Energy company Gazprom Energy sourced data from Spotify to see the most frequently featured songs on working from home playlists across several different industries. The playlists showed some varying results across different job roles

We broke our results down by employment industry, looking at the favourite work-from-home music of designers, developers, human resources, public relations, marketers, accountants, recruiters and salespeople.  

We found that accountants enjoyed a mixture of popular rock and hip-hop music the most. TOTO's "Africa" is seen next to Biggie's "Juicy", "Hotel California" and Jay-Z & Linkin Park's all-time classic "Numb/Encore” which makes for an interesting combination.

Compared to the UK average, accountants chose more old-school music that had a slightly lower BPM.

High-energy dance songs are the UK’s favourite overall

Our favourite songs to listen to when working from home have an average BPM of 119, which means we’re enjoying high-energy music with great danceability the most.  

Songs that mention working tend to be the most popular, as ‘Work From Home’ by Fifth Harmony and ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton feature at number one and number four respectively. We also enjoy 80s floor-fillers when working and even include a nod to social distancing in our music choices with ‘Don't Stand So Close To Me’ by The Police at number 13. 

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