Eight Songs to help you Wake Up.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Feb 24, 2012
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Waking up is hard to do.

Sleeping in would be so nice, but most days that isn’t an option. So, I get up. Do a little internal sit down and wake up (because if I skip that, I’m not fun to be around at all.) And then—music:


Some mornings call for Huey Lewis and the News

(Don’t argue. You know it’s true.)


Other mornings—I go back to my Celtic roots and turn it up loud.

(Which is say, as loud as it will go)


I heard this one the other day for the first time in a long time.

Now it’s back in my morning rotation.


And other mornings, like Saturday mornings, when I don’t get up any earlier than the rest of the week but it just feels so wrong to have to be up and out and pleasant and massaging people (who the hell gets a massage at 9 am on a Saturday I ask you?) those mornings I need a little extra.


When you don’t want to wake up, wake up:


And if that doesn’t cut it, this one works for me:

(Unfortunate lyrics, but great tune. Note to men everywhere—don’t f*ck with Florence!)


This one always makes me smile:


Then, Sunday mornings are nice to ease into:


And if all else fails: Beirut



Enjoy your morning!


About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


11 Responses to “Eight Songs to help you Wake Up.”

  1. Shawna says:

    Great list! I've just recently been turned on to Beirut and cannot get enough! thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Shawna! Glad you enjoyed.

  3. this post is the first thing i saw after coming out of a really deep afternoon nap! perfect timing 🙂

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  5. Debbie says:

    Thank you! What a great idea: songs to “wake up” to. 🙂 Loved it! I’ve enjoyed some of your other posts also. Thanks again, from another massage therapist!

  6. Emmsy says:

    great! my favourite morning song is Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up, in fact thats my favourite song if i'm feeling sluggish any time of day. Going to give your suggestions a go this week, thanks! x

  7. Lori says:

    Loves this ! Especially the paragraph ” who the hell gets a massage at 9am on a saturday morning” hilarious being a massage therapist that choses to sleep in on Saturdays:-)the rest of the week is another story. Thanks for the suggestions.

  8. Alexis says:

    Love That song! Curtis Mayfield such a feel good vibe 🙂