We're halfway through a year that feels like eternity, but at least we've had an abundance of tunes to keep us occupied. From a bittersweet posthumous release to petty breakup bops, here are the best songs has to offer so far. Rihanna, we're waiting!
30. Snow Patrol – ‘Run’
29. Franz Ferdinand – ‘Do You Want To?’
The secret to rising and shining with glee may be hidden in your playlist. In , psychologist David M. Greenberg and Spotify's data team found that songs with a slow build, a positive message , and a strong beat will help you wake up in a better mood. If getting out of a bed is a struggle, these 21 songs will make your mornings a bit brighter. You'll believe you can conquer anything when waking up to Sara Bareilles's "Brave. In Bareilles's memoir , she wrote that the track's message focuses on how "we could try to be stronger than our weaknesses, and shine a light on something better. Try singing these words of encouragement to yourself in the mirror each morning: "When the day that lies ahead of me seems impossible to face. When someone else instead of me always seems to know the way. Then I look at you, and the world's alright with me.
"The Bigger Picture," Lil Baby
As music listening habits become more specialized, it's easier than ever to miss a new song. Unless it gets put in constant rotation on the radio, earns a coveted spot on your favorite playlist , or pops up on the soundtrack to that hot new TV show, most tracks -- even from big artists -- fly under the radar for the casual music fan. Thankfully, we've got you covered. Below, you'll find five new songs of the moment that are worth taking time out of your busy day for. It doesn't matter what genre the song comes from or how popular the artist is. If it's good, we want you to hear it -- and then listen again.
My best friend of eight years and college roommate of four can probably tell you that my mornings are not very pretty. So after many awkwardly silent and grumpy mornings, the two of us decided to add some upbeat music to our schedule. Not only did these songs help us kick those Monday blues, but they also generally helped us start all of our mornings off on the right side of the bed, despite the long school day to come. This song pretty much screams happiness.