Moving Music Playlist

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You chose the right moving company, you’re packing ahead of time and your to-do list is on point, but you are still feeling overwhelmed. Moving is one of the most stressful events in life because it’s often combined with one or more life changing events: new job, new house, new you. On moving day and the days before you are going to need all the support you can get, including the right playlist to keep you motivated. Music is a great way to keep you moving in more ways than one. Whether you’re moving for a job or moving out after a breakup, add these songs to your playlist for your next move and get moving no matter the occasion.

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playlist by kenjimori (CC BY 2.0)

Work Moves

You ever gotten a job offer so good you just couldn’t refuse? First things first, jump for joy! Next, get packing and get started on your new journey. I’ve got the perfect new job playlist for you!

  1. The Clash – Career Opportunities
  2. Michael Jackson – Working Day and Night
  3. Donna Summer – She Works Hard for the Money
  4. Ja’Net DuBois – Movin’ On Up
  5. Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
  6. Pharrell Williams – Happy
  7. Bruce Springsteen – Working on the Highway
  8. Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way
  9. Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
  10. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin
  11. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business
  12. Huey Lewis & The News – Workin’ for a Livin
  13. Pink – Raise Your Glass
  14. Talking Heads – Found a Job
  15. Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard, Play Hard
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sad pug by hannahkrajewski (CC BY 2.0)

Parting Ways

Breakups are not fun, but they are the inspiration for some of the best music that will help you move on. While moving in together may have meant an adjustment, parting ways with someone can also be painful. With help the artists on the following playlist, you may find yourself empowered and feeling better about packing up and moving on!

  1. Del Amitri – Roll to Me
  2. Katy Perry – Part of Me
  3. Kelly Clarkson – Since You Been Gone
  4. Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
  5. John Mayer – Moving On and Getting Over
  6. Beyonce – Irreplaceable
  7. Taylor Swift – Begin Again
  8. Rascal Flatts – I’m Moving On
  9. Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  10. Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  11. Icona Pop – I Love It
  12. All-American Rejects – Move Along
  13. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
  14. Billy Joel – Movin’ Out
  15. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  16. Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
  17. Lady Antebellum – Love Don’t Live Here
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Classic Mini Cooper on the Highway by (CC BY 2.0)

Frequent or Long Distance Moves

Whether you relocate often or you happen to be moving to another state, the songs on this playlist are sure to get mood to move and groove. Crank up the volume as you pack for your move or hit the road with these tunes to keep you company.

  1. The Mowgli’s – San Francisco
  2. Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
  3. Supergrass – Alright
  4. Lady Antebellum – Goodbye Town
  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
  6. Willie Nelson – On the Road Again
  7. The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
  8. Sheryl Crow – Every Day is a Winding Road
  9. Rascall Flatts – Life Is a Highway
  10. Sheryl Crow – Every Day is a Winding Road
Day 7 6o'clock...home sweet home by carol and co (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Day 7 6o’clock…home sweet home by carol and co (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Stomping Ground Moves

Graduated from college and moving home? Or maybe you are feeling homesick and want to move back to your old stomping grounds. The songs on this playlist will have you feeling home sweet home in no time!

  1. Alabama – Sweet Home Alabama
  2. Brooks & Dunn – Red Dirt Road
  3. Led Zeppelin – Going to California
  4. Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  6. Bon Jovi – Who Says You Can’t Go Home
  7. John Denver – Take Me Home
  8. Billy Joel – New York State of Mind
  9. OneRepublic – Come Home
  10. Jay Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
  11. Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me
  12. Philips Philips – Home
  13. Flo Rida – My House
  14. Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
  15. John Mellencamp – Small Town
  16. Kenny Chesney – Where I Grew Up
  17. Michael Bublé – Home
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TE-BLOG_-Moving-day-boxes_-08_23_2011_iStock_000008388519Medium1 by naiaraback1 (CC BY 2.0)

Just Because

Not moving for any of the previously mentioned reasons? Add these moving related songs to your playlist and they will keep you in the moving spirit!

  1. Reel 2 Real — I Like to Move it
  2. David Bowie – Changes
  3. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  4. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
  5. Augustana – Boston
  6. Alabama – Song of the South
  7. The Clash – London Calling
  8. James Blunt – Postcards
  9. Kelly Clarkson – Already Gone
  10. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
  11. Pitbull, Ne-Yo – Time of Our Lives
  12. The Strokes – Someday
  13. Gladys Knight – Midnight Train to Georgia
  14. Dave Matthews Band – Where Are You Going
  15. Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis
  16. Ray Charles – Georgia on My Mind

What songs are on your moving playlist? Comment below and let me know what I missed!