Help me find an inspiring song about teamwork!
September 28, 2007 12:57 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for songs about team-building...

So, I'm attending a "team-building" conference on Monday/Tuesday and have to put together a slide show for the end of festivities on Tuesday.

Can anyone recommend a song that involves team building, team work or anything that is both positive and work related? Or just something catchy that fits with pictures of people sitting at conference tables all day?
posted by meesha to Grab Bag (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Do you want something stirring or tongue-in-cheek?

Queen's We Are The Champions is almost sort of a cliche for these sorts of things. Also this thread might have some good ideas. This one, too.
posted by jquinby at 1:05 PM on September 28, 2007

Chumbawumba - Tubthumpin

I get knocked down, but I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down.

posted by Sassyfras at 1:16 PM on September 28, 2007

Response by poster: Great suggestions!
Just wanted to add that it's a bit of an older crowd made up of government executives, so something maybe a little older would be in order?

(I'm just the lowly student who gets to take pictures, and while my knowledge is classic rock isn't that limited, I don't remember any songs about teamwork in my parents' music collection...)
posted by meesha at 1:19 PM on September 28, 2007

The Beatles track "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" features a team coming together to put on a show.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 1:24 PM on September 28, 2007

Don't Worry About the Government, by the Talking Heads.
posted by demiurge at 1:27 PM on September 28, 2007

"Theme For the Common Man"
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:32 PM on September 28, 2007

Lean on Me

I hate the song, but it works I guess.

And if you want your employees to band together and take down the company, there's always Burning Down the House.
posted by luriete at 1:44 PM on September 28, 2007

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
You're the Best by Joe Esposito
posted by blaneyphoto at 1:49 PM on September 28, 2007

Use the theme from the Olympics - instantly recognizable and positive.

A few years ago, we had a 3 day meeting with an Olympics theme. The meeting ended with all of our senior leaders playing the Olympics theme on kazoos and tom tom drums. We had a 60 second video of that posted to the company intranet. It made all those folks seem much more likable and approachable.
posted by 26.2 at 1:58 PM on September 28, 2007

The Wonder Pets theme?
posted by blueshammer at 2:05 PM on September 28, 2007

Caveat: all the songs below are horrible, and I happen to personally hate them, but that doesn't mean they won't work in this setting.

"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" -- Starship
"Simply the Best" -- Tina Turner
"We Didn't Start the Fire" -- Billy Joel
"Don't Stop Believin'" -- Journey
posted by contessa at 2:09 PM on September 28, 2007

posted by wackybrit at 2:22 PM on September 28, 2007

"Yellow Submarine" - Beatles evokes camaraderie. I swear there's a Cake song that would fit, but I can't think of it.
posted by erikgrande at 2:52 PM on September 28, 2007

"One Vision" - Queen
posted by SisterHavana at 3:07 PM on September 28, 2007

"let's work" by Mick Jagger.

it also had a comical video of Mick being chased down a freeway by giant fruit- i recommend finding it on youtube.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:09 PM on September 28, 2007

Sam Cooke, "Chain Gang"
They Might Be Giants, "Minimum Wage"
Rose Royce, "Car Wash"
The Beatles, "All Together Now"
posted by kirkaracha at 3:52 PM on September 28, 2007

The Muppets "All together again" (from the Muppets Take Manhattan).
posted by janell at 8:01 PM on September 28, 2007

Don't forget this team.
posted by chillmost at 5:52 AM on September 29, 2007

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