5 songs for credit managers

Take a couple of seconds and listen to your workplace. What do you hear?

Music at work

If you’re in an office, there’s probably the hum of background conversation, the sound of typing, telephones ringing and traffic outside. Homeworkers are more likely to hear silence – or the screaming of a toddler happily running down the hallway. It all depends on your situation.

But, do you hear any music? Research on how music can impact a workplace is divided. Some studies show that it can be helpful, while others find it to be a hindrance.

If you’re one of the people who likes to add some music to the workday, we’ve put together a list of credit-management themed songs. Sometimes the words need to be changed a bit to fit the theme, but hopefully they’ll give you something to hum along with while you work:

1. Chasing pavements

This love song by Adele might not seem like it has anything to do with credit management – but with a slight spelling change to a key word, it suddenly becomes something we can all relate to.

Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasing payments?
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste?
Even If I knew my place should I leave it there?

2. Price Tag

This one from Jessie J also just needs some minor changes to make it a song that’s perfect credit managers.

It’s all about the money, money, money
I really need your money, money, money
I just wanna get you to pay
Don’t forget about the price tag

3. I Want Money

The Beatles send out mixed messages about the importance of money. For example, this song seems to completely contradict Can’t Buy Me Love, another favourite from Fab Four. But, it’s also a great tune for singing to yourself while chasing up unpaid invoices.

The best things in life are free
But you can keep ’em for the birds and bees
Now give me money (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want)
That’s what I want (that’s what I want) yeah
That’s what I want

4. I Think We’re Alone Now

This bit of 80s pop from Tiffany will probably help to brighten up your day – especially if you change the words around to make them a bit more credit management-ey.

And so we’re
Dunning just as fast as we can
Holdin’ on to our payment plan
Tryin’ to make you pay, the amount is right
And then you put your cheque in the post
And we allocate the cash

And then we say
I think we’ve been paid now
It’s nice to get the money all in on time
I think we’ve been paid now
There doesn’t seem to be any debt outstanding

5. If I had a $1,000,000

Most people think of this piece by the Barenaked Ladies as a bittersweet love song – but we like to think of it as a lesson in the importance of good cash flow.

If I had a million dollars
(If I had a million dollars)
Well, I’d buy you a house
(I would buy you a house)

And if I had a million dollars
(If I had a million dollars)
Well, I’d buy you a K-Car
(A nice reliant automobile)
And if I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love

While adding some music to your day can make the process of chasing payments a bit more enjoyable, having the right tools can also make a big difference to how quickly and effectively you can gather the money that’s owed to you.

To find out more about how OnGuard’s credit management software can improve efficiency and cash flow in your organisation, contact us today (+31 (0)294 256 666) or

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