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January 5th, 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. ;)


  • Tech

    Well, I’m a romantic… You won’t want to listen the music I listen when I’m running 20km :)

  • Jason Mashak

    Try us ;) (as long as it’s free-based) :)

  • Tech

    Hmmm… All my music are from the old CDs I’ve bought or received as a gift. It’s not easy to find legit mp3 download sites/services. Can you suggest any?
    I’ve tried the official website of the artists, but, as I’ve expected, no free download.

  • TheGoo

    Rage Against the Machines – Freedom

  • lunarkim

    I Want To Break Free – Queen
    Money For Nothing (and your chicks for free) – Dire Straits
    I’m Free – The Who
    Free – Stevie Wonder
    I Feel Free – Cream
    Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
    I’m So Free – Lou Reed
    Love Will Set You Free – Whitesnake

    Just a few to have a listen to :)

  • Ioann

    Avast! Free Antivirus for me is enough!