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Playlist: Songs by Sassy Girls to Get you out of the Door in the Morning

Alexis Krauss singing into a mic

Copyright: USA Today

Sammy has to have at least one of these bangers playing in the morning if she’s ever going to struggle out of bed. Wake up and smell the coffee, lads, and chuck one of these on while you’re at it.

There’s nothing like the strains of a beautiful guitar riff to knock you out of slumberland (and possibly loosen your eardrums). Try this playlist if the only thing you’re feeling mournful in the morning.

1. Delta 5 – ‘Mind Your Own Business’

Can I have a taste of your ice cream?
Can I lick the crumbs from your table?
Can I interfere in your crisis?

no! mind your own business

A shutdown letter to a former lover or the ultimate ‘keep walking, pal’ to the haters? Whichever way you look at it, this is going to get you sassy as hell before you walk out the door.

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Date with the Night’

I got a date with the night
Putting out my finger
Gonna catch the kids dry
Gonna walk on water

I pray every night that Karen O will one day sneeze in my face so I can clone her and hang out with her ALL THE TIME.

3. Bikini Kill – ‘Rebel Girl’

That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighbourhood
She’s got the hottest trike in town
That girl she holds her head up so high
I think I want to be her best friend, yeah

The original riot grrrl’s loving ode to the newest girl on the block. A bit like The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’, but, like, way less overplayed.

4. Savages- ‘Husbands’

God I wanna get, get rid of it, yeah, yeah
Get rid of it
My house, my bed, my husbands,
Husbands, husbands, husbands, husbands

If you need to get super-pumped in a short time, this is the song for you. Try not to burn down any houses after though, yeah?

5. Sleigh Bells – ‘A/B Machines’

Got my A machines on the table
Got my B machines in the drawer

THIS SONG IS HUGE. All the levels are turned UP UP UP. The bit when it pauses and vocalist Krauss screams is EVERYTHING. I don’t know why this video is of a badly CGI’d lion, so don’t ask me. And yes, those are the only lyrics.

6. Hole – ‘Celebrity Skin’

Oh, make me over
I’m all I wanna be
A walking study
In demonology

Think what you want about Courtney Love but she totally gets it. Cutting, spiteful lines about an entertainment industry that tried to chew her up and spit her out? Forever yes.

7. The Kills – ‘Sour Cherry’

Now I’m only sour cherry on your fruit stand, right?
Am I the only sour cherry on the fruit stand?

Alison Mosshart is so great that if she punched me in the face, I’d probably thank her.

8. Christina Aguilera – ‘Fighter’

‘Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, I wouldn’t know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you

Ooh, wildcard. Featuring a Christina Ag who has fallen and seriously injured her fringe, if this doesn’t get you out of your PJ’s, nothing will.

9. Paramore – ‘Ignorance’

Where’s your gavel? Your jury?
What’s my offense this time?
You’re not a judge but if you’re gonna judge me
Well sentence me to another life

Ugh, I hate the dude in this song almost as much as a bristling Hayley Williams does and I don’t even know him.

10. The Courtneys – ‘Social Anxiety’

We could really talk, us two
Got nothin’ to say
I can clear my mind to you

The Courtneys are great because their lyrics are so obviously written by young women. They’re rebuilding a whole section of musical canon that has never really been filled before. That’s what I call motivation, mate.

11. Tegan & Sara – ‘The Con’

Nobody likes to but I really like to cry
Nobody likes me
Maybe if I cry

Frustration, anger and loneliness jammed together and backed with desperate vocals and insistent synths. Harness the emotion by whacking some jam on some toast and sticking it in your mouth. Aah, that’s better.

12. White Lung – ‘Face Down’

You say it’s vile
You say it’s vile
You say it’s vile
And you’re right

Another one that’s like an enjoyable punch in the face. Pretty sure my eyeballs fell out after I heard this one for the first time. If you’re still feel undermotivated after this, I’m sorry to tell you, but you’re in a coma.

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