We're doing a major cleaning at Vinyl, and great music get us through any daunting task. Here's a seven-song playlist to keep you focused until the job's done. If it takes longer than seven songs, hit repeat.
“Cleanup Time” was written by John Lennon and released on his 1980 album, Double Fantasy. Written in Bermuda, the song is about rebirth and was inspired by the trend of people kicking their drug and alcohol habits in the 1970s.
Released as the second single from Don Henley’s 1982 solo debut album, I Can’t Stand Still, “Dirty Laundry” spent three weeks at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Henley and Danny Kortchmar and is about the tabloidization of the news.
“Yakety Yak” was released by the Coasters on Atco Records in 1958. It spent seven weeks at the top spot on the R&B charts and a week at No. 1 on the Top 100 pop list. The song was just one of many hits the Coasters released between 1957 and 1959.
“Washing Dishes” is from Jack Johnson’s sixth studio album, From Here to Now to You (2013). The song is the second track on the album but was never released as a single.
"Car Wash" is the theme to the 1976 movie, Car Wash. Performed by the group Rose Royce, the song landed at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the most successful hits of the disco era. Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott recorded a version for the soundtrack to the 2004 movie Shark Tale.
“Lawn Boy” is the title song of Phish’s second studio album, Lawn Boy. The album was released on cassette in 1990, on CD in 1992, and on vinyl in 2013.