I always have upbeat music playing when I'm working. I do not want sappy love songs or other slow, dramatic pieces playing when I'm trying to get things done. I need happy, peppy, sing-along songs to help keep me moving. I mentioned last week that I grew up on oldies music - the 50's, 60's, and early 70's were the soundtrack to my early childhood, and this is the music that most often carries over to the studio. I use Pandora for my music service, which I love because of how you can pretty much guide it on what to play for you. I have slowly honed and crafted my 60s station, only allowing the best of the best hits through to the point where I now barely have to reject a track.
What I love about this era is the vocal harmony, the use of real instruments, and the experimentation with new sounds. And while I do like the more popular Beatles, etc., I tend to gravitate toward the slightly more obscure hits that don't immediately come to mind but once you hear them you go, "Oh! That song!" So I picked out a few of them for you to enjoy on your Friday:
What type of music do you listen to when you work? Do any of these songs resonate with you?