We know, we know. Mornings can be rough, especially when you have an 8 a.m. gen-ed class to get to. Or when it’s mid-semester and you’ve already used all of your class skips…oops.
Here are 10 songs to get you out of bed with a grin on your face, a pep in your step and a positive attitude. Watch out, world, we’re ready to conquer you.
1. “Sun Shy”- Dresses
Your alarm sounds. The sunshine is pouring through your blinds. Start out with this sunny song to keep you from hitting the snooze button.
2. “My Kind”- Hilary Duff
You’re already running late. Pick up the pace with this totally danceable, yet still morning-approved track from our girl, Hilary.
3. “La Vie En Rose”- Daniela Andrade
Give yourself a moment to breathe. Sip on some tea or coffee while easing into the morning with an acoustic cover of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”
4. “Wake Up”- The Vamps
For those of us who hit the snooze button, seriously, it’s time to wake up. The angelic sound of a boy band might make it a little bit easier.
5. “Everybody”- Ingrid Michaelson
Not a morning person? Don’t be a grump. Just put on Ingrid Michaelson’s “Everybody” to put a smile on your face.
6. “Up We Go”- LIGHTS
You got two hours of sleep, woke up on the wrong side of the bed, can’t find anything to wear, and slept through class. Relax, it can only go up from here.
7. “I’m In Love With My Life”- PHASES
Can’t figure out what to wear? Put on this groovy track, sing into your hairbrush à la Lizzie McGuire, and just remember that “feeling good ain’t going out of style.”
8. “Seize the Day”- Newsies Cast
You’re looking through your planner and realize you have a million and one things to do today. Don’t sweat it, seize the day and conquer those assignments.
9. “Even the Winter”- Audrey Assad
You’ve finally made it out the door and begin the treacherous, cold walk to class. The frostbitten air stings your face. Keep calm. Spring break is coming soon.
10. “Work of Art”- Rachel Platten
Despite the kind of morning you had, you sit down in class and remember why you’re there. You get to study something that you’re passionate about, something that you love. In the end, that’s what gets you out of bed in the morning. Keep moving towards your dreams.