No matter how frustrating or boring a particular task happens to be, a good song can usually make it bearable. Rick Vanover shares some of the tunes that help get him through the day.
Matching music to tedious IT tasks is a popular way to lighten the load. Here are 10 songs that groove well into IT’s underbelly.
#1: You’re trying to solve a problem that you don’t think is solvable
Song: “The Middle”
Artist: Jimmy Eat World
#2: You’re overworked and managing way too many tasks
Song: “Living Dead Girl”
Artist: Rob Zombie
#3: You’ve completed a big project and feel really good about things (for now)
Song: “I’m Like a Bird”
Artist: Nelly Furtado
#4: You’ve taken a new job and look forward to shaking off the technical shackles of your previous job
Artist: Amy Lee and Seether
#5: You’re doing a repetitive task for the 100th time and think you’re going crazy
#6: You’re showing someone else how to do something for the 100th time and think you’re going crazy
Song: “One Step Closer”
Artist: Linkin Park
#7: You messed up! Something didn’t happen like it should have…
Song: “Bad Day”
Artist: Daniel Powter
#8: Your mind is numb from hours of copying and pasting the same thing
Song: “Here We Go Again”
Artist: Aretha Franklin
#9: You know how to do it, but you can’t do it that way (red tape, forbidden technology, you’re surrounded by inferiors…)
Song: “Feel Good Inc.”
#10: This Internet policy applies to me, and me only
Song: “That’s the way I like it”
Artist: KC & The Sunshine Band
What’s on your list?
Rick’s had a chance to share his picks, now it’s your turn. What songs do you turn to when you need a lift at work?