30 Best Morning Songs to Wake up to

30 Best Morning Songs to Wake up to
30 Best Morning Songs to Wake up to
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Morning Songs to Wake up to

Waking up in the morning can be a struggle, but the right music can help set the tone for a positive and energized day.

Whether you prefer calming melodies or upbeat anthems, there’s a perfect song to help you to start your day on the right foot.

Today we’re serving up 30 of the best morning songs to wake up to, including both songs with a message around waking up in the morning and with morning in the title. This list includes artists such as Kanye West, Katrin and The Waves, Bill Withers, and many more.

From classic hits to modern chart-toppers, there’s something here for everyone. So, grab your headphones, hit play, and let these tunes help you rise and shine every morning.


1. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

“Here Comes the Sun” was released on The Beatles’ 1969 album “Abbey Road.”

The song was written by George Harrison and was inspired by the first warm spring day after a long winter. The lyrics express a feeling of relief and hopefulness, making it the perfect song to wake up to.

2. Good Morning –  Kanye West

“Good Morning” is the opening track on Kanye West’s third studio album, “Graduation.”

The song features a sample from Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” sample and is a positive, upbeat track about starting a new day.

3. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves

“Walking on Sunshine” was released in 1985 and has become a classic feel-good song. The upbeat tempo and cheerful lyrics make it a perfect piece to wake up to and start your day positively.

4. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” was released in 1984 and is a catchy, upbeat song about not wanting to miss out on anything.

The song’s infectious melody and energetic rhythm make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day.

5. Don’t Stop Believin – Journey

“Don’t Stop Believin'” was released in 1981 and has become one of the most recognizable songs ever.

The song’s inspiring lyrics and memorable melody make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day positively.

6. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

“I Gotta Feeling” was released in 2009 and became an instant hit with its upbeat tempo and catchy chorus.

The song’s lyrics about having a good time and enjoying life make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day with a positive attitude.

7. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine.

“Shake It Out” is a pop-rock song released by Florence + The Machine in 2011. The song is about letting go of the past and moving forward with your life.

With lyrics like “And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off,” the song is a reminder not to let the past hold you back and to keep moving forward.

8. Lovely Day – Bill Withers

“Lovely Day” was released in 1977 and has become a classic feel-good song. The song’s upbeat tempo and positive lyrics make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day on a high note.

9. The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

“The Middle” was released in 2018 and became an instant hit with its catchy melody and upbeat tempo.

The song’s lyrics about taking chances and living life to the fullest make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day with a positive attitude.

10. Shower – Becky G

“Shower” was released in 2014 and became a hit with its catchy chorus and upbeat rhythm.

The song’s lyrics about feeling good and being confident make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day with a positive attitude.

11. Feeling Good – Nina Simone

“Feeling Good” was originally written in 1964 and has been covered by many artists.

Nina Simone’s version is a classic and has become a staple in many morning playlists with its uplifting lyrics and powerful vocals.

12. Beautiful Day – U2

“Beautiful Day” was released in 2000 and became an instant hit with its uplifting lyrics and upbeat tempo.

The song’s positive message and memorable chorus make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day on a high note.


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13. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” was released in 2016 and became an instant hit with its infectious melody and upbeat rhythm.

The song’s lyrics about feeling good and dancing make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day smiling.


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14. Happy – Pharrell Williams

“Happy” was released in 2013 and became an instant hit with its catchy melody and positive lyrics.

The song’s upbeat tempo and feel-good message make it a perfect choice to wake up to and start your day with a positive attitude.

15. Best Day of My Life – American Authors

“Best Day of My Life” was released in 2013 and became an instant hit with its positive message and upbeat tempo.

The song’s lyrics about seizing the day and making the most of every moment make it an excellent choice to wake up to and start your day on a high note.


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16. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” was released in 1967 and has become a classic feel-good song.

The song’s uplifting lyrics and powerful vocals make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day with a positive attitude.

17. Good Morning, Good Morning – The Beatles

“Good Morning, Good Morning” was released in 1967 and is a classic feel-good song by The Beatles.

The song’s lyrics about starting a new day with hope and positivity make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day on a high note.

18. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

“Mr. Blue Sky” was released in 1978 and has since become a popular song to wake up to and start your day with a positive attitude.

The song’s upbeat tempo and optimistic lyrics make it a perfect choice to start your day on a high note.

19. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

“Can’t Hold Us” was released in 2011 and became an instant hit with its energetic beat and positive lyrics.

The song’s message about seizing the day and never giving up makes it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day with motivation.


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20. I’m Still Standing – Elton John

“I’m Still Standing” was released in 1983 and has since become an iconic song about overcoming adversity and staying positive.

The song’s catchy melody and uplifting lyrics make it an excellent choice to wake up to and start your day on a high note.


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21. Good Life – OneRepublic

“Good Life” was released in 2010 and became an instant hit with its positive message and upbeat tempo.

The song’s lyrics about enjoying the present moment and living life to the fullest make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day with a smile.

22. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is a classic soul song released by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967. The song is about the power of love and the belief that nothing can stand in the way of true love.

23. I’m a Believer – The Monkees

“I’m a Believer” was released in 1966 and has since become a classic song about finding love and happiness.

The song’s catchy melody and upbeat tempo make it an excellent choice to wake up to and start your day on a high note.

24. The Best Day – Taylor Swift

“The Best Day” was released in 2008 and is a beautiful song about family and growing up.

The song’s sentimental lyrics and sweet melody make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day feeling grateful.

25. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

“Don’t Worry Be Happy” is a catchy tune released by Bobby McFerrin in 1988. The song is about finding happiness in life, even when things seem harsh.

With lyrics like “In every life, we have some trouble, but when you worry, you make it double, don’t worry, be happy,” the song reminds you to focus on the good things in life and not let worry bring you down.

26. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

“Beautiful” was released in 2002 and has become a powerful anthem about self-acceptance and self-love.

The song’s emotional lyrics and beautiful melody make it an excellent choice to wake up and start your day feeling confident.

27. Best Song Ever – One Direction

Best Song Ever” was released in 2013 and became an instant hit with its catchy chorus and upbeat rhythm.

The song’s lyrics about having a good time and living in the moment make it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day with a positive attitude.

28. Good Time – Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City

“Good Time” was released in 2012 and became an instant hit with its catchy beat and positive lyrics.

The song’s message about having a good time and enjoying life makes it a perfect choice to wake up and start your day feeling happy.

29. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

“Three Little Birds” is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1980. The song’s lyrics are about the power of positivity and the idea that everything will be alright in the end.

The song’s catchy melody and laid-back rhythm make it a great choice to wake up and start your day with a relaxed and optimistic attitude.

30. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor 

“I Will Survive” is a timeless disco song that celebrates the power of resilience and self-love in the face of heartbreak and disappointment.

The tracks empowering feeling makes it a great choice for the morning, reminding us that we are stronger than we may initially think.

Summary: Morning Songs to Wake up to

There are plenty of songs about waking up that can help start your day on a positive note.

From classic feel-good songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! to modern hits like “Good Life” by OneRepublic, there is a wake-up song for every taste and mood. 

Whether you need the motivation to seize the day or just want to start your morning with a smile, these songs are a surefire recipe for a great morning.

So, go ahead and create your playlist of morning songs to wake up to and start your day off on the right foot!


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Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
As Visionary and Chief Editor of 122BPM, Thomas is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of music pioneers. With a degree in Music and 10 years industry experience, Thomas is now shaping 122BPM as the central hub for music and audio education.
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