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03-19-2008, 07:43 PM
Hi everyone,

I just got an IPod and I'm looking to add some stellar workout music to it. Anyone have any really good songs that get them pumped up to workout?


PS: I like ALL kinds of music...so don't be shy! :)

03-19-2008, 08:43 PM
"Stand in the Rain" - Superchick (Christian band...but you might like it even if you don't typically listen to Christian music..they're REALLY awesome!!)

"Photograph" and "Saving Me" - Nickelback (I was just listening to those today :))

I love Rascal Flatts "Melt" CD to workout to.

03-19-2008, 11:01 PM
How about All My Life by the Foo Fighters, Crazy Train by Ozzie Osborne, Panama by Van Halen, and Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet. They should get ya jumpin!

03-19-2008, 11:03 PM
Oh sweettart, I love Christian music, RelientK and FiveIronFrenzy are two of my fav Christian bands! I hadn't thought of putting them on the ipod though..

Cinderpa, thanks I love the Foo FIghters, and the other ones sounds hard rockish/alternative enough to make me kill the eliptical! Thx a ton!

Nancy CA
03-19-2008, 11:11 PM
I love working out to 'Pon Da Replay by Rihanna or Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas. I also like Disturbed's Down with the Sickness.

03-19-2008, 11:14 PM
I like all kinds of Christian music, but my 11 year old listens to stuff by Superchick mostly....and I've grown to LOVE it!!!! It's kinda alternative/pop I guess...I don't know. Stand in the Rain is my "theme song" for my running :)

Have fun with your ipod!!!!!

cephalopod gal
03-19-2008, 11:16 PM
Here's my playlist:

1) SexyBack (Justin Timberlake)
2) The Final Countdown (Europe)
3) Bringin' Da Noise (by NSync)
4) Pump It (Black Eyed Peas)
5) Woo Hoo (by The 5 6 7 8's)
6) Jump In The Line (Harry Belafonte)
7) Livin La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
8) I Got to Keep on Moving (Please forgive my poor taste in humor!!)
9) Suavemente (Elvis Crespo)
10) If U Can't Dance (by The Spice Girls)
11) Boom,Boom (by The Kumbia Kings)
12) Barbie Girl (Aqua)
13) Peanut Butter Jelly Time :banana:
14) Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand)
15) Hey Mama (Black Eyed Peas)
16) The Numa Numa Song

I always have it on shuffle so that my workout songs do not become routine. :)

03-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Great thread idea, I'm always looking for new stuff to feed my iPod with! :carrot:

These are some of the songs that get me going at the moment:

"Two Shoes" by The Cat Empire
"Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee
"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" by Eels
"Kryptonite" by 3 Dorrs Down
pretty much anything by Cake, especially "Comfort Eagle" and "Short Skirt/Long Jacket

03-19-2008, 11:33 PM
Here is one of my personal favorites, ( just because I can imagine it raining all kinds of Vin Diesel's around me....): It's Raining Men by the Weather girls ( 70's music). Wonderful song to really get pumped up by for me!!!!
Otherwise, I am definitely a Queen freak, love to work out with them playing in my ears!! Any 70's music has a great beat, most people know what the song is and can sing along ( even in their head ) if they want to. My iPod is mainly 70's music with loads of disco, and of course Queen, with some 80's thrown in for good measure... hope this helps you!

03-19-2008, 11:45 PM
I've got a couple of like 'oldies' type songs on mine like Journey and Queen and Final Countdown (! haha). I also do have the occasionally like hip-hoppy dance type song that I am occasionally in the mood for. I just had my sister send me "Get Low" because they played it in spinning and it's stuck in my head. Lol. I've also got a little bit of Britney on there..."Piece of Me" is ridiculously catchy, haha.

Majority of my stuff is rock/punk though. I like really intense stuff when I'm running for the most part. Right now I'm hooked on some stuff by Rise Against - The Good Left Undone and Worth Dying For in particular. I also love anything by My Chemical Romance.

03-20-2008, 12:03 AM
Guys, I love ALL your suggestions. Everyone has put up atleast a few songs that I know and am adding to my iPod as I type this. Journey, oh my heart melts when I hear "small town girl" and I love love love rascal flatts! 3 doors down is so good too!

Man oh man, this is a good thread. There's just so many songs that you love but you forget about because they are not on the radio anymore!

Keep it going guys, I have lots of room left to put more songs in!


03-20-2008, 01:43 AM
It has to have a beat for me to work out to, so even songs that I LOVE will not go on my MP3 unless they get me moving. And, I just read an article that said that research now indicates that working out to music causes you to burn more calories than watching TV or reading or just thinking because the beat gets you moving.

