Top 10 wake-up songs for the morning
Morning songs to wake up to
Wake up to some good morning songs that will help stir you from your slumber without tempting you to throw your wake-up alarm against the wall.
Good Morning, Good Morning – The Beatles
A cockerel crow and trumpet call at the start of the song should wake you from your sleep. The Beatles were actually inspired to write this song after viewing a Kellogg’s Cornflakes advert which marketed the cereal as a food that can wake you up each morning.
Find it on: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Wake Up Boo! – The Boo Radleys
You know the song: 'Wake up it’s a beautiful morning, the sun shining for your eyes.' It’s a tune that's guaranteed to produce a feeling of summer and 'get up and go.
Find it on: Wake Up! - The Boo Radleys
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
This is a great, rousing wake up song that’s guaranteed to make you feel positive in the morning. It's been belted out at many a Scottish international and more besides.
Find it on: Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers
Wake Up – The Arcade Fire
Find it on: Funeral - The Arcade Fire
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
This one is is a real morning awakener. ‘Walking On Sunshine’ is another one of those songs that can brighten your day and lift your spirits even when you’re not initially feeling great.
Find it on: Katrina and the Waves - Katrina and the Waves
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham
With inane lyrics – even rhyming ‘go-go’ with ‘yo-yo’ – it’s definitely throwaway pop, but undeniably catchy and guaranteed to wake you up. Watch the video and relive the days when short shorts were all the rage.
Find it on: Make it Big - Wham
Beautiful Day – U2
This rip-roaring number was a return to form for U2, and everything from The Edge’s distinctive guitar to Bono’s powerful voice is in place. As Bono sings ‘It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away’, you can take it as a powerful reminder to get up and make the most of the day.
Find it on: All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
Sex Machine – James Brown
This tune won't overpower you, but will wake you up sufficiently enough for you to funk your way to the bathroom without tripping over the cat. James Brown at arguably his finest.
Find it on: Sex Machine - James Brown
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi's message is as clear as anything: don't waste your precious time sleeping in bed. It was the 4th single off the 1992 album Keep the Faith and has become a mainstay of the band's live performances.
Find it on: Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
Wake Up And Live – Bob Marley
Bob Marley rouses you with a count of ‘One, two, three, four!’ before launching into this song and telling you to ‘Wake up and live, y’all, wake up and live!’ The reggae star adds: ‘There’s work to be done, so let's do it littleby little: rise from your sleepless slumber!’
Find it on: Survival - Bob Marley and the Wailers