The Best Types of Music to Start Your Day

Coffee and exercise are two of the best ways to get yourself up and going in the morning. Both work wonders to get you out of bed and motivated to carry on with the day.

However, so does music. Think about all the times you’ve jammed in the car on the way to work or school, dancing in your seat and feeling the energy from the tunes. Ever wonder which music is the best to listen to at the beginning of the day?

A little something soft and sweet: A little something soft and sweet to start your day can do wonders for your mood and outlook. It might not be dance music that pumps you up, but there’s nothing like something a little soft to get you going when the day begins.

Need a little inspiration? Try something by Colbie Caillat or Jason Mraz. Both have soft, sweet voices that flow so nicely with the music. Their songs are happy commentaries about love and laughter and all that is good in life. There’s no way you can bypass feeling good in the morning when you listen to something in their genre.

Sometimes you just have to rock out: There are some mornings that simply call for some rockin’ music. This is the type of tunes that make you feel alive, invigorated, and pumped up. The loud music and the beat get into your soul and turn your mood from tired and down to pumped up and energized.

If you don’t know what kind of rock music will suit you best in the morning, try anything by Aerosmith or Jon Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, or even a little Queen. The music will get to you and improve your mood in a way that nothing else may be able to do.

Girly chick music: This one might not work so well if you’re of the male persuasion, but then again, it just might. Girly chick music can really strike a chord in the early morning. Try listening to it as you get dressed, while you put on your makeup, or when you are in the closet trying to decide what to wear.

What kind of girly chick music is right for you? Anything by No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, or Taylor Swift will have you dancing in front of the mirror, playing air guitar, and rocking out to the funny, angry words of females with a little attitude.

Dance music makes you move: Not only is dancing considered amazing exercise, it can pump you up and raise your mood in a major way. There’s nothing quite as impressive as the complete 180-degree change your mood can take when you wake up dancing.

Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Usher are seriously great morning dance music. Lady Gaga has the beat, Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, and who doesn’t secretly imitate Usher’s impressive dance moves when no one else is looking?

Cover bands do it right: If a little variety is your thing, try listening to a cover band rock out your favorite all-time hits first thing in the morning. Not only are they good enough to impress you immediately, their job is to cover all types of music, which provides variety.

This is the type of music you hear at weddings and events. It always manages to get you on your feet and moving, by covering some of your all-time favorite songs from today, yesterday, and even before you were born.

The type of music you should use to start off your day depends entirely on your personality and frame of mind, but the above suggestions are favorites for many people. Start your day off right. Wake up, turn on the radio, and rock out while you get ready. There’s no better way to set the tone for the day ahead.


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