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6 Spotify Playlists to Wake Up To

Spotify playlists to wake up to

The best thing about Spotify, besides being able to listen to virtually any music that has ever been released to the public and for free no less, is the ability to create and follow playlists. This feature has opened Spotify up to become the newest version of the mix tape; and there isn’t a person out there who doesn’t love a good mix tape.

Here are 6 awesome playlists currently on Spotify perfectly tailored to start your day (and especially your Monday) off right.

Songs to Sing in the Shower

Amp up your morning by singing along to these classic hit tracks while you shower.
57 songs; 3hr 56min

Follow the Songs to Sing in the Shower playlist directly here.

Digster RISE & SHINE INDIE

The alarm clock has never sounded so good. Enjoy your morning with these uplifting, cheery indie rock songs.
76 songs; 4hr 46min

Follow the Digster RISE & SHINE INDIE playlist directly here.

Rock & Roll Wake Up

Get up and get moving with these energizing rock tracks.
40 songs; 2hr 10min

Follow the Rock & Roll Wake Up playlist directly here.

Caffeine Rush

A dose of coffee with the mash-up of perfect tracks that will get you buzzin’ faster than ever before.
69 songs; 4hr 29min

Follow the Caffeine Rush playlist directly here.

Mood Booster

Get happy with this pick-me-up playlist full of feel good songs!
98 songs; 6hr

Follow the Mood Booster playlist directly here.

Get Happy

Songs for cheering up!
36 songs; 2hr 14min

Follow the Get Happy playlist directly here.

Honorable mentions: I finally (!!!) got around to creating a playlist of every song that has been featured in our Monday Morning Tunes series. You can follow our Monday Morning Tunes playlist directly here. And if you’re looking for some of the best classic and current love songs out there, follow the Love Me Then Love Me More Spotify playlist.

What have you been listening to lately?
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Monday Morning Tunes: Broods

I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you’re looking for some new music to listen to, specifically if you’re into alternative and indie rock and pop, you might want to pay attention to what’s coming out of New Zealand. In just the last couple of years I have heard quite a number of fantastic solo artists, duos, and bands that all have their New Zealand roots in common. Vocalists like Kimbra, Lorde, Ladyhawke, and Hera; bands like The Naked and Famous and influential classics like The Bats and The Clean.

New Zealand’s music culture only continues to flourish, and now we can add Broods to the list of awesome music to come out of NZ.

Broods is a brother-sister electronic pop duo consisting of vocalist Georgia Nott and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott. They began making music together when they were children and went on to win the Richmond’s Got Talent talent competition in 2010, were part of the indie rock band The Peasants that won the 2011 Smokefreerockquest music competition, and didn’t pursue Broods until early 2013 when both Nott siblings dropped out of university to focus on their new band — and sacrificing their education for creating music has begun to really pay off for them now.

Broods’ debut single “Bridges” was released online in October 2013. It was immediately picked up by influential music blogs and even MTV, which is actually where I first heard them.

“Bridges” played during an episode of the MTV show Catfish (do not judge, I will debate you into a coma asserting that it is one of the greatest strokes of comedic genius on television). MTV places a small banner at the bottom of the screen during their shows to let you know what artist and song is playing at any moment music is added to their programming (well, during the two shows that I watch anyway, so I’m going to assume they do it for all of their shows). I really liked the song and made it a point to remember the artist’s name so I could look them up.

So far, Broods has only released their self-titled EP, which was released at the end of January of this year. I have listened to it dozens of times now and it’s a really solid 6-track teaser. Their first full-length album is due out this August and I am already so excited for it.
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Love Me Then Love Me More, a Spotify Playlist

For the past two years (and 16 days) my fiance and I have been planning our wedding. Two incredibly indecisive people makes for a particularly long engagement. Not to mention, we have been together for a little over eight years now, and have been discussing the possibility of marriage for three years. Slow and steady wins the race.

Now that we have settled on a location (our backyard), a theme, I think I have the dress (though alterations galore are to come), naturally it is time to start thinking about the music. Like any music-lover, I have been thinking about the music for this shindig for almost as long as I have been thinking about any other aspect of the wedding. The music has to be just right, and that special song that becomes “your song” needs to be perfect.

So what first started as the narrowing down of a rather lengthy list of my personal favorite love songs (because really, I know I have the best taste in music so I should be making this list) ultimately became a Spotify playlist.

Songs that all have the same running theme generally have the same musical properties and sound good together, so why not make a playlist? After adding some classic tunes and love songs I’ve heard throughout my life, I created the Love Me Then Love More Spotify playlist!

Listen, follow, I’ll likely add more songs as I remember/discover them, but right now there are 31 songs that run for 1 hour and 59 minutes (I couldn’t get just one more minute out of it?)

You can follow this playlist here, and if you’re so inclined, follow me on Spotify.

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