Exercise! - need workout tunes!

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03-09-2007, 03:07 PM
I am planning a walking routine and am desperate to find some great music to help keep me going--any ideas??

03-09-2007, 06:50 PM
These are my fav cardio workout tunes right now:
- Check On It by Destiny's Child
- Get This Party Started by Pink
- Voulez Vous Couchez Avec Moi by Christine Aguilera, et. al.
- This is How a Heart Breaks by Rob Thomas
- Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
- Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
- Cool by Gwen Stefani
- Hey Baby by No Doubt
- Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
- Lady by Lenny Kravitz
- Family Affair by Mary J. Blige
- This Love by Maroon 5
- Here It Goes Again by OK Go
- Istanbul Not Constantinople by They Might Be Giants
- Miami by Will Smith
- Ooh La La by Goldfrapp
- Vertigo by US
- Doorbell by The White Stripes
- Somebody Told Me by The Killers
- Candyman by Christina Aguilera
- Sorry by Madonna
- Hung Up by Madonna
- Take You're Mama Out by Scissors Sisters
- I Don't Feel Like Dancing by Scissors Sisters
- Is It Any Wonder by Keane

Also, here is a more retro list of tunes that I use for running. The above list also works great for running but I try to mix it up so that I'm not listening to the same songs everyday:
- Strip by Adam Ant
- Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
- Room Service by Bryan Adams
- Somewhere in My Heart by Aztec Camera
- Pretty Pink Rose by Adrian Belew
- Oh Daddy by Adrian Belew
- IWIWAL by Louden Wainwright III
- Lawyers in Love by Jackson Browne
- What Makes You Think You're the One by Fleetwood Mac
- Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations
- Give Me Three Steps by Lynard Skynard
- And We Danced by the Hooters
- Electric Dreams by Human League
- Something About You by Level 42
- You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
- 88 Lines About 44 Women by The Nails
- Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton
- Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham
- One Kiss by Zachary Richard
- Come On, Sheila by Zachary Richard
- Coming Up Close by Til Tuesday
- Marlena on the Wall by Suzanne Vega

03-09-2007, 10:29 PM
It depends what kind of music you're into. I'm usually into alternative and some folkish stuff, but when I work out I love techno and house, especially the divas you hear in clubs! Makes me think of a day when I won't feel like a dope on the dance floor shaking it! :) ("alone" by kim sozzi "if I close my eyes" by reina "as the rush comes" by motorcycle and anything by deborah cox or ian van dahl are some of my favs!)

03-10-2007, 12:21 PM
I mostly love oldies, 60s, 70s, 80s stuff...disco is perfect for me since the stuff was made to move to. :p Anyway...here's what I've been using mostly:

-Bee Gees, Village People, Donna Summer
-MC Hammer: Can't Touch This
-Michael Jackson: Billie Jean, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
-Rolling Stones: Jumpin' Jack Flash
-Charlie Daniels: Devil Went Down To Georgia
-Chelo: Cha Cha
-Mad Hot Ballroom soundtrack: it's a documentary about a dancing program so it's got some cool swing and Latin music
-Rocky theme: Gonna Fly Now (visualize the run in the movie here, lol)
-Frank Stallone: Far From Over
-Shakira: Hips Don't Lie
-Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
-Blondie: Call Me
-Hot Chocolate: Every 1's A Winner (off my 70s cd)
-LaBelle: Lady Marmalade
-Lou Bega: Mambo No. 5
-Billy Idol: White Wedding, Rebel Yell
-Men Without Hats: Safety Dance

I pretty much like pop, oldies, classic rock and disco so it doesn't matter to me if it's "Sugar Sugar" or "Brown Sugar". :D

03-11-2007, 10:42 PM
I always look for threads like these, so here's my list for inspiration.

The REALLY good stuff:
Love Today - Mika
Grace Kelly - Mika
Lollipop - Mika
Laid - Matt Nathanson
Call on Me - Eric Prydz (watch the video on youtube for inspiration, haha!)

Way poppy stuff:
Super Model - Jill Sobule
Shoes - Kelly
Hey Juliet - LMNT
I Will Be There - Britney Spears
Thinkin' About You - Britney
Bombastic Love - Britney
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Pop - NSync

More Hip-Hop/Rap:
The New Workout Plan - Kanye
Oops Oh My - Tweet
Break it Off - Rihanna
Dip It Low - Christinia Milian
Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani
Rock Ya Body - Stagga Lee

and for the angrier workout:
My Friends Over You - NFG
This Ain't A Scene - Panic at the Disco
Shipping up to Boston - Dropkick Murphys

thats all I've got right now :)

03-13-2007, 03:24 PM
I love threads like this!

