Music to Get Up: 103 Good Morning Songs

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Getting out of bed in the morning is torture for many. When the monotonous alarm hammers on the eardrums, a bad mood is already pre-programmed. But if you get up with the right song, you’ll start the day on a positive note.

Not only a hearty breakfast is crucial for a positive mood in the morning.

The soundtrack in the early morning hours wants to be chosen with care. Three crucial points every good morning song should have:

  • The song should have a quiet beginning. A few gentle seconds should be all it takes to be pleasantly awakened. Afterward, the song may continue to play briskly.
  • The wake-up song should convey a positive message. Positive lyrics help you banish the bad mood in the morning. The feel-good feeling sets in faster and you start the day optimistically.
  • The song should of course have a strong beat. The best songs to wake up to have a B.P.M-value from 100 to 130 (B.P.M stands for Beats Per Minute).

You will definitely find a new alarm tone with the following playlist of the “100 best songs to get up for”. Besides soft music to wake up to, we have also selected songs that have a fast-paced beat. With this, everyone should really get their money’s worth and start the day happily!

(At the end of the article, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The best songs to wake up to:

1. The Beatles – Good Morning, Good Morning


Every day starts a little bit better when the probably most influential band of all times good morning: The Beatles recorded this song on their legendary “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album from 1967, with John Lennon as the main person responsible.

The powerful wind instruments actively help you to wake up and are complemented by various sound samples – of course, the crowing rooster can’t be missing here. The inspiration behind the song couldn’t be more morning-like, either, as Lennon’s creative spark came after seeing a TV commercial for cereal.

2. The Wailers – Get up, stand up


Of course, this 1973 number wasn’t originally intended to help people get up in the morning: deeply moved by the poor living conditions in Haiti, Bob Marley wrote the song together with Peter Tosh rather as an uplifting recommendation for action to the people there. However, the title can just as well be taken literally and used to start a new day with an extra dose of motivation to start a new day – especially when a challenge awaits!

Get up, stand up” also has historical significance, as it was the last song Marley, who died in 1981, ever played live.

3. Seeed – Aufstehn


Pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? The bass-joyful ensemble has released this track as the first harbinger of their third album “Next!” published in 2005.

Seeed relied on the help of several fellow musicians, from whom we should hear later in other ways – so besides Cee Lo Green, who later became famous for Gnarls Barkley, Miss Platnum was also involved as a background singer. In a pleasantly unobtrusive way, the troupe from the fat B encourages you to stop sleeping away from your life and take advantage of a sunny day instead. Best dancing!

4. David Dundas – Jeans on


The optional intermediate steps are likely to vary a bit in each household, but at some point getting up is usually followed by getting dressed. It’s no different for David Dundas, as he recounts on his 1977 hit “Jeans on.” As soon as he slips into his favorite pair of pants in the glow of the morning light, all is right with the world for him again!

His song, which was actually composed for a TV commercial for the jeans brand Brutus, was released as a single with a modified, slightly less promotional lyric. Dundas gave it a № 1 ranking in the German charts; listeners to this day a guaranteed Earworm.

5. Mötley Crüe – Kickstart my Heart


For many people it is a clear principle in the morning: If you want to wake up, you need coffee! Some days simply require being able to shift into higher gear right after waking up – an extra sugar cube is a quick fix there. Although the daredevils of Mötley Crüe used quite different means for this purpose in the wild eighties, their glam metal classic “Kickstart my Heart” works wonders even with an extra-strong cup of the dark elixir of life.

This acoustic energy boost is guaranteed to get the pump primed!

6. Bill Withers – Lovely Day


Of course, we are not the first ones who would like to help you with musical recommendations to get up. In the course of the obligatory research for the own playlist, this song has appeared in almost every listing of the dear colleagues – and we don’t want to withhold it from you either!

After all, the soul number sung by Bill Withers in 1977 offers four minutes of lightheartedness set to music, which should make for a light-footed and optimistic morning. Also not to be sneezed at is the over 18-second long note at the end of the song, with which Withers was for a long time the undisputed record holder in the English charts.

7. Oasis – Morning Glory


The quasi-title track of the second Oasis album “(What’s the Story?) Morning Glory” certainly appears in this list not only because of its allusion to the early hours of the day: While the intro together with its auspiciously howling guitars initially leaves a few bars to leisurely open your eyes, the number then goes forward unchecked and inevitably wakes up. The rocking Noel Gallagher composition literally bristles with the extremely healthy self-confidence for which the two brothers at the helm of the band were famous and infamous at the time.

If you want to get up with a similarly broad chest, you can count on the infectious effect of this song!

8. Alexander Marcus – Good morning


A smile that’s as bombproof as his gel hairdo, flashy colors, and a pronounced tendency towards kitsch set to music: Alexander Marcus has been polarizing fans since 2008 with his “Electrolore” style of music, which has already provided fans with several of his inimitable cult hits on his eponymous debut album. Like so many of their songs, “Guten Morgen” wavers between idyll and bizarreness but is nevertheless (or maybe because of that) suitable for a smooth and danceable start into the day.

