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100 Best Wake Up Songs

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Waking up to reality is never easy. The term “wake-up” in its literal sense means to stop sleeping or end someone’s sleep. However, the expression is used to convey a wide range of concepts metaphorically. A number of musicians use the words wake and awake to portray a plethora of ideas.

What Do Songs About Waking Up Convey?

Songs about waking up convey a broad spectrum of emotional elements. Singers and songwriters bring to life different scenarios that reflect the state of being awake. While certain songs are a fun-filled ode to start getting things done, a great number of songs showcase a deeper meaning pertaining to the theme or concept. Feelings that reflect a state of mind are constructively brought to life through story-telling in numerous wake up songs. Elements of exaggeration and fantasy that manifest through thoughts of the protagonist are popular in these songs.

Figurative elements associated with love and relationships are intertwined with conceptual accounts of waking up and starting life afresh. These songs stress on the importance of utilizing time properly to set right your priorities. Different aspects of nature and its wonders are portrayed through songs about waking up early morning. These songs often describe aesthetic landscapes and places that bring a sense of peace and joy when you awaken your senses to the situation you are in.

What Do Songs About Waking Up Symbolize

In songs from different genres, certain singers and songwriters aesthetically capture varied shades of the human spirit through confessional tones about waking up to reality. The message in these songs is conveyed with empowering lyrics that urge us to take heed of a situation or problem. A number of musicians address social issues through songs asking people to wake up and join the movement. The importance of waking up joyful before you start your day is explained exquisitely in wake-up songs about happiness. A sense of sarcasm and diabolic humor is conveyed through the protagonist in songs that ask an ex to wake up to a new beginning.

These songs often showcase the hurt and pain one encounters while trying to get over an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. In numerous love songs, the protagonist expresses the desire to wake up next to someone special, most often a crush. These songs portray all the unfulfilled desires about loving someone through a series of dreams or fantasies. In certain songs about life, songwriters convey a philosophical message about waking up from a dream and facing the harsh reality of this cruel world. These tunes provide a thought-provoking perspective about life through realization. In songs, then, waking up symbolizes a wide spectrum of attributes.

The list below showcases a collection of wake up rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, disco songs, new wave songs, synthpop songs, electropop songs, reggae songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

10 Best Wake Up Songs

1. “Wake Me Up”—Avicii

2. “Waking Up in Vegas”—Katy Perry

3. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”—Wham!

4. “Wake Up”—Travis Scott featuring the Weeknd

5. “Wake Me Up”—Remy Ma featuring Lil’ Kim

6. “Wake Me Up When September Ends”—Green Day

7. “Stay Awake”—Dean Lewis

8. “Wake Me Up”—Foals

9. “Wake Up Call”—Maroon 5

10. “Wake Up”—Fetty Wap


11. “Wake Up”—Hillary Duff

12. “Wide Awake”—Katy Perry

13. “Don’t Wake Me Up”—Chris Brown

14. “Wake Up Call”—KSI featuring Trippie Redd

15. “Don’t Wake Up”—Jonas Blue and Why Don’t We

16. “Awake”—Godsmack

17. “Waking Lions”—Pop Evil

18. “Wide Awake”—Eric Saade

19. “Wake Up Call”—Nothing But Thieves

20. “Wake It Up”—E-40 featuring Akon


21. “Wake Up Little Susie”—The Everly Brothers

22. “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”—Cheap Trick

23. “Wake Up in the Sky”—Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars and Kodak Black

24. “Wake Up Lovin’ You”—Craig Morgan

25. “Someone Wake Me Up”—Joe McElderry

26. “Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)”—Dave Matthews Band

27. “Wake Up (Make a Move)”—Lostprophets

28. “Waking Light”—Beck

29. “Why Can’t I Wake Up with You”—Take That

30. “Wake Me Up”—Girls Aloud

31. “Wake Me When It’s Over”—Willie Nelson

32. “Sleeping Awake”—P.O.D.

