These are the best songs to wake up to according to Spotify

They’ve also worked with a gynaecologist on 30 tracks to give birth to

Spotify has partnered with psychology PhD candidate David M. Greenberg to compile the perfect playlist of songs to wake up to. You can listen to it below.

The playlist starts with Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’, before moving onto St. Lucia’s ‘Elevate’, Bill Withers’ ‘Lovely Day’ and the aptly titled ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii and ‘Wake Up’ by Arcade Fire.

The playlist is part of a series by Spotify that includes a 30-track compilation of music put together by a gynaecologist to give birth to, which includes Pearl Jam, Sigur Rós, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse and U2.


Streaming giant Spotify revealed that it surpassed 100m monthly active users last month (June). They also told The Telegraph that 30% of its monthly active users are paying subscribers, who are charged £9.99 a month in the UK, €9.99 a month in Europe and $9.99 a month in the US.

Rival streaming service Apple Music surpassed 10 million subscribers in January, just over six months after it launched at the end of June 2015. Meanwhile, Tidal surpassed one million subscribers in October.

It hasn’t all been good news for Spotify recently though, as it was forced to deny that user information had been posted online in an alleged breach of security in April. TechCrunch reported that “hundreds” of users had their email addresses, passwords and other account information appear on the Pastebin website.