Waking up isn't always easy. Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their warm bed to enter out in to the world? It almost doesn't make sense when you think about it. But we all have responsibilities, and we can't waste our entire lives away sleeping!

Music can certainly help. Upbeat instrumentals and motivating lyrics can take place of coffee, or at least accompany the cup of joe as you start your day. Maybe you like to ease your way in to the day with some Erykah Badu, or maybe you wake up ready to run circles around your peers, in which case Chance The Rapper may be your go-to morning jam.

We selected the obvious cuts like Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day" to some less-obvious choices for you to Rise & Grind to. Make the most of your Monday!