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

By Leslie Horn on at

Every morning, when Mars Curiosity opens her amazing eyes, she plays a motivating, inspiring song to start the new sol, or martian day. Each track is delightful, and even though you're on Earth 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