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The 20 best songs to wake up to…

Stacey by Stacey
November 8th, 2015

We need all the bloody help we can get waking up in the morning. Especially with our kidlets waking us up WAY before we actually want to. And music is ALWAYS the answer to lifting your mood and starting your day off right. According to Spotify data scientists choosing the perfect wake up song isn’t all that easy. Spotify asked for help from music psychologist David M. Greenberg to identify the three main elements a song need to have to be good for your morning wake up.

The  music that builds. If a song is too vigorous at the start it definitely won’t help. A little too much too soon and let’s be honest. Bloody annoying. Positivity is definitely needed once you get up so the song needs to help you get out of that grumpy wake up stage. Good lordy, we need that STAT. AND…Strong beat is a must, it’s not just about the lyrics.

So…wondering what the top 20 songs are to help start your day right?

Here’s the list:

1. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

2. St. Lucia – Elevate

3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown

4. Bill Withers – Lovely Day

5. Avicii – Wake Me Up

6. Pentatanox – Can’t Sleep Love

7. Demi Lovato – Confident

8. Arcade Fire – Wake Up

9. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself

10. Sam Smith – Money On My Mind

11. Esperanza Spalding – I can’t Help It

12. John Newman – Come and Get It

13. Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)

14. Mark Ronson – Feel Right

15. Clean Bandit – Rather Be

16. Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine

17. Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World

18. MisterWives – Reflections

19. Carly Rae Jepsen – Warm Bloody

20. iLoveMemphis – Hit The Quan

Information from Spotify