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These are the most popular artists and songs to work to – in the office and at home

Working remotely during the pandemic has meant that more people are opting for a hybrid working routine – doing a combination of working from home and from the office, allowing for more flexibility than ever. With the social pressures and office politics forgotten, remote working has allowed people to enjoy listening to their guilty pleasure songs that they may not be comfortable playing in the office.

Premier Inn has analysed over 69,000 songs from 832 ‘remote’ and ‘in-office’ playlists on Spotify to reveal which songs, artists and genres are most popular for all working environments.

The top 10 most popular songs for office workers

  1. Closer – The Chainsmokers
  2. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  3. Happier – Marshmello
  4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  6. How To Save a Life – The Fray
  7. Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – Train
  8. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  9. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  10. Memories – Maroon 5

The top most popular 50 songs to listen to while office working averaged a BPM of 110, with more ‘classic’ artists including Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison and Journey featuring in the list.

Listen to the full office working playlist on Spotify here:

The top 10 most popular songs for those working from home

  1. STAY (with Justin Bieber) – The Kid LAROI
  2. Heat Waves – Glass Animals
  3. Peaches (featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon) – Justin Bieber
  4. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  5. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  6. Easy On Me – Adele
  7. deja vu – Olivia Rodrigo
  8. drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
  9. good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
  10. Dreams – 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac

Listen to the full working from home playlist in Spotify here:

The top 10 artists helping us to stay productive in the office

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Maroon 5
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Shawn Mendes
  5. Justin Bieber
  6. Bruno Mars
  7. Coldplay
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. OneRepublic
  10. Sam Smith

The top 10 artists most likely to be listened to while working from home

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. BTS
  5. Ariana Grande
  6. The Weeknd
  7. Drake
  8. Billie Eilish
  9. Harry Styles
  10. Maroon 5

The ultimate hybrid working playlist

Using ‘remote’ and ‘office’ data, Premier Inn was also able to identify the most popular songs for the modern hybrid worker.

The top 10 most popular songs for hybrid workers

  1. STAY (with Justin Bieber) – The Kid LAROI
  2. Save Your Tears (with Ariana Grande) – The Weeknd
  3. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  4. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  5. Heat Waves – Glass Animals
  6. Peaches (featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon) – Justin Bieber
  7. Déjà vu – Olivia Rodrigo
  8. Easy On Me – Adele
  9. Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
  10. Closer – The Chainsmokers

Listen to the full playlist in Spotify here:

A full breakdown of the most popular playlists for different working environments can be found at: