Music for the Morning Commute | 511 Contra Costa

Music for the Morning Commute

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Most people find their morning commute to be tedious and tiring–just another morning stuck in traffic and trying to beat the rush.
But you can make your commute into a daily pump-up for work by just doing one thing: playing some good music.
No more morning talk shows where the radio hosts are more often annoying than funny, and definitely not informative. Instead, make a playlist on your iPod, iPhone, Zune, or other schnazzy gadget (if you’re old-school, burn a CD or record a cassette. Wait, do people still do that? Yes. Me.)¬†of new popular songs or old goodies and sing your way to work.
You can make a new playlist every 2 or 3 weeks, or even just compile a giant list of songs and set it on ‘shuffle’ so that you’re always pleasantly surprised at the excellent song choice. Good job DJ.
I guarantee you’ll arrive with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.
Here are some of some of the tunes playing on my commute:

  1. Jesus, Etc. – Wilco
  2. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
  3. Big Pimpin – Jay-Z
  4. Sweet Song – Blur
  5. Don’t Turn Away – Peking Laundry
  6. Scenic World – Beirut
  7. Sunday Morning – k-os
  8. Wake Up – Arcade Fire
  9. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  10. Sway – Heartless Bastards
  11. Skinny Love – Bon Iver
  12. 3 Rounds and a Sound – Blind Pilot
  13. Stop This Train – John Mayer
  14. Family Business – Kanye West
  15. Hip-Hop Saved My Life – Lupe Fiasco

Don’t like my selections? That’s cool. What would your top 10 song picks be?

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