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.

10. Blu & Exile – Good Morning Neighbour

Blu as a hip hop Mister Rogers? Yeah, we’ll take that any day! A resplendent and whimsical piano beat from Exile lets Blu flow about his morning. This might not be the most motivating morning song, but sleeping in and waking up for a lazy day with this would be totally appropriate.

9. Outkast – Git Up Git Out

Following a not particularly motivating track, the ATLiens Outkast and Goodie Mob are up next with a ghetto anthem for not wasting time. Cee-Lo on the hook tells you to “Git up get out and get something, don’t let the days of your life pass by”. Heed the words and get out in the morning!

8. Long Arm – When Children Sleep

Here we have another beat from a Project: Mooncircle artist, Long Arm, with what is honestly one of the illest beats ever. Jazzy hip hop meets experimental beat music in a sublime blend of aural bliss to accompany a warm morning beverage.

7. Mos Def – Sunshine

Let the sunshine in! Kanye West production with Yasiin Bey on the mic, not much gets better than that. Mos goes in on this beat that samples the great Melba Moore. No doubt that this is a jam to wake up with.

6. Common – Forever Begins

The final track from Common’s Finding Forever is a wonderful uplifting and conscious song that also includes a moving piece of poetry from Common’s own father at the end of the track. This will give you an enlightened start to your day. Forever begins…

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.