I’ve been on a sleep rant all weekend on here and it’s NOT GONNA STOP NOW.
So I’ve made a list of my top 10 morning songs. Available as a Spotify playlist. Starting at #10 and moving all the way to #1. I was gonna do a YouTube thing like normal, but it basically takes up 100 metres of blog length.
Because I can’t annotate the playlist anymore, I’m just gonna justify my choices.
Basically, to me there are several criteria for a good morning song:
1) It has to be SMOOTH. Slow-jams, gentle indie-rock, even (dare I say it) folk will work.
2) The only disclaimer to using folk is that it rarely “builds”. Another important aspect is that the song wakes you up. Some of these are better fulfillers of criteria 2 than others, but they all have their build aspects.
3) There has to be a GREAT beginning. You need to wake up and instant go “Mmmm, life is good.” No fucking around with a boring start.
4) (this is more hangover related) It ALWAYS helps if the song has a sing-along aspect, as I LOVE to sing REALLY loud in the mornings while still laying in bed. Try it. You won’t regret it.
Anyway, enjoy the playlist, I’m pretty happy with it. #smugtwat
Number 1 by John Legend was MADE for the morning. That shit is WILD to wake up to.
Blood by The Middle East is one of the most beautiful songs recorded in the last 10 years. It’s a good morning song because of the build, but I have a few reservations about its slow start. #DatEndingThough
One Day We Will Lose Everything by Racing Glaciers sounds like morning to me. It’s got that warmth of your bed, but also the nice feeling you have on realising it’s Sunday, not Monday.
Runnin’ by The Pharcyde is one of the warmest hip-hop tracks ever production-wise. It’s like a thick blanket of samples draped all over you.