Working From Home? You’ll Need Our Perfect Playlists

Nick Levine collects Lizzo, Dua Lipa and... Enya for the perfect WFH playlists


by Nick Levine |
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Music is more than important than ever as we stay home to halt the spread of COVID-19. It’s scientifically proven that music has the ability to affect our mood – partly because the beat can change our heart rate, and partly because familiar songs are able to invoke certain memories and feelings without us even realising it.

With that in mind, Grazia has created these playlists for three key requirements. They are designed to help you make the best of self-isolation with songs that are uplifting, comforting and just really good fun.

All playlists are available via Grazia's Spotify. Just follow the links.

The perfect work from home playlist

Let’s be real: Working from home is going to get tougher once the novelty wears off, so you need a fail-safe motivational playlist to keep your spirits (and productivity) up.

This one features recent chart hits from Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Normani, as well as golden oldies from the likes of Dolly Parton and Shania Twain. Because much like a homemade chilli, a great motivational playlist should always be topped off with a bit of cheese.

‘Work from Home’ – Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Doll-a $ign

‘The Man’ – Taylor Swift

‘Roar’ – Katy Perry

‘Good As Hell’ – Lizzo

‘Motivation’ – Normani

‘Bad Guy’ – Billie Eilish

‘Higher Love’ – Kygo & Whitney Houston

‘Be the One’ – Dua Lipa

‘Sucker’ – Jonas Brothers

‘Work’ – Rihanna feat. Drake

‘Instruction’ – Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don

‘9 to 5’ – Dolly Parton

‘She Works Hard for the Money’ – Donna Summer

‘Ka-Ching!’ – Shania Twain

‘Proud’ – Heather Small

Listen via Spotifyhere

The perfect chill playlist for when you need to relax


The news cycle is raising everyone’s anxiety levels right now, so it’s helpful to bookmark a rock-solid playlist of relaxing songs. This one features soothing neo-soul tunes from Solange and SZA, as well as some unashamedly cheesy comfort classics. If there was ever a time to listen to Des’ree singing about toast, it’s got to be now.

‘Cranes in the Sky’ – Solange

‘Send My Love (to Your New Lover)’ – Adele

‘Everytime’ – Britney Spears

‘Thank U, Next’ – Ariana Grande

‘Love’ – Lana Del Rey

‘Lovin’ You’ – Minnie Riperton

‘Smile’ – Lily Allen

'Pretty Little Birds' - SZA feat. Isaiah Rashad

‘Beautiful People’ – Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid

‘Lights Up’ – Harry Styles

‘Life’ – Des’ree

‘Pure Shores’ – All Saints

‘Lost Without You’ – Freya Ridings

‘Thank You’ – Dido

‘Orinoco Flow’ – Enya

Listen here

The perfect party playlist for when you need to feel like you’re going out

Dua Lipa

We’ve all got pretty inventive during self-isolation to make sure that Friday nights still feel like Friday nights. So grab some wine, Skype or Zoom your best friends, and whack on this all-bangers-no-clangers playlist to make your living room feel like the club. And if you want to sing along to the Spice Girls at the end of the night, hey, no one’s judging.

‘Physical’ – Dua Lipa

‘Juice’ – Lizzo

‘I Like It Like That’ – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin

‘Stronger’ – Britney Spears

‘Formation’ – Beyoncé

‘Break Free’ – Ariana Grande feat. Zedd

‘1999’ – Charli XCX and Troye Sivan

‘Stupid Love’ – Lady Gaga

‘Black Magic’ – Little Mix

‘Dancing on My Own’ – Robyn

‘On the Floor’ – Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

‘Party in the USA’ – Miley Cyrus

‘All for You’ – Janet Jackson

‘I’m So Excited’ – Pointer Sisters

‘Who Do You Think You Are’ – Spice Girls

Listen here

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