February 1, 2012

soundtrack to success

I don’t know about you but I tend to have a song in the back of my mind while I'm working. Sometimes I pick one up from the radio or TV, or I hear someone humming a tune and BAM! it’s stuck in my head J. But other times someone at work does something (either good or bad) to trigger a song in my mind and these have providied me with a few giggles!

So I thought it would be fun hearing from some readers what their work-related theme songs are. Here are a few nominations from Wannabe|Employee readers:

  • I believe I can fly (R Kelly) ¯ “Because positive self-talk at work is never a bad idea J
  • River deep, mountain high (Celine Dion) ¯ "This pops up in my head when my boss expects me to move mountains for him and I wonder why I’m doing this job”
  • Take a chance on me (ABBA) ¯ “I always think of this song when I’m hoping for a promotion!”
  • Another day in paradise (Phil Collins) ¯ “When I walk into our office filled with frowns and no hope of a smile from anyone this song tends to pop into my mind”
  • A beautiful mess (Jason Mraz) ¯ “The moment I realise I've made a big mistake in my work”
  • Every little thing she does is magic (The Police) ¯ “I always think of this when my boss claims she is the one who came up with the bright solution to a problem when I know it was one of our team members”
  • The only way out is through (Alanis Morissette) ¯ “For obvious reasons!”
  • You're simply the best (Tina Turner) ¯ "When my manager gives me the afternoon off"
  • I need a hero! (Bonnie Tyler) ¯ “There are days when I just don’t see how I’ll make it through my mountains of work on  time, but when I think of this song I can laugh a little and then bite down to get it done!”
  • Viva la Vida (Coldplay) ¯ “The song just gets my blood pumping every morning and it makes me feel like I can take over the world”
  • What’s love got to do with it (Tina Turner) ¯ “When I remind myself that I don’t need to like my boss in order to do a good job”

Thanks so much for your feedback! You guys are very original! For those of you who missed the poll on twitter, any other nominations?


  1. Oh! Am loving this post Kobie. Music rocks! :) Music is my best way of setting my mood, vibe, groove, passion and energy at work. I love those calm theme - relaxing type of music such as acoustic and instrumental. It makes my brain working! :)

  2. Thanks miss Career Girl - I had such fun writing this one!


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