9th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


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?

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

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2 Responses to Weekly survey: Best songs for housecleaning.

  1. Pat Janes says:

    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.

  2. Who Asked You says:

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

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