Ultimate Cleaning Music
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Gentlemen, Load your i-pods!
Obviously most of these songs were picked for their “hidden meaning” as the title relates to each category. Please don’t assume that we actually listen to some of these Artists. If Neil Diamond shows up, for example, you can rest assured that my i-pod would melt if I attempted to download “Turn On Your Heartlight”, or whatever that E.T. song was. The Metallica songs just wouldn’t tolerate it. If you don’t see the relation through the title, then you can assume the beat would be good for that particular cleaning chore. “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath while scrubbing a toilet would be a good example. That bowl will be shiny in a hurry! Have fun! Suggestions are always welcome.
For a man to clean the house requires motivation, and lot’s of it.
Go to the CD player, or Ipod station. Drop in Back In Black. Start with the kitchen. Hell’s Bells will get you through scraping the dried cereal from the bowls all the way to sweeping the floor and mopping if necessary, which in my house is every other day. Moving on to the living room and dining room next, you should have these wrapped up by the time Back In Black starts, and then it’s upstairs to make the beds. Keep your mind on the job, no air guitar, you can’t play like Angus, so just get back to work.
After picking up 10,000 legos, 12 damp towels, and countless little white socks (you know how I love those) you should be half way through Shake A Leg. Now it’s the home stretch… Wipe down the bathroom, bring the clothes to the laundry room, get the first load started and the album should be coming to an end. It’s Miller Time. Or in my case Dewar’s Time.
Dr. Isaid No
Dirty White Boy-Foreigner, I Missed Again-Genesis, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad-Meatloaf, A Whiter Shade Of Pale-Procol Harum, Aftershock-Van Halen, I Ran-A Flock Of Seagulls, Cry-Godley & Creme, I Get Weak-Belinda Carlisle, Ironic-Alanis Morrissette, Foolin’ Yourself-Aldo Nova, Welcome To My Nightmare-Alice Cooper, Why-Annie Lennox, Don’t Cry-Asia, It’s A Miracle-Barry Manilow, Tragedy-Bee Gees, Twice As Hard-Black Crowes, Misery-BoDeans, I Can’t Take It-Cheap Trick, The Walls Came Down-The Call, Walk Away-James Gang, Linger-The Cranberries, Make Me Lose Control-Eric Carmen, Never Going Back Again-Fleetwood Mac, The King Is Dead-Go West, We Close Our Eyes-Go West, The Bomber-James Gang, Too Many People-Paul McCartney, I Surrender-Rainbow, We May Never Pass This Way Again-Seals & Crofts, Natures Way-Spirit, Let’s Go-Wang Chung,
For The Vacuum:
Hold On Loosely-38 Special, No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper, Time Stand Still-Rush, R-E-S-P-E-C-T-Aretha Franklin, Day After Day-Badfinger, Breakdown Dead Ahead-Boz Skaggs, Gimme Some Slack-The Cars, Sympathy For The Devil-Rolling Stones, My Problem Is You-Jackson Browne, Take It Easy-Eagles, Ride The Tiger-Jefferson Starship, Too Late To Turn Back Now-Cornelius Bros. & Sister Rose, A Little Respect-Erasure, Who’s Zoomin’ Who?-Aretha Franklin, Stuck In The Middle With You-Stealer’s Wheel, Talk Dirty To Me-Poison, Give A Little Bit-Supertramp, Can We Still Be Friends?-Todd Rundgren,
For The Garage:
Under My Wheels-Alice Cooper, Spooky-Classics IV, I Want It That Way-Backstreet Boys, If I Had $1,000,000-Barenaked Ladies, Never, Never Gonna Give You Up-Barry White, This Is My Paradise-The Outfield, Just Like Heaven-The Cure, Hit Me Like A Hammer-Huey Lewis & The News, Vehicle-Ides Of March, Diamonds And Rust-Judas Priests’ Version,
For The Yard:
Hold Your Head Up-Argent, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head-BJ Thomas, Cyclone-Baby Bash, Let It Ride-Bachman Turner Overdrive, Who Let The Dogs Out?-Baha Men, Jacob’s Ladder-Huey Lewis & The News, Gonna Make You Sweat-C + C Music Factory, The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful-Jimmy Buffett, Free Ride-Edgar Winter Group, Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again-Fortunes, The Air That I Breathe-The Hollies, Wildwood Weed-Jim Stafford, Seasons In The Sun-Terry Jacks,
For The Windows:
I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash, Turn And Walk Away-The Babys, You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet-BTO, Look Out Any Window-Bruce Hornsby, Shattered-Rolling Stones, Whisper To A Scream-Icicle Works, Shattered Dreams-Johnny Hates Jazz, Blurry-Puddle Of Mudd, It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference-Todd Rundgren,
For The Furniture (Upholstery Included):
Black Velvet-Alannah Myles, I’m Not Going To Let It Bother Me Tonight-Atlanta Rhythm Section, Tell Me Why-Beach Boys, Surrender-Cheap Trick, Save It For Later-English Beat, Shimmer-Fuel, Don’t Fight It-Kenny Loggins, Better Luck Next Time-Lifehouse, You Get What You Give-New Radicals, I Go Crazy-Paul Davis, Dirty Work-Steely Dan,