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You Quit Your Job: What Song Do You Play as You Leave?

Updated March 9, 2020 2.0k votes 572 voters 63.0k views42 items

It doesn’t matter who you are, from the president to the guy who makes venti white mochas, everyone in the world has fantasized about quitting a job that they totally hate while listening to one of their favorite pump up songs. Stomping out of your job jamming pump up music is the number one fantasy of countless members of the workforce, and everyone should get to do it once in their life. It doesn’t matter if you like hip-hop, metal, country, or pop there are plenty of feel-good songs to facilitate you leaving your old life behind. So what song do you play when you quit your job?

The best quit your job songs are the tunes that pump you up while making you forget that you’ve lost your main source of income. They’re fist in the air, sing along anthems, that aren’t just good pump up songs, they’re the perfect tracks to expedite your transition into a new life of hanging out on the couch and eating cereal for lunch. Unless you’ve got a new job lined up, in which case bully for you. The songs on this list are the perfect tunes for stealing your office printer and partying your way out of the office.

Vote up the songs that you want playing as your march out of your lame job with your head held high. If the tune you want playing while you bail on your low-life boss isn’t on this list, feel free to add it.
  • Take This Job and Shove It1
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    46

    Take This Job and Shove It

    Johnny Paycheck
    "Take this job and shove it."
  • We're Not Gonna Take It2
    120
    33

    We're Not Gonna Take It

    Twisted Sister

    AlbumsStay Hungry

    ComposerTwisted Sister, Dee Snider

    Length (seconds)3:39

    "We're not gonna take it, No, we ain't gonna take it, We're not gonna take it anymore"

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  • Bye Bye Bye3
    77
    30

    AlbumsNo Strings Attached

    ComposerAndreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin, Jacob Schulze

    ProducerKristian Lundin, Jacob Schulze

    Length (seconds)3:18

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  • These Boots Are Made for Walkin'4

    AlbumsBoots

    ComposerLee Hazlewood

    ProducerLee Hazlewood

    Length (seconds)2:40

    "These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."

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  • Sabotage5
    54
    24

    Sabotage

    Beastie Boys

    AlbumsIll Communication

    ComposerBeastie Boys, Adam Yauch, Mike D, Ad-Rock

    ProducerMario Caldato, Jr.

    Length (seconds)2:58

    "So listen up 'cause you can't say nothin'. You'll shut me down with a push of your button? But yo I'm out and I'm gone. I'll tell you now I keep it on and on."

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  • Here I Go Again6
    56
    25

    Here I Go Again

    Whitesnake

    AlbumsSaints & Sinners

    ComposerDavid Coverdale, Bernie Marsden

    Length (seconds)4:33

    "Going down the only roooooaaad I've ever known" 

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  • Freedom7
    57
    33

    Freedom

    Rage Against the Machine

    AlbumsRage Against the Machine

    Length (seconds)5:44

  • Already Gone8
    44
    20

    AlbumsOn the Border, One of These Nights, Desperado

    ComposerJack Tempchin

    ProducerBill Szymczyk

    Length (seconds)4:15

  • School's Out9
    41
    21

    School's Out

    Alice Cooper

    AlbumsSchool's Out

    ComposerAlice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Glen Buxton, Neal Smith, Michael Bruce

    ProducerBob Ezrin

    Length (seconds)3:27

    "School's out for summer, School's out forever"

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  • I've Had It10
    31
    19

    I've Had It

    Black Flag
    "I can’t go to work, the boss is a jerk."
  • Never Going Back Again11
    33
    24

    AlbumsRumours

    ComposerLindsey Buckingham

    ProducerFleetwood Mac, Ken Caillat, Richard Dashut

    Length (seconds)2:4

    "You don't know what it means to win"

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  • Break Stuff12
    26
    17

    Break Stuff

    Limp Bizkit

    AlbumsSignificant Other

    ComposerJohn Otto, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers

    ProducerTerry Date, Limp Bizkit

    Length (seconds)2:46

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  • The Job That Ate My Brain13

    AlbumsMondo Bizarro

    Length (seconds)2:18

    "I can't take this crazy pace, I've become a mental case. Yeah, this is the job that ate my brain"
  • thank u, next14
    26
    22

    thank u, next

    Ariana Grande

    "Thank you, next (next)"

  • I 95 Asshole Song15
    14
    9

    I 95 Asshole Song

  • I Quit16
    22
    20

    I Quit

    Descendents
    "Got better things to do with my life - I quit"
  • Won't Get Fooled Again17

    AlbumsWho's Next

    ComposerThe Who, Pete Townshend

    ProducerGlyn Johns

    Length (seconds)3:38

    "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

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  • Picture Me Rollin'18
    19
    17

    Picture Me Rollin'

    Big Syke, Tupac Shakur

    AlbumsAll Eyez on Me

    Length (seconds)5:15

    "Picture me rollin'. Move to the side a little bit so you can get a clear picture."
  • Waylon Jennings If You See Me Getting Smaller I'm Leaving19
    11
    8

    Waylon Jennings If You See Me Getting Smaller I'm Leaving

  • Dog Days Are Over20
    18
    19

    Dog Days Are Over

    Florence and the Machine

    AlbumsLungs

    ComposerFlorence Welch, Isabella Summers

    Length (seconds)3:40

    "The horses are coming so you better run"

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  • Dennis Leary I'm an Asshole21
    14
    13

    Dennis Leary I'm an Asshole

  • Walk Before They Make Me Run22
    13
    15

    Walk Before They Make Me Run

    Rolling Stones
  • Party Like a Rockstar23
    15
    19

    Party Like a Rockstar

    Shop Boyz

    AlbumsRockstar Mentality

    Length (seconds)4:13

    "I'm on a money making mission, but I party like a rockstar."
  • B*tch, Don’'t Kill My Vibe24
    14
    19

    Albumsgood kid, m.A.A.d city

    ComposerJay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Sounwave, Robin Hannibal, Robin Braun

    Length (seconds)5:6

    "I can feel the new changes, I can feel a new life. I always knew life could be dangerous."

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  • A Praise Chorus25
    10
    13

    A Praise Chorus

    Jimmy Eat World

    AlbumsBleed American

    ProducerJimmy Eat World, Mark Trombino

    Length (seconds)4:4

    "I'm on my feet, I'm on the floor, I'm good to go. All I need is just to hear a song I know."
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