Our Go-To Office Playlists
It’s mid-afternoon. You hit your post-lunch slump. You’re full and your focus is starting to get away from you. It’s time to cue the music.
At Revel, our favorite playlists are a great tool for us to get in the zone and set the mood for our work. Turning on your favorite tunes can be great for concentration! We promise we’re not making this up. A study by Stanford Medicine even proved that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating memory. Long story short— music is good for the soul and even better for the mind. Check out the playlists that give us Revelers the motivation to keep doin’ our thang.
My go to playlist is called Happiness and it's just a random mix of all my favorite songs— from Beach Boys to Megan Trainor, it's all there! The upbeat music keeps me feeling positive during long days at work!
I like to play Today's Country on Pandora. I like it because it's relaxing and it doesn't make me feel stressed out, ever. It's also fun because Cameron and I both love it, so we can play it out loud in our shared office.
I'm the office loser and don't listen to a ton of music at work because I need either complete silence to write or just a buzz of background noise (think coffee shop atmosphere.) If I'm not doing those types of things and I think about it, I have a pretty solid "work" playlist on Spotify that has some classic easy listening music like Norah Jones and Ingrid Michaelson. But I'm on a big Hamilton the musical kick right now so that's always cued up!
My go-to playlist for most things is anything country but if I need to focus on something with reading or writing I use the “Music for Concentration” playlist on Spotify!
When I want to tune out the rest of the world I plug into Amazon Music's acoustic station. I'm the type of person that can't have a lot going on in music or I can't concentrate. So the acoustic playlist is soft enough that it doesn't distract me. It creates more of a coffee house vibe and becomes background noise.
I don’t listen to music often since my desk is in the office lobby, but when I do I’m very loyal to my two favorite playlists. Spotify’s Maroon 5 and Beyonce playlists are my go-to’s. They both have the perfect combination of old hits and newer songs.
I have a few favorites when I need creative inspiration. Jay-Z: Some of the most inspiring lyrics, creative flows and he has excellent producers on most tracks, so you are sure to be feeling creative after a good shuffle of his songs. Kanye West (mostly pre-Yeezus): He might be insane but aren't the best artists always crazy? His creativity gets my head in the right place to be creative. OutKast: It's Outkast. You feel like anything is possible when Outkast is in your ear.
When I need to get sh** done and hit production hard, I need a different tone. Wu-Tang Clan (Mainly 36 Chambers): Some times you need to feel invincible when pulling an all nighter or if you’re up against a tight deadline. Notorious BIG: Gotta come down off of Wu-Tang with something that you know all the words to and there's not to many Biggie joints that I don't. Can you tell I went to High School in the 90's?
My go-to office playlist is Kelsea Ballerini Pandora. I’m slightly obsessed with her lately. There are also a lot of other great country artist on her station— some more low-key and some of the classics. Country music is my favorite, so it’s my top pick in the office or mostly any other time!
If you’re feeling our work musical tastes, or even if you aren’t, let us know in the comments below! We can face the music.