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Renovators’ Remix: Help us build a playlist worthy of a jobsite radio

Renovators’ Remix: Help us build a playlist worthy of a jobsite radio

Managing Editor Allan Britnell shares his inspiration for the idea behind our latest contest for readers:

I was out walking my dog the other day just listening to a random sample of the music on my phone. One of the songs that came on was Bob Marley’s “Cornerstone.” In case you don’t know it, the chorus is, “The stone that the builder refuse, will always be the head cornerstone.” Whether or not you’d actually use a reject as a cornerstone is the topic for another article. But it sparked the kernel of an idea in my head. What other songs out there relate to the renovation and homebuilding world?

Saddened by the passing of the great Aretha Franklin I’d been listening to her music recently including, “The House That Jack Built.” Then Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” popped into my mind. I might be onto something here…

What about band names? Men at Work came to mind, then Crowded House and, of course, there’s the construction worker in the Village People!


Do you have any additions to the list? Send us your contributions and we’ll compile a list in an upcoming issue of the magazine. If there’s a story behind the music, share it with us.


Plus, we’ll randomly select three entries and send them a DeWalt ToughSystem jobsite radio and charger (DWST08810) with $299 each.

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