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Here’s the 20 best songs to wake you up in the morning


We’ve got your perfect wake up playlist sorted, thanks to a music psychologist.

Working with Spotify’s data team, the group identified three main elements a song needs to have … music that builds, positivity and a strong beat.

If a song is too loud from the start, it’s too much for your sleepy head.

You need something that helps wake you up more gradually, by using songs that build in music, according to David M. Greenberg.

Positive lyrics and a strong beat gives you a kick start to the day.

What’s your favourite song to wake up to?

Behold! The list…

Music to wake up to

  1. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

  1. St. Lucia – Elevate

  2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown

  1. Bill Withers – Lovely Day

  2. Avicii – Wake Me Up

  1. Pentatonix – Can’t Sleep Love

  2. Demi Lovato – Confident

  1. Arcade Fire – Wake Up

  2. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself

  3. Sam Smith – Money On My Mind

  1. Esperanza Spalding – I Can’t Help It

  2. John Newman – Come and Get It

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

  1. Mark Ronson – Feel Right

  2. Clean Bandit – Rather Be

  1. Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine

  1. Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World

  1. MisterWives – Reflections

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Warm Blood

  1. iLoveMemphis – Hit The Quan