15 great crisis management songs

The next time your company faces a crisis, lighten the mood in the office with the songs on this list.

When you’re in the midst of the next crisis, imagine a movie soundtrack playing while you deal with the incident.

What songs would play?

Members of the Crisis Communications LinkedIn group came up with a clever list of more than 30 songs. Below are the top 15 songs from that list.

Play some of these songs in your crisis command center and you might elicit much-needed smiles in the midst of a serious situation:

1. “Help” by The Beatles

2. “End of the World as We Know It” by REM

3. “Pressure” by Billy Joel

4. “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who

5. “Get the Fire Brigade” by The Move

6. “Under Pressure” by Queen/David Bowie

7. “999 Emergency” by Motorhead

8. “Bad Moon Rising” by Credence Clearwater Revival

9. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

10. “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel

11. “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd

12. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

13. “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” by Ennio Morricone

14. “Until the End of the World” by U2

15. “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire

What other songs would make for a good crisis soundtrack?

Wayne Blankenbeckler is the emarketing manager at MissionMode. A version of this article originally appeared on the MissionMode blog.

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