Help create a great conflict resolution playlist


What songs would you put in a playlist about conflict and conflict resolution?

I’m rebuilding the conflict resolution playlist I use in courses and workshops and I hope you’ll help make it a really good one. After I’ve gathered everyone’s ideas and create the playlist, I’ll share it for everyone’s use.

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  1. says

    “Mo money, Mo problems” Notorious B.I.G./Puff Daddy/Mase :-)

    I’ve actually had clients stop in the middle of meditation because they felt themselves getting too caught up in their “stuff” and have a 30 second dance party…they (we :-) ) danced to some Daft punk :-)

  2. says

    These are great recommendations, everyone! Some were on my list, some hadn’t occurred to me, and a few weren’t known to me. This is going to be a fun playlist to put together and share.

    Jason, if you gotta dance in the middle of a mediation, Daft Punk is a good choice! I once got up and did something much less cool and much more dorky…I asked the clients to do the hokey pokey with me. After they were done with all the grimacing, we had a ball and it sure did change the mood in the room.

  3. says

    “Where’s the Love” by the Black Eyed Peas (because the song speaks my heart)
    “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (this is the most uplifting, fun song I know and can really change the energy in any room!)
    “Be On Your Way” by Dan Fogelberg (totally couldn’t resist this one)
    I am having fun…
    Seriously now
    “Tell Me What You Ache For” written by my friend Jon Vezner and performed by my BFF Kathy (

  4. says

    Hi, all. During the debrief of conflict styles, I ask participants to come up with a song or motto that reflects each of the five styles. Here are some of the better suggestions:

    “Everything I Do, I Do For You” (Bryan Adams)
    “Anything you want – you got it!” (Roy Orbison)
    “I’d Do Anything for Love” (Meatloaf)

    “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
    “Born to Run”

    “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
    “Come Together”
    “We Are Family”

    “I Did It My Way”
    “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty)
    “We Are the Champions” (Queen)

  5. says

    And finally, compromise:
    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones)
    “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” (ZZ Top)
    “Give a Little Bit”
    “Stuck in the Middle (With You)”

    The exercise has proven to be a great energizer, especially late in a training day.


  6. says

    Oh my, so many more good ones! I can see I’m going to have to create several playlists…what fun. I’ll post the playlists soon! Thanks, folks, for chiming in with your great ideas.

  7. barry mortimer says

    Living in the past-Jethro Tull
    Peacemaker-Green Day
    Save me from myself-Reckless Kelly
    Will I ever Learn-Terrance Simien