Monday mornings are bleak enough as it is without having to get up an hour earlier than usual because there are roadworks on the motorway. We all know the stresses and strains of a daily commute to work, whether we drive, walk or take public transport. One thing that can really perk up a morning journey to work is a brilliant playlist, packed full of songs that will always put a smile on your face.

If you’re looking for some songs to brighten up your morning, we’ve got you covered:

Money for Nothing – Dire Straits

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you can’t listen to Money for Nothing without singing along, so this one is sure to have you fist pumping in the car.

2. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Try to resist the urge to sing along if you’re taking public transport to work…or don’t, it might cheer up your fellow commuters if you burst into a word perfect rendition at the top of your lungs.

3. Manic Monday – The Bangles

With lyrics that perfectly sum up how the vast majority of us feel on a Monday morning, Manic Monday will provide a semblance of solidarity on your commute. We’re all in this together!

4. Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf

What driving song playlist would be complete without a spot of Meat Loaf? This one might be a bit more appropriate to listen to on your evening commute, rather than your morning one, but it’s a classic all the same.

5. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

To be honest, anything from Fleetwood Mac’s superlative album could have made it onto this list, but in the end we went for one of the most uplifting tracks. Plus, this could well become an anthem for any entrepreneur who decides to go it alone and set up their own company. SME owners out there – we dedicate this one to you.

6. Run to You – Bryan Adams

80s nostalgia is the perfect antidote to a grey, drizzly morning commute and there’s nothing like belting out a bit of Bryan Adams to blow out the cobwebs and get you ready for the day.

7. Knight Rider Theme

Have you always dreamed of becoming a high tech crime fighter with a state of the art car for a sidekick? No? Just us? Well, even so, there’s nothing like the Knight Rider theme tune to make your morning commute a little bit more exciting.

8. Going Underground – The Jam

The perfect song for those of you who brave the Tube during rush hour, Going Underground has just enough raucous energy to pep you up for the day…who knows, it might even help you crack a smile while you’re queuing to top up your Oyster card.

9. Cars – Gary Numan

One to skip to if you’re stuck in the traffic jam to end all traffic jams – impersonating Numan’s robotic voice is sure to give you a giggle, if nothing else.

10. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Come on, did you really think we wouldn’t include this one? If you’re the tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen type, this one’s for you.


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