Did you know the music you listen to in the morning can influence the rest of your day as well?
Listening to the right kind of music in the morning can help you be more productive, calmer and happier throughout your day.
50 Positive Songs to Wake Up to
The following is our hand picked collection of 50 best songs with positive lyrics to wake up to. These songs will put you in a good mood, raise your vibration, and fill you with positive energy first thing in the morning.
1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
This song by Bill Withers is the perfect morning anthem.
Positive lyric: “I look at you and the world’s alright with me. Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day, a lovely day“.
2. Feeling Good – Michael Buble
Nice slow tempo, powerful vocals and magical beats. Perfect classic song for that early morning wake up call.
Positive lyric: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good, I’m feeling good“.
3. Good Morning Beautiful – Steve Holy
Nice, slow, melodious track for a relaxing start to your day.
Positive lyric: “Good morning, beautiful, how was your night? Mine was wonderful with you by my side. And when I open my eyes to see your sweet face, it’s a good morning, beautiful day.”
4. Rise Up – Yves LaRock
Energetic number with peppy beats and a positive message.
Positive lyric: “Rise Up, don’t fall down again. My dream is to fly, over the rainbow, so high“.
5. It’s my life – Bon Jovi
Highly motivating and energetic song from Bon Jovi. Will get you all pumped up to face the day.
Positive lyric: “It’s my life, it’s now or never; I ain’t gonna live forever; I just want to live while I’m alive“.
6. Good Life – OneRepublic
Positive lyrics and energetic beats of this song will make you feel happy and optimistic.
Positive lyric: “Oh, this has gotta be the good life, a good, good life“.
7. This Year – Chantal Kreviazuk
This song doubles as a positive affirmation because of its amazing lyrics and underlying positive message.
Positive lyric: “This year, is gonna be incredible, this year, is gonna be the one. All the planets are lining up for me, this year, I’m gonna have fun“.
8. Here Comes the Sun – Beetles
Fun, light hearted song with lots of positive energy.
Positive lyric: “Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right“.
9. Sun Child – The Vines
‘Sun Child’ has a nice relaxed vibe to it and will put your mind at ease as you wake up.
Positive lyric: “Sun child, You’re a sun child, Awoken by the spirit of the day“.
10. Pocket Full of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
Upbeat number with lively beats and empowering lyrics.
Positive lyric: “I got a pocketful of sunshine, I got a love and I know that it’s all mine“.
11. Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
Highly motivating number to give you a boost of self confidence and motivation first thing in the morning.
Positive lyrics: “Go on and tear me down, I will be rising from the ground like a skyscraper”.
12. Perfect Day – Hoku
‘Perfect day’, is a fun, cheerful number with peppy beats and positive lyrics.
Positive lyric: “On this perfect day, nothing’s standing in my way, on this perfect day, nothing can go wrong“.
13. Martina McBride – Ride
Nice upbeat number with encouraging lyrics to start off your mornings on a positive note.
Positive lyric: “Shine while you have the chance to shine, laugh even when you want to cry, hold on tight to what you feel inside and ride“.
14. Upside Down – Jack Johnson
A lively track with refreshing music and positive lyrics.
Positive lyric: “I want to turn the whole thing upside down, I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found, I’ll share this love I find with everyone, We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away“.
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15. What a Beautiful Day – Chris Cagle
A mellow feel good country song with beautiful lyrics and great vocals.
Positive lyric: “Oh what a feeling, what a wonderful emotion, yeah, what a life. Counting my blessings and knowing, oh we had our ups and downs, all along the way. She had a chance to leave but chose to stay. What a beautiful day“.
16. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
This relaxed number by Bob Marley will infuse you with positivity as you wake up in the morning. There is also a remastered version of this song by Maroon 5 which you can listen to.
Positive lyric: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright”.
17. Ace of Base – Beautiful Life
Really peppy number with positive hook – it’s a beautiful life.
Positive lyric: “You can do what you want, just seize the day. Don’t you ever consider giving up. It’s a beautiful life“.
18. Walking On Sunshine – Kartina & The Waves
This song has a lovely hook – I am walking on sunshine, that will infuse you with positivity.
19. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
A really peppy number that will fill you with inspiration.
Positive lyric: “Feel the good, good, creepin’ up on you. So just dance, dance, dance, come on.”
20. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
A relaxed soulful number that will make you feel good and look forward to the day.
Positive lyrics: “There’s a party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years.
So bring your good times, and your laughter too. We gonna celebrate your party with you“.
21. Alright – Supergrass
A light hearted song with some really nice and uplifting beats.
Positive lyric: “But we are young, we run green, keep our teeth nice and clean, see our friends, see the sights, feel alright“.
22. I am Alive – Celion Dion
A positive message mixed with the powerful vocals of Celion Dion.
Positive lyric: “When you call on me, when I hear you breath, I get wings to fly, I feel that I’m alive, I am alive”.
23. Hanson – Mmm Bop
Something about this classic song that makes you feel really good.
Positive lyric: “Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose, you can plant any one of those, keep planting to find out which one grows. It’s a secret no one knows, It’s a secret no one knows“.
24. Blessed – Martina McBride
Perfect way to start your day is to offer gratitude and this song helps you do just that.
Positive lyric: “I have been blessed, and I feel like I’ve found my way. I thank God for all I’ve been given at the end of every day. I have been blessed with so much more than I deserve, to be here with the ones, that love me, I have been blessed”.
25. Staying Alive – Bee Gees
Just a light hearted number from the Bee Gees that is sure to put you in a positive frame of mind.
26. Beautiful Day – U2
A song just to remind you that today is a good day.
Positive lyric: “It’s a beautiful day, the sky falls and you feel like it’s a beautiful day. It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away.”
27. I am alive – Electric Light Orchestra
This song literally makes you feel alive to take on your day.
Positive lyric: “I’m alive – and the dawn breaks across the sky. I’m alive – and the sun rises up so high“.
28. The Animal Song – Savage Garden
The vocals of this song are amazing, the beats are energetic and the lyrics are refreshing.
Positive lyric: “Cause I want to live like animals, careless and free, like animals. I want to live, I want to run through the jungle with wind in my hair and the sand at my feet“.
29. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
Mostly an instrumental that generates positive vibes
Positive lyric: “I feel my heart beating, oh, you make me feel like I’m alive again“.
30. Good Time (2012) (Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen)
This song will instantly put you in a good mood.
Positive lyric: “We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time“.
31. Brave by Sara Bareilles
Great song for that early morning confidence shot.
Positive lyric: “Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out. Honestly I wanna see you be brave“.
32. Up! Shania Twain
Nice catchy music with optimistic lyrics that will put you in a good mood.
Positive lyric: “Up, up, up, can only go up from here. Up, up, where the clouds gonna clear. Up, up, there’s no way but up from here“.
33. Happy by Pharrell Williams
This song lives up to its name and it will leave you feeling happy and optimistic.
Positive lyric: “Can’t nothing bring me down. My level is too high to bring me down”
34. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
This song by Coldplay has a really positive vibe to it. The tunes are ethereal and will uplift your mood instantly.
Positive chorus: “Cause you’re a sky, ’cause you’re a sky full of stars. I’m gonna give you my heart“.
35. Mr Blue Sky
This song is like the epitome of optimism, right from the catchy beats to the lovely vocals and uplifting lyrics.
Positive lyric: “Sun is shinin’ in the sky, there ain’t a cloud in sight, it’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in a play and don’t you know, it’s a beautiful new day“.
36. Jump – Van Halen
Positive lyric: “I get up, and nothin’ gets me down. You got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest around. And I know, baby, just how you feel. You got to roll with the punches and get to what’s real“.
37. All Star – Smash mouth
Nice peppy number with encouraging lyrics that will inspire you to take on the day.
Positive lyric: “Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play. Hey now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid”.
38. This Is the Day – The The
A nice upbeat song that will put you into an optimistic mood.
Positive lyric: “This is the day, your life will surely change. This is the day, when things fall into place“.
39. Oliver – Good Morning Starshine
A great mood lifter with some nice positive lyrics and catchy beats.