Having said that, a few of my fave's

Eminem - Lose Yourself (the edited version, though it doesn't help much because you know what they're blanking out) It's really inspirational, and I skip to it when I really need convincing that I should keep going

Kelly Clarkson - almost anything with a beat

Nickelback - Rock Star

Rihanna - Umbrella, SOS, Shut Up and Drive

Finger Eleven - Paralyzer

Matchbox Twenty - Disease

I second Queen and the 70's thing, especially the Doors

03-20-2008, 05:46 AM
Here are some of my current favs that haven't already been mentioned:

One Night in Bangkok by Vinylshakerz (this is a dance remix of the 80's song and I can't get enough of it).
Love Bites by QED
Check on It by Destiny's Child
Low by Flo Rida
Beautiful Life by Ace of Base
C'Mon C'Mon by the Von Bondies (theme from Rescue Me--I picture Dennis Leary every time it comes on my ipod)
Please Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna
Can't Believe a Single Word by VHS or Beta
DOA by Foo Fighters
Get Me Bodied by Beyonce (includes the line "a little sweat never hurt nobody"--perfect for my sweat-drenched workouts)
U and UR Hand by Pink
The Glamorous Life by Sheila E
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Istanbul not Constantinople by They Might Be Giants
Hey Baby by No Doubt
What Are You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani
The Look by Roxette
Taste of Dis by Brooke Valentine (includes the line "I'm smelling good, I'm looking good, I'm pedicured, I think I'm ready"--I love that).
This is How a Heart Breaks by Rob Thomas
Wake Up Call by Maroon Five
Dirty and Candyman by Christina Aguilera

03-20-2008, 09:27 AM
OH MAN U and Ur Hand is one of my favorites! So is Fighter by Christina Aguilera. I can't believe I forgot that one. I have my iPod in front of me this time...Mr Brightside by the Killers. I even have a few Spice Girls selections on here. Green Day has good stuff overall.

03-20-2008, 10:36 AM
When I'm on the bike I need something that keeps me going. Metallica (yeah, I know, but it works :)), Apocalyptica (great) and so on. With that music you can go for miles. :)

03-20-2008, 09:36 PM
Here's my playlist on my MP3 player for my workouts.

1.) Pump it up (remix)
2.) Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor
3.) Push It, by Rick Ross
4.) Heart of a Champion, by Nelly (One of my ALL TIME favorite workout songs. Really gets you pumped and motivated) :)

5.) Rollin, by Limp Bizkit
6.) Everybody's Screaming, by Lost Prophets
7.) Spirit Never Dies, by Masterplan
8.) X Gon Give it to Ya, by DMX (Extremely explicit content in this song though. Huge F bomb, lol)
9.) Party Up, by DMX
10.) Collide, by Skillet
11.) The Final Countdown, by Europe.

Hope you like the songs, and have fun! :)

03-20-2008, 10:03 PM
I think I've added atleast 50 new songs to my iPod! Thanks guys, can't wait to try them out tomorrow!

03-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Other good ones "We Will Rock You" by Queen, "American Idiot" by Green Day and "I Wanna be Sedated" by The Ramones.

03-21-2008, 11:15 AM
I'll try and list some great songs that are fairly fast-paced, I only listen to satellite radio so I have no idea if they're mainstream or unheard of on regular radio...they're all pretty good, at least I think. Mostly alt-rock/pop type music, you can probably listen to a preview on amazon of most of these songs before you download.

We are scientists "Nobody move, nobody get hurt"
Nine Black Alps "Cosmopolitan" (lyrics can be ignored, as they go something like 'you're not pretty enough, you're not skinny enough', unless that actually motivates you and not demoralizes you)
Arctic Monkeys "I bet you look good on the dancefloor"
Blur "Boys and Girls"
Hot Hot Heat "Bandages"
Gogol Bordello "Not a Crime" (this is insanely upbeat gypsy punk)
Kaiser Chiefs "I Predict a Riot"

some older stuff I can think of offhand that still rocks:

Tracy Bonham "Mother Mother"
Veruca Salt "Volcano Girls"
Marvelous 3 "Freak of the Week"

Hat Trick
03-21-2008, 12:47 PM
I have nearly 80 songs on my 'Run' playlist. Love threads like this 'cause I'm always looking for more.

