Monday, October 7, 2013

Fave Five: Songs to Wake Up To

Since we are entering the darker time of the year, it has become more difficult to drag my carcass out of bed in the morning.  It is just harder to go to the gym when it is pitch black outside and won't be light for quite some time.
I use my cell phone as my alarm, so I can choose any song I'd like to wake up to.  I find the right music can help give the final necessary push, and these are my five recommendations:
WorkOut - the Rumixes
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  1. Game of Thrones Main Theme
    Good because: Winter is coming.  And because it isn't too jarring when you wake up.
    Drawback: It is so non-jarring that it can be easy to hit snooze or just sleep through it.
    Buy it here.

  2. Workout by RuPaul
    Good because: I like to wake up to songs that might imprint messages on me for the day.  What should I do this morning?  How about "Work work work work work out?"  Also, RuPaul is a philosopher for our time.
    Drawback: None, unless there's such a thing as too much RuPaul, but there's not.  So, none.
    Buy it here.

  3. Lookin' Good, Feelin' Gorgeous by RuPaul
    Good because: See above.  Looking good, feeling gorgeous is a good way to start the day.
    Drawback: See above.
    Buy it here.

  4. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
    Good because: I like lyrics relevant to what I'm doing... "I'm waking up..." is good for when I'm, um, waking up.  It starts off quieter and builds, which is less abrupt than some songs on the list.  Also, the video has cage fighting Muppets and Lou Diamond Phillips.
    Drawback: Cage fighting Muppets make me sad.
    Buy it here.

  5. Cold Hard Bitch by Jet
    Good because: It sets the tone for the day and makes me feel like there's nothing I can't deal with.
    Drawback: Lots of cursing for the pre-dawn hours.
    Buy it here.
Once my feet hit the ground I can stagger to the espresso machine and then to the gym.  What gets you going in the morning?

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