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A Little Music Mojo for your Monday

Jessica Phillips  |  July 13, 2009

Ah, Monday, the day that kicks off a five-day countdown, mornings of extra-strong coffee, and overflowing inboxes. I could give into the temptation to download The Mamas and the Papas' "Monday, Monday," The Carpenters' "Rainy Days and Mondays," or The Hag's "Working Man Blues," and put them on daylong rotation. Instead, here are some of my favorite ways to infuse a little musical mojo in my Monday:

Sugarland - "Something More" (Monday Mojo: "Monday/Hard to wake up/Fill my coffee cup/I'm out the door")

Alan jackson - "Five O'Clock Somewhere" (Monday Mojo: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere")

Wade Hayes - "Old Enough to Know Better" (Monday Mojo: "I'm not sure how I got to work/but I sure know I'm there/I'm old enough to know better/and still too young to care")

Lee Roy Parnell - "Every Night's a Saturday" (Monday Mojo: "All the time I'm smilin' and thinking about you/ I punch the clock and say here's another lucky day")

Brooks and Dunn -"Hard Working Man" (Monday Mojo: "Come Monday morning I'm the first to arrive/nothing but business from 9 to 5")

Mel McDaniel - "Countrified" (Monday Mojo: "I never can wait till quittin' time/just get down to the water and wet my fishing line")

Martina McBride - "Blessed" (Monday Mojo: "I get kissed by the sun each morning/put my feet on a hardwood floor")

Montgomery Gentry - "Lucky Man" (Monday Mojo: "I know I'm a lucky man/God's given me a pretty fair hand")

Carrie Underwood - "So Small" (Monday Mojo: "Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand")

Dolly Parton - "Better Get to Livin'" (Monday Mojo: "Get your dreams in line and just Shine, Design, Refine until They Come True")