If you’re tired of hearing your children's morning pleas of “Five more minutes, Mom,” try getting them to wake up on time on school days with this fun playlist! It’s full of energetic, cheerful songs designed to inspire your eight-year-olds—as well as your tweens—to start their days early using numbers by teen singers like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez as well as pop stars like Jessie J and Katy Perry.

Scroll through the pages below for 12 songs! Do you have suggestions of your own? Leave them with us in a comment!


1. “WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL” by One Direction (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe/ You don't know you're beautiful / That's what makes you beautiful”

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to the sound of these British and Irish guys crooning about how beautiful you are? Your little girls will eat this right up!



2. “HIT THE LIGHTS” by Selena Gomez and The Scene (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Hit the lights, let the music move you / Lose yourself tonight, come alive / Let the moment take you, lose control tonight”

Justin Bieber’s GF has more than one catchy tune in her repertoire that would make a great addition to the playlist—this is one of them.



3. “CALL ME MAYBE” by Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Hey, I just met you / And this is crazy / But here's my number / So call me, maybe”

There’s a reason this music video has gone viral! Let the thought of their harmless crushes in school wake your pre-teen girls’ up in the morning with this song.



4. “NEVER SAY NEVER” by Justin Beiber ft. Jaden Smith (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “I will never say never (I will fight) / I will fight till forever (make it right) / Whenever you knock me down / I will not stay on the ground”

You can always turn to a Justin Bieber song for help when your daughter refuses to get out of bed! We love the inspiring lyrics too.



5. “PUT YOUR HEARTS UP” by Ariana Grande (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Let me see you put your hearts up / If we give a little love / Maybe we can change the world”

This song is just as adorable as its singer, Ariana Grande, who plays Cat Valentine in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious!



6. “LASERLIGHT” by Jessie J (2012)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “You're like a laserlight, burning up / Burning down, on me / You make me feel good / You make me feel safe / You make me feel like I could live another day”

Jessie J’s vocal acrobatics, coupled with the song’s positive message, will definitely have your kids up and running, no matter how early it is.



7. “FIREWORK” by Katy Perry (2010)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “’Cause baby you’re a firework / Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth / Make ‘em go, oh, oh, oh / As you shoot across the sky”

It’s impossible not to put this song on a playlist of happy music, especially with its infectious chorus and inspiring lyrics.



8. “PARTY IN THE USA” by Miley Cyrus (2009)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Got my hands up, they’re playing my song / And now I’m gonna be okay / Yeah! It’s a party in the USA!”

Even if your children aren’t Miley Cyrus fans, they will find themselves bopping their heads to this addicting song. They’ll be out of bed in no time after hearing it!



9. “MAKE IT SHINE” by Victoria Justice (2010)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “You don't have to be afraid / To put your dream in action/ You’re never gonna fade / You'll be the main attraction”

Victoria Justice, the star of Nickelodeon show Victorious, sings the sitcom’s theme song in this video from the pilot episode. We love how energetic she is as she performs!



10. “GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK” by Demi Lovato (2012)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “I know you're scared it's wrong / Like you might make a mistake / There's just one life to live / And there's no time to wait, to waste”

Former Disney star Demi sings about love found again in this dance-pop song, guaranteed to get your tween’s blood pumping in the morning.



11. “DANCING CRAZY” by Miranda Cosgrove (2011)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Everybody’s dancin’, dancin’ crazy / And we never stop, we never stop / Everybody’s ragin’, ragin’ crazy / Put your hands up, put your hands up”

Miranda Cosgrove, star of iCarly, will have both you and your child grooving in the morning with this tune!



12. “WE ARE YOUNG” by the Glee cast (2012)

LSS-Worthy Lyrics: “Tonight / We are young / So let’s set the world on fire / We can burn brighter / Than the sun”

Let the New Directions from Emmy Award-winning show Glee make your kids’ morning a little brighter with this song.





(Screencap of One Direction's "You're Beautiful" courtesy of Syco and Columbia; screencap of Selena Gomez's "Hit the Lights" courtesy of Hollywood; screencap of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" by 604, Schoolboy, and Interscope; screencap of
Glee cast's "We Are Young" courtesy of FOX)

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