A little more human

What's your go-to productivity music?

Headphones. They’re the office-wide do-not-disturb symbol and metaphor for being in the zone. Because nothing says “Get it done!” like plugging in, firing up a playlist, and cutting off distractions from the outside world. Even science agrees that music makes us more productive.

But have you ever looked at that certain super-focused someone and wondered what was playing through their earbuds?

We have. So we asked 25 Typeformers around the office what music ups their efficiency, and why certain tunes help them get into the zone. The result? The creation of our “Little more productive playlist.” Ranging from classical to seventies soundtracks, the list has something for everyone, from everywhere, for anything you need to get done. Check it out:

1. River Flows In You, Yiruma.

2. Fly, Ludovico Einaudi.

3. Memories from Africa, Tchaikovsky.

4.  Orgoned, Kiasmos.

5. The Four Seasons: Winter – 1, Vivaldi.

6. Unexplainable Stories, Cloud Cult.

7. Bangarang, Skrillex.

8. La Cava, Pasquale Catalano.

9. Midnight City, M83.

10. Tragedy, Bee Gees.

11. Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap.

12. Heroes, David Bowie.

13. Reconsider (Jamie XX Edit), The xx.

14. Someone New, Hozier.

15. The Xpander, GB.

16. Silence.

17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Regina Spektor.

18. The Bookhouse Boys, Angelo Badalamenti.

19. Intriguing Possibilities, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

20. Tidal, Shook.

21. Music For a Forgotten Future, Mogwai.

22. Easy, Faith No More.

23. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen.

24. In The Midst Of It All, Tom Misch.

25. Reign Down, Banoffee.

 

Want to know what Typeformers are up to in “productivity mode?” Here’s a look at what goes on behind the scenes.