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09-18-2008, 12:01 AM
Having super upbeat (and frequently pounding) dance music is soooo important to my having a good workout. The few times I've forgotten my ipod and/or it's run out of batteries it's been no fun!

I think there was a thread about this somewhere recently but I can't find it right now.

What are your favorite workout tunes? My top 3 right now are:

1. Gotta Get Thru This - DANIEL BEDINGFIELD (the lyrics are PERFECT for intense cardio!!)
2. Stronger - Kanye West
3. The Way I Are - Timbaland

(I purposely save my workout songs for workouts ONLY. No listening when not working out allowed, to keep them "fresh" longer. :) )

09-18-2008, 12:12 AM
T.I. - Whatever U Like
Munga - Whine Pon It
Queen Ifrica - Keep It To Youself
Charley Blacks - Cli**rus
Vybz Kartel - Fatta Dan A Pound

Those are just a few - As you can see, I normally like to listen to dirty dancehall while I workout. I have no idea why. It makes me MOVE. lol.

09-18-2008, 12:21 AM
Just a few from my ipod:
Aerosmith: Walk this way
Brittany Spears: Peice of Me, Toxic
Buckcherry: Crazy B**ch
Kelis: Milkshake
I could go on and on, I love listening to music while I work out.

09-18-2008, 03:13 AM
they way i are is an amazing tune, absolutely love it....
the UK number 2 (i think - cant member name) is one of my favs atm....
the 'i kissed a girl'....
i like anything upbeat and motivating and ongoing....
keeps me upbeat as i try to co ordinate the exercise with the beat....

09-18-2008, 03:48 AM
1) gym class heroes- cookie jar ...haha it makes me laugh, even though he's meaning it a different way...when he says "you can hide it, i'mma find it...I'll say I didn't do it, my face covered in chocolate....i got my hand in the cookie jar" ...haha Basically that's my relationship with cookies.

2) Anything by Mindless Self Indulgence

3) Modest Mouse- Float on

Iconised Ghost
09-18-2008, 04:29 AM
i still like Pump the Jam by the Techtronics :D really gets me in the mood for weights!

09-18-2008, 09:47 AM
3) Modest Mouse- Float on

This is on my playlist for sure!

Cake - shut the **** up
Anything by linkin park
Anything Ska...

I like listening to more rock music *which is odd cuz I don't really like it* it fuels me for some reason.

09-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Mostly listen to some Hard Rock to get me going. .. when a fast song somes on my iPod it pumps me up and have a great work out....sometimes I even feel like singing along but that's just too wacky when other people are at the gym and I am breathing harder than usual...LOL

09-18-2008, 11:01 AM
Oh yeah, this is reposted in my not so popular alternachicks thread.
But this is my work out playlist on my ipod. Highlighted are the songs I find are wicked relevant and you should find them and download them now.

***I'm Ready - Jack's Mannequin
XFire - The Bens
***Practice makes perfect - Cute is what we aim for
Shake It - Metro Station ( Not proud lol)
Something Happened on the Way to Heaven - Phil Collins (shameful)
I don't wanna be in love - Good Charlotte (hides face)
Roam - The B52's
You don't know me - Ben Folds
Conviction Notice - Less than Jake
*****Even if it kills me - Motion City Soundtrack (I almost cried when I first heard this song and then posted the lyrics on here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk2PKvkCruw click the link to listen )******
The world should revolve around me - Little Jackie
*****Dawn of the Dead - Does it offend you, yeah?
Handle me with care - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins.

09-18-2008, 11:22 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Audio Slave
Eve 6

Cats tongue
09-18-2008, 11:27 AM
Hmmm here's my "move it" mix:

Shake It - Metro station
Disturbia - Rihanna
Just Dance - Lady Gaga (the best!)
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Amy Amy Amy - Amy Winehouse (but only the first half of this song)
Hot'n'Cold - Katy Perry
Self Inflicted - Katy Perry
Use your love - Katy Perry
Old School - Hedley
Money Honey - State of Shock
American Boy - Estelle

For me a good workout song has to either have a good pumping beat or some emotional attachment (for me). I find if it brings out a strong emotion I'll pump up my intensity...

09-18-2008, 12:22 PM
I cycle between 3 CDs...yeah, yeah, I don't own an ipod.

1. Sean Paul -Dirty Rock
2. Ashlee Simpson -Autobiography
3. Mixed Rock CD--songs from 80's, 90s and 2000s--highlights include
-pour some sugar on me - def leopard
-living on a prayer - bon jovi
-smells like teen spirit -nirvana
-last resort - papa roach
-toxicity - system of the down
-thanks for the memories - fall out boy

For a quick 20 min workout, I go with the 'Purple Rain' sound track.

09-18-2008, 01:33 PM
Thanks guys! Tonight I'm going to try to find a bunch of these songs!!! Cat's Tongue, I totally agree on the Lady Gaga!!

Cats tongue
09-18-2008, 03:00 PM
Transformer, that song totally rocks doesn't it? It just make me wanna dance and shake my booty.

I hope some of her other songs are as good.

09-19-2008, 03:10 PM
I love this thread so much!!! I always find good new music. :D

just keep swimming
09-19-2008, 04:17 PM
150, I know! I'm gonna download a bunch of these when I get home.

For running, I like to find songs where I can run to the beat. I usually jog at a 5-6 mph pace, and I've found a few perfect songs for this:

Sour Cherry - The Kills
Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
Girl Like That - Matchbox 20
I Wanna Save You - Something Corporate
Hey Driver - Lucky Boys Confusion
Lose Yourself - Eminem

09-19-2008, 09:44 PM
I'm not a big Danity Kane fan but a majority of their music is on my ipod for workout purposes. It's upbeat and kind of impowering. Makes me feel like the little engine that could.. but my new "oh my gosh if I have to run for 1 more min I'm gonna die" song is Paper Planes.. definitely gets your through that rough spot.

09-20-2008, 02:59 PM
OMG, I love love LOVE this thread! I just emailed everyone in my address book asking for workout songs, and got some good ideas... Here's some on my ipod that really motivate me:

- check yes juliet - we the kings
- when I grow up - pussycat dolls
- disturbia - rihanna
- please don't stop the music - rihanna
- Judith - a perfect circle
- almost anything by Rage Against the Machine
- anna molly - incubus
- megalomanic - incubus
- labels or love - fergie (don't judge me!)
- almost anything by Fall Out Boy (can't explain this one)
- hey mama - black eyed peas
- bled for days - static x
- get over it - ok go
- sabotage - beastie boys
- mundian remix - punjambi mc
- i love myself today - bif naked
- you think you're a man - full frontal
- the door - silverchair
- proud (babylon remix) - heather small
- helena - my chemical romance

oh, I could keep going, so much good (or, if not good, than at least EFFECTIVE) music out there. and some so awesomely great ideas on this thread. THANKS EVERYONE!

09-20-2008, 03:23 PM
Chaka Chan & Rufis -- Ain't Nobody
Depeche Mode -- World in my eyes
Kanye West -- Stronger
Eminem -- The Real Slim Shady (yep, I said it and I'm ashamed) ;)
I kissed a Girl
Pocket Full of Sunshine
Genesis -- Land of Confusion
Genesis -- Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Supertramp -- Logical Song
Supertramp -- Breakfast in America
Justin & Madonna -- 4 Minutes to Save the World
Justin Timberlake -- Lovestoned
Pussycat Dolls -- Buttons
Duran Duran -- Careless Memory
George Michael -- Everything She Wants & Fastlove
Scorpions -- Still Loving You