Music to blog by

When I think about the music I blog by I have to say it varies wildly. If I need to focus,really focus I can’t listen to anything. If I am writing something simple and straightforward I like to listen to old desert island discs. If I am something long and heartfelt I like to listen to Debussy, If it is something light and fun that I am writing I like to listen to a bit of Jack Johnson, Simon and Garfunkel or John Denver. Mixed I know! And I guess that’s the same for most of us.


But I am intrigued, talking generally, what do other bloggers listen to when they blog? What helps them write?

I asked a few top parent bloggers and here’s what they said….

I listen to anything from Fall Out Boy to Five Seconds of Summer, Pixie Lott and Caro Emerald!  Anything that is relatively easy to concentrate to! Helen from Kiddycharts 


I’m really into Agnes Obel right now, but it’s usually something random I haven’t heard before on Spotify Stacey form Stacey Corrin 

When I’m writing it’s usually classical music, Enya or silence, when I’m editing photos it’s a bit friskier – usually something loud chosen at random on Tidal! -Chris from Thinly Spread

I’m much the same! Enya, Annie Lennox, easy listening, Celtic, classical etc in the background when writing and when editing etc anything from rock to 80’s with a beat. I have different work lists set up in Spotify. – Nicki from Curly and Candid

A mix of Metallica, Placebo, Nirvana and Ed Sheeran mostly.Aly from  Bug Bird Bee 

I listen to all sorts depending on what’s currently on my playlist. The other day it was titanium by David Ghetta and Sia!  -Kizzy from The Go to Mum

I don’t, really. It’s nice to have some peace and quiet for a change in this loud house! Plus I record and edit quite a bit of video so can’t have music in the background when I do that.  Helen from Helen Lindop’s Blog

Silence! I can’t work with any music on at all.  -Cathy from Nurture Store

 Keith Urban or Taylor Swift. Because I am THAT cool. But if not, then it’s whatever Sonos throws up on ‘random’. – Sally from Who’s the Mummy?

Keith urban


It has to be radio four, quietly. Otherwise I get distracted by music…. Kelly from Domestic Goddesque

I actually like to listen to the radio rather than anything specific but usually I’m listening to kids running in and out and doors banging Cass from Frugal Family

I find I generally need silence to work properly, but occasionally Radio 2 or BBC 6 Music keep me company. Big fan of Pop Master in a morning and also Radcliffe and Maconie in the afternoon.  Penny from Being Mrs C

Bob Marley, Velvet Underground, John Grant, Bright Eyes all come to mind for me. Mostly mellow music with clever lyrics. Kate from Kate takes 5


Usually to the soundtrack of whatever kids film is on in the background… Sarah from Grenglish

and the funniest has to be this from the fabulous, creative Maggy from Red Ted Art ….

I watch Eastenders… So that would be the Eastenders theme  tune then.

Hmm so a very mixed bag all in all with a lot of bloggers seeming to like to work in silence best in order to concentrate and as a nice contrast to living with noisy kids!

What do you listen to when you blog?



  1. June 8, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    All so diverse.I’m going to have to check the david guy now.
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