Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Take Five: Wake Up Songs

It's that horrible time of the year. The weather is cold, wet and miserable. Christmas was weeks ago and summer seems months away. Resolutions have been broken and the days feel dark and drab without fairy lights to brighten them up. When the alarm goes off in the morning it's easier to press snooze and stay in bed. Here are five songs to make mornings a little bit easier.

Tigerstyle - Bol Bol Bol

It's impossible to sit still when this song is playing, which makes it a great soundtrack for a morning workout. Even if you just listen to it, you feel like you have burnt calories as it's hard not to feel completely exhausted by the time the track ends. One of the best songs from Mystics, Martyrs and Maharajas.

Delhi 2 Dublin - The Happy Track

Rarely does a song deliver what it promises, but The Happy Track from Delhi 2 Dublin does exactly what it says it will. There is something incredibly upbeat about this tune and it's impossible not to be smiling by the time The Happy Track ends. The Radio Hiro remix is worth checking out as well as the original.

Nitin Sawhney - Homelands

When it's cold and dark outside, Homelands acts as a reminder that summer will roll around again. Perfect as an alarm as it starts off lightly and builds so it won't give you a shock. Homelands is one of Nitin Sawhney's finest tracks. So good, it even made Christian's playlist for Ana in 50 Shades of Grey.

Delhi Belly - Bhaag D.K. Bhose

From the hit film Delhi Belly, Bhaag D.K. Bhose will ensure you hit the ground running in the morning. Perfect if you are running late and need to get a move on.

Rainy Day - Magical Anjali
Torrential rain or black clouds are not things you want to see when you first look out of your window. However, Magical Anjali's description of a Rainy day is so cheerful  it feels like the sun will come out and chase away the clouds when the track ends. Best for when you can't find your umbrella.

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