The song is also legendary on the campgrounds of various festivals, where it is often used around sunrise for continuous sound reinforcement of the campers.

9. Faith No More – Easy


Hachja, the morning on Sunday: Children are happy about an early TV session, while adults usually appreciate it as a well-deserved chance to relax. The perfect soundtrack is provided by Faith No More with their version of “Easy” recorded in 1992!

The maximally relaxed basic mood of the relatively faithful Performeration and a soulful guitar solo arouse downright heavenly associations. The Commodores were already successful in the seventies with this song written by Lionel Richie, but it was the cover of the alternative metal group that made it known to a wider audience.

10. The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up


What waking up is to man, booting up is to the computer – so it seems obvious that Microsoft once spent a lot of money to let “Start me up” sound in the commercial for the then-new operating system Windows 95. The simple rock number originally appeared on the 1981 album “Tattoo You” and gave the Rolling Stones their last place in the British Top Ten.

The song has not lost its driving effect until today, which is why it has been used again and again as an opener at concerts since then. And what works to instantly fire up tens of thousands can only be good and right in front of the bathroom mirror in the morning!

Places 11-103 of the Good Morning Playlist:

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

№: Song: Artist: Listen to it:
11. Funky Town Lipps Inc.
12. Shiny Happy People R.E.M.
13. Just save the world for a moment Tim Bendzko
14. Never As Tired As When I’m Waking Up LCD Soundsystem
15. Happy Pharrell Williams
16. Weck Mich Auf Samy Deluxe
17. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go WHAM!
18. Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown
19. Wake Up The Vamps
20. Everything In Its Right Place Radiohead
21. Don’t Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
22. Beautiful Day U2
23. Viva La Vida Coldplay
24. Circle of Life Elton John
25. Song 2 Blur
26. Hit The Quan iLoveMemphis
27. Hard In Da Paint Waka Flocka Flame
28. Elevate St. Lucia
29. Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
30. Wake Up Arcade Fire
31. Downtown Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
32. In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
33. The Morning The Weeknd
34. Warm Blood Carly Rae Jepsen
35. Morgenrot Herbert Grönemeyer
36. Higher Love James Vincent McMorrow
37. Good Time Owl City
38. Chasing The Sun The Wanted
39. Reflections MisterWives
40. Alive Goldfrapp
41. Wolves The Cat Empire
42. Less Than a Pearl Enya
43. Wake Me Up Avicii
44. Strange Times Black Keys
45. Night Time, My Time Sky Ferreira
46. Good Morning, Good Morning Beatles
47. Can’t Sleep Love Pentatonix
48. The Wake-Up Bomb R.E.M
49. Guten Morgen (Discofamily Remix) Alexander Marcus
50. Alive Pearl Jam
51. Baby Love The Supremes
52. Don’t Bring Me Down ELO
53. Confident Demi Lovato
54. I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) Lykke Li
55. Good Morning Kanye West
56. Morgen Chima
57. Eyes Wide Open Travis
58. On Top of the World Imagine Dragons
59. Celebrity Skin Hole
60. Flip Reverse Blazin’ Squad
61. Submarine Alex Turner
62. Space Jam Quad City Dj’s
63. Alive Empire Of The Sun
64. Love Myself Hailee Steinfeld
65. Euphoria Loreen
66. Movin’ On Up Primal Scream
67. Every Morning Sugar Ray
68. Money On My Mind Sam Smith
69. Stay Awake London Grammar
70. Let’s Go (Radio Edit) Calvin Harris
71. I Can’t Help It Esperanza Spalding
72. It’s My Life Bon Jovi
73. All My Days Alexi Murdoch
74. Hey Ya Outkast
75. It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones
76. Come and Get It John Newman
77. Mr Brightside The Killers
78. Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
79. Ready to Start Arcade Fire
80. Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) Felix Jaehn
81. Chariots of Fire Vangelis
82. Three Little Birds Bob Marley
83. Feeling Good Michael Buble
84. Blue Ridge Mountains Fleet Foxes
85. Feel Right Mark Ronson
86. Good Morning Beautiful Steve Holy
87. By myself Culcha Candela
88. Sunshine (Radio Edit) Patrice
89. Rather Be Clean Bandit
90. Hot Air Balloon Owl City
91. Best Of Friends Palma Violets
92. Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
93. Ante Up M.O.P.
94. VCR The XX
95. Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
96. Gimmie Shelter The Rolling Stones
97. Got To Give it Up Marvin Gaye
98. Men’s Needs The Cribs
99. Ray of Light Madonna
100. Get Up Technotronic
101. Perfect Day Duran Duran
102. Good Morning You Am I
103. Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

Rise Spotify playlist:

Especially popular in the morning are of course good mood songs. Although we have listed quite a few positive songs, you might also like our Good mood playlist.

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