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09-10-2007, 06:59 PM
When I'm feeling a little less than motivated I listen to "Move Along" by the All American Rejects. I LOVE that song and really puts me back in the right frame of mind. It's great to blast on my iPod when I'm running at the gym or even when I'm thinking about going to the kitchen for some contraband. So I'm curious if anyone else has a song that would be like their theme song for their journey...maybe something I could add to my Running playlist.

09-10-2007, 07:02 PM
SONG 2 by Blur

fits any adrenaline action.

09-10-2007, 07:07 PM
With me in the incredibly filthy song "Work Out Plan" by Kanye West... I'm not sure why really. Other than he's like motivating people to work out lol.

09-10-2007, 07:20 PM
I'm so sad - I have to go update my 'running mix' on my iPod... and NOT confess what's ON there NOW!! :yikes:

Heather :D

09-10-2007, 07:25 PM
Hehe... In spite of not being very current with music (I usually listen to audio books), I LOVE "Fergalicious" when "I be up in the gym, just workin' on my fitness" ;)

09-10-2007, 07:27 PM
I have a running mix, which I change every few weeks.

Right now here are a few of my faves on there...

1. Gold Digger by Kanye West
2. This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race by Fall Out Boy
3. God is a DJ by Pink
4. No Hay Igual by Nelly Furtado
5. Dirty Little Secret by All American Rekects

I love those artists for cardio so they are almost always on my ipod mix for running, I just switch out songs.

09-10-2007, 07:32 PM
Most of the upbeat songs by Pink i would say :D Especially 'U + Ur hand' :P

09-10-2007, 07:47 PM
Hehe... In spite of not being very current with music (I usually listen to audio books), I LOVE "Fergalicious" when "I be up in the gym, just workin' on my fitness" ;)

You know whats funny azure... if you looked at my mp3 player right this moment you would find maybe 5 songs, C25K podcast and about 5000 minutes of lectures... pretty sad really lol. :p

09-10-2007, 09:06 PM
I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. I used to take Jazzercise and this was one of their get-your-heart-pumping songs and I just loved it. Lots of grapevines and jazz squares. I miss Jazzercise... :(

09-10-2007, 09:20 PM
I don't listen to an ipod at the gym, so I'm pretty much at the mercy of the gym monitors and whatever music they decide to play. (ELO? C'mon...) But Chumbawumba's Tubthumpin gets me going every time. You know: "I get knocked down, but I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down..."


09-10-2007, 09:40 PM
Stuntin' Like My Daddy by Lil' Wayne and Birdman. Weird huh? You'd think I was a 20 year old or something. LOL!

09-10-2007, 10:08 PM
"Irreplaceable" by Beyonce...I wish I had that kind of confidence and getting in shape will give it to me I hope.

09-10-2007, 10:44 PM
I would have to admit my age and go with "Rush" by Big Audio Dynamite. The line, "Somehow I stayed thin while the other guys got fat" doesn't quite apply but it's nice to imagine! The switch up in tempo is kinda fun, too.

The older stuff by Prince seems to work, too. Let's go crazy!!!

09-10-2007, 10:58 PM
"Fighter"-Christina Aguilera

"Stronger"-Kanye West

"Dangerous"-Ying Yang Twins& Wyclef

"Paralyzer"-Finger Eleven

"Coffee Shop"-Yung Joc

"Big Sh*t Poppin'"-T.I.

"Beep"-Pussycat Dolls

"The Kill"-30 Seconds To Mars

"Upgrade U"-Beyonce F/ Jay-z

"Coming Undone"-Korn

"Face Down"- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus



"Sexy Back"-Justin Timberlake

"My Humps"-Blackeyed Peas

"Just Like A Pill"-Pink

"Let It Go"-Keyshia Cole

Just to name a few.;)

And yeah, I took a peek at my MP3:dizzy:

09-10-2007, 11:08 PM
Pump it ~ Black eyed peas, it makes me pick up the pace no matter how tired I am.

09-10-2007, 11:26 PM
Wasted- Carrie Underwood
Never too late- 3 days grace
If it makes you happy-Sheryl Crow
I have my ipod play list programmed because I know what time I start feeling like I cant continue so around that time. I have it so it plays a really good motivating song that pushes me though it.

09-11-2007, 06:40 AM
Stacie thats a pretty good idea... I may try that actually!

stranger n my mirror
09-11-2007, 06:55 AM
I am a country girl through and through. I have never heard of almost all of the artists you all have mentioned here. Here is a sampling of what I have on my iPod...
Highway Junkie........Randy Travis
I Like It, I Love It.....Tim McGraw
Hey Good Lookin'.......Hank Williams
Can't Get Enough.......Patty Loveless
Hot Mama.................Trace Adkins
Step That Step.........Sawyer Brown
Put Some Drive In Your Country...Travis Tritt
Play Something Country....Brooks and Dunn

I do have a couple non-country songs:

Proud..................Heather Smalls
Hurts So Good......John Mellencamp

09-11-2007, 04:16 PM
My favorite motivation song right now is "Dream On" by Aerosmith. As for workout music, I like songs that are a little more upbeat, like Madonna's (especially "Hung Up").

09-11-2007, 04:28 PM
I can't live without chili peppers -- the musical AND vegetable varieties!

Especially this one!

Something about the opening riff perks me up no matter how tired I am!

09-11-2007, 05:06 PM
country fan here, so my "always in the mood for song" or "gets you pumped" song would be 8 second ride by Chris LeDoux

09-11-2007, 05:21 PM
SmashMouth All Star:dance:
Casting Crowns:cb:

Winners never quit,and quitters never win:cheer:There are no quitters here only winners:hug:

09-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Workout Plan - Kanye West
Stronger - Kanye West
Public Affair- Jessica Simpson
Give It To Me- Timberland feat Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado
One More Time- Daft Punk

09-11-2007, 09:40 PM
#1 Lips Like Sugar- Echo & the Bunnymen

#2 Keep it Coming Love-KC and the Sunshine Band

#3 Alone Again-The Damned

Those songs always get me going and actually want to dance!!

09-23-2007, 09:27 PM
I have two Gym categories on my ipod. Its music that motivates me plus music I like to listen to over and over again. But I want to change it around so I have one category of music that gets me going. But I lost the cord thing that attaches from the computer to my ipod. But here is some songs that get me going:

Miss Murder - AFI

She is Beautiful - Andrew W.K

The Boys Of Summer - The Ataris

Ring The Alarm - Beyonce

About Us - Brooke Hogan

Come to Me - P. Diddy

Tell Me - P.Diddy

Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy

Stacy's Mom - Fountain of Wayne

American Idiot - Green Day

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Somebody Told Me - The Killers

One Step Closer - Linkin Park

Crawling - Linkin Park

Don't Stay - Linkin Park

In The End - Linkin Park

Lying from You - Linkin Park

Faint - Linkin Park

Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

What you waiting for? - Gwen Stefani

This aint a scene - Fall out Boy

Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

Toxic - Britney Spears

Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child

Get Right - Jennifer Lopez

Whatever B***h - Mya

Chop Suey - System of a Down

Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas

LOL Just to name a few!

09-24-2007, 01:33 AM
Almost anything by Lily Allen gets me going - upbeat, and her lyrics are sassy!

Red Hot Chili Peppers, M.I.A., Madonna, Prince