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10 tracks to mark... Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day

Workers across the country may be thinking about calling in sick today to mark Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun day.

The day encourages people to skip work and enjoy 24 hours of relaxation and fun.

To help you prepare, here are 10 tracks to soundtrack your skipping work day.

The Lazy Song

Bruno Mars

Appearing on the singer/songwriter's 2010 debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, this track was written in collaboration with K'naan and The Smeezingtons. Lyrically it's an anthem to laziness.

I Should Watch TV

David Byrne & St Vincent

This track is taken from the duo's 2012 album Love This Giant. Byrne and Annie Clark decided to collaborate after watching Bjork and Dirty Projectors perform together at Housing Works in 2009.

Lovesick

Peace

Appearing on the band's debut album In Love, this track was released as a single in June 2013. The album was praised by critics and peaked at number 16 in the UK album charts.

I Don't Like Mondays

The Boomtown Rats

Written by Bob Geldof, this track was the band's second UK number one single. Geldof had originally intended to use the song as a b-side but changed his mind after it was received positively during the band's US tour.

Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest

Deee-Lite

This track appeared on the band's 1994 album Dewdrops in the Garden. A companion album called Dewdrops in the Remix was later released in Japan and included remixes of Call Me and Bring Me Your Love.

The Great Pretender

Freddie Mercury

Originally written by Buck Ram, this track was released by Mercury in 1987. Ram wrote the song in the bathroom of the Flamingo Hotel in 20 minutes. Rolling Stone voted it the 360th greatest song of all time in 2004.

Hold on, we're going home

Drake, Majid Jordan

Drake said: "It's me and 40 just channelling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo...Obviously no offense to the greats, I know we're not anywhere near that - it's just us kinda doing our thing, humbly attempting."

Smokin' in the Boys Room

Motley Crue

Originally recorded by Brownsville Station in 1973, this track in about students hoping to avoid getting caught violating their school's smoking ban. It featured in the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School.

School's Out

Alice Cooper

Cooper says he decided to write this track after answering the question 'What's the greatest three minutes of your life?'. This song is also inspired by a line from a Bowery Boys film and a Miles Davis track.

It Was A Good Day

Ice Cube

Released in 1993, this track features a sample from the Isley Brothers' song Footsteps in the Dark. It was used on the Radio Los Santos station in the 2004 Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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