Cherry blossoms, warm sun, and getting to finally use the AC in my car… I love this time of year! Spring has the power to turn just about anyone into an optimist after a long winter (unless you live in Colorado… then you get a mix of summer heat and blizzard dumps this time of year)! I took me almost 2 years to transfer my old music to my new(er) iPod and now my mornings have been pumped up with the peppiest music to start the day! Sharing with you a good mix of my throwbacks favorites and my new loves that getting me moving when I can’t get my lazy butt out of bed!
- JOY DIVISION- THE WOMBATS
This is by far the happiest song I have ever heard (why it makes it’s way on to nearly every playlist) It is nearly impossible not to dance around the room to this one…
- WELCOME TO THE NEW- MERCYME
I recently found this one and love the lyrics reinforcing new starts every day… great beat, too! Becoming a new favorite…
- CHANGE OF SEASONS- SWEET THING
Whether the change of the weather or season of life, this song gets you optimistic for what’s around the corner J
- SHUT UP AND DANCE- WALK THE MOON
Just the best… I want it to be my alarm song, but you always end up resenting the ones that wake you up and I never want to hate this songJ
- PETER AND THE WOLF- PROKOFIEV
Classical piece but absolutely perfect for driving around and seeing the flowers bloom and the leaves finally come out!
- MIRACLE- MATISYAHU
“Bound to stumble and fall, but my strength comes not from man at all…” Heading into work, these lyrics are encouraging that we don’t need to rely on our own efforts…Reminder that God is bigger than our doubt.
- HERE IT GOES AGAIN- OK GO
I may not make it on the treadmill in the morning, but if I watch this music video, does it count?
- PENNIES FROM HEAVEN- LOUIS PRIMA
Cheeriest song award goes to… the trumpet solos in this song sure beat a rooster in the AM.
- I LOVE ME- MEGHAN TRAINOR
Super narcissistic song, but getting ready in the morning can be a time of nitpicking yourself and insecurities…This fun song reminds people who love on others to remember to love yourself, too…
- WOUND UP- THE OFFICE
This song is a funny pick-me-up when you want to skip out on your piles of paperwork and escape to a beach instead! (Teachers out there…summer…so close!).
- U CAN’T TOUCH THIS- MC HAMMER
Does this song ever need a justification?
- LOLLIPOP- MIKA
Sometimes life not the sweetest… don’t let it get you down!
- CAKE BY THE OCEAN (CLEAN)- DNCE
This is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head without knowing any of the real lyrics…okay, maybe that just happens only to me. Anyhoo… the sound of this song gets me pumped for summer!
- BOOM CLAP- LENNON & MAISY
I love this sister duet… anything they cover with their incredible harmonies becomes like 100 million times more beautiful through my speakers! This is a sweet one to start the morning!
- IN THE LIGHT- DC TALK
When I was 5 I went to my first DC Talk concert (I know… I’d age myself just mentioning Toby Mac). This song I will forever love…I had it on cassette, sang for years at summer camp, and it’s message really burned a desire in my heart to live in the light in a dark world.
So there you have it! I hope you can download some new favorites to start your mornings on the right side of the bed!