9 Best Playlists To Listen To At Work (At Least We Think So)

By Lauren Pinckney
9 Best Playlists To Listen To At Work (At Least We Think So)

Tracks to keep you on track: our top playlists for work

Whether you’re sharing an office space or working from home, everyone loves a little music to fill the silence and mask the sound of clicking keys. Since our team works remotely, we each get to choose our own work playlist to match our mood. Some of us like upbeat bops, some like nostalgic tunes, and some prefer smooth jazz in the background. If you’re having trouble finding something good to listen to at work, check out some of our favorites. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Spotify or Pandora user - we’ve picked a few of our favorites for each!


1. Cinematic Music For Studying and Motivation 

Soundtracks from all the latest movies are added to this playlist frequently. They include beautiful ballads and conflict arrangements that have no lyrics and put you into the right frame of mind when working. If you’re in an office, you can play a game where you and your coworkers guess what movies the songs are from!


2. Instrumental Hip Hop

Much like the previous station, this Pandora station has the hip-hop beat and music without the lyrical hype. It’s a great way to stay focused while keeping your mood positive. It might just be the perfect work playlist!


3. Reggae Classics

This Spotify playlist includes music from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals along with many more. Reggae music is great for a boost of positivity when you’re trying to get work done on a deadline, and things are a little crazy. It’s also a great way to chill and relax on a Friday after a long productive week.


4. Chill Out Radio

This is one of the best Pandora stations for a stressful, busy day. These tunes help you breathe and take it one task at a time. The soothing sounds are exactly what you need to power through when the day isn’t going exactly how you planned. If you’re in need of some easy listening to help you focus on your tasks, look no further.


5. Today’s Top Hits

Today’s Top Hits is a great one if you’re looking for something you can mindlessly play in the background. It’s familiar enough for you to hum along and enjoy the music, with the added bonus of being easily tuned out so you can get to work.


6. Hip Hop & Jazz Instrumentals

This station has songs with a nice jazz element as well as a funky little beat at the same time. It’s upbeat and smooth for when you feel like going with the flow, but still need those positive vibes.


7. Calming Instrumental Covers 

These gentle, minimal covers hit on all the songs you know and love. From soft rock favorites to modern classics, this Spotify playlist is the perfect mix of old and new. There are 100 songs on this playlist so you can work for hours without having to listen to the same songs over and over again.


8. Mellow Classics 

For the days when you just need to mellow out and get work done, Spotify has the Mellow Classics. You’ll recognize every song on this list without getting distracted from your workflow. You might even find yourself humming along with the songs as you work away. Who doesn’t love Fleetwood Mac, Otis Redding, and Etta James. It’s called the classic for a reason; every single song is a must-listen.


9. The Office Stereo 

The Office Stereo is the best backdrop for any office environment. Whether your co-workers are there with you or you’re adjusting to life with your pet as your new co-worker, this Spotify playlist is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s upbeat and effortlessly cool, drawing on artists from around the globe to curate the best vibes.


Music is just one of the pieces that goes into creating a productive, enjoyable workspace, whether you’re in the office or working from home. For more insights from our team on working from home, check out our top six tips for remote working. And if your company is taking this time to refresh your website or explore new areas of digital marketing, we can help. Check out our website design and digital marketing services here.

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