Take Me Home: The Most Popular Songs for Singing Around the House

Here’s something for music lovers – see if you would agree with the choices which were compiled by Miller Homes:-

Music in the home is a huge part of life – from hosting dinner parties (pre-Covid) to recreating Hugh Grant’s Love Actually dance when no one’s watching!

Whether you’re mowing the lawn, soaking in the bath, or ‘Hinching’ your home, they wanted to discover the most popular songs and artists that make up the ultimate soundtrack for the home.

They analysed over 1,000,000 songs from Spotify playlists named after the activities you get up to at home, including ‘vacuuming’, ‘ironing’, ‘bath’, ‘showering’ and more.

Research reveals:

The top 20 most popular songs for any household task are…

1. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
2. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
3. Circles – Post Malone
4. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
5. bad guy – Billie Eilish
6. death bed (coffee for your head) – Powfu
7. Adore You – Harry Styles
8. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
9. Sunday Best – Surfaces
10. Falling – Harry Styles
11. Say So – Doja Cat
12. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
13. Rockstar (feat. Roddy Ricch) – DaBaby
14. Africa – Toto
15. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
16. Shallow – Lady Gaga
17. lovely (with Khalid) – Billie Eilish
18. Before You Go
19. Slow Dancing In The Dark – Joji
20. Supalonely – BENEE
Hugely recent songs dominate the top ten with The Weeknd’s massively catchy ‘Blinding Lights’ securing the top spot, but there are plenty of other great tracks to sing along to – both happy and sad – as Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles, Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi, and Whitney Houston’s 80s classic I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) all feature in the top 10.

Top 10 most listened to artists in the home

There’s definitely a trend towards current artists, with the top 10 overwhelming favouring artists who’ve found fame in recent years, but legendary stalwarts Fleetwood Mac and ELO manage to make the top 10.

She’s still only 18 but Billie Eilish had the most songs across all of the playlists we analysed, while Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles complete the top three.

1. Billie Eilish
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Harry Styles
4. The Weeknd
5. Post Malone
6. Lewis Capaldi
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. Electric Light Orchestra
9. Dua Lipa
10. Coldplay

Whatever your taste, you’re bound to find something for you.

Add them to your Spotify the next time you’re tackling the ironing or testing your green thumb skills!

Top 10 most popular songs for gardening

Feel-good classics featured high for green-fingered folk, with names such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Neil Young proving popular, alongside some more modern hits.

1. Dreams – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
2. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
3. Here Comes The Sun – Remastered 2009 – The Beatles
4. Africa – TOTO
5. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
6. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
7. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
8. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
9. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time) – Elton John
10. Memories – Maroon 5

Top 10 most popular songs for cleaning

 Upbeat songs from across the eras were chosen to motivate the mopping sessions, with 90’s favourite ‘No Scrubs’ topping the cleaning playlists, alongside the more recent ‘Uptown Funk’. Who doesn’t love a bit of Whitney though?

1. No Scrubs – TLC
2. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)- Mark Ronson
4. bad guy – Billie Eilish
5. Hips Don’t Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) – Shakira
6. Wannabe – Spice Girls
7. Closer – The Chainsmokers
8. Happier – Marshmello
9. High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco
10. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Top 10 most popular songs for washing the car

The Sunday car wash ritual is soundtracked by catchy guitar anthems, led by Tame Impala’s ‘Less I Know the Better’. It’s not all rock though, with Post Malone, J Cole and DaBaby also making the list.

1. The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
2. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
3. Africa – TOTO
4. Should I Stay or Should I Go – Remastered – The Clash
5. Circles – Post Malone
6. Don’t Stop Me Now – 2011 Mix – Queen
7. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
8. Centuries – Fall Out Boy
9. No Role Modelz – J. Cole
10. ROCKSTAR (feat. Roddy Ricch) – DaBaby

Top 10 most popular songs for cooking

Cooking means crooning for a majority of masterchefs, with smooth singalongs from Dean Martin, Otis Redding and Frank Sinatra on repeat.

1. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) – Remastered – Dean Martin
2. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
3. Come Fly With Me – Remastered – Frank Sinatra
4. Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
5. You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
6. I’ve Got a Woman – Ray Charles
7. Dreams – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
8. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – Frank Sinatra
9. At Last – Etta James
10. Take on Me – a-ha

Top 10 most popular songs for taking a bath

When Billie Eilish and Khalid penned’ lovely’, we doubt they imagined it soundtracking suds and scrubs across the world, but that’s exactly what’s happening. Following on from the same theme, it’s slow, dramatic tracks that make up the bathtime playlist.

1. lovely (with Khalid) – Billie Eilish
2. Falling – Harry Styles
3. death bed (coffee for your head)- Powfu
5. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
6. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
7. If the World Was Ending – feat. Julia Michaels – JP Saxe
8. Circles – Post Malone
9. Daddy Issues – The Neighbourhood
10. ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas