Morning songs to wake up to.
Looking for good morning wake up songs? Here’s a selection of morning songs to wake up to that will help stir you from your slumber.
We all know that up to a ringing alarm is the last thing you really want to hear each morning, yet many of us continue to subject our ears to it day after day. Of course, there’s always the option of having the alarm set so that it triggers some wake up songs for you in the morning. So, how about selecting one of these wake up songs and getting your day off on the right footing?
-Good Morning, Good Morning – The Beatles
A cockerel crow and trumpet call at the start of the song – followed by succession of shouts of ‘Good morning, good morning’ – should wake you from your sleep. The Beatles were actually inspired to write this song after viewing a Kellogg’s Cornflakes advert which marketed the cereal as a food that can wake you up each morning. The upbeat backing to the song will have you up in no time – and make you ready to tackle your breakfast!
-Wake Up Boo! – The Boo Radleys
The horn infused pop intro to this song is probably familiar to all even if it proved to be the band’s only moment of mainstream fame. You know the song: ‘Wake up it’s a beautiful morning, the sun shining for your eyes.’ It’s a tune that’s guaranteed to produce a feeling of summer and ‘get up and go’ even when it isn’t and you don’t want to!
-I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
A catchy upbeat track as memorable for the look of its bespectacled Scottish twin brothers as the song itself. This morning song starts with the line, ‘When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you’, before launching into the ‘I would walk 500 miles’ chorus. This is a great, rousing wake up song that’s guaranteed to make you feel positive in the morning.
-Wake Up – The Arcade Fire
A track from the Canadian multi member band’s debut album. Rather than shock you into life, ‘Wake Up’ gradually builds from a midtempo affair to something reminiscent of Phil Collins’ ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, before breaking into a rousing ending where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be thrown in. If you’re not awake by this point, then you must be virtually comatose!
-Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
There seems to be something in using a brass section to rouse you – as this song amply demonstrates. Its distinctive brass introduction and positivity ‘I’m walking on sunshine, woooah, and don’t it feel good?’ is a real morning awakener. ‘Walking On Sunshine’ is another one of those songs that can brighten your day and lift your spirits even when you’re not initially feeling great.
-Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham
An 80s offering from when George Michael was one part of the Wham duo with Andrew Ridgeley. You’ll all know it, even if you’re not old enough to remember the tragic hairstyles of the time! With inane lyrics even rhyming ‘go-go’ with ‘yo-yo’ it’s definitely throwaway pop, but undeniably catchy and guaranteed to wake you up
-Beautiful Day – U2
This rip-roaring number was a return to form for U2, and everything from The Edge’s distinctive guitar to Bono’s powerful voice is in place. As Bono sings ‘It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away’, you can take it as a powerful reminder to get up and make the most of the day. Listening to this song is as positive a start to the day as you can have.
-Sex Machine – James Brown
The ‘Godfather of Soul’ urges you in this sublime song to ‘Get up, (get on up), get up, (get on up)…’; it’s funky, catchy, and unmistakeably Mr Brown at his best. This tune won’t overpower you, but will wake you up sufficiently enough for you to make it to the bathroom without tripping over the cat.
-I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Bon Jovi
‘Until I’m six feet under, baby I don’t need a bed. Gonna live while I’m alive I’ll sleep when I’m dead,’ sings Jon Bon Jovi in this glorious song. His message is as clear as anything: don’t waste your precious time sleeping in bed when you can try and live the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. You don’t need to take it that far, of course, but you’ll understand the message enough to wake up and get out of bed
-Wake Up And Live – Bob Marley
Bob Marley rouses you with a count of ‘One, two, three, four!’ before launching into this song and telling you to ‘Wake up and live, y’all, wake up and live!’ The reggae star adds: ‘There’s work to be done, so let’s do it little by little: rise from your sleepless slumber!’ Coming from such a legend, you should know better than to argue about it. Wake up and live!