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I'm Asking: What Type of Music Do You Listen to at Work?

I'm Asking: What Type of Music Do You Listen to at Work?

It's a rarity to find me without my earbuds when I'm working. Music gets me through the day, and while I'm not actually focusing on the lyrics, the tunes help me focus on the task at hand. My selections typically depend on my mood, and today has been a Counting Crows and Jimmy Eat World kind of day. Sometimes it's more pop, some days it's more rock, but it's always something. Do you have go to jams to get you through your 8-to-5?


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Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I answer phones so no music but occasionally I do sneak one earbud on from my mp3 player and listen to Jill Scott, Beyonce, Nickelback and 92.3 WERQ in BAltimore. NO MORE RICKEY SMILEY!! BRING BACK LOCAL RADIO SHOWS!!!
LBGangel LBGangel 7 years
I like to listen to 80s or 90s pop at work. It reminds me of my childhood years and I can escape some of the responsibilities of being an adult.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
I listen to my favourite radio station Z103.5. When that doesn't work I listen to Yahoo radio.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
I work for 2 radio stations - one adult contemporary station and the other a rock station - I switch between the two so I can make sure everything is running smoothly.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I mostly work from home, so I can listen to music whenever I like. I like softer and very low music when I'm working on something. . As for the office setting when I do go in, I just listen to whatever is on my laptop but I only listen in one ear just in case someone calls me, or calls on me. . I think music can be helpful to a lot of people at work. It helps to calm them and keep them in good spirits throughout the long stressful day.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I listen to Winamp on my PC, and usually its metal, industrial, some old rock..whatever I feel like listening to.
damsel427 damsel427 7 years! the best station on the planet :)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Whatever I feel like on my iTunes.
shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 7 years
I passively listen to the radio, to whatever station tunes in, I'm in a bad reception area.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i have my iTouch on at work and it's on shuffle so it ranges from rock, to pop, to jazz, to r&B, to just about anything. (embarrassingly there's even a book on tape that comes up every now and then)
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
We listen to Pandora together. Right now we have the Coldplay channel going.
gooniette gooniette 7 years
Blah, none for me. I have to answer phones all day and listen for my bosses yelling for me. If they are out of the office though, I'll put on a Podcast. Either Marketplace, Fresh Air, or The Thomas Jefferson Hour. Gotta stay professional. :)
flamedot flamedot 7 years
Great timing on this article! I've listened to the entire Green Day discography in the past two days at work. Green Day gets me through any day whether it's a regular day or one where I have tight deadlines. Can't wait for their new album!
NouraBee NouraBee 7 years
I'm unemployed :'(
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I have about 300 gigs of music on a portable hard drive, so it's rare I don't find something I'm in the mood for. If I really can't decide I just put it on random.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
When driving the bus, we are not allowed to have a radio or iPod. Basically and sadly I'm musically free. When I was temporary stationed in an office - oh boy, oh boy - I had my Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, NIN, Mussorgsky, Nat King Cole, Korn and just a touch of Sinatra. It was very very low, I could just barely hear it but if the office was very very quiet you could hear "The very thought of you, and I forget to do, the little ordinary things, that everyone ought to do..." And my boss then who was in her 50s would come sit by my desk and sway back and forth listening to Nat. Upstairs though the building inspectors were-no joke-listening to the soundtrack from Moulin Rouge and singing along! I burned them a copy of the 2nd soundtrack disc and they went crazy trying to sing -a-long with that cd. They loved the soundtrack to Moulin Rouge!
esmerb esmerb 7 years
AOL Radio- Stations: Pop Latino and 90s R&B I would not be as productive if I did not have some jams playing.
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
i could listen to pandora or my mp3 player if i really wanted to, but it wouldn't be worth it for the amount of times i get interrupted with questions throughout the day.
jessr1214 jessr1214 7 years
for now its silent for me drives me crazy! i really think i am more productive with a little background noise. i'm getting my ipod up and running soon though so then i will bring that in.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 7 years
Our office has pandora and aol music on most of the time. I personally use my itunes library to avoid listening to the same songs over and over again.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
No music at work for me. A big no-no.
L7amiguita L7amiguita 7 years
Oh yes! I couldn't get through the day without my iPod! Sometimes I have my headphones on, but I usually plug it into my computer at the request of my coworkers haha. They need music too! We are currently listening to my main man Phil Collins... :)
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Indie 103.1 streaming online, now that they decided that The Man was not worth broadcasting for...although listening to music only gets to happen during my really mundane tasks, like auditing. Most of the time I'm on the phone or in meetings...
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I listen to the sound of silence. No radio, no nada. I almost went insane the first few weeks I worked here. But over time I got used to no music. I hope this will change since we just moved into a gigantic new space and I now have my own office.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
We're not allowed to have a radio on at work, which totally sucks. We're asking our boss if we can maybe change that rule...if I could listen to music, I'd pick pop or indie stuff with some hard rock thrown in.
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