Getting out the door in the morning can be tough! Even with a giant mug of coffee, finding that motivation to get up and go is a struggle. For us, turning on a little music does the trick. This list of funny wake up songs contains our favorite tunes that get our bodies moving – even on a Monday morning!
The next time you or your kids need a morning pick-me-up, just turn on one of these songs (easily found on YouTube or Spotify for free) and do a little dance while you pull on your socks and shoes!
Funny Wake Up Songs the Whole Family Will Enjoy
You can listen to this entire playlist over on Spotify!
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by WHAM! – An oldie but goodie, this song has been waking people up since 1984.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) by The Tokens – Wake up those sleeping lions with this well known tune. It’s even more effective if you do the “wiiiiiiiiiiiimoweh” as loudly as possible.
Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves – Sunshine is a proven mood-booster, and starting your day walking on sunshine is a sure-fire way to get the day going on the right foot!
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon – While this song really has nothing to do with waking up, it’s just a funny and fun song to listen to. If you’ve ever seen the music video, I’m sure you won’t be able to brush your teeth without pretending that your toothbrush is a musical instrument.
Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede – Known as the Ally McBeal song to some, this is a song that you just can’t help but move to! Think of that dancing baby and start swaying your hips as you head to the shower.
Banana Boat (Day-O) by Harry Belafonte – I don’t know about you, but I always picture Catharine O’Hara singing this song in the Beetlejuice movie. You can probably also guess that I start dancing like they do at the dinner party too, which makes this a great song to get me going in the morning!
I Like to Move It by will.i.am – Anyone who has ever seen Madagascar knows how catchy this tune is! I like to move it move it when this song comes on, and my kids can’t help but move it too!
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston – Another song that makes people dance. Only you have to dance with “somebody” – and that somebody is whoever is stuck in bed last!
Get Up Offa That Thing by James Brown – James Brown’s loud scream at the beginning of the song is quite a jolt first thing in the morning, but it’s hard not to get up offa that bed when that groove hits you.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman from Frozen Soundtrack – Seriously, this is one of those funny wake up songs that was meant for kids but just never gets old to me!
Won’t You Be My Neighbor by Mr. Rogers – He made mornings bright when you were a kid, and he can still do it today. You might feel silly singing along with Mr. Rogers, but that’s kind of the point!
Get Your Booty Out of Bed by Charity and the Jamband – This is a song for kids, but it works well for adults too! Get that booty out of bed and wiggle along.
Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake (Trolls Soundtrack) – The title says it all… you can’t stop the feeling you get when this song comes on!
Get Up, Quick, Move by Blake Rules and Netherfriends – Seriously y’all, this Kids Trap music is one of my new favorite things. I recommend listening to ALL of their songs, but this one is great for the morning. Follow along and move your body with the lyrics. You’ll be ready to take on the day!
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor – It worked for Rocky Balboa, so it can work for you too. Get em, tiger!
Wide Awake by Katy Perry – If you keep repeating it over and over, it’s bound to happen. Right? Right.
TiK ToK by Kesha – Waking up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy sounds a great way to start the day.
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers – When I wake up, I’ll be singing this song all day long!
More Wake Up Songs (that aren’t funny but are energizing)
Happy by Pharrell Williams (Despicable Me 2) – This song is one we play super often because it just makes us feel so… HAPPY!
Beautiful Day by U2 – This one is almost like a positive affirmation. If you think the day will be beautiful, there’s a pretty good chance it will be.
Wake Me Up by Avicii – Wake you up when it’s all over? No way, man. Get up now!
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift – We recommend you do all your shaking it off while you’re still in the shower, so you don’t get the floor all wet.
Kiss by Prince – It’s just a feel-good song.
Lovely Day by Bill Withers – Another positive affirmation for your day!
I’m Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys – Pretty sure this isn’t actually a morning song, but it’s so catchy that it will wake you up in no time!
Best Day of My Life by American Authors – Isn’t ever day the best day of your life?
On Top Of the World by Imagine Dragons – Don’t wait to smile. Don’t hold it in. Go ahead and wake up and get on top of the world!
Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles – It’s alright, there’s the sun and a cup of coffee. It’s all you need.
Sunrise by Norah Jones – One of our less upbeat morning songs, Sunrise is great for a slow but cheery start to your day.
Bring Me to Life by Evanescense – The slow intro lets you ease into waking up with this song, but the music isn’t slow for long! As soon as that beat hits, you’ll be ready to wake up inside.
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and ft Bruno Mars – Every now and then I turn this one on in our kitchen just to make the kids smile. And yes, so I can smile too! Whoo your way out the door with this song playing. Don’t believe me, just watch!
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas – Start your day thinking that tonight’s going to be a good night, and the rest of your day will fall in line.
Fun Wake Up Songs For Kids
These songs are great for kids who just can’t seem to get out of bed in the mornings. Play one of these songs (or memorize the words and sing them yourself) and help your little one slide out of bed with a smile.
Wake Up Song
Good Morning Song (PinkFong)
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.