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The 20 best songs to get out of bed, according to the University of Cambridge

The 20 best songs to get out of bed, according to the University of Cambridge

May 10, 2021

Getting up early can be hard for some people , especially if they have to go to work and are not passionate about their work. There are many researches that affirm that music has a great influence on our state of mind, and can be a great motivator.

It seems that selecting the appropriate music when we wake up in the morning can bring us many benefits and, as if it were a drug, it can help you relieve pain or work better. Morning music can have the same stimulating effect as a cup of coffee, and it can give us that extra motivation and optimism that we do not always have in the mornings

A recent investigation by the University of Cambridge, together with the well-known brand Spotify, has revealed what are the 20 best songs to wake up in the morning with more energy and energy . So do not miss them, because it can be a great help.


Psychological effects of music

Music is capable of changing our behavior and can have a positive effect on our behavior . In fact, it can make us feel more energetic, happy or relaxed. Think when you go to a yoga class, how does it make you feel? Surely it helps you to be relaxed, so you have a mental state suitable for practice.

Also think when you go shopping at a clothing store, did you know that the textile companies select the appropriate music so that the customer has the need to consume more? In summary, music has an effect on our mind and our behavior and there are many investigations that corroborate this hypothesis.


Knowing this, many mental health and well-being professionals use music to treat different pathologies , aware that what is known as music therapy is effective to improve the quality of life of the patient. Music therapy is used in two ways: actively (when playing instruments, singing, interpreting music) and receptively (when using music to induce relaxation states).

Do you want to know more about this type of therapy? Visit our article: "Music therapy and its benefits for health"

The 20 best songs for a better awakening

Aware of the benefits of music for people, musical psychologist David M. Greenberg of the University of Cambridge in collaboration with Spotify has compiled a list of the best 20 songs for a better awakening. All these songs have in common that they help people get out of bed in the best way, because they are highly motivating. For him, they have a more powerful effect than the alarm clock itself .


According to Greenberg himself, making this list has not been easy. "Awakening in the morning is a unique event of the day. You get up tired and try to put yourself in a state where you are alert and feel optimistic and energetic. For many it becomes really complicated. "

"Research affirms that music affects our mind and our behavior in many ways. It affects us both emotionally and physiologically. Therefore, selecting the right music, like the one in this list, can help you get up, get energy and face the rest of the day, "explains Greenberg himself.

Some criteria to select the best alarm-melody

To elaborate the list, the team of scientists took into account the following criteria:

  • Upward music : A song that is too vigorous from the beginning will not help a person get out of bed. The key is a soft start and then gradually increase vigorously.
  • Positivity : Once alert, it is necessary to stay motivated the rest of the day. Positive letters can have a beneficial effect on moodiness and change towards a more optimistic attitude.
  • High rhythm : A tempo between 100 and 130 beats per minute favors motivation.

Now yes: top 20 songs to wake up

Then you can enjoy the list of 20 best songs to wake up motivated and with a better mood. Clicking on the title you will access the video clip of each song .

1. Live the Life (Coldplay)

2. Elevate (St. Lucia)

3. Downtown (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

4. Lovely Day (Bill Withers)

5. Wake Me Up (Avicii)

6. Can not Sleep Love (Pentatonix)

7. Confident (Demi Lovato)

8. Wake Up (Arcade Fire)

9. Love Myself (Hailee Steinfeld)

10. Money On My Mind (Sam Smith)

11. I Can not Help It (Esperanza Spalding)

12. Come and Get It (John Newman)

13. Is not Nobody (Loves Me Better) (Felix Jaehn)

14. Feel Right (Mark Ronson)

15. Rather Be (Clean Bandit)

16. Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)

17. On Top of the World (Imagine Dragons)

18Reflections (MisterWives)

19. Warm Blood (Carly Rae Jepsen)

20. Hit The Quan (iLoveMemphis)


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