My current faves:

Glamorous - Fergie
Fergilicious - Fergie (Everytime I hear the line "I'll be up in the gym, just workin' on my fitness", I push a little harder!)
What You Waiting For - Gwen Stefani
Stepdaddy - Sammy Sam
Hashpipe - Weezer
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan
1234 - Coolio
PYT - Michael Jackson

La Bouche - Be My Lover (My favorite walk-fast song.)
Marky Mark - Good Vibrations
Amber - This is Your Night
Tila Tequila - Workout Song
Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
The Offspring - Pretty Fly for a White Guy
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Freaknasty - Da Dip
Will Smith - Get Jiggy Wit It
Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Joan Jett - Mary Tyler Moore Show theme (LOVE this one)
Ben Lee - Catch My Disease
NSync - Pop
Rehab - Bump
Joan Jett - Cherry Bomb
Salt N Pepa - Push It
The Getaway People - There She Goes Again (cool down)

03-13-2007, 03:30 PM
Shoes - Kelly

These shoes RULE. ;)

03-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Good suggestions! I'll add a bunch of these to my Ipod tonight.

This is what I already have programmed for my walks .....

Hey Ya! - OutKast

Lets get it started - Black eye' d peas

Shut up -Black eye peas

Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me

bringing sexy back- Justin Timberlake

Me and U -Cassie

Jesus take the wheel - Carrie Underwood

White and nerdy - Weird Al

Fergalicious -Fergie

girlfriend -Avril Lavigne

sk8er boi -Avril Lavigne

Aint no other man -Christina aguilera

open toes -Katherine McPhee

With love -Hilary Duff

I feel like a woman -Shania Twain

Barbie girl

livin on a prayer - Bon Jovi

boy friend- Ashlee Simpson

03-14-2007, 06:36 PM
Oh well I must add my list too!
(Some have already been mentioned, I think)
-This ain't a scene, its an arms race by Fall Out Boy
-Upgrade U - Beyonce
-To Victory remix from the 300 Soundtrack. (O the man candy! Can I have one?)
-Milkshake - Kelis
Bossy-Kelis (also my theme song for my summer job where i manage summer camp RAs. lol)
Ring of Fire
Copa Cabana
London Bridge
Into the Ocean - Blue October
Viva! and Explosive by Bond
Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes
Our House - Madness
I Believe in a thing called love and Hazel Eyes by The Darkness
Life is a Highway
Tell Me
1,2 Step
Muddy Water and Dirty Laundry by Seventh House
Boondock Saints theme
Carmina Burana's O Fortuna
And most of the soundtrack to Hairspray, oddly enough.

There's a lot more, but these are the big ones for the moment.

03-14-2007, 09:17 PM
Shoes- KellY!!!!!
These shoes SUCK!!


03-15-2007, 10:13 AM
These shoes are three hundred dollars. LET'S GET 'EM. :D

03-15-2007, 05:01 PM
This is what I have for my daily walking:

Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
Toxic - Britney Spears
Hey Ya - Outkast
Come Clean - Hilary Duff
Can't Get You Outta My Head - Kylie Minogue
Sorry - Madonna
Crazy - Gnarls Barkly
I Begin To Wonder - Dannii Minogue
Love At First Sight - Kylie Minogue
Get This Party Started - Pink
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Promiscuous Girl - Nelly Furtado
Gold Digger - Kayne West
Move Your Feet (also known as D-d-d-d-don't stop the beat) - Junior Senior
My Love - Justin Timberlake

And that's just for my cardio. I find songs with a faster tempo like some pop and most dance music, really helpful in going faster.

There is a separate list for strength training and I'll add that soon.

03-15-2007, 07:38 PM
oh and by the way betch..... you know the rest!! ha-HAAARR! :lol:

Long story short, get the new liam show album! www_liamshow_com

03-15-2007, 07:50 PM


03-15-2007, 11:56 PM
I hope this is okay to post, but I run a blog focusing on public domain and Creative Commons stuff (i.e. it is free and legal to share) and I put together a Workout Mix awhile back. All of these songs are available under a Creative Commons license which permits and encourages sharing, so you can download all of the songs for free. Direct link to the post is here (http://cc-gems.blogspot.com/2007/01/music-workout-mix.html).