The best songs to listen to whilst remote working

A commercial financial comparison website for businesses has compiled the best songs for employees whilst remote working, as the number of people doing so has exploded due to COVID-19.

Business Comparison top ten hits are:

    1. Work From Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Fifth Harmony
    2. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
    3. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
    4. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
    5. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police
    6. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
    7. Adore You – Harry Styles
    8. Toxic – Britney Spears
    9. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
    10. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey


The top five songs that made the ‘Pandemic Playlist’ are:

  1. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police
  2. Toxic – Britney Spears
  3. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  4. Fever – Peggy Lee
  5. All By Myself – Celine Dion


However, despite remote working becoming the new norm at the moment, Visier, a cloud-based analytics application, found that 47 per cent of staff believe their working practices will revert back to normal once this virus passes. Even though 68 per cent say they are either more or equally as productive as they are when they work in the office.

The majority (77 per cent) of employees are now working remotely, with 75 per cent saying their employer trusts them to be productive whilst working remotely. Just under a third (31 per cent) feel their work-life balance has become easier since isolation began.

Jan Schwarz, co-founder of Visier said:

Covid-19 has prompted the world’s biggest home working experiment. It has rapidly sped up the future of work, and will impact the way we think about work in the years to come. The worst thing that companies can do is ignore what they have learned about their workforce and how they like to operate. Companies who have resisted the new world of work until now have had their worlds turned upside down but there is a real opportunity for HR leaders to help them continue their digital transformation. Whatever stage a business is at, understanding your employees is essential. Only through data can organisations understand the impact of their digital transformation and foster the right culture to support it.

Business Comparison put these lists together by researching 50,000 songs across 393 playlists from Spotify data.