The Ultimate Spotify Playlist to get your Monday morning marketing mojo working.

In our series of backstage interviews we ask our rockstars what tune gets their Monday morning marketing mojo going. Plus, as we name each issue after a classic album, we were soon getting our groove on with a pretty good track list in the Rockstar CMO penthouse.

So, it was time for us to hit the virtual decks of Spotify compile the good vibes and share that list with you…

Who requested that?

Want to know how we came up with this list? Well, credit where it’s due – or maybe the blame, here’s who requested which track:

THE SOUND CHECK ISSUE got the ball rolling with some classics – Bowie and Tears for Fears from Robert Rose, some inspirational James Taylor from Ted Rubin, Ian Truscott suggested we Be Bold and of course, with a name like Rockstar CMO, it has to be N.E.R.D, from our editorial team.

THE AGE OF CONSENT ISSUE left us with some classic 80’s Bronski Beat rattling around our heads, so the team selected Small Town Boy to represent that album.

THE PROJECT: FUNK DA WORLD ISSUE gave us gems from the I’d Rather Be the Pope article, adding some Prince and Depeche Mode. Going back stage with Darren Guarnaccia we, maybe bravely, dropped some Kelly Clarkson and we can’t forget the headline act for this issue, Craig Mack, who inspired us to bring a brand New Flava to Ya Ear. 

THE OK COMPUTER ISSUE featured an article Paranoid Android, so that track was a no brainer, and John Andrews suggested we rock out to “I just want to celebrate” by Rare Earth a great tune to kick off a marketing Monday.

THE STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON ISSUE dropped some NWA into the playlist and Tom Wentworth contributed “Wu -Tang Forever” by Drake. For Christine Bailey, it had to be “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough”.

THE A SEAT AT THE TABLE ISSUE gave us the gift of “Mad” by Solange and Jenni Young dropped a few cents in the juke box for the classic Chaka Khan track, “Like Sugar”.

THE NEVERMIND ISSUE featured “Come as you are” by Nivanna and Amber Osborne gave us anything by Sound Garden, so we went with “Black Hole Sun” and “We are the Champions” by Queen who got the vote from Wendy Bryant-Beswick

THE THRILLER ISSUE, our Halloween edition, handed us this absolute classic by Michael Jackson and Jeanniey Mullen gave us 4 to choose from – so we picked “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera.

THE WE ARE FAMILY ISSUE, yes, it was time for some classic Sister Sledge, Casey Petersen opted for a podcast and even our grooviest Rockstars couldn’t dance to that.

THE LONDON CALLING ISSUE, two very contrasting classic tunes dropped into the playlist in this issue. A classic from The Clash and L.Michelle Smith picked a hip hop classic – “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J, awwww yeeeeah.

THE BRAND NEW THANG ISSUE – we dived deep into the record box and dusted off a classic from James Brown, with “Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” from his 1970 classic “Brand New Thang” album. Which set the tone for selecting Bobby Byrd’s “I know you got soul” as the backing track for Ian Truscott’s article of the same name. In her backstage Q&A Margaret Molloy added “Take a Chance On Me” by Abba as she believes folks gotta take a chance on marketing.

THE PRETENDER ISSUE – gifted us a classic from The Foo Fighters and when we chatted to Ahmed Hasan he suggested anything from Blink-182, so we went with “All the Small Things”.

THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE ISSUE – a classic album from The Police and we plucked “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” as the issue dropped after International Women’s Day. Someone forgot to ask David Howland for his track in his Backstage Q&A… damn.

THE CHANGESBOWIE ISSUE – we already had Heroes by David Bowie on the tracklist from waaaay back in the SOUNDCHECK ISSUE – so we go with Rebel Rebel, as we kicked off an anonymous insiders series that will be controversial. We dropped Higher by the Score for Rockstar CMO Ian Lowe from his Backstage Q&A and then we tossed in Let’s Dance as it was so hard to choose just one from that classic Bowie album.

THE INVASION OF PRIVACY ISSUE – We admit we stretched the definition of a classic album as Cardi B provided the soundtrack of this issue, so we dropped “I like it” (the clean version!) from this album in the playlist.

THE INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT ISSUE – a classy contribution from Jasmine Martirossian as she requests anything from “A Kind of Blue” so we picked Miles Davies and “So what?” a question as marketers we get asked all the time. The classic album that is the theme of the issue contributes “She Moves in Her Own Way” by the Kooks.

An eclectic set list for the party that is a Monday morning in marketing!

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