You Can Listen to the Same Songs Mars Curiosity Wakes Up To

Every morning, when Mars Curiosity opens her amazing eyes, mission control plays a motivating, inspiring song to start the new sol, or martian day. Each track is delightful, and even though you're not a part of the ground team, they're wonderful ways to kickstart yourself out of bed. Here's the full list from the JPL, and a Spotify playlist so you can rock out with the rover:

Sol 1: Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy
Sol 2: Good Morning Good Morning - The Beatles
Sol 3: Good Morning (from Singin' in the Rain) - Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds/Donald O'Connor
Sol 4: Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
Sol 5: Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner
Sol 6: Got the Time - Anthrax, Echelon - 30 Seconds to Mars
Sol 7: Break on Through to the Other Side - The Doors, I Got My Mind Set on You -George Harrison
Sol 8: Star Wars (Main Theme) - John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra
Sol 9: Wake Up Little Susie - Simon & Garfunkel
Sol 10: Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Sol 11: Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine, Fur Elise -Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (medley)
Sol 12: When You Wish Upon a Star - Louis Armstrong
Sol 13: Killer Queen - Queen
Sol 14: Star Trek Theme - Alexander Courage
Sol 15: The Twist- Chubby Checker


Of course, not every song is included on Spotify, in which case we searched for a close alternative, which explains the Everly Brothers version of "Wake Up Little Susie," rather than Simon & Garfunkel's and a symphony playing "Good Morning," rather than the Beatles. Regardless, it's great to know that Curiosity (read: her awesome handlers) have mostly lovely, varied taste in tunes. [JPL]

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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