It can be really hard to get going in the morning. We all have our own ways to get ourselves out of bed and ready for our day instead of just hitting snooze, but one of the best ways is to have a playlist that corresponds with the amount of time you have before you need to get out the door.
This particular list is a little more than an hour long, but if you take less or more time to get ready, feel free to tweak it as you’d like! If you love this playlist as is, you can find it on Spotify here.
1. Circle of Life from Lion King
There is NO better way to wake up than pretending you’re Simba. From the years of 2009-2012, my alarm was the first thirty seconds of this song, and I can assure you that I have never been happier waking up. (Why isn’t this my alarm anymore, you ask? I’m too lazy to buy the song on iTunes because I use Spotify.)
2. You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates
I can’t help but smile when hearing this song because all I see is Joseph Gordon-Levitt dancing through Central Park. Now you won’t be able to either.
3. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Listen, if this guy can walk 1000 miles just to fall down at some girl’s door (what does that even mean?), you can get out of bed.
4. Sorry by Justin Bieber
I’m a Belieber. If you’re not, you should seriously reconsider your life choices. This song needs no other explanation.
5. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) by Stevie Wonder
If you're not up and dancing by now, I don't think you're human.
6. Love On Top by Beyonce
Encourage your roommates to sing along. That way you make sure your entire building is up and going!
7. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Puts the FUN in Funk! Haha!!
8. Someone New by Hozier
Inspiration to be the best person you can be today. Hozier might choose to fall in love with you.
9. Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band
The upbeat saxophones are guaranteed to get you up and going!
10. No Place I’d Rather Be by Cassa Lio
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be (me and my bed, usually, except when I’m playing these 20 songs that really get me going in the morning!)
11. Wildfire by John Mayer
Mentally review your home fire escape plan as this song plays, just in case of emergency.
12. Wouldn’t It Be Nice by The Beach Boys
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some quick and convenient way you could eat a nutritious breakfast and have a coffee on your way to class or work?? Hmm….. (#CoffeeBar #CoffeeBar #CoffeeBar)
13. Grace Kelly by MIKA
I think this song was in an Apple commercial or something, but everyone seems to know it and always forget how much they love it!
14. Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
I still haven’t figured out why this isn’t our national anthem yet, but it really inspires me to be a better citizen every time I hear it, and nothing gets me going more than my extreme devotion to these great 50 states. I love you, America.
15. Sing by Ed Sheeran
There is never a wrong time for Ed Sheeran.
16. Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay
Personally, the music video for this song really freaks me out, but the song by itself is perfect for all getting going in the morning purposes.
17. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj
Bonus points if you can rap all of Nicki’s part.
18. What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber
Haha, like Sorry??
19. ABC by The Jackson 5
20. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
Smile to yourself as you head out the door because you’re on your way and in a really great mood and this playlist has done its job of getting you going.
And if these songs aren’t enough to get you going in the morning, try having a CoffeeBar. 100% natural and infused with a full cup of fair-trade coffee, you’re sure to feel ready to take on your day!