10 Awesome YouTube Background Music Selections For Work


I wish more employers realised how beneficial background music could be to their companies.

It’s not only great for their employees who get to listen to it while they work, but it does tend to increase productivity drastically as well. My philosophy – and one which many career coaches promote – is that a happy employee is a productive employee.

And what better way to increase those feel-good vibes than by music?

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Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not talking about loud, heavy metal music or anything…

Just something soft in the background.


Listening to nothing but the sound of your fingers drumming on a keyboard and the incoming telephone ringing is so demotivating it’s not even funny.

Well, that’s my opinion anyway. I worked in 3 companies where we were allowed to have the radio playing background music and it was incredible to see the difference it made.

Now, as I work from home, it’s even more quiet and I absolutely have to have some kind of music on in the background.

Sometimes I listen to the radio, but when I’m really trying to concentrate, I don’t want to hear all the jibber jabber from the radio DJs or distract myself singing along to the latest hits from Rihanna or Beyonce.

That’s where my new found love for YouTube has come in. Especially the many different types of concentration and motivational music they have on there to play softly (or loudly) in the background while you work.

Take a look….

10 Awesome Background Music Selections



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25 Minutes – 1 Hour




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If you do listen to music while you study or work, what’s your favourite type of music to listen to?

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Health and happiness…





9 Replies to “10 Awesome YouTube Background Music Selections For Work”

  1. I love listening to good music. To be honest, who doesn’t? I try a lot of new types of songs daily. Thanks for sharing these songs, I’ll try them out tonight 🙂
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  2. I’m hooked to listening to music when i’m working . Music at work can be really inspiring and relaxing too, also a good way to get focused on something while enjoying a good background music being played.

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Can’t agree with you more about the inspiring part, Samuel! Especially when it comes to writing and concentrating. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment – have a great weekend!

  3. I love listening to different types of music. I love Pandora for that – whatever my mood, I can find something. 🙂 These are great selections and I’ll take a look at them!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hmmm, I’ve never heard of Pandora. Need to go check that out, thanks! 🙂

  4. I love listening to music while I work and have always done this when possible. Just relaxes me and gets me moving, too. So thank you for sharing some music selections that I could get into and I also voted in your poll!! 🙂
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      It’s a pleasure! Thank you for the vote 🙂

  5. Am listening to uplifting Praise Radio now….we don’t need angsty Hip Hop while we work! Thanks for sharing, Mel!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Lol! No, no, no…hip hop is all good to dance to, but depending on the words and beat, I might just type something I don’t want to write about!

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