33. “Falling Awake”—Tarja

34. “Wake Up Boo!”—The Boo Radleys

35. “Wake Up Everybody”—R. Kelly

36. “Awake”—Snoop Dogg

37. “I’m Waking Up to Us”—Belle & Sebastian

38. “Dreaming Wide Awake”—Poets of the Fall

39. “Wake Me Up”—Twice

40. “Wake Up”—The Living End


41. “Awake and Alive”—Skillet

42. “Waking Up Slow”—Gabrielle Aplin

43. “Save Me (Wake Up Call)”—Unwritten Law

44. “Awake”—Crash Karma

45. “Wake Up Love”—Teyana Taylor featuring Iman Shumpert

46. “Wake Up Everybody”—Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

47. “Wake Up Dead”—Megadeth

48. “Wake Up”—Suicide Silence

49. “Wake Up Alone”—Amy Winehouse

50. “Wake Up”—Rage Against the Machine

51. “Awake in a Dream”—Kalan Porter

52. “Stay Awake”—Julie Andrews

53. “Wake Up”—Arcade Fire

54. “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)”—Four Tops

55. “Wake Up (Next to You)”—Grahm Parker and the Shot

56. “Waking Up”—Elastica

57. “I Wanna Wake Up With You”—Boris Gardiner

58. “Awakening”—Switchfoot

59. “I’m Awake Now”—The Goo Goo Dolls

60. “Wake Up”—Eskimo Joe


61. “Wake Up My Love”—George Harrison

62. “Don’t Wake Me Up”—Uncanny X-Men

63. “Wake Up”—The Vamps

64. “Wake Up”—Alanis Morissette

65. “Wake Me, Shake Me”—The Coasters

66. “Wake Up, Stop Dreaming”—Wang Chung

67. “Wake the Town”—U-Roy

68. “Widow Wake My Mind”—The Smashing Pumpkins

69. “Wake Up”—XTC

70. “Wake Up Irene”—Hank Thompson

71. “Wake the Town and Tell the People”—Lex Baxter

72. “Stay Awake”—Ronnie Laws

73. “Wake Up Brother”—Goldenhorse

74. “Wake Up”—Eliot

75. “Wake Up”—Now United

76. “Waking”—Future Islands

77. “Wake Up Beside Me”—Basshunter

78. “Not Ready to Wake Up”—Aly & AJ

79. “Wake Up”–Skegss

80. “Awakening”—The Script


81. “Stay Awake, Wait for Me”—Jessie Ware

82. “Wake Up Call”—Scott Stapp

83. “Wake Up”—Lil Xan

84. “Come Wake Me Up”—Rascal Flatts

85. “Awakening”—Aurora

86. “Dream Awake”—Liv

87. “Wake Me Up”—Mai Kuraki

88. “A Wake”—Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis featuring Evan Roman

89. “Sound of Awakening”—Walk the Moon

90. “Wake Me Up”—Billy Currington

91. “The Wake-Up Bomb”—R.E.M.

92. “Stay Wide Awake”—Eminem

93. “Wake Up Time”—Tom Petty

94. “Wake Up”—Mad Season

95. “Wake Up”—Three Days Grace

96. “Awake”—Tycho

97. “Wake Up World”—Kari Martindahl, Daniel Karlsson, and Robin Bengtsson

98. “Wide Awake”—Man Overboard

99. “Wake Up”—Metro Station

100. “Awake”—Mutiny Within

Other Notable Songs About Waking Up

  • “Wake Up”—Ringo Starr
  • “Don’t Wake Me Up”—Julian Lennon
  • “Wake Up”—ClariS
  • “Waking the Demon”—Bullet for My Valentine
  • “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake”—The Sounds
  • “The Awakening”—The Air I Breathe
  • “Wake Up”—Story of the Year
  • “I Wake Up Every Night”—Split Enz
  • “Please Wake Me Up”—Tom Waits
  • “Wake Up”—Coheed and Cambria
  • “Wake the White Wolf”—Miracle of Sound
  • “Sister Awake”—The Tea Party
  • “Wake Up”—Fergie
  • “Never As Tired As When Waking Up”—LCD Soundsystem
  • “Wake Up”—The Charltons
  • “Awake and Dreaming”—Finger Eleven
  • “Wake Up”—The Walkmen
  • “Happy Wake Up!”—Arisa Mizuki
  • “Wake Up”—Korn
  • “Waking Up”—OneRepublic
  • “Winter Rose/Love Awake”—Wings
  • “Wake Up”—Two Door Cinema Club
  • “Waking Up”—Bethany Dillon
  • “Don’t Wake me Up in the Morning, Michael”—The Peppermint Rainbow
  • “Wake Up”—Awolnation
  • “Woke Up in Japan”—5 Seconds of Summer
  • “Wake Up Call”—Hayden Panettiere
  • “Wake Up”—Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • “Wake the World”—The Beach Boys
  • “Wake Up”—Thrice
  • “Waking in the Dark”—Only the Poets
  • “Wake Up (The Sleeping Giant)”—Twisted Sister
  • “Wake Up”—Alicia Keys
  • “In My Waking Life”—Saves the Day
  • “Wake Up”—Damageplan
  • “Woke Up Late”—Drax Project featuring Hailee Steinfeld
  • “Alive/Awake”—Oh Land
  • “Wake Up with a Smile”—Consumed
  • “Waking the Witch”—Kate Bush
  • “Wake Up”—Missy Elliot
  • “I Woke Up”—Black Eyed Peas
  • “Waking Up”—Funeral for a Friend
  • “Wake”—Linkin Park
  • “Wake Up”—Girls’ Generation
  • “Waking Up”—MJ Cole and Freya Ridings
  • “I Want to Wake Up”—Pet Shop Boys
  • “Woke Up This Morning”—Alabama 3
  • “Waking Up”—We the Kingdom
  • “Wake Up (Set Your Sights)”—Uriah Heep
  • “Awake”—Donkeyboy
  • “Wake Up”—Avant
  • “I’ll Wake You Up When I Get Home”—Charlie Rich
  • “Waking Up”—10 Years
  • “Wakin’ Up to Love”—Kenny Nolan
  • “The Waker”—Widespread Panic
  • “When I Wake Up”—Iggy
  • “Wake Up”—Breed 77
  • “I Woke Up in Love This Morning”—The Partridge Family
  • “Wake”—The Antlers
  • “Wake Up”—Mr. Big
  • “When You Awake”—The Band
  • “Wake Up”—American Hi-Fi
  • “Waking Up”—Eels
  • “Wake Up”—Yoko Ono

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