Four days a week, I get up at six a.m.
Yes, my life is just like Groundhog Day.
Here's ten other early risers...
10. The Lovin' Spoonful - Six O'Clock
John Sebastian finds 6 a.m. to be a very special time.
Nah. Can't say I'm with him on that. Cool oldie though.
9. George Michael - Spinning The Wheel
Listen, George has been stood outside your house since 5 a.m. and by the time 6 rolls around, he's royally pissed off that you're still not home. Great stalker anthem.
I remember the radio station I worked at (along with many others) insisted on playing the dancey remix of this when it was out. The slow, sultry original is far superior.
8. James Yorkston & The Athletes - 6.30 Is Way Too Early
6.30 is just way too earlyThat's a pretty great opening verse, and this song only gets better...
To get up this cold December morning
Though as long as she insists on being the theme to my every single dream
That coffee it is a calling
7. Belle & Sebastian - Come On, Sister
In which Stuart Murdoch gets woken up at 6 by roadworks outside his window. Oh well, he's up now, might as well start mooning over an old girlfriend...
See also Olympic Village, 6am, an instrumental B&S recorded to accompany the Rio games. Not entirely sure why.
6. Stornoway - The End of the Movie
Six a.m. you left me for the last time
On my doorstep blinking in the sunshine
Blamed and framed I'm frozen in the picture
Hanging in the space you left inside me
Climbed upstairs into the final sceneWaiting for the credits to appear
For all the years that I've been starring
Starring in a film with you and leading
Leading with a star I knew but I'm waking up
In a lone beam of light where the dust is dancing
As the music fades
6. Tom Waits - Ol' 55
Tom Waits for no man, not even at 6 a.m. (No, I will never grow tired of that pun.)
And it's six in the morning, gave me no warning; I had to be on my way.I know I won't make many friends by saying this, but I love the Eagles version almost as much as I do Tom's.
Well there's trucks all a-passing me, and the lights are all flashing,
I'm on my way home from your place.
5. Eels - Saturday Morning
The excitement of being a small boy, getting up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning with a long, long day ahead... but who's gonna play with me?
4. The Bangles - Manic Monday
Prince. Susannah Hoffs. If you don't love this, check your pulse.
Six o'clock already3. Ben Folds - Brick
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin' Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can't be late
'Cause then I guess I just won't get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made
The saddest song Ben Folds ever wrote begins at 6 a.m. on the day after Christmas.
2. The Jam - That's Entertainment
Waking up at six a.m. on a cool warm morningThe Jam were really rather good, weren't they?
Opening the windows and breathing in petrol
An amateur band rehearsing in a nearby yard
Watching the telly and thinking about your holidays
1. The Monkees - Daydream Believer
"7A"Davy Jones dreams of the 6 o'clock alarm never ringing... but it does, and when he finally rises, his shaving razor's cold... and it stings.
"What number is this, Chip?"
"OK!, know what I mean, like, don’t get excited man. It’s cause I’m short, I know."
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean!
Which 6 a.m. song would get you out of bed?