How do you kickstart your week? For some, it's the death of the weekend, soundtracked by silence as a three day hangover thuds in their booze-addled head. For others, Monday is all about hope and to-do list ticking; a new week met with a renewed optimism.
Last night, I asked my followers on Twitter (find me here) and 'friends' on Facebook what songs soundtrack their Monday morning. The response - as I expected - reflected the different ways people use and abuse music to wake up to a new week. Some of the requests can be found on the below 20 song playlist which, er, quickly became 40 tracks, spanning various decades, genres, moods and viewpoints.
This Spotify playlist starts with the obvious "Monday Morning Anthems", moves into blissful half-awake territory, has a mid-morning doze before the guttural screams of WAKE UP! catch anyone who might have drifted off at their desk. The second hour is an eclectic hodge-podge of requests and Monday-ishness.
In fact, there was such a fantastic response I thought it might be nice to make a playlist for each day of the week. Check back each day for our suggestions for tracks which sum up and soundtrack the day, and be ready to add your suggestions or to make and submit your own playlists.
Drowned in Monday
Prince – Starfish And Coffee
Bangles – Manic Monday
New Order – Blue Monday
The Boomtown Rats – I Don't Like Mondays
Pulp – Monday Morning
Wilco – Monday
Iron & Wine – Love Vigilantes (requested by mokelly89)
The Mamas & The Papas – Monday, Monday
Lisa Germano – After Monday
The Dandy Warhols – Sleep
dEUS – Wake Me Up Before I Sleep
PJ Harvey – Working for the Man
The Postal Service – Sleeping In
Deastro – Biophelia (requested by benjoi)
Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Radiohead – (Nice Dream)
The Rapture – Get Myself Into It
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
The Rakes – Just a Man With a Job (Le poinçonneur des Lilas)
Queens Of The Stone Age – Wake Up Screaming
Black Flag – Black Coffee
Rage Against The Machine – Wake Up
Korn – Wake Up
Atari Teenage Riot – Start the Riot!
Q-Tip – Gettin Up (requested by nalwor)
God Help The Girl – Come Monday Night
Tegan And Sara – Monday Monday Monday
The Go Find – Monday Morning (requested by Eardrums))
The Jam – Monday
Alabama 3 – Monday Don't Mean Anything
Dizzee Rascal – Off 2 Work
NOFX – Thank God It's Monday
A – Starbucks
Suede – Every Monday Morning Comes
Ocean Colour Scene – Hello Monday
The Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo!
The Candyskins – Monday Morning
Garbage – Cup of Coffee
Ringo Starr – Wrack My Brain (requested by MitchellSt)
Mogwai – Wake Up And Go Beserk
Listen: "Drowned in Monday" on Spotify
DiScuss: What are you listening to on this muggy Monday? What sort of Monday morning music best suits your view of the start of the week? What is/would be on your Monday morning playlist? Any requests for our Tuesday playlist?