My Top 10: 3OH!3 Shares The Ideal Soundtrack For… Cleaning Your Toilet


On Friday (Nov. 13), 3OH!3, that rabble-rousing duo from Boulder, Colo., returned with their first new single in years. “Lonely Machines,” a new collaboration with 100 secs, finds Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte recapturing the pop glory that turned singles like “Don’t Trust Me” and “My First Kiss” Hot 100 hits a decade ago, while also building upon more recent studio work for Steve Aoki, Maroon 5 and MAX, among others.

And while the 3OH!3 guys are excited to share “Lonely Machines” with the world, they’re also thrilled to share… their top 10 songs to clean your toilet to. Because, after all, what’s a little housecleaning when you’re stuck quarantining for months?

Check out 3OH!3’s deeply thoughtful top 10 songs for toilet-cleaning (and explanation for each pick), after listening to “Lonely Machines”:

1. Scatman John, “Scatman (ski-ba-dop-ba-dop-bop)”

“Feeling lethargic and down while your head is dangerously close to the toilet bowl, scrubbing those nether-regions of the porcelain pony behind the tank? Inject this instant-Scatman-energy-boost into your ears.”

2. Jackson Browne, “Running on Empty”

“The morning after an evening of rich and deliciously spicy food and a few too many drinks… Let’s face it, we’ve all been running on empty before.”

3. Britney Spears, “Oops!… I Did it Again”

“This song came out when we were in high school. Back then we didn’t have to clean the toilets – our moms did it. Bless them.”

4. Van Morrison, “Brown Eyed Girl”

“Van’s voice sounds like a bullhorn, in the best way possible. It cuts through everything. Van truly is ‘built different.’ That bullhorn sounding will get you through the task at hand.”

5. Lily Allen, “The Fear”

“It’s scary diving in there and really going in on the full-cleaning that our toilets scream out for. You gotta do it, though – Lily can help.”

6. Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”

“Hold your tongue and say the title of this song – you’ll get it. It’s not very elevated humor.”

7. Chris Whitley, “Make the Dirt Stick”

“One of the all-time favorite artists, Chris Whitley – appropriate song title for our uses, completely out-of-context.”

8. TLC, “No Scrubs”

“We wouldn’t suggest cleaning the toilet without any scrubs, as scrubs get plenty of love from us, but hey – do whatever makes you happy as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else, right?”

9. Johnny Cash, “Ring of Fire”

“That ol’ inverted sore throat has come for us all from time to time.”

10. Coldplay, “Yellow”

“Honestly, coming from Boulder, Colorado, we learn the rule of proper hydration often, and we learn it early: If you’re peein’ clear, then you’re in the clear.”

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