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The official Monday crushing playlist – your picks

We asked you to offer up songs with the power to get the week off to a thermonuclear start. Here are five of your most impassioned nominations

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CHAMPION BY KANYE WEST

"My nomination is Mr Kanye West (pre Kimye) with Champion, off his third album, Graduation. It's the perfect Monday morning song. The chorus asks "did you realise that you are a champion in their eyes?" and as you and Mr West respond "yes I did", you can actually believe in that moment that you are a champion... even though I haven't won anything since that football tournament in 2006." Stephen Ward

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MISS YOU (THIN WHITE DUKE REMIX) BY MIRWAIS

"Regardless of how the weekend's been, Stuart Price's tight remix of electroclash chancer Mirwais's loopy cover of the Rolling Stones' toe-dip into disco will pull any semi-unconscious reveller out of the gutter and onto their feet, sending them on their way to work with a smile on their face and a pulse of 160 BPM. You will never run late for a meeting again with this power booster." Alex Woodhall

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MORNING SIDE BY FOUR TET

"Mondays, oddly, do not fill my bones with dread or rattle me to the very core. Morning Side by Four Tet reminds you of the joys a fresh week can bring, even if by mid-morning you realise it’s only going to be another all-too-familiar one. The song is 20 calm and genuinely enthralling minutes that will wake you up and take you to another, better, place. Better than the Northern Line, anyway." Ed Warr

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FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK BY AC/DC

"I reckon for a Monday Crushing song the intro is the most important bit. You've got to feel like, as you step out of the front door and your foot hits the pavement, it might be the opening credits of a film, with you as the star, and a week of adventures, calamities and revelations lie ahead. And epic, building intros don't get much better than For Those About to Rock. Admittedly you probably aren't about to rock. It's probably all going to be pretty routine. But you never know." Joly Braime

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GET OUT OF LONDON BY INTAFERON

“It’s a travesty this wasn’t a monster hit – it’s the best song of the 80s. The lyrics are a torrent of paranoid imagery and I remember the video being on constant rotation on the Max Headroom Show. It reminds me of being 18, arriving in London from Glasgow. Listening to this, Monday mornings on the Tube, wide eyed. Somehow, 30 years later, I’m still here.” Niall Thomson

The official Monday crushing playlist - Your picks

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