A caffeinated playlist to jumpstart your day
There are a lot of great songs about falling in love and breaking up, dreams that never come true and, of course, alcohol. And while all those things feed our soul, there’s no denying the workplace is fueled by coffee. Let’s be honest, coffee is associated with waking up and getting stuff done, sometimes the daily drudge stuff but other times, the wonderfully creative and intoxicatingly beautiful stuff.
Theodore Roosevelt reportedly drank more than a gallon of coffee daily while Beethoven took his coffee with exactly 60 beans per cup and Bach wrote a short opera about his coffee obsession.
There are a lot of great songs about coffee and countless modern-day crooners using black coffee as their metaphor of choice for a quick pick-me-up. And while it’s tough to narrow our favorites to only 8 songs, we think you’ll love the playlist below, whether you’re a coffee addict or abstainer.
Without further delay, here are our favorite coffee songs, for your listening pleasure.
The Coffee Song, Frank Sinatra
“They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil!”
Black Coffee, Ella Fitzgerald
“I’m feelin’ mighty lonesome, haven’t slept a wink. I walk the floor and watch the door, and in between, I drink.”
A Cup of Coffee, Johnny Cash
“Just dropped in to have a cup of coffee, friend.”
Coffee Time, Natalie Cole
“Coffee time, my dreamy friend, it’s coffee time. Let’s listen to some jazz and rhyme and have a cup of coffee.”
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Freedy Johnston
“Give me coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee and you have absolutely found yourself a friend.”
One More Cup of Coffee, Bob Dylan
“One more cup of coffee for the road, One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go.”
You’re So Vain, Carly Simon
“I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee.”
One Cup of Coffee, Bob Marley
“Make my coffee sweet and warm, just the way you used to lie in my arms.”