The 10 Best Songs for Your Cleaning Playlist

These top cleaning tunes, based on favorites from hundreds of Spotify playlists, can help you bust a move while you bust some dust.

How can you make cleaning and organizing your home less of a chore and more of an activity you like doing? Stock up on the best tools and products, sure. A little help from your partner or family members helps, too. But there's one cleaning trick that can help make dusting behind the headboard, scrubbing the tub, folding fitted sheets, and degreasing the stove hood seem not only doable but maybe—dare we say it?—fun. Yep, it's all about the cleaning playlist.

If you've never listened to great music that makes you want to move and get things done while performing housework, you're in for a glorious awakening. A great cleaning playlist is how many humans survive the unavoidable slog of daily, weekly, and monthly chores. But what are the best songs for cleaning to listen to while checking off your to-do list? Keep reading to find out.

How We Picked

Compare the Market combed through 50,000 songs and more than 300 playlists on Spotify to uncover the world's favorite jams to listen to while cleaning—and we're loving the mix of contemporary hits and classic dance anthems.

At the top of the list is Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello's chart-topper "Señorita," followed by "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers, "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish, and "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars. You'll also see some favorites from Lizzo, Queen, Ed Sheeran, and Whitney Houston in the top 10. Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" were also in the running for most popular housework hits.

Though none made the top 10, Taylor Swift songs accounted for 432 of the total 50,000 songs, making her music the most likely to accompany a round of house chores, closely followed by Ed Sheeran and Panic! At The Disco.

Top Cleaning Songs

According to Compare the Market's research of real housework playlists, these are the 10 songs most likely to be on a cleaning playlist:

"Senorita," by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

Mendes, who's Canadian, joined forces with the Cuban-American Cabello for this upbeat, Latin-flavored song in 2019. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

"Mr. Brightside," by The Killers

The Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers released "Mr. Brightside" as their first single from their debut album in 2004. The smash hit with a steady driving beat was the second most streamed song on Spotify in the 2000s.

"Bad Guy," by Billie Eilish

This trippy, electro pop dance song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart when it was released in March of 2019. Four months later, Eilish released a second version of the song, which was a collaboration with Justin Bieber.

"Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

This tribute to 80s-era funk music took over the radio airwaves when it was released in November 2014. Not only did "Uptown Funk" top the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks, but Mars performed it at the Super Bowl halftime show.

"Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen

Classic rock at its dramatic and operatic best, Queen's signature song from 1975 is part ballad, part progressive rock, and part hard rock. After the release of the 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the song became the most streamed song of the 20th century.

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," by Whitney Houston

This smash dance-pop song, the first single on Houston's 1987 album, Whitney, topped Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Not only did it win her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but she opened the Grammy Awards ceremony that year by singing it.

"Truth Hurts," by Lizzo

Detroit-based rapper and singer Lizzo first released this hip-hop/pop song in 2017, but it didn't become a sleeper hit until it showed up on TikTok in 2019. Lively and full of attitude, it became known as a self-love anthem. It was also her first song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and it won her a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance.

"I Don't Care," by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

This dancehall-influenced pop song was one of many upbeat collaborations between the English singer-songwriter Sheeran and the Canadian pop musician Bieber. On Spotify, it was streamed over 16 million times in the first 24 hours, breaking the platform's single-day streaming record.

"Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran

Part dancehall, part R&B, this song got a lot of attention when fans noticed that the melody is very similar to TLC's 1999 song "No Scrubs." (Sheeran gave credit to that song's writers.) Still, the upbeat track took off immediately. On December 2018, it hit two billion streams on Spotify. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, and Sheeran performed it at that year's ceremony.

"Someone You Loved," by Lewis Capaldi

Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi released this soulful piano ballad in 2018, and it became his first hit single. It was nominated for Song of the Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards and garnered over two billion streams on Spotify.

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