Songs About Feeling Lazy or Wasting Time


Ever have one of those days that you simply feel unmotivated?  Maybe wanting to escape the everyday rat race of  being on the go all the time? Wanting to sleep in , turn off the constant noise and interruptions of everyday life (such as work, school, TV, radio, the internet, the spouse or significant other, the kids, the parents, the family pet – you get what I mean). Or maybe you’re just a slacker or downright lazy? Go Ahead – Admit it – we all get to feeling that way occasionally… some people actually more than others! :P And it’s OK and even healthy as well as therapeutic to be that way once in awhile, as long as it’s not an everyday lifestyle. It can help you relax, relieve stress and even rejuvenate.

Well, if this is the mood you just happen to be in at the moment, you’ve come to the right place to find some tunes to help give credibility to your thought process :P Sometimes it can be fun to channel an apathetic or lethargic mood into ‘something productive’, so to speak. You can even create your own personal soundtrack or mp3 playlist to this LAZY theme. The following list gives a whole array of ‘being lazy’, ‘doing nothing’, ‘slacking off‘ and ‘wasting time’ songs to choose from. With some of these songs you may have to put blinders on and totally ignore what the song is actually about – After all, listening does require some motivation :P – deciding to include the song based on it’s title alone.

Feel free to add your own favorite lethargic lyrics, tired tunes, melodies of malaise and sleepy song choices in the comments at the bottom of this post.

Turn off the lights, pull down the shades and enjoy……….

Songs About Being Lazy, Feeling Lazy or Wasting Time

  1. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
  2. Busy Doin’ Nothin’ – The Beach Boys
  3. Busy Doing Nothing – Bing Crosby (from the 1949 film ”A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”)
  4. Busy Doing Nothing – Peter & The Test Tube Babies
  5. Down By The Lazy River – The Osmond Brothers
  6. Drunken Lazy Bastard – The Pogues
  7. Fabulously Lazy – Franz Ferdinand
  8. Feeling Lazy – Lightning Seeds
  9. Get Out of Your Lazy Bed – Matt Bianco
  10. I’m A Lazy Sod – Sex Pistols
  11. I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles
  12. Killin’ Time – Clint Black
  13. Lazy – Marilyn Monroe (from the 1954 movie “There’s No Business Like Show Business”)
  14. Lazy – Deep Purple
  15. Lazy – Suede
  16. Lazy – Tony Joe White
  17. Lazy – Low
  18. Lazy – X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
  19. Lazy Bird – John Coltrane
  20. Lazy Bones – Ted Lewis, The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, Jonathan King, Leon Redbone
  21. Lazy Countryside – Margaret Whiting
  22. Lazy Day – Bing Crosby
  23. Lazy Day – Spanky & Our Gang
  24. Lazy Day – Left Banke
  25. Lazy Day – The Moody Blues
  26. Lazy Day Afternoon – Plain White T’s
  27. Lazy Days – Enya
  28. Lazy Days – Robbie Williams
  29. Lazy Elsie Molly – Chubby Checker
  30. Lazy Guy – Slobberbone
  31. Lazy Louisiana Moon – Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra
  32. Lazy Mary – Lou Monte
  33. Lazy Music – Captain Beefheart
  34. Lazy Old Sun – The Kinks
  35. Lazy River – Bobby Darin
  36. Lazy Summer Night – Four Preps
  37. Lazy Sunday Afternoon – Small Faces
  38. Lazy Girls – Jill Cunniff
  39. Lazy Weather – California Ramblers
  40. Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies
  41. Sassafras Roots – Green Day
  42. Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding
  43. Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  44. That Lucky Old Sun – Louis Armstrong
  45. The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
  46. The Laziest Gal In Town – Nina Simone
  47. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
  48. The Lazy Sunbathers – Morrissey
  49. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole
  50. Up The Lazy River – A jazz and pop standard recorded by  many – here are some of the better ones over the years… Hoagy Carmichael, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole Trio, Rosemary Clooney, The Ames Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble
  51. Wasted Time – The Eagles
  52. White & Lazy – The Replacements
  53. Who May Be Lazy – M. Ward

►►► You may also want to check out a previous post I did back in late 2009 titled “Songs About Dreams” that include, among others, daydreaming type songs which could easily translate to laziness, boredom or wasting time – The link is HERE


3 Responses

  1. How about John Sebastian’s “What a Day for a Daydream” and Brad Paisley’s “Time Well Wasted”? I also remember a song I heard Arthur Godfrey sing on TV when I was a little kid, “Slow Poke”.

    • Thanks – I appreciate your recommendations and will extend the list soon – but I’ll leave your suggestions here for others to see. You may also want to check out the post I did over a year ago on “Songs About Dreams” (over 160 listed with additional suggestions by readers) and I’m sure a few may overlap this list as well – Here’s the link…..

      http://coolrain44.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/songs-about-dreams/

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