Great Music to Rev Up Your Roofing
We’ve done a little research and relied on our own instincts to come up with what we think are 25 great songs to rev up your roofing performance. We know this list of roofers’ music can’t please every pro, but all-in-all we’re pretty sure these roofing songs will have you knocking out DIY measurement reports and laying down shingles at breakneck pace.
If your favorites didn’t make our cut, fear not, iRoofing has compiled a killer playlist of roofer songs that you can listen to on Spotify, and we’ll be adding more songs to it, including your suggestions.
When you need to do perfect roof reports, detailed estimates, or new roof simulations, all you have to do is tap the iRoofing icon on your smartphone or tablet, as usual… But now you can also go to your device’s Spotify app to see our hand-picked selection of roofers’ greatest hits and listen while you work!
Take a gander at these classics of Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, Latin tunes, and feel-good music, then go to “Roofers Radio” on Spotify. Leave your suggestions in the comments section at the end of this blog and we might just add your song picks to the Spotify station… Just steer clear of Bet Midler, Andy Williams, Barry Manilow, and the like, please. Happy roofing, rocking, and rolling.
The Top 25
#25 - Up on The Roof - James Taylor
Originally sung by The Drifters, this James Taylor version will set the mood for the rest of your roofing day.
#24 - Country State of Mind - Hank Williams Jr.
Listen to this iconic Bocephus song to put you in the right state of mind.
#23 - All Summer Long - Kid Rock
“It was 1989, my thoughts were short, my hair was long. Caught somewhere between a boy and man.” We can all relate!
#22 - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Our top 25 songs for roofers heats up with this number. Crank it up!
#21 - Pick-up Man - Joe Diffie
Wouldn’t you agree that “You can set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill and I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe de Ville?”
#20 - Fight for Your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
Head-banging vintage hip-hop with an important message for all roofers who value their God-given rights!
#19 - You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
No list of roofers’ songs can be complete without a rockin’ song by AC/DC. Listen to it all night long, you can’t go wrong.
#18 - Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
“I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long, and I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song.” (RIP, Charlie D. October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020)
#17 - American Idiot - Green Day
They came. They rocked. They conquered. Green Day knew how to rev up roofers.
#16 - Jack and Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp
How does this song always manage to take us back to our age of innocence?
#15 - This is How We Roll - Florida Georgia Line
We can make a pun here about modified bitumen rolled roofing, but we’ll skip it.
#14 - Old Town Road - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
AMAs, MTVs, CTAs, BETs, BBCs…this country rap song racked up the awards. It was destined to be a favorite with roofing pros!
#13 - Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
The king of Reggaeton brought us this motivating number in 2004 and to this day it never stops giving.
#12 - Walk This Way - Aerosmith feat. Run DMC
A cross-over song would be an understatement here. Watch how they break through a wall to literally unite rock and rap!
#10 - It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson
A true anthem for all the working men and women out there.
#9 - Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
If we all could be so full of energy when we’re Mick Jagger’s age, we could keep roofing forever.
#8 - Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty
Stay focused while you listen to this classic. Last thing you need is to find yourself free falling on the job.
#7 - Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Pure unadulterated rebel country. “A hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line. Everybody knew it would make moonshine.”
#6 - Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Female rockers can rev up your roofing performance, too. Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Grace Slick, and Canada’s Avril Lavigne, are just a few greats.
#5- Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Rock ballads for hard working roofers were perfected by The Boss.
#4 - Buy Me a Boat - Chris Janson
Money can “buy me a boat, it could buy me a truck to pull it, It could buy me a Yeti 110 iced down with some silver bullets.” Really, what else do you need in life?
#3 - Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
We all need a chance to get away and sometimes it’s nice to have a little headstart!
#2 - Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
When you fire that last nail into that last shingle, turn up this tune and call it a day.
#1 - Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
All roofers can say they have friends in low places. After all, they’re always staring down at the world below!