Creative Work Playlist: 50 Songs To Help You Sit Down And Get Shit Done

Hello, my friends – your girl’s coming atcha with a potentially somewhat helpful post. I know, shocking! Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here; you guys probably don’t share my music taste, so this could end up being useless.

Today, I’m stealing an idea from the simply wonderful Priya of You Should Hear (who You Should Check Out Right Now – go on, I’ll still be here when you get back!). Priya creates these pretty wonderful “Very Specific Playlists” wherein she creates a little playlist for a really specific emotion/mood/event – and I always end up finding awesome new music on them.

As bloggers, we spend a lot of time having to force ourselves to sit down and get shit done. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging . . . but sometimes forcing yourself to work consistently for a few hours is a challenge. (Especially when the aforementioned Priya forces you to go clubbing with her and you have post-tequila-shots brain fog. That girl, she’s such a bad influence.)

For me, there are very few things more important to creating a good work environment than music. And one of those things is tea, which – as a British person – is saying a lot. The right playlist can massively put me in the mood to be creative and concentrate . . . so today I’m sharing 50 of the most creatively inspiring songs that help me get my ass in gear*.

*Coffee and green tea not included, but highly recommended as an accompaniment. Music only goes so far, caffiene is the real secret.

Just a forewarning: my music taste is eclectic as hell. You’ve got house, RNB, rock, pop, indie . . . not to mention, a total mix of moods. Some is inspiring, some is upbeat, some is chill, some is good background noise . . . this playlist is a real melting pot. You might not love all these songs (and that’s okay, you’re just an uncultured swine, we don’t judge) – but there’ll definitely be something for everyone and hopefully you’ll find some newΒ  music. Let’s do this thing.

Okay, so here’s our conveniently Pin-able overview image of my playlist. Below, I’ve attached each song with it’s Youtube video so that you can bookmark this post, come back and have all your “gettin’ down to work” music in one convenient location.

1. Kitchen Sink – Twenty One Pilots

2. 27 – Passenger

3. Forest – Twenty One Pilots

4. Migraine – Twenty One Pilots

5. Hunger – Florence and the Machine

6. What The Water Gave Me – Florence and The Machine

7. Kissland – The Weeknd

8. Ultralife – Oh Wonder

9. Lose It – Oh Wonder

10. Fade – Jakwob ft. Maiday

11. The Only Exception – Paramore

12. Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers

13. Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

14. Deadcrush – Alt J

15. Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis

16. The Calling – The Killers

17. The Longest Wave – The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

18. Sun – Two Door Cinema Club

19. Non Believers – La Rocca

20. Big God – Florence and the Machine

21. Too Much Is Never Enough – Florence and the Machine

22. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

23. Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac

24. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince

25. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – The White Stripes

26. Stop The World (I Wanna Get Off With You) – Arctic Monkeys

27. Breezeblocks – Alt J

28. The Run And Go – Twenty One Pilots

29. Honey – Kehlani

30. Fake You Out – Twenty One Pilots

31. When The Day Met The Night – Panic At The Disco

32. Do You See What I’m Seeing? – Panic! At The Disco

33. Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco

34. Castle – Halsey

35. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

36. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

37. Coming Home – The Kaiser Chiefs

38. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

39. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala

40. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li (Magician’s Remix)

41. Walls – Kings Of Leon

42. 505 – Arctic Monkeys

43. Reckless Serenade – Arctic Monkeys

44. The End – Kings Of Leon

45. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

46. Home – Gabrielle Aplin

47. Beautiful War – Kings Of Leon

48. Madness – Muse

49. Sorry – Nothing But Thieves

50. Fix You – Coldplay

Okay, my beautiful people, now’s a good time to stick a bow on this post and call it a wrap! I hope you guys enjoyed this playlist; do we have any songs in common? Will you be listening to this the next time you sit down to write a blog post? Which of these songs do you like – and what songs are on your creative playlist? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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35 thoughts on “Creative Work Playlist: 50 Songs To Help You Sit Down And Get Shit Done”

  1. MY. DUDE. I LOVE THIS. All these songs are so frickin perfect, you just don’t realise until you put them on!! Idk if you remember the drawings I shared during the Week In My Life post, but that was the first time I sat down to draw since my Year 12 art folios, and having the music playing was such an integral part of getting those done. I genuinely don’t know if I would have ben in the right mood to do them if I wasn’t playing the right tunes. I love this post so much. Love you so much. See you soon xxxx

    1. THANK YOU PRIYAAAA! I do remember the freaking awesome drawings (whiiiiiich reminds me: would you maybe possibly want to draw on some leather jackets avec moi – i have a shit ton of leather paint LOL) And right?! The right music completely changed your mood <3 <3

    2. I so need this right now, I have so much work to get done, but zero motivation literally. I’ll make this playlist on my you tube, can’t wait to listen to it. You already know that I’m obsessed with The Weeknd – Kissland it is such a great song. xx

    3. That’s a good playlist you have(will definitely try and write something listening to it) ,I mostly work with some creepy story playing in the background ..don’t know why but it really helps me to be more focused.Great post ❀✌

    4. 50 songs??? 50???! Wow we are so BLESSED with this playlist. Honestly these are some amazing songs – The Only Exception, Dreams (one of my favourite songs of all time), Honey, Ultralife, Tell Me Lies, I Wanna Be Your Lover….UGH xx

    5. Omg I love this list 😍 I like so many songs. My favourites are fix you, I follow rivers, Somewhere only we know and I also love Passenger and Oh Wonder so much πŸ’• I listen to that music all the time. Thank you for sharing this awesome playlist

    6. There are so many media files you keep crashing my browser every time I try to comment! Time for a new laptop I think. Anyway, loved this post! You have such a varied music taste that there is something for every music taste here. I recognise some songs but I know there are some songs I have yet to discover on this list. Thank you for sharing. xx

      1. Ugh I love Twenty One Pilots. They’re both so precious we actually need to protect them at all costs lol I have a bit of a crush on Josh as well haha!

        I love a bit of Panic! Death of a Bachelor is a classic!! Great playlist. x

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