Jason Mashak

5 January 2012

Some free-based music we play at work

Hello avast! Blog readers. Occasionally we hear from people who wonder how we can (or why we would) give away such great software for free – namely, avast! Free Antivirus and our Android offering, avast! Free Mobile Security.

My unofficial response is that we closely align ourselves to the principles of rock and roll. To keep ourselves in the right head-space in the Marketing/PR department, we listen to the following songs – every day – in constant rotation: ;)


Rolling Stones – “I’m Free”
“I’m free to do what I want any ol’ time…”

The Who – “I’m Free”
“I’m free…”

Pearl Jam – “Corduroy”
“Can’t buy what I want because it’s free…”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give It Away”
“Give it away, give it away, give it away now…”

The Beatles – “Free as a Bird”
“Free… as a bird…”

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Freebird”
“Free bird…”

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “Free Fallin’”
“I’m free… free fallin’…”

Free – “All right now”
“All right now…”

UPDATE: Some additional suggestions sent to us by our avast! Blog readers:

Iron Maiden – Running Free
"I'm running free..."

Phish Free


You might be able to tell from this list what our age range is here in the office :) but perhaps you reading this are younger or older and know of a few songs we can add to the list? You know, to avoid burn-out. Let us know your suggestions below, and we'll add them to our playlist. ;)


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