Sometimes we need a little musical motivation to get us through the hard times. Packing can be a drag on your mental state, but there is a scientifically-verified way to deal with those emotions in a healthy way—listen to some tunes directly applicable to your situation! Sarcasm aside, you may be better off throwing on Guardians of the Galaxy’s “Awesome Mix” to give your mood a little boost (or, if you’re feeling epic, the often non-lyrical “Lord of the Rings” Soundtrack). But if you are the type of person that enjoys a musical backing to your activities in a way that rivals direct-to-television movies in overall cheesiness, you have come to the right virtual place!
This list is the soft macaroni to your limitless Velveeta cheesiness. We will take your cold, mechanical move and turn it into something that can be enjoyed (as shocking as that might be). What do you see to your left and your right? Limitless unused surfaces, off which you can bounce an oceans-worth of sound waves:
- Our House – Madness
You know after that set up, we had to start with something cheesy. This chipper tune from the 80s will not only leave you feeling nostalgic, but it will supply you with the transcendent energy needed to get this move accomplished.
- Moving On – Bad Company
This one may attract fans of old rock and of the show Supernatural. Once again, an upbeat piece that is geared toward some of you who are just fed up with your current place. Let’s hit the road, you rebel. We’ve got amplifiers to melt.
- Pack It Up – Pretenders
Need the motivation to leave this dump behind? Maybe you enjoyed your time in the place, but tough love won’t hurt the house. Just think about how the cabinets close awkwardly in one half of the kitchen and we’re on the same page essentially.
- Moving Out – Billy Joel
You shouldn’t argue with a crazy mind, so be sure to add this song to your playlist. You could pay Uncle Sam with the overtime, or you can take it and use it once you are loooong gone.
- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
The enchanting rhythm is definitely going to get you in the packing mood. Not only that, but the whole thing is so catchy you can’t help but sing along. Fair warning: don’t listen to this unless you want it stuck in your head for the next decade.
- We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place – The Animals
You must have a sweet spot for some lo-fi oldies. If you soul longs for some pop from the hippie generation, we have you covered here. You’ll be free after the move; just let this song liberate you in the meantime.
- Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
The above list not edgy enough for your taste? Well, it wasn’t meant to be, though we still have something for you! This place doesn’t have anything left for you… time to rev up your bike and cruise into that rocking sunset.
- Carolina In My Mind – James Taylor
As a South Carolinian, it seems you are required to own at least one James Taylor album. Whether you are moving to another state, or just across the street, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of home every once in a while.