Running Out of Days 3 Doors Down
The Art of Losing American Hi-Fi Freaky Friday Soundtrack
Girlfriend Avril Lavigne
Hazy Shade of Winter The Bangles
Shining Like The Son Bob Rice
Baby One More Time Britney Spears
Round N' Round Chris Isaak
Take Me Away Christina Vidal Freaky Friday Soundtrack
Wasting Time Collective Soul
The Bug Dire Straits
I Found A Way Drake Bell Yes, Drake and Josh on Nikelodeon :)
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Poker Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Pump It Up Elvis Costello
The Sheriff Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)
Trilogy Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)
Gasoline Enter The Haggis
One Last Drink Enter The Haggis
No More Stones Enter The Haggis
Marti's Last Stand Enter The Haggis
Take a Picture Filter
Paralyzer Finger Eleven
Talking to the Walls Finger Eleven
Times Like These Foo Fighters
Long Way Down Goo Goo Dolls
Slide The Goo Goo Dolls
Hella Good Gwen Steffani
A Minute Without You Hanson Yes, Hanson :)
I Want a New Drug Huey Lewis & The News
Need You Tonight INXS
A Dios le Pido Juanes
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Where Are We Runnin'? Lenny Kravitz
What I Like About You Lillix Freaky Friday ST
Ultimate Lindsay Lohan Freaky Friday ST
Little of Your Time Maroon 5
Wake Up Call Maroon 5
Figure It Out Maroon 5
Harder to Breathe Maroon 5 Songs
3 Am Matchbox Twenty
The Story in Your Eyes The Moody Blues
After You Came The Moody Blues
Ride My See-Saw The Moody Blues
The Flyer Nanci Griffith
Cherry, Cherry Neil Diamond
He Reigns Newsboy This is a GREAT Christian Song
Here It Goes Again Ok Go
Pop Song 89 R.E.M.
All for You Sister Hazel
Miss This Soul Asylum
The Red Summer Sun Third Eye Blind
Blinded Third Eye Blind
Free Train
(Oh) Pretty Woman Van Halen
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Ride With Me The Vines
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
I've Seen All Good People Yes
Roundabout Yes

03-21-2008, 01:05 PM
Forgot one! (Many, actually, which were picked up by others. Love Maroon Five's Wake-Up Call!)

I Will Survive - by Gloria Gaynor - for those times when I'm not sure I will!

03-21-2008, 09:21 PM
I've been working on building up my exercise/upbeat music (I use it to dance around my apartment). Here's a sample of my list so far.
Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
Facedown - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy
Holiday - Green Day
The Pros and Cons of Breathing - Fall Out Boy
You and Your Hand - Pink
Wake Up Call - Maroon 5
I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At the Disco
Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
This Ain't a Scene it's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Cotton Eye Joe - Jock Jams
Dark Lady - Cher
Do Ya - ELO
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
A Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel
Here I Go Again On My Own - White Snake
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls (one of my favorite)
Jungle Love - Steve Miller Band
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Motownphilly - Boyz 2 Men
My Prerogative - Britney Spears (please, no judgements:twirly: )
Once Bitten Twice Shy - White Snake
Paradise City - Guns N'Roses
Right Now - Van Halen
St. Elmos Fire - John Parr
Trouble - Pink
We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC

There is really no rhyme or reason to my list, but it keeps me entertained and I rarely get bored with it. I have many other to add to it, but I don't buy music very often.

Hat Trick
03-22-2008, 12:01 PM
Just added these last night from itunes. Hey, when you purchase from itunes they set up a 'Just For You' section at the bottom of the itunes music store page. They look at what you've purchased in the past and suggest music they think you might like based on that. I've gotten some good tunes that way. Some I didn't know; others I'd forgotten about. :) Also, they have a free 'Single of the Week'.

Hey WildThings, don't fret the Britney song. I have her 'Baby One More Time', plus a Hanson song and the theme to Drake and Josh. :lol: I just like the songs, what can I say?? :)

Get On Out Soul Asylum
And She Was Talking Heads
Burning Down the House Talking Heads
Fly From the Inside Shinedown
Life Is a Highway Rascal Flatts --- GREAT SONG!
Inside Out Eve 6
The Middle Jimmy Eat World

03-22-2008, 12:20 PM
If you go onto Itunes and look up free downloads they sometimes have workout routines with music in the fitness section. My personal favs are techno because the beat is supposed to mimick a heartbeat moving faster and slower and my body just seems to meld to the beat, techno is good for long runs or endurance training because it keeps you on target. For Techno try Benni Benassi. But i also like to listen to Cascada, "cant stop the rain" because her music is fast paced and I second the pink music as well.:dizzy:

Oh and if you have a thing for 80's music
the police are pretty good for working out to along with anything from Footloose or Flash Dance

03-22-2008, 03:49 PM
I heard Jack's Mannequin "Dark Blue" the other day, it was a song that I used to listen to a lot and LOVE, now it's on my iPod.

