The 10 Best Commuting Songs

Sunday 11 September 2016 by

Commute, Music, Listening

The dreaded commute. It’s never pretty – cramming yourself on to public transport and dealing with the sleepy, grumpy masses. Which is why I always have a cheerful playlist to keep me company. I try to mix it up every few weeks, but here are my 10 best songs for any commute…

The cheerful one

It’s an old one, but it always puts me in a good mood. Walking on Sunshine makes me smile no matter what mood I’m in and no matter how delayed the Central line is.

The one with attitude

I’m definitely in love with Lenny Kravitz, and Strut always makes me feel good. Listen to it when you’re walking!

The one to get your heart rate up

Need something to wake you up? I first heard Run Boy Run by Woodkid in a BBC advert and ever since then I’ve been hearing it all over the place. I even listen to it when I’m working out.

The one to zone out to

I adore everything London Grammar bring out. But Metal and Dust has to be the perfect commuting song – chilled out but beautiful with enough of a beat to put a spring in your step.

The soulful one

It might not be your usual soul sounds, but I love this one for its beautiful lyrics and strung-out sounds. Way Down We Go was a happy Spotify discovery.

The happy-angry one

You know what I mean. This one has plenty of noise to feed both anger and happiness – the right blend of emotion for a commute.

The if-I-was-in-an-apocalypse-I-would-want-this-to-be-my-soundtrack one

Until We Go Down by Ruelle features heavily on the TV series The Shannara Chronicles and I genuinely listen to it on repeat most days. I love it.

The one to dance to

Robyn’s Dancing on My Own can’t help but make you want to dance. Try a subtle toe-tap in crowded places though…

The one to sing along to

It’s been everywhere, so you’re bound to know the lyrics to Uptown Funk. Practice your vocal skills on your morning commute, I’m sure other commuters will appreciate it.

The one you love just because

The lyrics to Panic Cord by Gabrielle Aplin are genius. I absolutely adore adore adore this song, and wish I could sing and play the guitar just to cover it.

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