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House Cleaning Music: 17 Top 90’s Tracks to Scrub the House to

We always have a hilarious battle in my home when it comes time to clean the house each week…

It starts with us listing which chores we did last time that get us out of doing them this time. We then tactically negotiate who is going to clean the bathrooms, who’ll sort out the kitchen, who’s going to vacuum and who gets mop duty.

There’s also the cat litters to take care of, which is probably the most disgusting of all chores, but that’s a whole other, lengthier battle. This negotiation usually involves one of us listing things we did for the other as long ago as last year, that’ll hopefully get us out of cleaning the trays. The person who ends up losing and getting litter duty usually makes the other go get wine later in the day.

After the long negotiations take place and we eventually sort out who’s doing what, we turn on the Sonos speak system we got recently and pump some tunes.

Now, I believe that house cleaning music is of vital importance. It’s the difference between lifting the lounge to vacuum under it or just doing the top and sides. The right song, that gets you in the right mood, can encourage you to put a little more elbow grease into tackling the shower scum.

House Cleaning Music from the 90s on TLC Interiors

Thankfully I often get out of cleaning the shower by opting to to the vacuuming, but I still know that a phenomenal track can get you scrubbing like your life depended on it.

I’ve actually dabbled with the idea of getting a cleaner before, but I suppose with the right tunes the experience of doing it yourself aint so bad!

In the spirit of making your house cleaning sessions even better – and having you shaking your booty while you spray and wipe – I’m sharing 17 house cleaning music faves from my Spotify playlist. You’ll notice there’s a bit of a girl power theme going on in this list too, which wasn’t intentional but is clearly where my musical tastes lie.

The other bonus is that I have the House Cleaning Playlist ready to go, so you can pop it on the minute you whip out the Chux and get fist pumping from the start.

My 90’s House Cleaning Music Playlist

Here is my Spotify House Cleaning music playlist:

  1. Crush – Jennifer Paige
  2. Break my Stride – Unique II
  3. No Scrubs – TLC
  4. Lovefool – The Cardigans
  5. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  6. Can’t Get Enough of your Love – Taylor Dane
  7. Man I feel like a Woman – Shania Twain
  8. All that she Wants – Ace of Base
  9. Better the Devil you Know – Kylie Minogue
  10. Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
  11. Missing – Everything But the Girl
  12. Deeper and Deeper – Madonna
  13. Shoop – Salt N Pepa
  14. Sing Hallelujah – Dr Alban
  15. Give it Up – Cut N Move
  16. Her Mr DJ – Zhane
  17. Slave to the Music – 24/7

Some of these songs you may not have heard of, and some of them you won’t realise you know and love until you hear them.

I am constantly coming across 90s tracks that make me say “THAT song!” with utter excitement. As a child of the 90s, I don’t think you can beat that era of music, so I hope you enjoy the playlist and that this weekend’s cleaning adventures are a little more musical.

Do you pump house cleaning music when you get scrubbing? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. What’s the ultimate cleaning album that gets you dancing?



Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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7 Responses

  1. Great list Chris, yep they must definitely help with the dreaded cleaning. Hilarious. Sing Hallelujah and Torn are fab choices. OMG I must have been that pop girl too, every song I love on your list. Slave to the Music awesome Lovefool 🙂 🙂

  2. Earlier! Earlier! Here are my recs for you:
    Don’t leave me this way – Communards
    Movin on Up / Loaded – Primal Scream
    Faith – George Michael
    Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
    When I grow up – Garbage


    1. Oh Kirsten I did adore Garbage and George Michael. But as you can see I am a pop boy from way back haha. I didn’t know Personal Jesus from the name, but I just pumped it on Spotify and YES – what a song! Thanks for sharing your tracks. I can already hear the shower scum calling my name and I swear it’s not my turn!!! 🙂

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