Kanye West, Elton John, Bernie Taupin
"Good Morning" is a song by American hip-hop recording artist and record producer Kanye West. It was released as the first song on the track-listing of his third studio album Graduation (2007). The song was produced by West and contains samples from the recording "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by English singer and pianist Elton John. As the album-opener, "Good Morning" serves as an introduction to the musical and lyrical themes of Graduation. The composition is both light and dark in tone and retains a keyboard-laden, electronic instrumentation in addition to being imbued with poignant, introspective discussion. The track's atmospheric hip-hop production harbors a subdued measure of progressiveness as West incorporates New-Age and ambient elements. His pensive verses are largely built on self-aggrandizing undercut with self-criticism and explores lyrical concerns pertaining to anti-establishment. The song's lyrics express motivational declarations of triumph and contain numerous pop-culture references. "Good Morning" received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics, who praised the production as well as West's wordplay.