Uplifting Songs to Start Your Day

“There’s nothing quite like music to relieve the soul & uplifts it”

– Mickey Hart

Want to start each day with  a jolt of energy and positivity?

Regardless of how you feel when you first arise in the morning, listening to a set of feel-good music is a potent way of infusing that extra spring in your step and to conquer the day. In continuation to my last post on Quotes on the Power of music, I’d like to share a playlist of some of my “get ready for the day” tunes that will lift your mood and to inspire you to see the bright side of life on a daily basis. Go ahead, have a listen then get out there and seize the day! 🙂

Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Ray

” Maybe sometimes we’ve got it wrong, but it’s alright The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same Oh, don’t you hesitate. Put your records on, tell me your favorite song. You go ahead, let your hair down. You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.”

Listening to Corrine’s velvety, soothing voice is just what one needs to feel calm and collected in the morning. The comforting tune and lyrics this songs lets us know that no matter what is going in our lives, it’s going to be alright.

Feeling Good – Michael Bub

“Birds flying high, You know how I feel Sun in the sky, You know how I feel..Reeds driftin’ on by, You know how I feel. It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day. It’s a new life for me.. And I’m feeling good..”

Want to put a spring to your step and a smile on your face in the morning? have a listen to this track and it’ll do the trick. As much as we’d hate to admit it, most of us often take for granted the beauty that is all around us. Instead of rushing through the day, take the time to look around to smell the roses and realize just how good we have it already.

Can’t hold me down – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

“Can we go back, this is the moment. Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over. So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us
Like the ceiling can’t hold us..”

Feeling nervous about that big interview/ presentation/ event? Try putting this upbeat song on repeat and you’ll inevitably feel invincible – as if you can handle just about anything that comes your way because nothing can hold you down.

The Remedy (I won’t worry) – Jason Mraz

“I say the tragedy is how you’re gonna spend the rest of your nights with the light on. So shine the light on all of your friends.
Well, if it all amounts to nothing in the end – I won’t worry my life away.”

Let’s face it, sometimes we let our worries and anxiety get the best of us and find ourselves waking up to a sour mood. As the title suggests, this song is the remedy for days where you wake up feeling less than stellar. It seeks to encourage us to let go of our worries and just enjoy ALL parts of life – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Walking on SunShine – Katrina & the Waves

“I’m walking on sunshine, whoa. And don’t it feel good
Hey, all right now – and don’t it feel good?!”

It’s hard to not sing along and feeling happy whenever this song comes on.  Though its lyrics is intended to be a love song, its catchy and upbeat tune reminds me of summer time at the beach, basking in the sun and feeling care free. I can always count on this happy-go-lucky track to lift my mood.

Good Day – Nappy Roots

“We’re gonna have a good day. And ain’t nobody gotta cry today
Cause ain’t nobody gonna die today. Save that drama for another day
Heyyy we’re gonna have a good day”

I think of “Good day” as a version of the “Happy” song with a sprinkle of edge.  It encourages us to see the good in every day because as long as we are still alive and kicking, life is good and there’s always something to be grateful for.

Suddenly I see – KT. Tunstall

“Suddenly I see (suddenly I see), this is what I wanna be.
Suddenly I see (suddenly I see), why the hell it means so much to me.”

Chosen as the opening music to the “Devil Wears Prada“, this song reminds me of a popular quote on career “It’s a beautiful thing when career and passion come together”. It seeks to remind us that nothing is as satisfying as doing what you love and loving what you do.

Do or Die – 3 seconds from Mars

“Fate is coming, that I know.Time is running, got to go.
Faith is coming, that I know.Let it go. Here right now.
Under the banner of heaven , we dream out loud.
It’s time to do or die”

Similar to “Can’t Hold Us Down“, this song is all about stepping up to the plate and giving it all we got in everything that we do. It seeks to encourage us that life is too short to not be spent rising with enthusiasm and living each day as it were our last.

Good Life – OneRepublic

“When you’re happy like a fool, let it take you over.
When everything is out, you gotta take it in.
Oh this has gotta be the good life.”

As the title suggests, despite the ups and downs of life, life is good! This song encourages us to embrace life and truly appreciate the joyful  moments that make us feel blessed to be alive.

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