Missy Elliot — "Pass That Dutch"
I can't listen to music when I'm doing any kind of writing or editing work, but if I'm doing a power walk to a big meeting, or gearing up for a big run, or just folding my fucking laundry, I love the frenetic, bass-heavy sounds of Missy. In particular, "Pass That Dutch," if only because it's the only song (that I know of) that rhymes "rectum" and "slept on." But yeah, the lines, "Pop that, pop that, make that money//Just keep it going, like the Energizer Bunny" really get me going. – Jessica Grose
Sleater-Kinney – "Dig Me Out"
I mean "Dig Me Out" the song, but I also mean Dig Me Out the record. Corin Tucker's manic vocals, Janet Weiss' energetic drumming, and the incredible guitar shredding exchange between Corin and Carrie Brownstein is all I need to get me going, and doing the most tedious tasks. (I always pay this one when I need to clean house!) – Laia Garcia
Angel Haze – "New York"
This is a song for when you are imagining low-key recking havoc. It's a song for long-term, multi-step planning. A soundtrack for when you want to orchestrate something. – Kaitlyn Greenidge