Top songs to clean your house to

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Music is a powerful tool for creating a mood. Whether you’re wanting motivation to help you clean before the guests arrive, or a more chilled tempo to relax your friends once they’ve arrived, music can certainly help achieve this.

  LISTEN – to The Organised Housewife Motivation Mix Playlist on Spotify for a little inspiration.

Top music to listen to when cleaning the house

I recently asked on facebook for songs that you enjoy listening to while doing housework as I LOVE the music playing while I am cleaning. I find myself moving faster and enjoying my time by dancing and singing.  So I asked and I received a great list of songs to add to my playlist, here are a few:

  • Avril sk8er boy
  • Anything by Metallica
  • Paper in Fire ~ John Mellencamp
  • ABBA
  • Shania Twain
  • Firework, Katy Perry
  • Pink – Bad Influence
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • Cat empire
  • Bob Segar
  • Chris Brown, run it
  • Britney Spears – I’m a slave 4 u
  • Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
  • Sexy and I know it
  • Brook Fraser ‘Something in the water’
  • Tom Petty – Free Falling
  • Tina turner – the best
  • Karmin, Brokenhearted
  • The Offspring Soundtrack
  • Maroon 5
  • Call me Maybe
  • Van Halen’s “Jump”
  • Dirty Bit, Black Eyed Peas
  • I like to move it move it
  • Fighter – Christina Agulera
  • Kylie Minouge, can’t get you out of my head.
  • Party Rock Anthem
  • We built this city on rock and roll
  • Rock DJ Robbie Williams. anything by him gets you moving.
  • Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  • Dynamite
  • Static X
  • More, usher
  • Black eyed peas – pump it
  • Push it – Salt n Pepper
  • Walking on sunshine
  • Glee remixes
  • I will survive.
  • I am Woman
  • Eye of the Tiger
  • Love The Big Chill soundtrack
  • Domino by Jessie J
  • Boot Scoot’n Boogie
  • AC/DC
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Poison
  • Bon Jovi
  • Lady Gaga
  • She works hard for her money
  • Set fire to the rain- Adele
  • Santana – ceremonies
  • Live – throwing copper
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – californication
  • Nickel back
  • Heavy Fuel – Dire Straits
  • Song no. 2 Blur
  • Anything 80’s!!
  • Dr Feelgood-Motley Crue.
  • Taio Cruz dynamite & pink one last kiss 🙂
  • George Michael freek
  • Ronan Keating – Loving each day
  • Jennifer lopez – lets get loud
  • Fun House- Pink
  • Shook me all night long ACDC
  • Sweet Child O Mine guns n roses
  • Bryan Adams
  • Kesha tik tok
  • Foo Fighters

What is your favourite housework song?

Mine is Firework by Katy Perry


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Kathryn September 2, 2012 - 8:12 AM Check out this website and there is an app for iphones. There are many channels, including 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, country, top hits, relaxation, etc. I put my phone in the dock of my stereo and usually choose 80’s and having it loud for cleaning the house. It’s continuous music and it’s FREE. You can pay a small amount to have premium, but I haven’t bothered with that. Check it out.
I’m looking forward to having a clean and organised house in 4 weeks time… thank you so much!!

Anne September 2, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Kathryn – thank you so much for sharing this! i’ve downloaded the sky fm app and i’m happy singing away!

Janine September 5, 2012 - 5:13 PM

Thanks for the above info, Kathryn, I’ve recently got an iPhone and this is great. Cheers Janine

Katrina Christophers September 2, 2012 - 12:58 PM

dolly patron….working 9 ti 5

Liz September 2, 2012 - 1:21 PM

I love cleaning to the sound of Sum 41 and Blink 182 – best motivational and upbeat music I’ve found!

Candice September 2, 2012 - 4:36 PM

A bit of footloose is always a winner

Katrina September 2, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Ooh yes, that would be a great one!

Angelica September 2, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Housework by The B52’s

Michelle Beeby September 2, 2012 - 10:59 PM

I always put Alice (as in Alice Cooper) on when I’m pretty much doing anything… crafting, housework, driving, eating, sleeping, lol… you name it I do it to Alice <3

Marie September 3, 2012 - 2:24 PM

I love this playlist but my FAVOURITE would have to be Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen!!

Carolyn Thompson September 3, 2012 - 2:31 PM

my fave song to vacuum to is Best Things in Life are Free – Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross

Tasha Bainbridge September 3, 2012 - 5:06 PM

I LOVE Madonna songs. The Immaculate Collection. EVERY time that comes on I get up and do stuff .. lol

savvy fi September 3, 2012 - 7:18 PM

Jimmy Barnes especially his first 4 albums. Any Ausrock from the 80s works just as well too!

Carrie Ann Thornton September 4, 2012 - 4:54 AM

Who suggested Call Me Maybe??!! aahhh now its stuck in my head! :p

Carrie Ann Thornton September 4, 2012 - 4:55 AM

anything by Paramore is great

charmaine September 5, 2012 - 7:44 PM

The Killers-Mr Brightside

Malinda Bateup September 6, 2012 - 10:40 AM

wondering if you could make this playlist on Spotify and share it?

Old Mossback Robin September 23, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Big Band Jazz- Big Bad Vodoo Daddy.

Dawn Richter October 29, 2012 - 4:16 PM

I crank a Techno Channel on Pandora and rock out to whatever is good. Things like Daft Punk and Deadmau5

Tiffany Scanlan May 25, 2015 - 8:05 PM

I thought I was the only one cranking the Deadmau5 while doing housework!

Wendy November 10, 2012 - 11:22 AM

There a cd collection 101 best housework songs, I blast the loud and my little munchkin and I get cleaning

Anne March 20, 2014 - 8:49 AM

I love listening to some Ballroom Dancing or Zumba cd’s….I start hearing that Latin beat and my hips and feet can’t help themselves – they gotta start jiggling! Mind you, the dog gets a bit confused seeing me Tango across the room with a broom as my dance partner….good thing he can’t talk or my family would have me certified…..!

Angela Moore March 20, 2014 - 11:24 AM

My mum always cleaned to “It’s A Beautiful Noise” by Neil Diamond!

Ellie Scarf March 20, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Love a bit of Girltalk, they mash up lots of favourites from the early 90s into some very cool dance music!

Lauren O'Connell March 20, 2014 - 12:14 PM

I am totally turning this into a Spotify playlist as we speak!

Rachel Lote March 20, 2014 - 4:38 PM

imma have to make this into a playlist! I always struggle with making up my mind with what to listen to when cleaning. I’m going to have to add frozen let it go though to that list 😉

Megan StClair December 2, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Dirty Dancing Soundtrack on Repeat

Impressed Tile Cleaner December 16, 2014 - 10:53 PM

This is a very impressive cleaning playlist 🙂 I personally like everything energetic, because it helps me do my job quicker, and the time passes by quickly.


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