Feeling like the days are melding together? Break up the monotony with these playlists created by our CHG family. Whatever mood you’re in, we’ve got a playlist for it. Need to find a moment of peace? Yep, we’ve got you covered. Feel like dancing? We got some hip-hop beats that will get your hips shaking. Want to be transported to a mosh pit? We got music for that, too.
Pull out your headphones, crank up the volume, and start listening.
Please note: There are some explicit songs in the playlists. Listen at your own risk.
Mercedes’ Mood Booster
Mercedes Jones is a credentialing specialist in our Grand Rapids office. When she needs some motivation while getting docs credentialed, she turns on this playlist.
“It has all of my fav songs that help give my mood a boost!” she says.
So, what’s her fav song from the list? “Best I Ever Had” by Drake, of course.
Take a listen.
Emily’s Moment of Zen
In this chaotic world, it’s important to take a moment and breathe. Emily Starr, corporate events manager in our Fort Lauderdale office, turns to this playlist to find some Zen.
“When I’ve had a ton of back-to-back meetings and need to unwind my brain for a little bit and when I’m first checking emails in the morning I listen to this playlist,” says Emily.
What’s the song that brings her the most peace? She says it’s “Follow the Sun” by Xavier Rudd.
Take a listen.
Scott’s Hiking Mix
Take a break from your WFH office and get outside. That’s what our CEO Scott Beck does when he needs to unwind. This playlist is perfect for your afternoon walk, taking a bike ride, or going for a hike with the dog.
“I love to get out on my bike or on a hike or anything outside,” Scott shares. “When I throw on some tunes, I usually like to throw it back to the ‘80s — my musical sweet spot. One of the best things about these songs is that my daughter Katie loves them, too.”
So, what’s Scott’s favorite song? “The Scientist” by Coldplay (not quite from the ‘80s, but still a great song to unwind to).
Take a listen.
Cheer up, Josi
Some days, you just need a little pick-me-up. Josaleigh (Josi) Pollett, marketing project coordinator in our Salt Lake City office, listens to this playlist when she needs some cheering up.
“I created it in March of last year during a hard time in my life where I just needed the help of every happy song to keep a smile on my face,” she shares. “It seems appropriate given the current climate that I’d need its help again lately!”
So, whether you need to smile or just need some happy tunes to listen to while you’re cleaning your house or cooking dinner, Josi’s got your covered. “If you can hear the song ‘Them Changes’ by Thundercat without dancing or smiling, then you might be a robot.”
Are you a robot? Take a listen and find out.
(Josi is also a singer/song writer. Check out her original music here.)
Spencer’s Punk Collection
When communications director Spencer Sutherland’s not creating hilarious podcasts, he loves listening to music, especially punk rock.
“I love all different types of music but in my heart, I’m a punk rock kid,” says Spencer. “I thought I’d put together a mix of my favorite punk bands — largely from the late ‘90s, early ‘00s. My guess is within the 37 – 42-year-old crowd, there will be a lot of people who say, ‘Hey, I used to like that song!’”
Spencer says it’s hard for him to pick a favorite song, but if he was forced to, he’d pick “Bonzo Goes to Bitburg” by the Ramones.
“It’s one of the few overly political songs the band ever released,” he says. “It’s a somber track about being frustrated by the system, but the ‘nah-nah-nahs’ somehow make you feel like everything’s going to be okay. Kind of feels like what we’re going through right now. Stuff is collapsing all around us but, as Joey Ramone says, we’re ‘gonna pick up the pieces.’”
So, whether you’re needing a boost of energy in the morning or feeling stressed out or just want something you can sing to, this playlist is for you.
Take a listen. (You can also listen to Spencer’s punk rock band, Johnny Tightlips, here.)
Steve’s House Party
All work and no play can make anyone cranky. You may not be able to go out to a dance club or hang with friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a quarantine party at home. And we’ve got the perfect playlist to get the dancing started. Although Steve Huff, talent acquisition director in our Salt Lake City office, says he listens to this playlist when he’s at the gym or needs to get pumped for work. Either way, it will get your toes tapping.
“This is my GSD (get stuff done) playlist!” Steve says. “There are times in my day that require focus and attention to detail and this music helps me with that. But just remember, this is an earbud playlist due to lyrical content.” ?
So, crank up Steve’s fav song “California Love” by 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Roger and GSD.
Take a listen.
Steve’s Backyard BBQ
Steve’s so cool, he gets TWO playlists! After he’s finished getting stuff done (GSD) while listening to his House Party mix, Steve turns to this playlist to wind down after a long day or to help him focus when he needs to strategize at work.
“This is my FSO (figure stuff out) playlist!” he says. “When I need to get the creative juices flowing and strategizing on business needs, this playlist serves the purpose.”
Need to FSO? Turn on Steve’s fav song “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey and let Steve Perry’s soaring vocals calm you right down.
Take a listen.
Soundtrack to Dan’s Life
Dan Bonebrake’s not only an account executive administrator at our Boca Raton office, he’s also a music maestro. Dan’s played in a variety of bands, including Dashboard Confessional and Vacant Andys, and currently plays with The Honest Liars when he’s not helping our travel nurses.
For Dan, this playlist is something he can listen to from the moment he takes his morning shower to the moment he sits down for dinner.
“It's a list of favorite songs from my favorite bands — bands I've played in/recorded/toured with, and songs that influenced me,” he shares. “It's pretty much a soundtrack to my life, so it makes me feel energized and happy.”
So, how does a guy who’s played in many bands choose a fav song? Easy. He picks the one that has special meaning to him and his wife, Vanessa (a QA coordinator in our Boca office) — “Baby It’s You” by Phil Seymour. (Dan even has the song title inscribed on his wedding ring.)
Take a listen.
Take a Walk with Gaby
Need a break and want something to boost your mood while you take a quick walk around the block? Then corporate event coordinator Gaby Corrado’s playlist is perfect for you.
“Not only does this playlist bring back sweet memories of the last big event I planned this year for RNnetwork, it also gets me moving when I take an afternoon walk,” says Gaby.
From songs by Billie Eilish to Chance the Rapper, this playlist is guaranteed to get you ready to dive back into your work.
Take a listen, especially to Gaby’s favorite song “Stole the Show” by Kygo and Parson James.
Nicolai’s Metal Mania
Need something a bit heavier to get you pumped for the workday or working out in your home gym? IT building tech specialist Nicolai Barnes has got you covered. His heavy metal playlist is full of songs that have inspired and motivated him throughout the years.
“These songs make you want to move even if it’s just nodding your head,” Nicolai shares. “For me, they make me feel excitement and passion. They can spark all kinds of emotions and then give you a powerful rush and push you through them. A lot of these songs have been a huge help to me in getting past some hard times in life.”
For Nicolai, “A Paradox with Flies” by Darkest Hour or “Deliver Me” by Parkway Drive are his go-to songs (if he was forced to choose a favorite, which he was).
Take a listen.
Heather’s High Fit Workout
Need something full of high energy you can work out to? Then, executive assistant Heather O’Fee’s playlist is right up your alley. She created it for the High Fitness (@highfit) class she teaches outside of work. For those lucky enough to have taken her class in our Salt Lake City office during Putting People First week last year, you know you can’t help but move your feet to Heather’s playlist.
So, put on your workout clothes and take a listen.Then, head over to Instagram and check out Heather’s High Fitness page (@Bffhighfit).
Liz is a communications manager based in Salt Lake City. For more than a decade, she’s done a little bit of everything in the communications world — from writing about locum tenens and travel nursing, to working as an executive speech writer, to becoming a social media influencer in the world of micro goldendoodles.