Allow These Top Spring Cleaning Songs to Inspire Your Playlists

published Mar 7, 2021
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Spring cleaning season is upon us! Sponges and disinfectants are some of the essential products to have on hand during this time, yes, but don’t forget one often-overlooked checklist item: the ultimate spring cleaning playlist. U.K.-based estate agent site Parkers Properties set out to determine some of the most popular spring cleaning songs among cleaners. The results? Pop and hip hop reigned supreme, providing upbeat tracks to help cleaners get energized. Allow the findings below to inspire your spring cleaning playlists this year. 

Parkers examined over 1,000 Spotify playlists that had the keyword “cleaning” to determine results. With a grand total of 196,988 songs among the findings, the site was able to narrow down recurrent tracks and zero in on the top 10. Never underestimate the power of a good pun, folks, because with all of these elements in mind, “No Scrubs” by ‘90s girl group TLC came out as the No. 1 spring cleaning song — providing a very literal lyrical backdrop as folks scrubbed those floors and countertops.

“No Scrubs” is followed by “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston as the second most popular track. “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, and “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles round out the top five tracks. The remainder of the top 10 are as follows:

6. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

7. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

8. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

10. “Closer” by The Chainsmokers

Additionally, Parkers also determined the top artists overall in cleaning playlists: Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, Dua Lipa, and the Jonas Brothers also joined Styles, Cardi B, and Bruno Mars as top artists. 

Go forth and clean, fellow spring cleaners. “No Scrubs” awaits you.