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Pump up the Music: National Sing out loud day!

You may have heard about some of the positive physical effects from singing. According to Lifehack, your body releases endorphins and oxytocin (feel-good hormones) when you belt out a tune. Your blood pressure also lowers, your cognition, memory and posture improve…and your lungs get a good workout. 

So, what does this mean for your employees? It means the work days could go by more quickly and easily with some happy tunes that make you want to sing! And what better day to start an HR playlist than National Sing Out Day.

To help get you started, we’ve put together 10 of our favorite work tunes we like to call the HR Happy Dance Hour playlist. Start with these then ask your employees what they would like to hear. Soon, you’ll have a lengthy playlist full of mood-boosting anthems. 

1.    I Wanna Dance With Somebody—Whitney Houston
2.    Don’t Stop Believin’—Journey
3.    Can’t Stop the Feeling!—Justin Timberlake
4.    Happy—Pharrell Williams
5.    Roar—Katy Perry
6.    Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars—Mark Ronson
7.    Sweet Caroline—Neil Diamond
8.    Bohemian Rhapsody—Queen
9.    Billie Jean—Michael Jackson
10.    Dancing Queen—Abba 

Host a little karaoke competition or have a few musical breaks to lighten the mood throughout the day. Even if some (or most) of your employees can’t carry a tune in a bucket, they’re bound to enjoy grooving to at least a few of these classics!