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Got any suggestions which song/piece of music I can put to my alarm?

Asked by rebbel (23521 points ) April 12th, 2011

I really dislike most pre-installed alarm sounds in my phone, so I want to add a nice piece of music to it in order to wake up gently, without feeling panicky and stressed from the go.
Can you recommend me something?
What I am looking for: soft, low tempo, sweet(?), but if you surprise me with something which has none of the before mentioned…., be my guest!
Thank you in advance.

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Judi's avatar

When I was in highschool I had a radio alarm. I woke up so happy one morning when the radio greeted me with
Open The Door and Come on in by Judy Collins

rebbel's avatar

Thank you much @seazen_, nice one, i only think i have to play it a thousand times before this one (a Dutch Sinatra clone who had a major hit with it some decades ago) gets replaced by yours.
I will have a browse around her, @seazen_.

Beautiful, @Judi , the intro is perfectly long enough to enjoy and hit snooze!
After the intro it is a nice song too, by the way.

seazen_'s avatar

She’s a great singer from Canada – youtube her other songs – especially “cry if you want to”.

Foolaholic's avatar

This is the song that I wake up to, but that’s probably a bit more in-your-face than you’re looking for. Might I suggest some Polyphonic Spree?

rebbel's avatar

@Foolaholic
Number 1 would make for a great suggestion for future phone manufacturers to add to their annoying alarm sounds no offence.
The intro to number 2 however definitely makes it to my phone!

ucme's avatar

How’s about this…....? Meant in a completely non patronising way of course :¬)

Foolaholic's avatar

@rebbel None taken. I’m the kind of person that needs to be kicked in the pants before I wake up, so I tend towards alarms like that :P

rebbel's avatar

@ucme
Hrmmm, maybe in my iPhone7…...
Thanks anyway, nice try :-)

Cruiser's avatar

Alarm clocks are for waking up and I use this one strictly for Monday Mornings

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Buckethead has some great relaxing guitar music. I particularly like Big D’s Touch. If you want something softer still, check out Electric Tears, or if you want something with a little more energy, maybe Soothsayer.

Buttonstc's avatar

How about the Washington Post March?

DeanV's avatar

Amon Tobin’s Easy Muffin is one that immediately comes to mind for me. It’s kinda soft and jazzy, I guess.

JustJessica's avatar

I wouldn’t mind waking up to this

Judi's avatar

@JustJessica ; That would make me throw things!

SavoirFaire's avatar

I wake up to ocean sounds. Not the same track that I’ve just linked, but similar. It’s quite nice, really.

Schroedes13's avatar

I really enjoy “What If You” by Joshua Radin!

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