Curiosity is all about daring to ask interesting questions – and then finding the answers. Songs with questions in the title arguably do a better job of the former than the latter, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun to jam to a curiosity-themed playlist.

With that in mind, we put together this compilation of musical queries for our employees to enjoy as part of the internal launch of our Curiosity Forever brand campaign.

Then we figured, why not share it with everybody? You can listen to them all in our Spotify playlist.

If you’re wondering why we chose what we did, read on to see a few themes emerge. At SAS, we love putting our curiosity to work, but we also like to have a little fun, too!

Category one: Sometimes you have to ask the big questions

This would’ve been a much longer list if we included all the question songs dealing with love and heartbreak. So while we made an exception or two here, the list kicks off with some high-level – and occasionally esoteric – questions that also happen to be easy on the ears.

  • (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding? – Elvis Costello
  • What's Up? – 4 Non Blondes
  • How Will I Know? – Whitney Houston
  • What Is Love? – Haddaway
  • Are Friends Electric? – Tubeway Army
  • Where’s My Mind? – The Pixies

Category two: Because 2020 skewed our sense of time...

Whew, is it 2021 already? Just kidding, 2020 definitely felt longer than usual as we adjusted to our altered reality.

The good news? As you sat in your home office pondering what day it was, you were actually in the spiritual company of some pretty good bands. So we’re guessing you can relate to at least one of these.

  • How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
  • How Long (Has This Been Goin’ On)? – Ace
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? – Chicago

Category three: Things to think about during your next video call

No list would be complete without acknowledging that the majority of discussions around our new Curiosity Forever brand campaign (and so many other projects) took place virtually.

So whether it’s Teams, Zoom, WebEx or another video-conference platform, here are a few questions that have no doubt crossed your mind at some point between hitting “Join” and “Leave.”

  • Who Can It Be Now? – Men at Work
  • Who Are You? – The Who
  • Who's Zoomin' Who? – Aretha Franklin
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? – The Clash

Category four: Some animal questions we didn't even know we needed answers to

You didn’t think we were going to put together a whole list of question songs without including these, did you? Just a reminder that even seemingly strange or inconsequential questions can be worth asking!

  • What Does the Fox Say? – Ylvis
  • Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men

We want to hear from you in the comments: What's your favorite question song?


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Evan Markfield

Social Innovation Editorial Director

Evan tells the stories of how SAS, its partners and customers activate their curiosity to spark innovation and social impact to make the world a better place using data and analytics.

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