The Top Travel Music for Your Morning Commute

In need of motivational songs for work? Get your day started with these tunes, perfect for the morning commute and Stashbee certified.
There’s nothing like pressing play on your favourite Spotify playlist during your morning commute. Head-bobbing beats to wake you up, foot-tapping rhythms to fill you with energy, and catchy lyrics to get you fully pumped for the day ahead... if you’re looking for motivational songs for work or just the perfect travel music for you, check out these absolute bangers!

Side note: We’ve even included some of our very own Stashbee morning commute songs. We apologise in advance for any wacky dance moves on public transport…

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The Morning Commute

Our commute to and from work can very well be stressful. In fact, we’re travelling longer than ever before to get to work - almost an hour on average. We’re often packed onto public transport, people are in our personal space, and backpacks are smacking our faces left, right, and centre. And that’s all before mentioning trying to get off the bus or train when there’s so many people on it is quite a challenge (especially for so early in the morning!).

You won’t have these same problems if you drive into work instead. But you might find yourself worrying about being late to work due to the rush hour traffic jams and having to find somewhere to park. (Hint: Stashbee can help you with that. Rent a parking space close to work and check out our guide to long-term parking - it’ll help you save money in the long run!)

It all sounds like a pain, right? Well, there’s something very simple that could help fix your morning commute problems. Music. Yep, that’s right, good old music. It’s a scientific fact that music lifts our mood. In fact, listening to music has many health benefits, including improved blood flow, lowered stress levels, and it can even ease pain.

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You’re no doubt trying to find those headphones you bought a couple of years ago now. Or maybe you already religiously play your travel music when on the go. Either way, music perks up our mood, and that’s a must when you’ve awoken early from your slumber and on your way to work during rush hour.

Whether it’s calming classical music or upbeat 80’s hits, there’s lots to put on your playlist of motivational songs for work. If you need help fleshing out that playlist of yours, try these songs to liven up the morning commute to work.

Top Travel Music for Your Morning Commute

1) The Business by Tiesto - Stashbee fave

Stashbee’s very own Digital Marketing Lead, Shang, wants to get down to business during her morning commute. If you haven’t been singing it already, this is definitely a motivational song for work. Please note: It has potential to get completely stuck in your head!

2) All of the Lights by Kanye West

We couldn’t think of a more appropriate song for your morning commute. We can’t be the only ones to start questioning What’s with all the lights? Whether it’s the lights on the tube, on the road, or even the sunlight… all of the lights! This turns any morning frustration into a jammer.

3) Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But the Rent by Gwen Guthrie - Stashbee fave

Customer operations, office manager… the list goes on. Stashbee’s own Leah does it all. But what does she listen to during her morning commute? This 80’s anthem! And the rest of us also love it.

4) Road Rage by Catatonia

Well, we’ve all been there. It’s easy to get irritated during your morning commute, especially with all those traffic jams. But this 90’s hit speaks for itself. It’s perfect to blast and sing along to when driving to work. Just try not to get any actual road rage, okay?


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5) Wake Me Up by Avicii

Wake up to this uplifting song during your morning commute. The build up to the drop will give you goosebumps. If that’s not enough to wake you up, we don’t know what will! Plus, who doesn’t love Avicii and Aloe Blacc? They’re the perfect combo.

6) Milkshake by Kelis

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…. Yep, you’ve definitely sung this one before. Add this to your motivational songs for work, not because there’s any significant work-related meaning to the song, but just because of its sheer replayability.

7) Work by Rihanna - Stashbee fave

Digital Marketing Executive Chantelle’s choice for the Stashbee Spotify playlist is one of Rihanna’s recent hits. Okay, maybe this one caught her attention simply because it’s called Work. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good Rihanna tune with extra Caribbean dancehall flavour?

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8) Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

A complete summer vibe, this has got to be on your travel music list for those summer months. Bright, sunny mornings on the bus, train, or in your car aren’t complete without this One Directioner’s hit song.

9) The Passenger by Iggy Pop

Listening to The Passenger whilst being a passenger on public transport = the perfect travel music, right? The iconic guitar riffs are enough to get you pumped for the day ahead.

10) Lovely Day by Bill Withers

There’s no better way to start the day than with Bill Withers’ timeless hit Lovely Day. Tons of positivity shines out of this tune, so it’s the perfect choice to add to your playlist filled with motivational songs for work. It’s all good - and it’s going to be a lovely day!

Have a listen to our morning commute playlist right here:

Brighten up the start of your day with these top hits, and add them to your travel music playlist. There’s no better way to kickstart the day than by getting lost in the music and enjoying a stress-free commute to work. And, speaking of stress-free commutes... Stashbee is here to help in that regard as well! Rent a spare parking space (hourly, daily, or monthly) near your workplace so you don’t have to worry about that extra added parking stress!

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Updated 14th Apr 2023

Written 26th Jul 2021