What Do You Listen To While Tasking?

If you haven’t noticed yet, we’re curious about our Taskers–who they are, where they come from, and what little things they like to incorporate into their work days to enhance the experience. Here at HQ, quite a few of our team members like to use music to get into the zone while working. So we wondered: What do our Taskers listen to while tasking?

What we found out might surprise you—or give you some new ideas!

“Because my father always listened to Dean Martin when I was growing up, I find it comforting to listen to that while tasking. My dad taught me most of what I know.” – Steven A., Boston


“I put some deep house mix on YouTube and jam while doing the task. It’s chill, and most Clients like it, too.” Alphonse M., LA & OC


“Oh gosh, one song? I like to play Queen’s self-titled debut. It’s a feel-good album!” – Scarlet E., Denver


“I listen to podcasts while I task. I enjoy taking that time to educate myself.” – Andrew K., Denver


“I do not tend to listen to music while tasking unless it is in the Yard Work category, but I find the “Empire of the Sun” station on Pandora to be especially conducive to working at an advanced pace.“ – Sarah J., NYC


“Some good ol’ Frank Sinatra or Hillsong Worship/Hillsong United Pandora station!” – Robert T., Dallas


“No one song—but Pavarotti and U2 come to mind!” – Pierre J., Cleveland



“I listen to a variety of tunes while doing Furniture Assembly tasks. I’m really digging the album “Lost in the Dream” by the War on Drugs and the song “Gold to Glass” by the Revivalists.” – Michael K., San Francisco


“Anything from Fortunate Youth. I’m all about spreading a positive vibe!” – Chris D., Las Vegas


“Tibetan drums and bells. They’re very soothing to me. But sometimes I listen to some Top 50 station.” – Sampson A., Minneapolis/St. Paul


“Anything northern soul.” – Nico I., London



“I listen to educational lectures while I task. It helps me skill up both physically with what I’m doing, and mentally with what I’m listening to!” – Melvin T., Charlotte


“I listen to audiobooks actually! I think I have gone through 50+ books in the last year!” – Savannah B., San Francisco


“I like quiet time. I get to think and hear things that surround me.” – Rizza S., San Francisco


If no one is around I listen to a wide variety of Podcasts. But I generally spend time talking to Clients as I task.” – Brett S., NYC

Whatever sounds get you moving—whether it’s the sound of music or the sound of silence–we hope you’ll find the one that moves you. After all, the more in tune you are, the more fun you’ll have!

1 comment on “What Do You Listen To While Tasking?

  1. ThomasWoods

    I never listen to music unless the property owner has something on. When I’m working I’m concentrating on the Plumbing,Electrical and even the Carpentry. One mistake could cost someone there lives. Fire,Flood or Ceiling that had previous water damage could kill someone. I’d rather focus on my work and enjoy the entertainment when in done. That way I can sleep an night knowing I had no distractions and the job was done 110%

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