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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Despacito tops the pops for most played before-work tune 

Do you agree with the other choices responders of a survey conducted by LinkedIn and Censuswide selected?

Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform Despacito - the song most workers admit to getting ready to in the morning. Lynne Sladky, File / AP photo
Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform Despacito - the song most workers admit to getting ready to in the morning. Lynne Sladky, File / AP photo

If a little bit of Despacito gets you going in the morning, it turns out you are not alone.

Research conducted by Censuswide and LinkedIn has found that more than 22 per cent of the 200 respondents surveyed admit that Luis Fonsi's hugely popular track is their favourite tune to get ready for work to.

Rihanna's Work came in second with 20 per cent of those surveyed admitting Ri Ri is their day-starter, while Eminem's Lose Yourself came in at number 3 (17 per cent).

The least favoured tunes were Oasis's Wonderwall (10.5 per cent), Waves by Mr Probz (7.5 per cent) and She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer (7.5 per cent).

As for what UAE employees listen to when they get to work, 42 per cent admitting to listening to classical music. What you may find more interesting though, is the tastes of those across different industries.

LinkedIn data identified that HR industry was most likely to select rock music (25 per cent) as the most acceptable music genre for the workplace, while half of those working with the arts were fans of pop music in the office.

“We conducted this survey to find out what the UAE really thinks about music being played at work and it definitely garnered some really interesting and insightful results," says Nada Enan, Senior Manager Marketing and PR, LinkedIn MENA.

"Listening to music can have positive effects on productivity, creativity and motivation levels – just make sure you’ve been considerate and consulted your colleagues before blasting out Donna Summer on a Sunday morning!”

Apart from particular taste in music, the study also found that music choices can be divisive and potentially harmful to an employee’s professional brand.

Thirty-one per cent of respondents surveyed noted they thought it was rude to impose music choices on others without checking first. And while more than a quarter (28 per cent) try to be considerate in their music selection, 6 per cent are reluctant to ask their fellow colleagues to turn their music off or down – even if it bothers them.

Do you agree or have alternatives to add to the mix? Email us at artslife@thenational.ae

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