The Best Productivity Playlist To Listen To At Work

Kimberly Tan

Ah, work days. Some days are fun; others seem to drag on with no end in sight. Drowning in deadlines? Mornings feel unusually slow? Feeling unmotivated to tackle mundane tasks? Caffeine (or whatever survival juice you run on) can only do so much. A productivity playlist is just the thing you need to get out of the workday slump.

Feeling unproductive today?

You see, there are two kinds of people you’ll encounter in any workplace.

1) Those who thrive in quiet spaces. Think pin-drop silence.

2) Those who put on their headphones, throw on their favourite playlists, and get to work.

Regardless of which group you belong to, there’s no right or wrong - it boils down to personal preference. So, how does music affect your work productivity? Research shows that listening to music at work helps to boost your mood and efficiency. Just like how iconic movie scenes are accompanied by killer soundtracks, selecting the right music will set the right mood for work.

Fun fact: The majority of us at AdEasy are active Spotify users. Our Marketing Intern, Elysia clocked in a whopping 93,800 minutes on Spotify in 2020 alone! Wondering what hits are in our lists? We have pooled our song recommendations to build the perfect productivity playlist to carry you through your work day.

From pop tunes to alternative and sentimental songs (we’ve got K-pop and Mandarin hits thrown in too!), that’s how diverse our music tastes are. Yup, we listen to a little bit of everything (well, almost). Here’s what everyone has to say about their favourite tracks.

Kaytranada - “Glowed Up”
Gotta love the outro. It's about staying humble and making it big - what's not to like?” - Vanessa, Product Manager

Gracie Abrams - “Friend”
Her voice is amazing. Oh, and she is such a cutie.” - Haikhal, Junior Frontend Developer

Marilyn Manson - “The Beautiful People”
It calms me down emotionally and clears my head space, so that I can focus better. I play it on loop during stressful crunch times.” - Melissa, CEO

Diplo - “Hold You Tight”
My go-to when I need some feel-good vibes. It's one of those songs that instantly lifts your mood.” - Stephanie, Operations Manager

Atlas Genius - “Molecules”
My favourite hits are based on my current mood. Right now, it’s “Molecules” because it sounds so carefree. It gives me the main character vibes.” - Ashley, Junior Media Executive

Animals As Leaders - “Para Mexer”
Why is this one my favourite? There are no words to describe it. I just like this track.” - Wardah, UI/UX Designer

Ramin Djawdi - “The Night King”
This song helps me to drown out everything else when I really want to focus. You'll need to wear earphones with this song.” - Eu Jin, Backend Developer

Hiroyuki Sawano - “K21”
I love the lyrics and the beat of this song. It's fast-paced, which pushes me 10x harder when I have deadlines to meet. It feels like being in a "fight-for-your-life-or-die" situation. Also, I need to be in beast mode to get work done, fast.” - Elysia, Marketing Intern

The Weeknd - “Blinding Lights”
Pop perfection with a hint of 80s nostalgia. Listening to upbeat tunes keeps me going. Plus, you can’t listen to this song without wanting to dance.” - Kimberly, Content Marketer

Kygo - “Sunrise”
I love anything from Kygo, as his music is uplifting and elevates my mood!” - Deborah, Senior Media Manager

Audrey Hepburn - “Moon River”
The lyrics may be simple, but it’s a truly beautiful song.” - Hong Bin, Senior Media Consultant

Muse - “Uprising”
Great guitar and bass work, amazing drumming. The vocalist’s voice is so unique, it just pounds through the heavy instrumentation. Electronica sounds pretty cool too.” - Ammar, Web Developer

NF - “The Search”
I love everything about this song, especially the powerful lyrics.” - Shee Jian, Business Development Executive
Speaking of Spotify, did you know that you can unlock Spotify Audio Ads when you book radio advertisements on AdEasy? Spotify Audio Ads are served between songs during active sessions, thus ensuring your brand achieves 100% Share of Voice (SOV). Reach a wider (and new) audience by advertising offline and online with AdEasy Extend!