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Cleaning the bathroom requires two things: a mop and some really good tunes. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Three songs for cleaning your bathroom

NPR Music has song recommendations for every occasion, from major life events to tidying up the house. As we enter the fall season, it doesn't hurt to spruce up and start afresh with a new playlist. Today, we're recommending three songs to play while dance-cleaning the bathroom.

Three songs for cleaning your bathroom

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Director Taika Waititi made offbeat films like Hunt for the Wilderpeople before he leveled up to blockbuster director status with Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images hide caption

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Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley in the third season of the Netflix series, You. John P. Fleenor/Netflix hide caption

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Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon star in the Korean Netflix series, Squid Game. Youngkyu Park/Netflix hide caption

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Margaret Qualley and Rylea Nevaeh Whittet star in Maid. Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix hide caption

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Ashley Romans as Agent 355 and Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown in the FX on Hulu series, Y: The Last Man. Rafy/FX hide caption

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In November's Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, (written by Tom Taylor, art by John Timms), Jonathan Kent, son of Clark, will get a boyfriend. DC Comics hide caption

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Superman's son comes out as bisexual in a new comic. It's a big deal — sort of

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Soul Train made its national television premiere 50 years ago, in October 1971. Blake Cale for NPR hide caption

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If you're a fan of Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, check out Midnight Mass, available on Netflix. Eike Schroter/Netflix hide caption

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'Black Lady Therapists' are still a TV trope. But now they have more depth

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