10 best songs to listen to while cleaning

by | July 1, 2020

Keep your home and office clean while listening to your favorite tunes. 10 best songs to listen to while cleaning. Contact us now! At Clean Planet we enjoy cleaning, we’ve dedicated our work life to it! Here we want to share one thing that might make it more enjoyable for you. Music can help energise you, or at least distract you during your cleaning tasks.

We have compiled a list of the 10 best songs to listen to while cleaning. Click the titles to have a listen!


These are the best songs to listen to while cleaning. They are perfect for those who prefer pop, indie rock, or techno music.

1. “Five O’Clock World” by The Vogues

The topic of this song is about the grind of the office job, but it can apply for cleaning just as well Just as The Vogues are singing about the end of the workday and getting back to their lover, we want to her our chores done so we can relax in our clean environment. It’s hard not to smile when listening to this one, it’s so relatable and so upbeat.

2. “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” by Eminem

If you’re familiar with this song, you’ll know that cleaning out the closet was metaphorical. In reality, Eminem was rapping about decluttering his head. As the listener, we can put aside the metaphor and use this track for actually cleaning the closet, or garage, whatever works. Closets can take time to clean and it is often very worth it as you can find both good and bad things in them when left unattended for too long.

3. “Washing Dishes” by Jack Johnson

Can you believe Jack Johnson wrote a song about cleaning dishes? It’s about more than that, it’s also a love song. Johnson sings about how he doesn’t mind doing the dishes. By the time you’ve finished listening to them, you’ll have most of your sink-load done!

4. “Gotta Work” by Amerie

The first step is often the hardest. This funky R&B track from Amerie is about getting your head down and just going for it. We promise, once you’re in the swing of it, there will be no stopping you. With ‘Gotta work’, you’ll have a nice beat and some sultry vocals to accompany you.

5. “Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)” by AC/DC

There’s usually at least one dirty job on your cleaning list, whether it’s cleaning the filter in the shower or getting the hard water stains out of the toilet bowl. Since you’re the one doing it, the job is certainly being done dirt cheap. However, if it’s just too much, book a home clean with us through our website or our app, it’s easy! Plus, the upbeat tempo of AC/DC songs always gets the blood flowing.

6. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

You’ll be able to see clearly after you’ve cleaned the windows and mirrors. Johnny Nash sings about his vision clearing after a storm, the rhythm of the song is excellent for working with a cloth. Another line mentions “see all obstacles in my way,” like all the tasks on your chore list. Let’s get ticking!

7. “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr

A motivational song is the number one thing on our playlist. John Parr’s theme for ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ is a great tune to inspire you while you scrub. The song is about becoming motivated to do amazing things. We always feel good while cleaning after hearing this.

8. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

This hit from Queen is designed for crossing off items on your to-do list. You can also take this song literally and listen while dusting around the home. It has several applications for housework, as well as being one of the best tracks in rock history.

9. “Taking Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

When it comes to cleaning, the business takes place in the home as much as it does in the office. Bachman & Turner crafted a classic rock anthem that’s just as applicable to taking care of business in your home. By the time you’ve finished this one, you’ll be impressed with how much you’ve accomplished.

10. “Set Me In Motion” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Another song written for a film. Bruce Hornsby & The Range wrote this song about firefighters coping with danger, but it can be used just as well for motivating you to get your cleaning done on Friday night and free up your weekend for a bit of rest and relaxation. This is a catchy tune that will make your cleaning work feel cooler than it is, enjoy!