… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

Music to help you rock out to HR

I love music. All kinds. Pop, Classical, R&B, Alternative, Techno, even some Metal and Country. Let’s not even get into the Japanese Pop. Needless to say, I have a very eclectic collection on my iPod. Music wakes me up, helps me focus, and puts me in a better mood. In fact, one of my favorite things would be to pop my headphones in and dig through a stack of resumes or new hire paperwork. The often tedious and more administrative aspects of HR become enjoyable when you can just shut out the world, get the work done, and rock out at the same time. It’s the little things people, the little things.

So with that in mind, here is a playlist of songs that can help you rock out to HR:

Words by Missing Persons – How often do you want to ask “What are words for when no one listens anymore?”

Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy – For the times you want to rock and be angsty at the same time.

My Monkey By Jonathan Coulton – For those times when life feels too tough and you need a smile.

Ready Steady Go by Paul Oakenfold – Cause sometimes you just need something to get you blood pumping.

20 Tips by Ore Ska Band – Look, it’s not Japanese Pop, ok? It’s Japanese Ska. What? Hey, Sometimes I listen to foreign music so I can enjoy the actual music without having the words get in the way. Don’t judge me.

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve – Dude, no explanation needed. Classic.

Skin by Oingo Boingo – Sometimes all that professionalism can feel like a mask.

Trouble by Pink – For those employees, yeah, you know the ones.

Stress by Jim Infantino – I don’t know how this got in here, HR isn’t stressful at all, nope.

I can’t make you love me by Bonnie Raitt – For those candidates you just can’t seem to woo.

Hate to say I told you so by The Hives – (Giggle)

Oh yeah, I’m ready to rock out with some HR now! I have plenty more I could have added but what are some of your favorite songs to listen to at work?

4 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Dwane Lay :

    Nice list. One question, though. How can you have Oingo Boingo and not choose Wild Sex (In The Working Class)? Or Not My Slave at the very least?

    If I may, a few more suggestions…

    Monday Don’t Mean Anything To Me (Alabama 3)
    Authority Song (JC Mellencamp)
    Graveyard Shift (Uncle Tupelo)
    Why Don’t You Get A Job (Offspring)

    And, I suppose, you could add Hot For Teacher (Van Halen), but only in limited applications. 😉

  • 2 Shauna :

    Dwane – Dude, I could have spent hours trying to come up with the perfect list and still come back later and want to edit it. 🙂 I love your suggestions though!

  • 3 Claire :

    I love Flat Beat by Mr. Oizo – it’s an energizing techno song (no lyrics), and the video is a puppet in his office rocking out! It always makes me smile.


  • 4 Shauna :

    Claire – I totally need to check it out now, thanks!