I’m a night owl. I tend to work more in the late hours when life has quieted down than in the morning when I’m growling and searching for coffee.

It’s late at night that I can pop on my headphones (thank God Dr. Dre made the big ones cool again) and get some writing done. There is a lot of writing on social media work. It’s the lifeblood – the content in content-driven marketing.

Blog articles can range from “hipster beer reviews” to “behavioral health information”, from “why this sandwich is the best ever” top “reasons you should opt for wood floors over the carpet!”  A split personality is a plus for such writers. And each blog will eventually need a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and perhaps an Instagram post crafted to drive traffic to it. And of course, each social media channel should be written differently (see prior post about my pet peeve here). So music can be a nice way to quiet all the unhelpful voices in your head.

Now, this blog is much less serious. I’m going to talk about music. That GO-TO music that we all grab in our Spotify feeds when we need to relax, calm down, and kick the work out. I’m sure my younger co-workers will groan at my choices but we all have our own comfort zone. There is no right or wrong answer, that’s the cool thing about music. 

So at the risk of much eye-rolling and teasing tomorrow, I’m going to share with you my feed tonight and you’ll quickly see the mood I’m in:

Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks and Don Henley (this one is a sure-fire choice to lower my blood pressure immediately – never fails)

Staying Alive – Bee Gees (listening to this right now) Don’t scoff, everyone had this album.

September – Earth Wind and Fire

My Sharona – The Knack

Do It Again – Steely Dan

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

Brass in Pocket – Pretenders

Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac

Bloody Well Right – Supertramp

You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette

Brick House – Commodores

Crazy on You – Heart

Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen


Ok, let me hear it. What’s on YOUR work playlist tonight?