Let’s face it! Waking up early in the morning, every Monday, is way more tedious than it already sounds. The thought of going back to all the mundane tasks of the entire week makes our head spin. The worst part? There is no way around it!

But what to do? We have to get our degrees and pay our bills after all. So we find solace in music. Everyone has their own pick and so, we asked a few people what they listen to to set themselves for the day. Here is a list of 30 such songs we compiled for you to help you beat the Monday blues:

1. Wake Me Up, Avicii

“Life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes.”

2. We Are Young, Fun ft. Janelle Monáe

“So let’s set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun”

3. Happy, Pharrel Williams

“Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.”

4. Zinda, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Zinda, hai toh, pyala, poora bhar le”

5. The Feel Good Song

“It shouldn’t take too long, to learn melody”

6. Billionaire, Travie McCoy Feat Bruno Mars

“I wanna be a billionaire so freakin’ bad”

7. On Top Of The World, Imagine Dragons

“Been dreaming of this since a child I’m on top of the world.”

8. Hall Of Fame, The Script Ft Will.I. Am.

“You can beat the world You can beat the war You can talk to God, go banging on his door”

9. Animal Song, Savage Garden

“Would you like to make a run for it Would you like to take my hand, yeah”

10. Magic, Coldplay

“Call it magic. Call it true”

11. Fireflies, Owl City

“It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay awake when I’m asleep ‘Cause everything is never as it seems”

12. Empire State Of Mind, Alicia Keys Ft Jay Z

“New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of There’s nothin’ you can’t do”


13. Bongo Bong, Manu Chao

“I went to the big town where there is a lot of sound From the jungle to the city”

14. Counting Stars, One Republic

“No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars”

15. Heroes, Machinista

“We can be heroes, just for one day”

16. Bad Day, Daniel Powter

“You’re faking a smile with the coffee to go”

17. Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve

“Try to make ends meet You’re a slave to money then you die”


18. Ilahi, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

“Kal pe sawaal hai, jeena filhaal hai Khaanabadoshiyon pe hi jaane kyun”

19. Here I Am, Bryan Adams

“Here I am – this is me There’s nowhere else on earth I’d rather be”

20. L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N., Noah and the Whale

“You’ve got more than money and sense, my friend You’ve got heart and you go in your own way”

21. Yun Chala Chal Rahi, Swades

“Bhool Saare JHumele, Dekh Phoolon Ke Mele”

22. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson

“Stand a little taller”

23. Iktara, Wake Up Sid

“Jo barse sapne boond boond Naino ko moond moond”


24. Pump’d Up Kicks, Foster The People

“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, You better run, better run, outrun my gun.”

25. Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees

“Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’, And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.”

26. Beat It, Michael Jackson

“No one wants to be defeated”

27. Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Kanye West

“La, la, la, la wait till I get my money right”

28. It’s My Life, Bon Jovi

“This is for the ones who stood their ground”

29. Duck Sauce, Barbra Streisand

“Oo-oo who-oo-oo whooo-oo oo-oo”


30. Not Afraid, Eminem

“We’ll walk this road together, through the storm Whatever weather, cold or warm”

Feel free to add your go-to song to the list!