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8 of Our Favorite Songs on the Soundtrack of e-Discovery

Sam Bock

Every professional has had a day (or two) of monotony, and there’s nothing quite as monotonous a long day spent reviewing custodian data: reading document after document, making the same privilege calls over and over, or QCing hundreds of images for proper redactions can feel like awfully slow work sometimes.

But we know that the people in e-discovery are both passionate and creative, and they know how to have a good time.

So, after bringing you a list of reading recommendations and documentaries for the e-discovery enthusiast, we thought we’d help you spice up your next review project with a killer playlist. Here are some of the tunes that speak to our team—and others in the Relativity community—as they continue to improve their work in this field.

“Every Breath You Take” – The Police

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you.

Because who doesn’t feel a tad over-involved to be reviewing people’s emails—personal and professional—all day long?

“Found Out About You” – Gin Blossoms

You're famous now and there's no doubt

In all the places you hang out

They know your name and know what you're about

This speaker’s ex must know what it’s like to have personally identifiable information accidentally disclosed during e-discovery, am I right?

(Submitted by @dan_waidelich, PR Specialist at kCura)

“Senses Working Overtime” – XTC

Senses working overtime

Trying to take this all in

I've got one, two, three, four, five

Senses working overtime

Trying to tell the difference 'tween the goods and grime

For the projects that remind you how e-discovery never stops.

(Submitted by @evolverinc Associate General Counsel Mimi Singh)

“You Really Got a Hold On Me” – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

I wanna leave you, don't wanna stay here

Don't wanna spend another day here

I wanna split now, I can't quit now

You've really got a hold on me

The ballad of the life of an executive enduring repeated legal holds.

(Submitted by Joshua Weber, PMP, Account Executive at L-Soft, via LinkedIn)

“Backfire” – Mutemath

There goes another one of our

Sure-fired plans

It backfired again

We try to think it through

The best that we can

I bet it's gonna backfire again

In e-discovery, even the best-laid plans can be thrown off course by an unexpected data dump. Luckily, this song is energetic enough to keep you on your feet and ready to adjust course.

“Hard Better Faster Stronger” – Daft Punk

Work It Harder

Make It Better

Do It Faster

Makes Us Stronger

More Than Ever

Hour After

Our Work Is Never Over

Is there a better motto for e-discovery than this?

(Submitted by @asarmie6, Industry and Customer Advocacy Specialist at kCura)

“Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne

Crazy, but that's how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Maybe it's not too late

To learn how to love

And forget how to hate

This is how you feel when you and your team discover the wonder of accelerated workflows like analytics. (The rest of the song is how you feel if you must work without them.)

(Submitted by Joshua Weber, PMP, Account Executive at L-Soft, via LinkedIn)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” & The La La Land Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A bit of madness is key

To give us new colors to see

Who knows where it will lead us?

And that's why they need us

Here’s to all the mad data scientists, workflow gurus, and creative thinkers who make e-discovery the fast-paced industry it is.

(Submitted by Thomas Bonk, Vice President of LS Global Professional Services at DTI, via LinkedIn)

You can fully enjoy all of these songs via our Spotify playlist here (or in the audio player below), or a YouTube playlist here.

What songs would you add to the playlist? Why? Let us know @kCura on Twitter or in the comments.

Sam Bock is a member of the marketing team at Relativity, and serves as editor of The Relativity Blog.

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