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50 Song Lyrics To Start Your Day With

50 Song Lyrics To Start Your Day With

50 Song Lyrics To Start Your Day With

Despite what people say, the morning is absolutely not the "best part of the day". If we could rise at the leisurely hour of, say, midday, we would be considerably more refreshed and happy (and we'd still be up in time for Neighbours).

But, sadly, the daily grind is what we face, so we can at least try and be positive about it, and carpe diem. To aid you in this quest, we have kindly compiled 50 song lyrics to get you off and running, with a "can-do" attitude. Think of it as aural Shredded Wheat.

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The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo

Year: 1995

"Wake up, it's a beautiful morning,

Feel the sun shining for your eyes"

Bob Marley - Sun is Shining

Year: 1971

"Sun is shining, the weather is sweet,

Make you want to move your dancing feet"

Joe Esposito - You're The Best Around

Year: 1984

"History repeats itself,

Try and you’ll succeed,

Never doubt that you’re the one,

And you can have your dreams!

You’re the best! Around!

Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down"

U2 - Beautiful Day

Year: 2000

"It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away"

Primal Scream - Movin' On Up

Year: 1991

"I'm movin' on up now,

Gettin' out of the darkness,

My light shines on"

Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken

Year: 1971

"Morning has broken, like the first morning,

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird"

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream

Year: 1989

"It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down,

I had the radio on, I was drivin',

Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway,

I was flyin'"

Tina Turner - The Best

Year: 1989

"You're simply the best, better than all the rest,

Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met"

Elbow - One Day Like This

Year: 2008

"Cause holy cow, I love your eyes,

And only now I see the light,

Yeah, lying with you half awake,

Stumbling over what to say,

Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day"

Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want

Year: 1972

"You can get it if you really want,

But you must try, try and try,

Try and try, you'll succeed at last"

Eminem - Lose Yourself

Year: 2002

"Success is my only m***********g option, failure’s not"

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

Year: 1969

"Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter,

Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here,

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,

And I say it's all right"

The Shamen - Move Any Mountain

Year: 1991

"I will not fail nor falter, I shall succeed,

My perception is altered, I do believe,

Faith is so strong now nothing shall bar my way,

Firm conviction is no fiction,

This is my day.

I can move, move, move any mountain"

ELO - Mr Blue Sky

Year: 1978

"Sun is shinin' in the sky,

There ain't a cloud in sight,

It's stopped rainin', everybody's in a play,

And don't you know, it's a beautiful new day, hey"

Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

Year: 1995

"Step outside 'cos summertime's in bloom"

Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror

Year: 1988

"I'm Gonna Make A Change,

For Once In My Life,

It's Gonna Feel Real Good,

Gonna Make A Difference,

Gonna Make It Right"

Doves - Pounding

Year: 2002

"See the light,

But it won't last forever,

Seize the time,

Cause it's now or never baby"

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Year: 1974

"You ain't seen nothin' yet,

B-b-b-baby, you just ain't seen n-n-nothin' yet"

The Levellers - What a Beautiful Day

Year: 1997

"What a beautiful day (hey hey),

I'm the king of all time,

And nothing is impossible,

In my all powerful mind"

The Beloved - The Sun Rising

Year: 1989

"Movement outside, silence inside,

Restless lovers spread your wings,

As the day begins.

It's just the sun rising"

Billy Bragg - Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Year: 1988

"Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman."

D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better

Year: 1993

"I'm singing it now, things can only get better,

They can only get better if we see it through,

That means me and I mean you too"

Queen - It's a Beautiful Day

Year: 1995

"It's a beautiful day,

I feel good, I feel right,

And no-one, no-one's gonna stop me now"

Carole King - Beautiful

Year: 1971

"You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face,

And show the world all the love in your heart,

Then people gonna treat you better,

You're gonna find, yes, you will,

That you're beautiful as you feel"

Buddy Holly - Raining in my Heart

Year: 1959

"The sun is out, the sky is blue,

There's not a cloud to spoil the view"

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life

Year: 1977

"I'm worth a million in prizes"

Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol

Year: 1994

"All I need are cigarettes and alcohol"

Take That - Greatest Day

Year: 2008

"Today this could be the greatest day of our lives"

Chic - Good Times

Year: 1979

"Good times, these are the good times,

Leave your cares behind, these are the good times,

Good times, these are the good times,

Our new state of mind, these are the good times,

Happy days are here again,

The time is right for makin' friends"

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Year: 1970

"Take nothing less than the supreme best,

Do not obey for most people say 'cause you can past 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"

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

Year: 1980

"There's a new me coming out,

And I just had to live, and I want to give,

I'm completely positive,

I think this time around,

I am gonna do it, like you never do it,

Like you never knew it,

Oh, I'll make it through"

Elton John - I'm Still Standing

Year: 1983

"I'm still standing better than I ever did,

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid,

I'm still standing after all this time"

Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning

Year: 1975

"Monday morning you look so fine"

Hurts - Wonderful Life

Year: 2010

"Don't let go,

Never give up, it's such a wonderful life"

Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got

Year: 1991

"But just remember brothers and sisters,

You can still stand tall,

Just be thankful for what you've got"

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)

Year: 1979

"Reasons to be cheerful part 3:

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly,

Good golly Miss Molly and boats,

Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet,

Jump back in the alley and nanny goats"

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)

Year: 1965

"I feel good, I knew that I would, now,

I feel good, I knew that I would, now,

So good, so good, I got you"

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

Year: 1967

"I see trees of green, red roses too,

I see em bloom, for me and for you,

And I think to myself: what a wonderful world"

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Year: 1979

"Don't you let nothing, nothing,

Stand in your way!

I want ya'll to listen, listen,

to every word I say, every word I say!

Ain't No Stoppin Us Now!

We're on the move!"

Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Year: 1965

"It's a new dawn, it's a new day,

It's a new life, for me,

And I'm feeling good"

New Radicals - You Get What You Give

Year: 1998

"But when the night is falling, and you cannot find the light,

If you feel your dream is dying, hold tight,

You've got the music in you, don't let go,

You've got the music in you, one dance left,

This world is gonna pull through,

Don't give up, you've got a reason to live"

Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities

Year: 1985

"I've got the brains, you've got the looks,

Let's make lots of money,

You've got the brawn, I've got the brains,

Let's make lots of money"

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

Year: 1986

"Don't give up, 'cos you have friends

Don't give up, you're not beaten yet

Don't give up, I know you can make it good"

The Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited

Year: 1982

"I'm so excited, I just can't hide it,

I'm about to lose control and I think I like it."

Queen - We Are The Champions

Year: 1977

"We are the champions, my friends,

And we'll keep on fighting, 'til the end

We are the champions, we are the champions

No time for losers, 'cause we are the champions of the World"

Snap! - The Power

Year: 1990

"I've got the power, I've got the power,

I've got the power, I've got the power,


The Source feat. Candi Staton - You Got The Love

Year: 1986

"Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air,

I know I can count on you.

Sometimes I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"

But you've got the love I need to see me through"

Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Year: 1987

"And we can build this dream together,

Standing strong forever,

Nothing's gonna stop us now"

The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums

Year: 1989

"The past was yours, but the future's mine"

Stereophonics - Have a Nice Day

Year: 2001

"So have a nice day,

Have a nice day,

Have a nice day,

Have a nice day"