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Old 08-13-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question Motivating Music During a Workout...

Hey everyone! For those of you who listen to music while working out...

I was just wondering what motivates you to go faster, longer, etc.

I've found that music can pump me up and make me really work that elliptical, treadmill, weights, and whatnot, but I'm getting tired of all my old songs.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I want to get a new playlist together and would love to hear suggestions!!

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Old 08-13-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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I have tons of playlists depending on what mood I am in, lol. I agree with you about music being a motivator. I cannot imagine attempting to workout with music...I just wouldn't end up doing anything. My taste is incredibly varied, but when I workout it is typically hip hop, 80's, or rap. Let me know what type of music you enjoy. I have also enjoyed 60's and 70's, just depends...nothing like alittle Donna Summers Hot Stuff to make things move a bit faster, lol.

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I listen to Matchbox 20 most of the time! I guess it really depends what your taste is!
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I change my playlist all the time. Since I started jogging though, I need more motivating stuff. Here goes:

Black Eyed Peas
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
AC/DC of course
The Strokes
Joan Jett
The Animals
Against Me!
Flaming Lips

I also love several Podcasts:

This American Life
Chris and Jimmy's Scene/Unseen
Ask Zorba
Talk of the Nation
Fresh Air
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Get the Shrek sound track - it has some lovely, fast songs on it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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Hmmm I Love listening to music too. However, I am awful about knowing the names of the songs I like! I know the words to a million songs but no clue who sings them or what the name is...

Some I do remember are:
Paralyzer by Finger 11
black eye peas
How do you like me now - Toby Keith
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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Here is my current workout playlist:

Kanye West – Stronger
Mika – Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
Wreckx-n-Effect – Rump Shaker – (ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM)
Ok Go – Here It Goes Again (if those guys can dance on the treadmills, I can at the very least walk on them briskly)
Missy Elliot - Shake Your Pom Pom (hilarious)
Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Aint Nothing Wrong With That (funky and stompy!)
TeddyBears – Cobrastyle
M.C. Luscious – Boom I Got Your Boyfriend
Lacuna Coil – Closer (has kind of a slow beginning, but gets good)
Good Charlotte – I Don’t Wanna Be in Love
Grandmaster T - Too Much Booty in the Pants (very inspiring to work out to)
All Time Low – Dear Maria, Count Me In
Le Tiger – Deceptacon (grrr angry grrl bandz roxxorz)
Kiki Dee Band - I Got the Music in Me
Erick Morillo - I like to Move It
The Killers – When You Were Young
Beyonce - Get Me Bodied
Metro Station – Shake It
We the Kings – Check Yes Juliet (love this song, the lyrics actually say “lace up your shoes” and “run, baby, run”)
The Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life
DJ Laz & Pitbull - Move Shake Drop (naughty!)
The Cheeky Girls – The Cheeky Song (just hilarious)
Baha Men - Move It Like This
Shakira - Wherever, Whenever
Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
Will.i.am – I Got it From My Momma
Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
Can't Stop Moving - Sonny Jim
The Killers – Somebody Told Me
Paramore – Crushcrushcrush
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground
Fort Minor – Remember the Name
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #8
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Ha! I have a playlist titled "PUMPT!!" on my iPod for exactly this purpose... I'll share mine, too. But just as a disclaimer: I'm aware that I sometimes have... Er, questionable taste in music. But I've found that listening to really cheesy pop honestly lifts my mood and really gets me moving, hehe.

Some suggestions:
Music Is My Hot Hot Sex - CSS (not a dirty song! lol)
Boyz - M.I.A.
Almost all of Britney Spears' "Blackout" album--great dance music!
Almost all of the ABBA Gold album (the fast songs). I <3 ABBA! Haha.
Golddigger - Kanye West
Some Girls - Rachel Stevens
I'm Not Your Girl - Lalaine
Cleveland Rocks - Presidents of the USA (close to my hometown, hehe)
Lump - Presidents of the USA
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
The Bad Touch (aka "Discovery Channel") - Bloodhound Gang LOL
Love Today - Mika
Grace Kelly - Mika
No Sleep Tonight - The Faders
Rock And Roll All Nite - Kiss
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
La La - Ashlee Simpson
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - Offspring
Sugarhigh - Coyote Shivers
Love Shack - The B-52's
Everytime We Touch - Cascada
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
Dip It Low - Christina Milian
AM to PM - Christina Milian
Material Girl - Madonna
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Dancing With Myself (techno version) - Generation X
What's Up? (remix) - 4 Non Blondes
3 Small Words - Josie & The kittycats (from the movie! ha)
Satellites - Cherry Monroe
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim
Survivor - Destiny's Child
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Don't Bring Me Down - ELO
Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's
Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
Bossy - Lindsay Lohan (I know, I know... But it's SO catchy)
Screwed - Paris Hilton (see above LOL)
True To Your Heart - 98 Degrees/Stevie Wonder (from Mulan)

Whew! I really could go on forever, but I think I should stop myself now, hehe. I will definitely look up song of the stuff that you all have suggested... I'm kind of a music junkie.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #9
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I love it when music threads come up...they always happen at the right time when I'm looking for some new jams!

I'll have to check out what's in my playlist when I'm not at work but I'm going to second all suggested songs. I also listen to a lot of Dropkick Murphy's and Flogging Molly and other similar (but probably lesser known) bands. It's the only type of music that actually gets me to jog/run
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:26 PM   #10
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Here are a few that are on mine

Breath - Breaking Benjamin
Break the Ice - Britney Spears
All These Things I Hate - Bullet for My Valentine
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
Damaged - Danity Kane
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
Dance Floor Anthem - Good Charlotte
Riot - Three Days Grace
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
Twisted Transistor - Korn
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5
Asst. Metallica
Not Falling - Mudvayne
Spiderwebs - No Doubt
That's What You Get - Paramore
Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva
Click Click Boom - Saliva
Your Disease - Saliva
All the Things She Said - T.A.T.U.
Your Love Is a Lie - Simple Plan

lol I have like 150 + workout songs, I get bored listening to the same old thing. It just depends on my mood too!

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