Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Morning Playlist!

Its playlist time!!!  I recently have been having trouble getting up in the morning and staying happy.  It hit me today when I was running late for class and my car was buried in 6 inches of snow, that life sucks in the morning.  So today, I saw a post on reddit about favorite morning songs, and decided to make myself a morning "pick me up" playlist, so here goes nothing.

1.  From the Morning - Nick Drake
          This song is a beautiful marriage of acoustic guitar and soft lyrics.  It's the perfect starter song to this playlist.  If its the first song I hear in the morning, I want it to be soft and gentle to ease me into waking up.  I'm not a morning person, so I'm at my worst the first few minutes after waking up.  Everything in the world will be ok after hearing this song.

2.  Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
          Just a classic here is all.  Lyrics and good tune start to pick up momentum.  How can you listen to the first 30 seconds of this song and be grumpy?  You just cant.  There is something about older music that modern music just doesn't carry anymore.  Things seemed so much more upbeat and cheery back then.  If I ever get up early enough to watch a sunrise, I'd want this song to play as I skip away.

3.  Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
          Here is another oldie but goody.  With a rising sun comes a blue sky.  In the funk of winter and gray skies, this song gives me hope of warm summer mornings.  At this point I'm awake and need the energy to get me going, and this tune carries energy through it.  "Mr. Blue sky, you hide to away for so long, everyone wants to smile at you"  Those lyrics make me want to be a morning person.

4.  Hold Me Now - The Polyphonic Spree
          This song is a new song to me, and I loved it the first time I heard it and saw its music video.  The video had "muppet-like" puppets and reminded me of my younger years waking up in my ninja turtle PJs, skipping down to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal and morning cartoons.  I dub this my 'breakfast song' of my morning playlist

5.  Up, Up, and Away - Kid Cudi
           My little sisters inspired this song, cause I know they like Cudi.  Its a good upbeat song to get ready to.  "those happy thoughts, in my head, I'm feeling like I'm peter pan minus the tights and the fairies happy to see how far I've come to the same place it began my dreams and imagination perfectly at peace so I move along a bit higher"  Good inspiriation for happier thoughts and being glad at the progress you've made.

6.  The Boxer - Chemical Brothers
          I know this song has been on one of my earlier playlists, but its perfect for a take-on-the-day song.  The bouncy beat and explosions in the background make me feel pumped enough to take on the day ahead of me.  This song puts a bounce in my step.  I'm going to have to listen to this song as I walk the 2 mile journey from the parking lot to the science building.

7.  You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates 
          Again, I think I'm a sucker for these older songs lately for good high energy happy songs.  The new day is all about making your dreams come true, so get get 'em, go getter!  I better be careful where I listen to this song in the morning, because it is a toe tapper and finger snapper for sure.

8.  Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
          No morning playlist is complete without Jack Johnson.  Love him or hate him, he has what it takes to make this playlist.  Sure his songs sound the song, but his songs merit a listen in the mornings.  This song makes you wish it was a rainy day outside and all you can is stay in bed to wake up slow.

9.  Mornin' - Star Slinger
          Besides the obvious name, this mix has an interesting twist of beat and vocal clips blended in for a great upbeat vide.  Starts off nice and simple and then as the track goes on, it picks up and has a great build up beat.  I <3 this song.

10.  Stand Out - The Goofy Movie
          This is the song to end my playlist, and it is one of my favorite songs and movies ever!  Its time to tackle the day and stand out, do your best, and rise above the crowd.  I was going to either post this song or "After Today" from the same movie.  The one where he is going to school and everyone is singing about what they will do after school is over.  However I went with this song instead because its more upbeat, and doesn't make me wish my day was over lol.

Hope you enjoyed this morning playlist and can have better mornings!  More to come soon, and I should have a player somewhere on this blog so you can listen to the songs.


  1. Oh Rob...you are the bomb! Remember you used to love the snow because that meant mean snowboarding! Thanks for the songs.

  2. I love snowboarding still, it just takes time and money...both of which I don't have much of.

  3. You will love me forever for showing you Star Slinger. I dig the playlist haha, but I don't like Jack J. all good though.

  4. love these! I am playing them in my living room