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What's the best song to wake up to? Spotify has your science-backed morning playlist

Ever wondered what the ultimate wake-up playlist looks like?

Well, the folks over at digital music service Spotify have partnered with music psychologist David M. Greenberg to create that ideal playlist, scientifically engineered to help you wake up easily and happily. And just in time for Daylight Savings, too.

Among the top picks are “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay, “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, and “Confident” by Demi Lovato.

So, what makes a song perfect for kickstarting your day? Apparently, the three main factors include music that "builds," has positive lyrics, and a strong beat. Those things are most likely to get you moving in the early hours of the day.

Here's the full Wake Up playlist, which can also be accessed here:

  1. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  2. St. Lucia - Elevate
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown
  4. Bill Withers - Lovely Day
  5. Avicii - Wake Me Up
  6. Pentatonix - Can't Sleep Love
  7. Demi Lovato - Confident
  8. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
  9. Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself
  10. Sam Smith - Money On My Mind
  11. Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It
  12. John Newman - Come and Get It
  13. Felix Jaehn - Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)
  14. Mark Ronson - Feel Right
  15. Clean Bandit - Rather Be
  16. Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine
  17. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
  18. MisterWives - Reflections
  19. Carly Rae Jepsen - Warm Blood
  20. iLoveMemphis - Hit The Quan
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