CAPE TOWN - Finding the right soundtrack - whether you’re working from home (WFH), or in the office (or maybe, a bit of both) - may be key for some to have a productive day's work.
According to a new Spotify study by Premier Inn, which looked at South Africa's favourite working playlists, The Chainsmokers hit featuring Halsey: ‘Closer’, was the most popular song for office workers, featuring in more office-related playlists than any other track, with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ following close behind with 40 playlist features.
‘Happier’ by Marshmello, and the classic ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey ranked third and fifth respectively for the most popular office songs.
The top 10 most popular songs for those working from home included STAY (with Justin Bieber) - The Kid LAROI at the top spot, followed by Heat Waves - Glass Animals, Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) - Justin Bieber, and Blinding Lights - The Weeknd.
Over 69 000 songs from 832 ‘remote’ and ‘in-office’ playlists were analysed.
See below the top 10 most popular songs for those working from home
|Rank||Track and artist||Number of playlist features|
|1||STAY (with Justin Bieber) - The Kid LAROI||178|
|2||Heat Waves - Glass Animals||155|
|3||Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon) - Justin Bieber||137|
|4||Blinding Lights - The Weeknd||132|
|5||Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles||129|
|6||Easy On Me - Adele||128|
|7||deja vu - Olivia Rodrigo||128|
|8||drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo||124|
|9||good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo||118|
|10||Dreams - 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac||110|