We all know that some days feel longer than others. And on those long long long days, we might not be feeling our most productive. It’s well known that if you inject a bit of music into your day, things start to look brighter. So we recently sat down and came up with the ultimate list of song to plan by- songs to get you motivated, to get you through that tough bit of planning, and best of all, to celebrate a completed successful plan.
Here’s the list:
1. Jefferson Starship- We Built this City
A song to get you going through a tough part- you’ll be singing along while you figure out how to solve your Primavera-Excel import problems. Bet they didn’t worry about the when building a city on rock and roll!
2. Bachman Turner Overdrive- Taking Care of Business
Working overtime? Get BTO on your side and take care of the business thats keeping you at work late.
3. The Beatles – Fixing a Hole
If you can’t stay focused, don’t worry, the Beatles understand. Keep your mind from wandering, find your focus, and sort out your unexplained relationship lag.
4. Corb Lund Band – Roughest Neck Around
It wouldn’t be right to have a list of song to plan by without a nod to the oil riggers out in Alberta. This song is for all the planners working with oil and gas- hats off to all the tough guys out on the ground making it all happen, pulling those dragons from the ground.
5. Dolly Parton- 9 to 5
You might not consider yourself a big Dolly Parton fan, but I don’t know anyone who works in an office who can’t get behind this song. Ok, you’re probably working 10 and 2’s or 21 and 7 or 4-3’s, but times haven’t really changed. Sometimes a project seems to be as big as Dolly’s hair, but don’t worry- you’ll get by.
6. Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Feeling wound up and stressed by the rules of Primavera? Let off some steam and and get your energy back up- whether it’s after a tough meeting or a hard bit of planning: The Safety Dance will charge you up for the rest of the day.
7. Dire Straits -Money for Nothin’
You’re not installing microwave ovens, but you are approving updates, descrunching the Gantt charts and maybe wishing you got money for nothing, but even the Dire Straits were wishing for that.
8. Devo – Whip It
Are you ready to take charge? To crack that whip? Shape it up! Get going! Schedule that plan!
9. Rush – Subdivisions
Nothing like some classic 80’s Canadian rock to get you through the day. So much planning goes into a subdivision, from shopping malls, to the geometric order of the houses, with a few great guitar riffs for good measure.
10. The Arkells – Deadlines
Let the Arkells keep you company with their forceful song about deadlines and working late, when you’re feeling frustrated and overworked.
11. Cold Play – Clocks
“Confusion that never stops, The closing walls and the ticking clocks” – Coldplay has you in mind while you stare at the time and wonder if you’re going to figure out a mysterious plan that you inherited. Our eBook can help.
12. The Guess Who – No Time
Deadline looming? Do you need a time crunch to get motivated to finish? The Guess Who knows it and have just the song to get you going before there really is no time left for you!
13. Fred – Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers, masonry, community centres and staggering genius all in this upbeat song by Fred to help you through a tough Wednesday or when 3pm hits and all you can think of is 5.
14. Kool & The Gang – Celebration
All finished! Time to celebrate! Might have been some rough times, but now you’re done and it’s time to take a moment and celebrate all the hard work that went into your completed project!