Top 10 Monday Morning Songs to Boost Your Mood

Updated on July 9, 2015

For some of us, tearing ourselves away from the weekend on a Monday morning can make us feel like a kid holding on to a carousel horse. In our rational minds, we know the weekend is over and will come around again, but on the other side of our minds (where all the fun things are stored), we just want one . . . more . . . ride.

And so begins the Monday blues, with a wave of sulks heard around the world, as if somehow the universe will see our frowns and take it as our signature on a global petition and grant us a 3-day weekend.

Well, there’s no use fighting it. It's Monday and it's time to make the most of it. Yes, that may sound a bit tough, but Mondays often require some whip cracking to prevent us from standing at the watercooler or over the coffee machine for 34 minutes talking about how much we hate Mondays.

There’s no use wasting a perfectly good morning longing for a weekend that will soon come around. By Thursday, you’ll be wondering where the week went. You’ll see.

For now, buck up, close your “see how awesome I look drunk” album, fix your pout and get your productiveness (and your happy) on while you listen to this awesome playlist.

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Songs to Put You in the Monday Mood

1. Bob Marley—Sun Is Shining

“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah. Make you wanna move your dancing feet now. To the rescue, here I am . . .”

This is always a good song to start your day. There’s no one better than the legendary King of Cool to tell you to get over yourself.

Bob Marley was telling us to ‘keep calm’ long before it was mainstream. So even if the weather is a bit dreary outside, and even if your Monday got off to a bad start, keep calm and let the metaphorical sun shine through your day. Because Bob Marley (kind of) said so.

2. U2—Beautiful Day

“See the Bedouin fires at night. See the oil fields at first light. And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth after the flood all the colors came out” (Day!) It was a beautiful day. Don't let it get away.”

U2 addresses just about every feeling you could be feeling on a Monday (because, you know, Monday morning seems to magnify every issue we have) but the song also reminds you that it’s a beautiful day anyway.

3. The Knocks—Learn to Fly

“All the stars and all the skies make me want to learn to fly. Take your hands and let them rise, let’s stay forever you and I . . .”

Here’s a song with a feel good beat that would make you want to do eagle wings around the office. If anybody questions your soar, just direct them to this playlist.

4. Electric Guest—This Head I Hold

“So I sit back as I watch the crowd go, never assuming that I've sunken so low. If I wanna be free I gotta stop playin' round and runnin' from me.”

This catchy tune will have you bopping your head. Here’s a guy who probably understands your Monday blues all too well, but hey look, he made an amazing song out of it!

5. C2C ft. D. Martin—Happy

“You’ll never feel happy, until you try… Everybody needs this, happy thing.”

This is a shake your shoulders, tap your feet kind of song. At this point you should be well into the Monday groove so don’t be afraid to shimmy in your chair. Happiness is a state of being that you can always choose to be in. Hopefully this song convinces you to make the right decision.

6. Curtis Mayfield—Move on Up

“Take nothing less than the supreme best. Do not obey, for most people say 'cause you can pass the test. So what we have to do is move on up and keep on wishing. Remember your dream is your only scheme so keep on pushing . . .”

Shake Monday misery off with Curtis Mayfield. He’ll remind you of what it is you’re here to do. Every day is a journey toward your dream so keep pushing, keep winning, and keep dancing.

7. Good Day—Nappy Roots

“We're gonna have a good day. And ain't nobody gotta cry today. Cause ain't nobody gonna die today. Save that drama for another day. Heyyy we're gonna have a good day."

Yep, today will be a good day. No staples to the forehead. No coffee (or drool) on your keyboard. No swiveling chair mishaps. Grab another cup of coffee and repeat after the Nappy Roots “ain't nobody gonna die today." Today will be a good day.

8. Daft Punk—Give Life Back to Music

“Let the music in tonight. Just turn on the music. Let the music of your life give life back to music.”

Okay so it isn’t the night, but we’re hoping you’re so happy while jamming to this that you didn’t even notice. Does anyone really listen to Daft Punk for the lyrics anyway?

If you insist on a metaphor for this song to make sense in a morning playlist, focus on the line “Let the music of your life give life back to music." It’s like . . . Okay I've got nothing. For the next few minutes just let the music of your life be disco, and love it.

9. Michael Jackson—Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough

“Keep on with the force, don't stop. Don't stop 'til you get enough”

You can’t have a feel-good playlist without the great Michael Jackson. This song might get you on your feet so we suggest you play it for the office so that everyone is dancing and not just you with your headset on.

Keep Michael Jackson’s words in mind and keep on. Take all the enthusiasm that you have for Fridays and keep on with its force every day of the week. If he were singing about Mondays, that’s what he would mean.

10. Bon Jovi—Have a Nice Day

“Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice, standing on the ledge, I show the wind how to fly. When the world gets in my face, I say, have a nice day. Have a nice day.”

This song is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you want slap your colleagues’ backs. So go ahead and spread the Monday merriness (you could just ‘mistakenly’ forward this link to everyone in the office).

Monday doesn’t have to erase the weekends so don’t worry. Friday will be here soon enough. You don’t have to reserve your passion for the weekends. Do what you love every day. Live your life and your dreams so much that when a new week starts you shout with glee: “Oh my gosh, it’s Monday!!”

Now scroll back to the top, play each video again and have a nice day!

Bonus: Extra Ways to Feel Better on Your Monday:

  • Prepare the night before: Get your clothing out and your hair done. Make a note (mental or physical) of what needs to be done.
  • Get enough rest: Don't do anything too hectic or strenuous on Sunday. Have a low-key evening and get enough sleep!
  • Have something fun to look forward to: A place to go with a group of friends at lunch or something indulgent you don't normally have. Just don't overdo it, you probably use the weekends for that.
  • Try some natural energy boosters: Such as no-bake oats bars, kiwi or two tablespoons of oat straw extract added to your coffee. Practice breathing techniques, laughing, getting some sun, and drinking more water.

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        Derrick 

        2 years ago

        Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield and Michael Jackson surely rock my morning. Nice playlist you've got here. But sometimes all you really need is a 21st century to Jam up your morning. Check out this playlist @ http://hoodmedia.in/music/list/

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        Tsheza Adams 

        3 years ago from Nigeria

        I love these songs and i know you would love it too

        http://wap10.net/music/list/

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        Levy Tate 

        4 years ago from California, USA

        Dexys Midnight Runners's "Come On Eileen" usually gets me pumped in the morning! Give it a listen ;-)

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        Kukata Kali 

        4 years ago

        Great diversity in the music and I LOVE the positive energy towards something that doesn't always receive it. Thank you for your expression.

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        Kelly 

        5 years ago

        Great list !

        Every morning i'm listening to this morning energy playlist:

        http://www.deezer.com/playlist/416762873

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