The Lifehacker Work Playlists: Your Ideal Music For Getting Things Done

The Lifehacker Work Playlists: Your Ideal Music For Getting Things Done

We asked what music you liked to listen to when you’re getting work done and you delivered. Here are six awesome productivity playlists hand picked by Lifehacker readers.

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This playlist is filled with smooth sounds flowing over calm beats, and very few lyrics if any. Lots of electronic music, alternative classical, and some soothing chants as well:


This playlist kicks things up a notch with danceable bass lines and more BPMs. Anything from Daft Punk to deadmau5 can be found here:


There’s everything from Classic Rock to Indie jams found on this playlist. You’ll hear a wide variety of sounds, and almost every song has lyrics:


This playlist is for the metal heads and hardcore folks. Some songs have lyrics and others don’t. Lots of guitar riffs, and lots of double bass drums kickin’ you into gear:


Movies, video games, and TV shows have fantastic music to work to. Here are your favourite scores and composers:…


If you’re a bit less rock n’ roll and a little more country, this playlist has some bluegrass and contemporary classics. It’s short, but sweet:

In particular, this Sci-Fi Sleep Sounds Playlist on crysknife007’s YouTube channel, and…

This sailboat marina sounds video from Sounds by Knight’s YouTube channel.

A big thanks to all who submitted! If you don’t see your submission on any of the playlists, don’t feel bad. It doesn’t mean we didn’t like your stuff, it just meant that we couldn’t find it (or anything close to it) on Spotify.

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