03-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Wow, I love how this thread is growing - great suggestions all! :carrot:

This might be old news for some of you, but couple of days ago I found this site: JogtunesIndie (http://jogtunesindie.com/). They have free 30 min. podcasts with running music - they even give the bpm for each song. So far I've listened to two of them and liked them a lot - both for running and for discovering new bands. At times it's a little chatty (mostly for the first couple of minutes) but the songs are great if you like indie music. :)

03-22-2008, 06:32 PM
Soundtrack for "The Full Monty" is one of my favorites.

01-19-2009, 10:12 AM
These are older songs but they are always on my workout play list becayse they get me so pumped.

Kelly Clarkson - Never Again
Kelly Clarkson - Since You Been Gone
Pussycat Dolls - Buttons
Maroon 5 - This Love

01-19-2009, 01:41 PM
We recently did a routine in my Step class to "We're not gonna take it" by the Twisted Sisters and it went down a treat! Everyone singing along and it really revved everyone up.

01-19-2009, 10:11 PM
There's a rap song called We Ready by Archie that I really like. My brother used to wrestle and would listen to that song before every match. Works for both of us!

01-20-2009, 09:53 AM
Justin Timberlake is always good workout music too. I specifically like LoveStoned and Damn Girl.

01-27-2009, 06:41 PM
The song "Free" by Valencia is pretty awesome to work out to.

Some of the lyrics "To feel free, like the weights gone off my shoulders"

Very inspirational.

01-27-2009, 08:42 PM
This is yesterday's spin class -
You can get it if you really want - Jimmy Cliff
Feelings - The Offspring
I Get Around - Pennywise
Yeah! - Usher
Cold Black Devil - Jackie Greene
Under Pressure - Queen
Side of a bullet - Nickelback
Proper Education - Erik Prydz

BTW - I totally love these threads - a great way to keep up with new stuff. My biggest challenge is finding clean lyrics...U & UR Hand would get me in SO MUCH TROUBLE!! :s: edited to say because I teach spin and you can't have offensive lyrics...not because...:o

01-27-2009, 08:45 PM
I like Papa Roach (rock) and Third day (Christian). From one extreme to the other, lol! But they both pass the time and pump me up.


01-30-2009, 12:54 PM
Try subscribing to Podrunner and Fitmusic on iTunes. Great workout music!

01-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Here's my Sweat List. Its high-energy. :dizzy:

1. Omnibus - Laut Sprecher
2. Let's get it on - Lucas Prata
3. Sandstorm - Darude
4. Blood is Pumpin' - Voodoo & Serano
5. Don't call me baby - Madison Avenue
6. Dancin' - Aaron Smith
7. You Promised Me – In-grid
8. One More Time - Daft Punk
9. Dragostea Din Tei - O-Zone
10. Feel the Pressure - The Prodigy
11. All things she said - T.A.T.U.
12. Butterfly - Crazy Town
13. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
14. AM To PM - Christina Milian
15. Adagio For Strings - DJ TiŽsto
16. Feel The Beat -Darude
17. Can't get you out of my head -Kylie Minogue
18. I Believe in You -Kylie Minogue
19. Sexual (li da di) - Amber
20. Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson version
21. Insomnia - Faithless
22. Peaches & Cream - 112
23. Starry Eyed Surprise -Paul Oakenfold
24. Castles In The Sky - Ian Van Dahl
25. Going Under - Evanescence
26. Bring me to life - Evanescence
27. Long day - Matchbox 20
28. I Like It Like That - Tito Nieves (Blackout Allstars)
29. My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
30. Mr. Brightside -The Killers
31. Somebody told me -The Killers
32. Cold Hard B***h -Jet
33. Two Princess -Spin Doctors
34. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong -Spin Doctors
35. Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
36. Finally - CeCe Peniston
37. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
38. Carmina Burana (O Fortuna - techno version -Carl Orff)
39. (Can You) Feel The Passion - Blue Pearl
40. Injected with a poison - Praga Kahn
41. Free Your Mind - En Vogue
42. My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Ge It) - En Vogue
43. Looking Good Feeling Gorgeous - RuPaul
44. Workout- RuPaul
45. Supermodel – RuPaul
46. Gipsy Kings – Volare
47. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
48. Voodoo People - The Prodigy