Positive lyric: “Good morning starshine, the earth says “hello”. You twinkle above us, we twinkle below. Good morning starshine you lead us along. My love and me as we sing our early morning singing song“.
40. Chris Montez – Let’s Dance (1962)
A fun light hearted retro number that will make you shake a leg.
Positive lyric: “But let’s dance, well let’s dance. We’ll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too. Any old dance that you wanna do. But let’s dance, well let’s dance“.
41. I am a believer – Smash Mouth
Nice beats and a positive message.
Positive lyric: “Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer. Not a trace, of doubt in my mind. I’m in love, and I’m a believer“.
42. Best Years of our Lives – Baha men
A fun energetic track with positive lyrics.
Positive lyric: “Oh, makes me want to dance. Oh, it’s a new romance. Oh, I look into your eyes. Oh, the best years of our lives!”
43. Love Generation – Bob Sinclar
This song is all about feeling love within not only for others but also for yourself. The song has a nice relaxing vibe to it coupled with beautiful vocals.
Positive lyric: “Just look to the rainbow, you will see, Sun will shine ’till eternity. I’ve got so much love in my heart. No one can tear it apart“.
44. Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers
Positive lyric: “And let your love show, and you’ll know what I mean. Let your love fly, like a bird on the wing and let your love bind you, to all living things. And let your love shine. And you’ll know what I mean“.
45. Up Up and Away – Kid Cudi
A fun track with a positive message to do your thing and not care about what people think.
Positive lyric: “I’ll be up up and away, up up and away, cause they gon’ judge me anyway so whatever“.
46. The Walker – Fitz and the Tantrums
A high spirited song with catchy tunes and uplifting lyrics.
47. Sheryl Crow – Soak Up The Sun
Nice friendly song with a positive outlook and relaxing vocals from Sheryl.
Positive lyric: “I’m gonna soak up the sun, I’m gonna tell everyone to lighten up. I’ve got no one to blame, for every time I feel lame, I’m looking up. I’m gonna soak up the sun“.
48. One More Time – Daft Punk
Peppy number that will put you in the right mood to face the day.
Positive lyric: “One more time we’re gonna celebrate, Oh yeah, all right, don’t stop the dancing“.
49. Sun is Up – Inna
A fun mellow track to start your mornings.
Positive lyric: “Everybody come on and get in the rhythm, music will take you high“.
50. Today My Life Begins – Bruno Mars
Inspirational mellow song by Bruno Mars with a powerful message to to let go of the past and be optimistic about the future.
Positive lyric – “I will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me, leave the past behind, today my life begins. A whole new world is waiting, it’s mine for the taking, I know I can make it, today my life begins.”
Choosing songs that work for you
Below are some of the things you should consider when choosing good wake up songs.
What kind of tempo works best for you will depend on the individual and what part of the morning you’re listening to the song.
Some people like a fast paced tune right from the start to really jump start them to alertness. Many find this a little too abrasive for their systems and prefer a slower tempo song to slowly bring them into an awakened state.
Later in the morning, fast tempo songs can get you pumped for your morning workout or focused as you head to work.
The majority of people prefer to wake up to their favorite genre, but some find that jazz, new age or nature sounds are particularly good early in the morning. Pay attention to what emotions and mental states various genres invoke in you.
In the initial part of the morning it is great to choose genres that instill a sense of calm. For later in the morning it is nice to switch to something that makes you feel confident, happy and ready to take on the world.
Music can dramatically alter your moods, so it is important to choose morning songs that create the mood you want to achieve.
If the tone of the song is aggressive or dramatic, your mindset will adjust accordingly. Whereas if the tone is encouraging, funny or just plain fun, then that is where your mindset will fall.
Your agenda for the day will determine which is best.
Some people prefer instrumental music in the morning, while others think the lyrics make the song and rarely listen to a song without them. Many songs tone and lyrics are in agreement, but some have an upbeat tone and more negative lyrics.
If you are someone who likes lyrics but doesn’t listen to the words, then this doesn’t affect you much. But if you’re someone who listens to what the lyrics say, then you should consider how this conflict of tone affects you.