Each day, at 11:15 AM, we have a stand-up meeting lasting 5-10 minutes where we quickly go over our achievements or obstacles for the past day and explain our goals for the following day. To cue everyone to get ready, stand up and gather around for the meeting, a song is played from our office speakers.
A new song is picked every about two weeks (depending on the annoyance factor) by each team member on his turn. The requirements for a song:
- 2-4 minutes long
- must be found on Youtube
We started the practice this fall and now we want to share them with you, so here is a Youtube playlist. Enjoy. :)
Booker T & The M.G.’s – Green Onions
Currently playing, is the smooth tunes of Booker T and his M.G.’s. It’s an uncommonly pleasant song, perhaps spurred by the incredible unpleasantness of the previous, short lived, song of the sprint: Witch Doctor by Cartoons.
Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up
This oh-so-aptly titled Bob Marley song has lyrics that were just made for a sprint song!
Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts
A brilliant 1945 bebop tune with lyrics consisting entirely of the phrase “Salt Peanuts”. Dizzy played this particular version with Charlie Parker.
M.A. Numminen – Yes Sir, Ich Kann Boogie
A Finnish, German-language absurdist cover of the 1977 smash hit single by Baccara.
Kari Tapio – Aaveratsastajat
A Finnish cover of the legendary cowboy song: Riders In the Sky.
Kojo – Nuku Pommiin
The Finnish entry to the 1982 Eurovision Contest.
Eero Raittinen – Rakkaudelta Näyttää Hitto Vie
An ultra-naivist love ballad and Finnish cover of the Swedish entry to the 1968 Eurovision Contest
Kikka – Apinamies
Hikawa Kiyoshi – Kiyoshi No Soran Bushi
A charming Japanese fishing song by the prince of enka singing.
Andy Suonsilmä – Karrelle Palanut Enkeli