Let’s go back in time.
Imagine it’s early Saturday morning and you just had a restful night’s sleep after finishing a long, stressful week of school. While you’re half-awake in bed, you suddenly hear a loud, but catchy R&B melodic tune from your mama’s favorite artist and smell the fresh scent of Clorox® products that wake you completely out of your sleep. Although the music sounds so good to your ears, you can’t help but deny the fact that it’s a signal from your parents that it’s time to do your chores.
Saturday cleaning is a common tradition in the household of Black families. It’s safe to say that many Black kids can relate to the nostalgic feel of this experience and in turn, it’s now our weekend routine as adults.
When we were younger, cleaning and doing chores constituted as bonding time with family and continues to be a tradition that it is celebrated today. Almost every Saturday, it’s certain that a good tune would be heard to put anyone in a good mood in order to get through chores such as cleaning your room or mopping the floor.
Even as millennials, we continue to keep those traditions alive and refuse to shake the classic songs we heard as kids off of our playlists for cleaning day.
It’s important to know that you can’t enjoy Saturday cleaning day without great music of course, but also great cleaning products such as those from the Clorox® collection. They are guaranteed to clean, disinfect and deodorize your home.
Whether it is a special family gathering or any given Saturday, check out these 11 classic songs you can listen to while cleaning your house using Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach.
It’s a guarantee that Luther Vandross’ pure, smooth magical voice, was on your family’s cleaning playlist and “Never Too Much” by the artist was definitely up there. The funky and soulful 1981 song automatically puts you in a good mood no matter the occasion.
“Rock With You” by the King of Pop will make you pick up a broom and a dust pan without no hesitation. Once you feel the beat, you’ll be rocking with the fam all morning. The 1979 No. 1 hit single from Jackson’s “Off The Wall” album will have you dancing nonstop. Cleaning up your room is always a breeze when this song comes on.
This catchy, upbeat Grammy award-winning song from Bobby’s Brown “Don’t Be Cruel” album provides all the reasons why he was crowned the King of R&B. This is the perfect song to help you get through the chore you hate doing the most.
“No Diggity” is the perfect song to rock out to for all the ‘90s babies out there. This ‘90s hit will have you jamming and swaying all cool-like while cleaning the countertops in the kitchen and the bathroom. The instrumentals and the lyrics of the song are definitely a vibe.
Your cleaning playlist isn’t legit if this song isn’t up there. “RESPECT” is the song where you, your mama, your grandma can all groove to. It’s the perfect song to take the broom and use it as a microphone to have a full out performance with your family members. The only hard part is deciding who will be the background singers and dancers. This sassy, women’s empowerment song has definitely been performed in front of the male family members in the house.
TLC had everyone using the word ‘scrub” in the ‘90s. This 1999 hit single off their “FanMail” album was an anthem for the ladies. It’s definitely a good song to scrub the tub in your bathroom or floors while swaying to the beat.
“If It Isn’t Love” is the go-to song for a cleaning and a dance break. Every member in the family, both young and old have attempted to do the dance routine from this legendary boy band. It’s the ideal song to put on a show in the living room.
Lauryn Hill was schooling us early with “Doo Wop” as kids. This Grammy award-winning song was filled with powerful messages that still apply to our lives today. The chorus will make you sing to the top of your lungs any given Saturday.
“Sweet Thing” is the song to vibe out to when you want to take a break from dancing or if you’re having a slow start to your morning. This song will give you all the soulful feels you need to get through your day. Mary J. Blige also has a version to this song on her album, “What’s the 411?”.
This jam by Tevin Campbell is the epitome of R&B and Soul. Tevin Campbell was in his prime in the early ‘90s and this song explains why. This Grammy-nominated song was one of the biggest hits of his career.
“Family Affair” will have everyone in the family pulling out their favorite Mary J. moves. It’s the perfect song for family members of all ages to turn up to, especially when the chores are almost done. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will get you in the right mood to prepare for the festivities for the night and it's a great song to end the cleaning day.
There are so many more songs that can be added to this list, but these list of songs can easily give you the energy you need to do your chores. Although you may be having fun cleaning with the fam, make sure that you’re following the directions on how to use Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach. You don’t want to damage any of your appliances such as your countertops, refrigerators, sinks, bathtubs, showers and toilet because you were busy showing off your best dance moves on the living room floor.
In order to properly clean and disinfect the house, make sure you remove excess dirt before using Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach. Spray the product four to six inches from the surface and let it sit for around 30 seconds. Then you can rinse or wipe the product off the surface.
Be aware of how long you use the product on certain surfaces such as metal, porcelain or laminate. Leaving this product on these surfaces for too long may cause discoloration. Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach also cannot be used on clothes, fabrics, wood, rubber, paint or paper surfaces. Even though the kids may be participating in the cleaning fun, make sure to also store it out of their reach when you are done using the product.
Other than that, happy cleaning!
What are your favorite songs to listen to while cleaning? Let us know! To learn more about Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach, visit here.