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The perfect playlist for each trade revealed

14th July 2021

The perfect playlist for each trade revealed

Whichever industry you work in, it’s common for people to listen to music whilst they get on with their daily tasks, and tradespeople are no exception.

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To create the perfect playlist for each trade, we analysed thousands of Spotify playlists with trade-related words in their titles (e.g. construction, plumbing) to discover the most common songs that appear, and there were some surprising results!

Australian rockers AC/DC feature the most often in these playlists, and we found that Back in Black was the most listened to song amongst tradespeople overall.

But songs from other genres, including Africa by TOTO, and good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo, also appear in the top 10, whilst Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac and Harry Styles are amongst the most popular artists.

To help tradies find their favourite work tunes, we’ve analysed the top results for each trade, and created a bespoke playlist for each, as well as a master playlist that covers the results from across the sector.

You can listen to the Ultimate Tradespeople Playlist here.

Builders

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Builders listen to a real mixture of tunes. The most popular song is Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People, while other songs, from rock classics like Back in Black, to modern pop and R&B, like Sweater Weather and Blinding Lights, also feature.

1.       Pumped up Kicks – Foster the People

2.       Can You Feel My Heart - Bring me the Horizon

3.       Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

4.       Back in Black – AC/DC

5.       Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

You can listen to our perfect builder’s playlist here.

Electricians

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Electricians listen to an even more varied selection than builders, with the electronic song Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring alongside rap artists like Doja Cat, and indie tune, The Less I Know the Better, by Tame Impala.

1.       Closer – The Chainsmokers

2.       Kiss Me More (feat SZA) - Doja Cat

3.       Good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo

4.       Electrical – Bali Baby

5.       The Less I Know the Better – Tame Impala

You can listen to our perfect electrician’s playlist here.

Joiners

Joiners are the biggest rockers, with AC/DC featuring in the top three spots. Back in Black is their favourite song, alongside Credence Clearwater Revival and Nirvana.

1.       Back in Black – AC/DC

2.       Thunderstruck – AC/DC

3.       Highway to Hell – AC/DC

4.       Fortunate Son – Credence Clearwater Revival

5.       Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

You can listen to our perfect joiner’s playlist here.

Plumbers

AC/DC are also popular with plumbers, but this time Highway to Hell takes the top spot. The Aussie rockers feature twice in the top five, alongside Gorillaz and pop artist Ashnikko.

1.       Highway to Hell – AC/DC

2.       Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz

3.       Slumber Party (feat Princess Nokia) - Ashnikko

4.       Back in Black – AC/DC

5.       Pumped up Kicks – Foster the People

You can listen to our perfect plumber’s playlist here.

Plasterers

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For plasterers, the most popular song is Nimbasa CORE by American artist Plaster Brain. This features alongside Can’t Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Africa by TOTO.

1.       Nimbasa CORE – Plaster Brain

2.       Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

3.       Africa – TOTO

4.       Loadsamoney Plasterer – Harry Enfield

5.       Love Taste – Moe Shop

You can listen to our perfect plasterer’s playlist here.

Painters/Decorators

The most popular song amongst painters and decorators is PTT by K Pop girl band LOONA, just beating pop anthems like good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo and Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood.

1.       PTT (Paint the Town) - LOONA

2.       Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

3.       Good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo

4.       Dreams (2004 remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

5.       Are You Bored Yet (feat Clairo) - Wallows

You can listen to our perfect painter/decorator playlist here.

Landscapers

The most listened to songs amongst landscapers include a mixture of gardening related songs and classic rock. Avant Gardener by Courtney Barnett is the most listened to song, while Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles are also rated highly.

1.       Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett

2.       The Gardener – Tallest Man on Earth

3.       Dreams (2004 remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

4.       Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

5.       Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

You can listen to our perfect landscaper’s playlist here.

Carpenters

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For carpenters, Blinding Lights by The Weeknd is the top ranked song. Classics like AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and Back in Black, as well as Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra, also make the top five.

1.       Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

2.       Thunderstruck – AC/DC

3.       Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

4.       Back in Black – AC/DC

5.       Dreams (2004 remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

You can listen to our perfect carpenter’s playlist here.

Bricklayers

Bricklayers also listen to a wide range of songs, with Building Steam with a Grain of Salt, by DJ Shadow, featuring at the top of the list. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd and Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People are also favourites amongst brickies.

1.       Building Steam with a Grain of Salt – DJ Shadow

2.       Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

3.       Goosebumps – Travis Scott

4.       Back in Black – AC/DC

5.       Pumped up Kicks – Foster the People

You can listen to our perfect bricklayer’s playlist here.

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