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

Jacob Shelton
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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.
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Take This Job and Shove It Johnny Paycheck "Take this job and shove it."

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

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Nancy Sinatra "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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Tall Guy Trucker added Rage Against the Machine

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Beastie Boys "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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Whitesnake "Going down the only roooooaaad I've ever known" 

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

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I've Had It Black Flag "I can’t go to work, the boss is a jerk."

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John J. Paul added Eagles

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

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

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Amy Boal added thank u, next Ariana Grande

"Thank you, next (next)"

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I Quit Descendents "Got better things to do with my life - I quit"

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John J. Paul added Walk Before They Make Me Run Rolling Stones

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Bye Bye Bye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list You Quit Your Job: What Song Do You Play as You Leave?
KassahWutke added 'N Sync

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Ramones "I can't take this crazy pace, I've become a mental case. Yeah, this is the job that ate my brain"

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Mark Loendorf Sr added Waylon Jennings If You See Me Getting Smaller I'm Leaving

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Mark Loendorf Sr added Dennis Leary I'm an Asshole

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Party Like a Rockstar Shop Boyz "I'm on a money making mission, but I party like a rockstar."

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Mark Loendorf Sr added I 95 Asshole Song

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Motorhead "You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools, but that's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live for ever."

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Ken Schroeder added Steve Winwood

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Changes Langhorne Slim & The Law "Things could be stranger but I don't know how I'm going through changes now"

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Quit Hey Mercedes "Put my headphones on and you'll all be gone."

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Picture Me Rollin' Big Syke, Tupac Shakur, C.P.O. "Picture me rollin'. Move to the side a little bit so you can get a clear picture."

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Manowar "Quit my job this morning said forever I would hold my head up high, Cause I need metal in my life, Just like an eagle needs to fly"

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I'm Gonna Win Rob Cantor "You've seen me before, you'll see me again. I'll never give up, I'll never give in."

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Florence and the Machine "The horses are coming so you better run"

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Katy Perry "I am a champion and you're going to hear me roar"

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Mike Filliben added Limp Bizkit

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Jimmy Eat World "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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Let's Get Out of This Country Camera Obscura "What does this city have to offer me? Everyone else thinks it's the bee's knees. What does this city have to offer me?"

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Power Trip Monster Magnet "I'm never gonna work another day in my life!"

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TheWelshGuy added Soft Cell

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

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Energy Drake "I got people talkin' down, man, like I give a f*ck"

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Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West "Gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly"

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Capitalism Stole My Virginity The (International) Noise Conspiracy "Robbed out of our bleeding hearts, smashed our illusions, tore them all apart, now we're unsentimental, unafraid to destroy this culture that we hate."

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H.A.M. (Watch the Throne) Kanye West and Jay Z "I'm about to go HAM, Hard As a Muthaf*cker"

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The National "I still owe money to the money to the money I owe"

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Karate Chops for Everyone but Us Piebald "We can't wow you with our people skills. We make enemies not friends. Your name again?"