Bonnie Tyler, One Direction and…Michael Gove? Listen to the essential social worker playlist

A selection of musical superstars, and Michael Gove, make up our list of essential songs for describing social work

Photo: REX/Caiaimage (posed by model)

Whether you’re spending this Christmas season frantically buying last minute gifts for the social workers in your life, or trying to catch up on the latest developments in social work jargon at home, don’t spend it in silence. Reflect on what you do, through music.

That “first day on the job” optimism

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWRaAF6_WY[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9kPks0IfE[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-yKhDd64s[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtvlBS4PMF0[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtaVrUAPK0[/youtube]

When you want to explain what you do for people in a moody rock ballad

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGOCEOsBE3w[/youtube]

When stories about social work make the front page of newspapers

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc[/youtube]

Picking yourself up after a tough couple of days

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADP65wbBUpc[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM[/youtube]

When the government announces “cost effective measures”

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxmCCsMoD0[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctfSmGpEqr4[/youtube]

When “the day finishes at 5”

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0apWO5n7D0[/youtube]

And for when you want to see a remix of Michael Gove rapping…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cklR4V5lres[/youtube]

Are there any other songs you think should be added to the playlist? Let us know in the comments.

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