10 Best Motivational Songs to Kick Start Your Day

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Most of us aren’t morning people and that’s why we have troube with getting motivated at work. Maybe it’s your alarm clock going off during the week trying to get you up for work or school and you can’t stop hitting the snooze button. Maybe you had a big night last night but you need to get up and get things done or catch up with someone. Maybe you are just trying to get up early because you have so much to do and so little time. Whatever your reason may be, if you’re finding it a serious struggle to pull yourself out of bed in the morning, we might just have the thing for you. Though this list could really go on forever, we managed to cut it down to the ten very best morning songs. Featuring tracks that are both new and old, these songs are sure to help kick you into gear in the morning. They will get you motivated for the day and help you conquer the world. Download these sweet tunes, make yourself a playlist on your phone or iPod and instead of hitting the snooze button on your alarm, hit play. No matter what genre of music you’re into, there is sure to be something here that will appeal to you. We take no responsibility for anyone who may be late to work or school due over excitement from these songs resulting in a fully-fledged one-man dance party.

1. Lose Yourself - Eminem


This cult classic from American rap artist Eminem is for all the rap fans out there. This was the first single from the soundtrack of the rapper’s 2002 movie 8 Mile. The aggressive lyrics are sure to get you feeling pumped up and ready to tackle the world. This one is also great if you are trying to get up in the morning to work out. This song also managed to break some serious records. It was one of the only three songs selected to feature in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also the highest ranking of the three on that list and it managed to hit quintuple platinum. Maybe this song can get you feeling geared up enough to break some records of your own.

2. Hey Ya! - OutKast

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Taken from their 2003 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album this is one track from OutKast that just never gets old. This catchy song with its blending of funk and rock will no doubt have you dancing around your kitchen as your make your breakfast. We bet you will be waving your plates and pans around ‘like a polaroid picture’.

3. One More Time - Daft Punk

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Make sure to have this one on your Friday playlist and sing along to the lyrics. They will help remind you that you only have one day to go until weekend is upon you.

4. Happy - Pharrell Williams

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Of course we were going to put this one in somewhere. One of the best ways to start your day is to start it in a good mood. Popping on this sweet track from Pharrell Williams in the morning will no doubt help put you in your happy place. You won’t be able to resist tapping your foot along to the beat or having a little dance around. This track was also released with a music video that was the first ever to go for an entire 24 hours. This means you don’t have to confine this beat to your morning routine you can have it playing all day long.

5. All The Small Things - Blink 182


This is one track that just might take you back to the days when you were a teenager going through your ’alternative stage’. The fast beat from this Blink 182 song is sure to get you up and jumping around the house. You’ll probably also feel uplifted after you reminisce on your teenage days and on how far you’ve come. If the song, or the memories from your adolescence don’t get you in a buzz, the thought of how much your wardrobe has improved since then, definitely will. This song was the second single released from the pop punk band’s third album Enema of the State.

6. Jump Around - House Of Pain


An oldie but a goodie. With both an energetic beat and hilarious lyrics this track from House Of Pain surely scores high. Listening to this 1992 hit song will no doubt leave you jumping around your living room like you’re in a nightclub. That being said this one might not be the best if you’re waking up feeling a little dusty from the night before. It might bring on to many sickening memories of wine and vodka.

7. I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

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Just when we thought that maybe The Black Eyed Peas had sung their last tune they bounced back on the scene with this hit in 2009. Featured on their fifth album The E.N.D this banger was also produced with the help of French DJ David Guetta. This song also has the record for being the first to ever sell over 7 million digital copies. This one will especially be a hit if you find yourself waking up to it on a Friday. If you’ve got evening plans this will make sure you keep those in mind while you grind through the last working day of the week. If you don’t have any plans, then this song just might inspire you to make some.

8. Shake It - Metro Station


This was the song that brought Metro Station to people’s attention back in 2007. It also made people remember that there are other siblings in the Cyrus family as Miley Cyrus’ brother Trace Cyrus was the backing vocalist and lead guitarist for the band. This song hit top charts in countries all over the globe though the band hasn’t had much luck since then. This is one of those songs that we’re not sure if we’re meant to tell people we like. But there’s no denying it has a catchy tune that just makes you want to dance. If you choose to put this one on your morning playlist we promise we won’t tell.

9. It's My Life - Bon Jovi

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This is one of those songs that will never get old and will always be fun to sing along to. The first single from the album Crush, the lyrics of this Bon Jovi song also provide great inspiration. If you’re feeling a bit down or sorry for yourself because you can feel your head pounding from last night this one might just help put some spring back in your step. It’s also great if you’ve got a big day ahead that you just need to tackle head on. Making the top 10 lists in numerous countries around the world, this was the song that introduced Bon Jovi to a whole new generation of music lovers.

10. 'Teenage Dirtbag' - Wheatus


Another classic whose words we can’t get out of our heads. This is a song you’re either going to love or hate. If you’ve ever loved this Wheatus track then the memories of all the drunken times you and your friends spent screaming the lyrics to this song should help kick you out of bed in the morning. Although unlikely if you’ve never loved this song, give it a go and you just might find a new morning ritual. Taken from their self-titled debut album this song managed to stay in the number one spot in Australia for four weeks. It also received the title of second-highest selling single of 2000.

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