The Power of a Good Morning Playlist: Music to Boost Your AM Mood

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An upbeat morning playlist can set the stage for an extraordinary day. It can uplift your spirits, give you hope for what lies ahead, and give you an optimistic perspective on life.

Music has an intense effect on us that is comparable to that of sex or food, making it the ideal way to show someone you care for that you care.

Discussing the Impact of Music on Our Emotions

Music has long been recognized as an effective mood enhancer. Nearly everyone agrees on its power to evoke feelings and have an enormous effect on health and well-being; yet have you ever considered why certain songs resonate more than others?

A recent UC Berkeley research study involved more than 2,500 participants in both the US and China listening to music clips that evoked various emotions, which was later found by brain scan analysis to produce similar feelings from both sources - music or language! They discovered that musical syntax works just like normal sentences on our minds.

Researchers identified 27 distinct emotions experienced when listening to music, including sadness, anxiety, triumph and dreaminess. Furthermore, they categorized these responses according to culture; people in both America and China found similar emotional responses although sometimes disagreed about whether a given track should have positive or negative associations.

Music with all of its notes playing harmoniously can stimulate our brain's pleasure centers, prompting release of dopamine. Dopamine surges can increase heart rates, signal legs to start moving, and activate mission control centers so we can begin performing physical tasks more easily.

Cat Stevens’s “Morning Has Broken”

If you listened to radio in the 1970s, chances are you would hear music by Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam). His unique combination of voice and acoustic guitar made his style distinctive among artists at that time; his 1971 reworking of "Morning Has Broken" remains timeless classic.

This hymn-like track celebrates the beauty of each new day as an opportunity to start again, drawing its inspiration from religious roots yet transcending them and reaching people from all backgrounds and walks of life. A timeless message we can all relate to - perfect as a morning track!

Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965), originally published the song as an old hymn in 1931 before later appearing in Songs of Praise by Presbyterian church congregations. But its true popularity came with Stevens recording it for Teaser and the Firecat on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat; even then his record company hesitated about releasing it due to its religious nature; Rick Wakeman who would become part of Yes later provided piano work on this track.

U2’s “I Will Follow”

If you prefer something more relaxing and reflective in the morning, this song can set a pleasant and reflective atmosphere. The soothing sounds of piano and Bono's soothing vocals provide comfort while simultaneously adding energy. Though this classic has been around since 1983, it still sounds fresh and energetic; U2 have even played it during every album tour since 1983!

If you prefer something with more of an upbeat edge to start your day, this tune may be perfect. The catchy beat and upbeat chorus can help get your energy going; its lyrics provide encouragement as well. This track is sure to boost the experience!

If you need some extra motivation to start off your day right, try listening to Katy Perry's "Roar." This song celebrates individuality while pushing past fears - perfect if you have an exciting day ahead of you, such as asking for a promotion or making bold career moves!

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Out”

Swift's first single from her eighth studio album might seem predictable, but it is an effective song to listen to when you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. From social anxiety to simply feeling helpless in everyday situations, the upbeat sounds and lyrics of this hit song will soothe nerves and get you through your day without worry or stress.

Taylor Swift has become a cultural icon, her music being instantly recognizable as her face. With several multi-platinum albums and numerous awards under her belt, Swift is now considered one of the highest-selling artists ever. Swift is revered for her musical versatility and constant reinventions, making her one of the most influential musicians of modern society.

On her debut album Fearless, Swift showcased an elegant pop sound that appealed to mainstream audiences while maintaining her country roots. Fearless debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and spent more time at that position than any other album released during 2018.

1989 marked a dramatic departure from country music, described by USA Today as an "engaging record" that explored more nuanced relationship issues while opening new sonic avenues for her. The album became an incredible success selling over one million copies within its first week alone and breaking multiple records along the way.

Florence + The Machine’s “Best Day of My Life”

Coldplay's "Best Day of My Life" will fill your mornings with hope and prosperity. Listening to it during an especially tough day will remind you that everything will work out fine in the end.

Florence Leontine Mary Welch, better known professionally as Florence + the Machine, rose to widespread critical and popular acclaim beginning in 2009 thanks to her powerful vocals and captivating theatrical stage presence. Born and raised in London with influences ranging from punk rock from her father and Renaissance studies from her mother, Welch soon developed her signature style as Florence + the Machine.

Karinya Chen, the teenage hospice patient who sang along with Florence Welch to "Shake It Out" last spring has lost her battle against bone cancer. A video showing her reaction to Florence Welch singing her band's hit was watched over 1.2 million times online and made national headlines. According to family, she remained positive up until the very end, even as her condition worsened and passed away peacefully at Christopher House in East Austin on Saturday surrounded by loved ones.

American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life”

This song released in 2009 is an upbeat, soothing tune that will leave you feeling joyful and positive as soon as you wake up in the morning and prepare to face your day ahead. Play it while making breakfast so that your morning starts out right!

No matter the circumstances in your life, Demi Lovato's heartfelt song can help. No matter the challenges ahead of us all, things will only get better with time if we keep striving forward and believing.

This song is one of the most soothing tracks you can listen to - perfect for setting the right atmosphere when starting your day or simply serving as background music while doing chores or getting ready for work. Other tunes that might help start your day on an upbeat note include "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay, "Downtown" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or Bill Withers' "Lovely Day".

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

"Can't Stop the Feeling" is an inspiring tune perfect for singing along to while getting ready for each day. The lyrics serve as a great reminder not to give into challenges that might bog us down; good times await! With its catchy tune that anyone can enjoy, "Can't Stop the Feeling" will leave you feeling refreshed throughout your day.

This feel-good track not only comes with its own song but also two equally entertaining videos. The first features numerous celebrities--such as James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stafani Ron Funches Icona Pop Kunal Nayyar--lip syncing to it while in locations such as diners, car washes and donut shops. Meanwhile the second short clip honors everyday people for their kindness--from an elderly WWII veteran to children from an LA homeless shelter.

Music has the ability to have an enormously positive effect on our emotions--it can elevate or dampen our spirits, make us cry or laugh, and motivate us towards amazing feats. So next time you're relaxing or sipping coffee in bed or taking a walk around town, try listening to some joyful tunes; they could just help kickstart your Smile AM!


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