New survey reveals the “ultimate housework playlist”

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton is the number one song to listen to when cleaning, a new survey has claimed.

Housework to music!
Housework to music!

And Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin is the ultimate song to listen to when cooking.

The data comes from Wren Kitchens

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Spokeswoman Louise Fraser said: “Wren Kitchens have compiled data from across Spotify on the ultimate house cleaning and cooking playlists, so you never have to face those household chores without some strong background beats.

“Mary Poppins says a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, and we all know cooking and cleaning can sometimes be tough pills to swallow. Some sweet tunes are often needed to get you through, but which songs are the best for doing that much needed housework?

“Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 is the ultimate cleaning song, followed by Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves takes the third spot, and Ed Sheeran is the most popular artist.”

The top 20 songs to listen to whilst cleaning (including beats per minute, BPM) are:


1 9 to 5, Dolly Parton, 153, 105

2 Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson, 143, 115

3 Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves, 99, 110

4 Bad Guy, Billie Eilish, 78, 135

5 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston, 77, 119

6 Shape of You, Ed Sheeran, 68, 96

7 Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper, 66, 120

8 Sweet but Psycho, Ava Max, 66, 133, 9, Don't Start Now, Dua Lipa, 60, 124

10, Someone You Loved, Lewis Capaldi, 59, 110

11, Shallow, Lady Gaga, 59, 96

12, Shotgun, George Ezra, 58, 116

13, Dance Monkey, Tones and I, 57, 98

14, Truth Hurts, Lizzo, 55, 158

15, Perfect, Ed Sheeran, 51, 95

16, All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor, 51, 134

17, Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison, 51, 151

18, Fight Song, Rachel Platten, 50, 176

19, Memories, Maroon 5, 48, 91

20, Don't Stop Believin', Journey, 47, 119,

Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin is the ultimate track to listen to whilst cooking, followed by Africa by Toto. The most popular artists are Dean Martin, Ed Sheeran, Frank Sinatra, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fleetwood Mac and Louis Prima.

The top 20 tracks to listen to whilst cooking (including beats per minute, BPM) are:


1, Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin, 49, 136

2, Africa, TOTO, 45, 93,

3, Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) - Remastered, Dean Martin, 41, 129

4, Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), Frank Sinatra, 41, 119

5, Come Fly With Me - Remastered, Frank Sinatra, 39, 67

6, Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison, 39, 151

7, Just A Gigolo - Remastered, Louis Prima, 38, 125

8, bad guy, Billie Eilish, 37, 135

9, At Last, Etta James, 36, 87

10, You Make My Dreams, Daryl Hall & John Oates, 34, 167

11, Dreams - 2004 Remaster, Fleetwood Mac, 33, 120

12, (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding, 32, 104

13, Take on Me, a-ha, 31, 84,

14, Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson, 31, 115,

15, Stand by Me, Ben E. King, 30, 118

16, I've Got a Woman, Ray Charles, 29, 199

17, Blinding Lights, The Weeknd, 29, 171

18, Tennessee Whiskey, Chris Stapleton, 29, 49

19, Hotel California - 2013 Remaster, Eagles, 29, 147

20 Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People, 29, 128

Wren kitchens scanned Spotify playlist miner looking at playlists titled ‘cooking’ or ‘cleaning’ the top songs and artists were then calculated.


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