Doing the dishes is a lot less grueling when you pretend you're in a Whitney Houston video. Spotify users around the world have discovered the power of music to make chores more fun, as evidenced by hundreds of playlists with words like housework, cleaning, and chores in the title. Before diving into your next home project, queue up these 25 popular songs for cleaning.
To compile the list below, the price comparison site Compare the Market looked at 50,000 songs from 348 Spotify playlists with names referencing housework. The most common song in this category is "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, which appears on 44 of the playlists surveyed. It's followed by "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers in the second slot and "bad guy" by Billie Eilish in third.
The top 25 cleaning songs include a lot of recent hits, but some older tunes are also represented. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," and Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" have been inspiring listeners to pick up their brooms for decades.
You can read the full list below before updating your own cleaning playlist.
- Señorita // Shawn Mendes (Featuring Camila Cabello)
- Mr. Brightside // The Killers
- bad guy // Billie Eilish
- Uptown Funk // Mark Ronson
- Bohemian Rhapsody // Queen
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody // Whitney Houston
- Truth Hurts // Lizzo
- I Don’t Care // Ed Sheeran (With Justin Bieber)
- Shape of You // Ed Sheeran
- Someone You Loved // Lewis Capaldi
- Old Town Road // Lil Nas X (Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)
- Sunflower // Post Malone
- Don't Stop Believin' // Journey
- Shake It Off // Taylor Swift
- Believer // Imagine Dragons
- Wake Me Up // Avicii
- Despacito // Luis Fonsi
- High Hopes // Panic! At The Disco
- Sweet but Psycho // Ava Max
- Sweet Home Alabama // Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Party In The U.S.A. // Miley Cyrus
- Shut Up and Dance // WALK THE MOON
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) // Beyoncé
- Livin' On A Prayer // Bon Jovi
- Billie Jean // Michael Jackson