Ever wished your personal theme music that may play once you do one thing particularly spectacular — or perhaps simply enter a room? Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, now has one.

Matt Sharp, as soon as Weezer’s bassist and now frontman for the band The Leases, has written a 1980s-themed tune about an imagined world the place he and Musk grew up collectively. It isn’t precisely a triumphant march. 

The music is named “Elon Musk is Making Me Unhappy,” and in it, Sharp mourns the truth that despite the fact that he is older than Musk, he hasn’t been as profitable. (Aww, do not promote your self brief, Sharp! That “Buddy Holly” music is super-catchy! And “Buddies of P” is means underrated!)

However Musk is not the one large boss who deserves his or her personal theme music. Listed here are some options for tunes that tech large photographs ought to take to coronary heart, or no less than use as their smartphone ringtones.

Invoice Gates, Microsoft: ‘White & Nerdy’

No matter you considered Invoice Gates in his Microsoft days (thanks so much for Management-Alt-Delete, Invoice), it is arduous to not admire what he is doing on the Gates Basis. His battle in opposition to malaria is very spectacular.  However come on, there’s no one who may slip into the starring position of Bizarre Al Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy” (a parody of Chamillionaire’s “Ridin'”) higher than Gates, regardless of how a lot good he does. Gates even seems within the video — form of — as one of many lead character’s MySpace mates.

Telling lyric: “Solely query I ever thought was arduous/Was do I like Kirk, or do I like Picard?”

Mark Zuckerberg, Fb: ‘Thank You For Being a Buddy’

The “Golden Women” theme is spot-on for somebody whose enterprise entails getting you to “buddy” your high-school bandmate’s ex-wife’s cousin. And for the reason that present centered on the favourite senior residents of the 1980s, it is a becoming selection for the social community the place your grandma may go to play Slotomania or Farmville. 

Telling lyric: “And after we each become older/With strolling canes and hair of grey/Don’t have any worry, despite the fact that it is arduous to listen to/I’ll stand actual shut and say/Thanks for being a buddy.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon: ‘Each Day I Write the E-book’

Not solely is Amazon conquering a brand new enterprise and rewriting its personal company mission seemingly day by day (Grocery supply! Speaking good audio system! Authentic video!), however this Elvis Costello basic offers us a pleasant wistful flashback to when Bezos’ behemoth simply bought studying materials. 

Telling lyric: “Even in an ideal world the place everybody was equal/I would nonetheless personal the movie rights and be engaged on the sequel.”

Tim Prepare dinner, Apple: ‘U Bought the Look’

Oh, the temptation to decide on “One Unhealthy Apple” by The Osmonds, particularly for those who nonetheless have painful recollections of merchandise just like the Newton. (“The Simpsons” summed it up greatest when “Beat up Martin” was translated as “Eat up Martha.”) However Apple’s design, even right down to the containers its product are available in, is so smooth — have you learnt anybody who saves a PC field? — that we’re going with this Prince treasure.

Telling lyric: “You bought the look (you bought the look)/You could’a took (it’s essential to’a took)/An entire hour simply to make up your face, child.”

Sergey Brin and Larry Web page, Google: ‘I Nonetheless Have not Discovered What I am Wanting For’

Oh come on, how may this U2 music not match the search big completely? Certain, we often discover what we’re on the lookout for with the precise search engine a part of Google, however the identical cannot be stated for Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Teams — and do not even get us began on Google Picture Search.

Telling lyric: “I’ve spoke with the tongue of angels/I’ve held the hand of a satan/It was one empty night time/I used to be chilly as a stone/However I nonetheless have not discovered/What I am on the lookout for.”

Marissa Mayer, previously of Yahoo, ‘Manic Monday’

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s former CEO, made large cash whereas operating the battered net pioneer. However for those who have been a telecommuting worker throughout her tenure, you may bear in mind her for nothing lower than declaring Yahoo staff may not earn a living from home. Some have been livid, others felt she was proper to insist on butts-in-chairs. The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” reminds us all simply how soul-sucking attending to the workplace can truly be — and that is earlier than work even begins.

Telling lyric: “Need to catch an early practice, obtained to be to work by 9/And if I had an aeroplane, I nonetheless could not make it on time/’Trigger it takes me so lengthy, simply to determine what I am gonna put on/Blame it on the practice, however the boss is already there.”

Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google Now: ‘Mr. Roboto’

They are not CEOs, however now we have to dedicate one explicit music to all of the clever residence assistants on the market. When Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” got here out in 1983, good audio system and private assistants with names like Siri and Alexa have been the stuff of science fiction. Now they reside in our properties, piping up at unnerving occasions, mishearing their masters (“I put Cop Farts in your purchasing record”) and customarily appearing like one thing out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Is that this how Skynet obtained began? 

Telling lyric: “The issue’s plain to see/An excessive amount of expertise/Machines to save lots of our lives/Machines dehumanize.”

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