Weekday Wake-Ups: Week 2

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Welcome back to Week 2 of Weekday Wake-ups. Buckle in as we expand our customized morning rush playlist to get you in the mood to go out there and kill it! We have a healthy mix of throwbacks, pop hits, rap, and new music for you this time around so get ready.

Each song is handpicked with hopes that it will kickstart your day and motivate you to be happy and productive. So without further adieu, let’s get to week two.

Song – artist

Everyday – Logic

Logic gives himself some credit on this collaboration with EDM producer, Marshmello. You should give yourself some credit too. You work hard everyday and you grind to make your dreams a reality. This song serves as a reminder to keep yourself motivated on the future and be proud of how far you’ve come so far.

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne

This British pop-star wrote her self-acceptance anthem while going through a tough time. Not every day goes the way we want it to, and sometimes no matter how much we plan and prepare, things go sideways. This song reminds us that tomorrow is a new day and that we shouldn’t focus too much on the negatives. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself for making them (because you are human, and humans make mistakes). Nobody is perfect, and this motivational tune is my prescribed remedy for a bad day.

In The Wild – BRDGS

Life can be wild sometimes, and this pop-hit highlights this perfectly. Try not to take life so seriously  – learn to roll with the punches, experience new opportunities, don’t be afraid to try new things, and step out of your comfort zone. As the song says, “You’ll never know what you might find”.

Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.

Although this song isn’t necessarily about motivation, it is a classic. The beat at the beginning of the song hits hard and could get even the least musically inclined to bounce along. If you haven’t heard this song yet, change that, it’s timeless.

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

When you wake up in the morning it may feel like you are “coming out of your cage” and hopefully, you are “doing just fine”. But with the addition of this classic hit to your morning playlist, you will be doing more than just fine. This song has the highest popularity rating that iTunes has to offer and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for over a decade after its release. So if you don’t like this song, then I don’t like you (sorry).

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Chris Downs is a Western University graduate, with adept experience in marketing, communications, broadcasting, and public speaking. He enjoys learning and discussing social media trends, pop culture, and consumer behaviour. Chris has high hopes of being an on-air personality some day.