ML&R Busy Season Playlist


We’re here again – spring busy season. While we offer our team members more flexibility and less hours than traditional accounting firms, we’re still a CPA firm with great clients to serve. We rely on music to maintain our focus, decompress, and brighten our days. Here are some of our favorite songs that keep our spirits high during the busiest time of the year.

We encourage you to create a playlist of these tried and true tunes (aka the “ML&R Busy Season Playlist”) for optimal productivity and stress relief.* If you’re interested in improving your work-life balance as an industry professional, please visit our careers page.

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  1. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins – A.J. Zimmerhanzel, audit
  2. “I’ve Got a Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas – Laura Willard, tax
  3. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child – Holly Helin, tax
  4. “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic – Brianna Landry, audit
  5. “Living the Dream” by Sturgill Simpson – Blaine Martin, tax
  6. “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift – Lee Benedict, audit
  7. “I Call the Tune” by Eli Young Band – Todd Miller, tax
  8. “Submarines” by The Lumineers – Lesley Hargraves, audit
  9. “All of the Lights” by Kanye West – Jenel Garoutte, support
  10. “My Stress” by NF – Brandon Bernstrom, audit
  11. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves – Heather Beliveau, tax
  12. “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips – Sarah Taylor, support
  13. “Bones” by Maren Morris – Elaine Xu, tax
  14. Any song by Lauren Daigle – Allyson Reed, tax
  15. “Bare Necessities” from the Jungle Book – Saad Syed, audit
  16. “Big Blue Sea” by Bob Schneider – Brandon Lamb, due diligence
  17. “Carry On” by Pat Green – RJ Salome, audit
  18. “Hypersonic Missiles” by Sam Fender – Cody Anderson, tax
  19. “Beautiful Day” by U2 – Meg Youngblood, audit
  20. All Tejano music – Lety Amaya, support
  21. “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco – Laura Turner, tax
  22. “Loud Pipes” by Ratatat – Kathryn Leins, audit
  23. “Blue on Black” by Kenny Wayne Sheppard – Steve Harvey, wealth management
  24. “Any Song” by Zico – Rachel Lee, audit
  25. “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John – Sarah Carter, tax
  26. Lizzo! – Kate Williams, risk assurance
  27. “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show – Michelle Kopplow, audit
  28. “Cheap Thrills” by Sia – Manjari Desai, tax
  29. “Call You Mine” by The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – Parker Watkins, audit
  30. “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Shannon Peterson, tax and Diana Mil, audit
  31. “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay – Shehnaaz Vejlani, audit
  32. “Ave Maria” by Luciano Pavarotti – Steve Knebel, tax
  33. “New Wine” by Hillsong Worship – James Rinn, support
  34. “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves – Lauren Lemke, audit
  35. “Dance Yourself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem – Vanessa McElwrath, wealth management
  36. Anything by Justin Timberlake – Doris Ayala, tax
  37. “Wolf Like Me” by TV on the Radio – Kevin Gilmartin, audit
  38. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” by Waylon Jennings – Kyle Parks, tax
  39. “Surprise Surprise” by Josh Abbot Band – Taner Zimmerhanzel, audit
  40. “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn – Chandler Raymond, support
  41. “All My Friends Are Nobodies” by Zebrahead – Mike Hoover, tax
  42. Anything by Shane Smith or Turnpike Troubadours – David Knippa, audit
  43. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift – Cody Redmond, audit
  44. “Good Day” by Nappy Roots – Jill Lewis, support
  45. “Here Comes the Night Time” by Arcade Fire – Sara Maxwell, audit
  46. “Let the Light In” by Bob Schneider – Lathrop Smith, due diligence
  47. “Bring It On Home” by American Authors – Emily Chauvin, tax
  48. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine – Tara Holman, audit
  49. “I Lived” by One Republic – Sharri Ochoa, audit

*We have no scientific evidence to support this claim, just a very happy team of experienced professionals.

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