Top 20: Wake Up Songs

Top 20: Wake Up Songs

We compiled a list of 20 wake up songs that can help you get your day started whether you are waking up and heading to work or school, just relaxing, or anything else. Our list features a lot of rap, beats, and jazzy jams that we think will aid your waking up process.

15. Danny Brown & Black Milk – Wake Up

Moving forward, we get to mercurial Detroit rapper Danny Brown and Black Milk with a faster paced head nodder. This would be a great start to a day full of mischief and debauchery, which Danny Brown himself would surely approve of.

14. Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up

A Tribe Called Quest member and hip hop legend Q-Tip comes in with a track from his 2008 LP, The Renaissance. The sped up sample of Black Ivory’s “You And I” provides a perfect backdrop for Tip’s conscious rhymes. Get up to this one!

13. Azymuth – Morning

Now let’s take a quick trip over to Brazil for another touch of jazz, this time from Azymuth. The progressive electro jazz funkers, wrote a really beautiful instrumental ode to the morning. The vibes are smoother than silk sheets on a bed made of dove feathers. Peanut Butter Wolf’s re-edit is also really nice.

12. Weldon Irvine – Morning Sunrise

The infamous sample from Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer” is a fantastically appropriate song for the beginning of the day. “Morning Sunrise” is like a cup of herbal tea on your bedside table and a surefire start to a good day.

11.  Star Slinger – Mornin’

Star Slinger’s breakout hit, “Mornin'”, which samples The Staple Singers’ “Let’s Do It Again”, is one of the most infectious morning anthems on this list. The beat is simply out of this world, and if you are looking for a perfect alarm clock tone, then this could very well be the song you start waking up to.

Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.