30 Feel Good Songs To Wake You Up

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If you’re anything like me, the phrase "morning person" is not in your vocabulary, and anything before 9 AM makes you upset.

Luckily, we have complied 30 feel-good songs to help wake you up and better your mood during your morning commute.

Outside of listening to this awesome playlist, there a few other tricks to get yourself moving in the morning.

A great way to make your morning easier is to prepare the night before. Try setting out clothes and preparing your breakfast the night before. This will make your morning flow and get you out the door faster, or give you an extra five minutes of sleep, the choice is yours.

Diffusing a lively scent like peppermint or eucalyptus can help awaken your senses and get your head out of the clouds. Burn a candle or diffuse essential oils while getting ready to wake you up without taking up extra time.

Try a morning stretch routine! I know this might sound a little unrealistic if you can never wake up and barely even give yourself time to brush your teeth. However, even just practicing three or four stretches as soon as you wake up will get the blood flowing and help your body come to life.

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Feel-Good Songs

Still need more help with your mornings? Check out these 30 feel-good songs to wake you up on your morning commute.

1. Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears

“Of freedom and of pleasure, nothing ever lasts forever, everybody wants to rule the world.”

This song is undoubtedly one of the greatest classics of all time but it’s also a great song to ease you into your morning. While its upbeat, it’s not over the top and will give a chance to take a few sips of coffee before jumping right into your day.

2. You Get What You Give by The New Radicals

“This world is gonna pull through, don’t give up.”

Listening to this song will automatically transport you to a sunny summer day. It’s upbeat enough to wake you up and is basically guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

3. Let’s Go Crazy by Prince

“If you don’t like the world you’re living in, take a look around you, at least you got friends.”

Now that you’ve eased into your morning a bit it’s time to ramp things up. This song is super fun and will get you moving while reminding you things aren’t so bad.

4. Promiscuous Girl by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland

“Roses are red some diamonds are blue; chivalry is dead but you’re still kinda cute.”

This song is perfect for any situation that requires motivation. Working out? Cue it up. Headed to work? Turn it up. The only downfall of this song is you might wish you were headed to the club instead of work.

5. Good As Hell by Lizzo

“Baby how you feelin? Feeling good as hell!”

Lizzo is all about boosting our self-esteem and making us feel good. This song definitely delivers.

6. I Like It by Enrique Iglesias

“Let the time pass cause we’re never getting old.”

The beat of this song will definitely wake you up and get you pumped for your day.

7. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

“I want to be the one to walk in the sun, oh girls, they wanna have fun.”

Whether you’re a girl or not, this song is sure to put you in a good mood. Let’s face it, we all just want to have fun instead of going to work. This song can help you pretend.

8. Say So by Doja Cat

“Day to night to morning, keep me in the moment.”

This song is best known for the fun Tiktok dance that comes along with it but it’s also great for your morning commute.

9. Your Love Is My Drug by Kesha

“What you got boy, is hard to find, I think about it all the time.”

This throwback will get your heart pumping and hype you up for the day to come.

10. Sunday Best by Surfaces

“Feeling blessed, never stressed”

This song is a total booster and will remind you start every day with a smile.

11. Ride Wit Me by Nelly

“Oh why do I live this way? Must be the money”

Nelly pretty much ruled the music scene in the early 2000s and he will rock your morning commute too. This song is bound to get you ready for your day.

12. Leavin’ by Jesse McCartney

“No stress, no stress, no stress.”

Jesse McCartney was a childhood crush for most of us and there’s no better way to start your day than listening to his beautiful voice.

13. Laugh Now Cry Later by Drake

“Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, but I guess you know now.”

This song will remind you to laugh on your way to work and wait to cry on your way home because you have to do all over again tomorrow.

14. My Own Worst Enemy by Lit

“Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk.”

This song is perfect for when you’ve had a crazy weekend and are heading into work Monday morning. It will help you recover from any mistakes made Saturday night.

15. Break My Stride by Matthews Wilder

“Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride, no body’s gonna slow me down.”

This song reminds you that no one can ruin your day unless you let them. Don’t let them break your stride and keep moving.

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16. I Don’t Want To Be by Gavin DeGraw

“All I have to do is think of me and I have peace of mind.”

Gavin DeGraw reminds us to stay true to ourselves and everything will be alright.

17. I Want Candy by Aaron Carter

“Set’s the summer sun on fire.”

If you can listen to this song and not instantly be in a better mood, we have a problem.

18. I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

“Tonight’s the night, let’s live it up.”

This song will remind you to live it up even during the workweek.

19. Opposite Of Adults by Chiddy Bang

“I once was a kid, all had was a dream.”

This song will take you back to being a teen or in college with no job or problems. Let’s face it, we all wish we were the opposite of adults.

20. Last Friday Night by Katy Perry

“We danced on tabletops, and we took too many shots.”

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This song will remind you to look forward to the weekend. You’re already one morning closer to Friday.

21. And You Be Loved by Damian Marley

“Could you be loved and be loved.”

Listening to this might make you want to quit your job and take a detour to the tropics, but I promise it will wake you up.

22. Africa by Toto

“I seek to cure what’s deep inside.”

This classic song will calm all of your early morning jitters and be a breath of fresh air before a long workday.

23. Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West

“Wait til’ I get my money right.”

This song will inspire you to work overtime and live your best boujee life.

24. Runaway by Galantis

“I wanna run away, anywhere out this place.”

This song will basically describe how much you want to run away from your responsibilities while also getting you pumped up to tackle them.

25. Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli

“Whatever you do, don’t put the blame on you.”

Whatever mistakes you may have made over the weekend, you can blame on the rain.

26. God Is A Woman by Ariana Grande

“When all is said and done, you’ll believe God is a woman.”

This song will hype you up and remind you that you’re a total boss.

27. Just A Girl by No Doubt

“I’m just a girl, that’s all that you’ll let me be.”

This iconic song will inspire you to crush your day and prove that nobody is ever ‘just a girl’.

28. Pumpin’ Up The Party by Hannah Montana

“Hey, get up, get loud, start pumpin’ up the party now.”

This song will motivate you to crush your day and pump up the party.

29. Seventeen Forever by Metro Station

“You won’t be seventeen forever.”

We obviously can’t be seventeen forever but we can still pretend right?

30. Stir Fry by Migos

“I’m just tryna get it, I ain’t tryna die.”

This song is super upbeat and will wake up no matter how little sleep you got.

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Lindsey Matthews is a writer who covers love and relationships, news, and pop-culture topics.