Wake Up With Songs You Love

How to fit music into your morning routine

No one likes to hear their alarm go off in the morning. It’s the harsh sound that disrupts our peaceful slumber and tells us that it’s time to rise from our warm, comfortable beds and get a start on the day. 

So why not modify your morning routine by waking up with songs you actually love listening to? You’ll be able to take off some of the edge that comes along with that dreaded alarm, and you can enjoy singing along to your favorite morning songs while picking out your work outfit, brushing your teeth and taking a shower. 

Remember to choose your wake-up songs wisely though — because not just any morning music playlist will do. According to music psychologist and Cambridge Ph.D. candidate David M. Greenberg, songs that build gradually are more effective at waking you up than songs that begin too loudly. When you first wake up, you need time to mentally and physically collect your bearings, and an extremely energetic song is too much, too soon. It’s also important to choose morning songs that have a positive message. A song with uplifting lyrics can pull you out of your sleepy, grumpy state of mind and put you in a great mood. Lastly, you’ll want to find something with just the right beat. Songs with a BPM of approximately 100-130 are ideal for getting your blood pumping and your body moving without being too jarring. Want some great song recommendations that meet all these criteria? We’ve created the ultimate morning music playlist that will gradually energize you and get your day started on the right foot. 

Wake-up Songs to Get You Out of Bed

"Better Man"

Artist: Leon Bridges

Not only does Leon Bridges have silky smooth pipes, but his brass band in this wake-up song will have you dancing out of bed by the last note. 

“Champagne Supernova”

Artist: Oasis

Sometimes in the morning, we all need a second to adjust to the new day by stretching and checking the weather outside. Oasis happens to provide the perfect morning song for such a task.

Wake-up Songs for Your Morning Breakfast

“Move Together”

Artist: James Bay

James Bay’s husky voice in this song will wake you up, guide you to the kitchen to grab your morning coffee and motivate you to prepare the most important meal of the day — breakfast. 

“The Woman I Love”

Artist: Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz kicks it up with a notch with this fun-loving song that you can hum along to in the morning while enjoying your favorite cereal.

Wake-up Songs for Getting Ready

“Shot Reverse Shot”

Artist: Jack Johnson

This lively Jack Johnson song will help wake you up in the morning, get your blood flowing as you tap your feet to the funky beat while brushing your teeth and washing your face. 

  “All American Girl”

Artist: Carrie Underwood

Nothing will put a smile on your face faster than belting out this fun classic song from Carrie Underwood as you pick out just the right outfit to take on the day.

“Not A Bad Thing”

Artist: Justin Timberlake

If you’re someone who takes accessorizing, applying makeup and styling their hair seriously after you wake up in the morning, we suggest you do it while listening to this song by Justin Timberlake. Applying mascara is so much more fun when you’ve got J.T.’s smooth voice crooning in your ear.

Wake-up Songs Before You Head Out The Door

“Mirror Man”

Artist: Ella Henderson

While you pack your laptop, day planner and coffee thermos into your bag, start your morning listening to this smoky song by Ella Henderson that’s both fun and sassy. 

“Up All Night”

Artist: Charlie Puth

Before you head out in the morning, take a last look around to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything while listening to Charlie Puth’s smooth, serenading voice in “Up All Night.” This sweet tune is guaranteed to leave you humming and cheery as you walk out the door. 

Ready for Whatever the Day Brings

Even if you’re not an early bird, these wake-up songs can put you in the right frame of mind. By the time you get through this morning music playlist, you’ll feel fully awake and ready to conquer your day, prepared for whatever tasks lie ahead. Just don’t forget your morning cup of coffee! 

An Alarm You’ll Actually Love 

If you’d like to take your morning routine a step further and give it a complete makeover, then try listening to your morning music playlist in High-Resolution Audio with the h.ear go Wireless Speaker for an experience unlike any other. 

Enjoy listening to your favorite wake-up songs with the upmost clarity, streamed directly from your smartphone with easy Bluetooth® connectivity and NFC one-touch. Simply download the SongPal app on your mobile device or tablet for seamless access to your favorite morning playlist and you’re set to wake up to some great songs. Now this is an alarm everyone can use! 

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