Weekly Music: Down To Business Mix

Now that I work from home alone, with Will at his own job all day, and I have the time and energy (and bank account need) to take on more work, I’m constantly seeking ways to stay productive. I can’t stand silence in really any situation, so it’s not surprising that music is my biggest aid. I have albums and particular artists that really do the trick, and while they all don’t have an exact theme, a common one is music that’s upbeat and pumps me up. I took to Twitter to see what music motivated other people, and while a lot of people felt the same about upbeat music, as it was so interesting to hear so many people say that calming, meditative music helped them. I am so the opposite! But I suppose if I was a writer or something similar, dance-y music would be very distracting.

So here’s my mix that I’ve been using this week, Down To Business. A few songs were left off because I used them in other mixes recently.

  1. Wolf (Bonus Track) First Aid Kit
  2. Stone Rollin Raphael Saadiq
  3. Diet Mountain Dew Lana Del Rey
  4. Logical Song Supertramp
  5. The Next Messiah Jenny Lewis
  6. Golden Years David Bowie
  7. Month Of May Arcade Fire
  8. Limbo Kimbra
  9. Save Me Aretha Franklin
  10. Crash Years The New Pornographers
  11. In My Eyes Robyn
  12. I’m Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground
  13. Faberge Falls for Shuggie Of Montreal
  14. Raspberry Beret Prince
  15. Rip It Up Orange Juice
  16. Method Man & Buddha Monk – PLO remix Ratatat
  17. Mind Talking Heads
  18. Ritual Union Little Dragon
  19. Maggie May Rod Stewart
  20. Better Things To Do Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  21. Smoke And Mirrors Gotye
  22. Behind The Stars Pantha Du Prince

Down To Business from shespeaksoceans on 8tracks.

What about you guys? Do you have anything embarrassing that helps you be productive? Because I will totally admit to you that sometimes I listen to Katy Perry for that when I’m in a particular mood. I left that off the mix for your benefit.

image from the NYPL digital gallery