I don't need to tell you how agonizing it is to get up every morning. As if on cue, gravity seems to work double time in your bedroom whenever the sun rises. I can't promise to eradicate Manic Monday mornings completely but here's a tip on how to start your day on a good "note" ... Get it? Yay!
This isn't a revolutionary idea, I know, but there is an art in picking out the perfect song to set as your alarm. Well, okay, it's not exactly art but...
Tips on how to choose your morning songs:
Don't choose your favorite song. Remember that experiment psychologist Ivan Pavlov did with the dog and the bell? If you don't - you're probably too young, get off the internet. Anyway, if you associate the dreadful death of your delicious dreams with your favorite song of all time, you might end up hating that song. Don't ruin it!
Don't put just one part of a song on loop. My boyfriend once looped the intro of Smashing Pumpkins' Bullet with Butterfly Wings and for several mornings Billy Corgan woke him with a repetitive reminder that the world is a vampire. My boyfriend was not amused.
Choose a song that makes you want to move. There are songs that annoy the heck out of us but they undoubtedly make us want to move our feet. Or arms (i.e. wanting to punch the girls who sang Hot Problems).
Keep your alarm songs on rotation so your mornings are always fresh!
Don't stop at alarms. Make a playlist that lasts for the duration of your morning routine (20 mins? An hour?). This not only makes you brush your teeth to a beat but it also makes you aware of how much time you have left before you have to be out the door!
My current wake up song is Robyn's Call Your Girlfriend
Napapa-emote ako and I want to dance out of bed a la music video.
I collected some answers from a few friends as well to give you some ideas!
Bianca Gonzales and the folks from Heima Store collectively chose Rise and Shine by The Cardigans!
Speaking of sisters, my own sister Maxene Magalona says that playing Teach Me How To Dougie by Cali Swag District reminds her of the fun she had the previous night so she wakes up with a smile!
Artist CJ de Silva chose Survivor's Eye of The Tiger.
Model/host Divine Lee says she also uses Eye of The Tiger for her alarm but she likes to play Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe when she wakes up!
Pedicab's RA Rivera suggests Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana!
Journalist Atom Araullo listens to Johnny Alegre's East Indies. Atom says, "It's an invigorating jazz piece that (gently) lifts me up from bed."
Make-up artist Jigs Mayuga listens to Savage Garden's The Animal Song to wake up! (OMG I love this song haha. I can always rely on Jigs for nostalgia hits!)
There you go! You can join the conversation and leave a comment if you have suggestions of your own, I'd love to hear from you guys!:)